- Office furniture receiving and redelivery
- Project management
- Inventory management
- Panel systems and case goods installation
- High-density storage systems installation
- Floor-to-ceiling partitions installation
- Specialty seating installation
- Facility maintenance/office reconfiguration
- Workstation panel refurbishing
- Short- and long-term storage
- K–12 furnishings installation
- Carpet and textile cleaning
- Short- and long-term storage
Our 35-year history began in 1983, when John Vento left Westinghouse Furniture Systems in Grand Rapids, Michigan, returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founded CIS as an independent service company specializing in systems furniture installation.
In short order, CIS gained a positive reputation by demonstrating a uniquely strong commitment to high-quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. High standards are at the core of everything we do. Our adherence to those standards continues to distinguish CIS in the market for furniture and facility services.
Quality is a personal commitment to excellence is a key part of John Vento’s personal belief system. By making it a watchword for the business, John and the CIS management team attract people who take great pride in themselves, our customers and our company. As a result, the CIS staff is well noted as being a group of great people with positive attitudes.
Growing steadily over the years through reputation and referrals, CIS expanded geographically into Central Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. With the addition of project management to its list of services, CIS was awarded national accounts such as Adelphia Cable, US Airways and Michael Baker Engineering. Working side by side with architects, designers, furniture manufacturers and dealers, CIS consistently delivered our "on time, within budget, as designed" service.
Warehouse services were added in the late 1990s along with an expansion of our warehouse facilities which allowed us to offer receiving, distribution and redelivery services as well as secure, insured storage on a long- or short-term basis. CIS warehouse capacity continued to expand to keep pace with the demand for warehouse services. In 2005, CIS acquired a significantly larger warehouse, moved its offices from Oakmont to Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and started offering inventory management services. An ever-growing number of organizations take advantage of CIS warehouse and inventory management expertise.
As CIS continues to grow and adjust to the demands of the market, one thing remains constant: our absolute commitment to being the very best service provider in the industry. For 35 years, the core of our business is CIS's reputation for delivering the highest standards of service to our customers every single day. We are determined to complete every project on time, within budget and as promised.
Special Features of Our Service
Office Furniture Receiving and Redelivery
With over 200,000 sq ft of clean, dry, fully insured warehouse space and a fleet of box trucks, vans and trailers, CIS serves as a relay hub for clients with facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Our expert warehouse management team quickly and efficiently receives and inspects inbound products and assures timely redelivery to the client’s job site.
Panel Systems and Case Goods Installation
CIS Installers project managers and field teams have worked with all the major office furniture manufacturers, installing just about every type of case good and panel system. Our extensive experience spans such brands as Herman Miller, Haworth, Steelcase, Knoll, Allsteel, Hon and Teknion, to name a few.
High-Density Storage Systems Installation
CIS has worked with all the major manufacturers of mobile and high-density filing, including Tab, White, Mayline, Jeter, Kardex, Space Saver, and Times 2. Whether the units need to be grouted in concrete or simply set and leveled, our installers ensure proper installation of file systems.
Floor-to-Ceiling Partitions Installation
CIS installation teams receive extensive training in making appropriate field alterations so that partitions are installed correctly the first time.
Specialty Seating Installation
CIS has proven expertise in installing specialty seating for school and public exhibition environments, including auditoriums, stadiums and houses of worship.
Facility Maintenance/Office Reconfiguration
CIS offers a range of support for moves, adds and changes. After learning the customer’s goals, a CIS project manager will walk the site and take a full inventory of existing workstations, draft CAD layouts, propose possible scenarios and then choreograph the entire change process. Our warehouse, transport and installation teams are available to provide the logistics and other furniture services required.
Workstation Panel Refurbishing
CIS is equipped to refurbish all major brands of panels and thereby enable customers to update or refresh their interiors in a budget-conscious manner.
Long- and Short-Term Storage
CIS has over 200,000 sq ft of clean, dry, fully insured storage space available on a per sq ft basis. We offer pickup and delivery service throughout the Continental United States.
The modern teaching methods and equipment needed to educate schoolchildren are changing with the times. We’ve installed furniture and fixtures in hundreds of new and existing schools. We are accustomed to organizing and staging the tremendous amounts of products required to complete these projects.
Carpet and Textile Cleaning
In keeping with our philosophy of only providing the best, CIS purchased a MilliCare franchise in the late 1990s and started providing commercial carpet and textile cleaning through a CIS business unit we call CIS DryCare. MilliCare has a longstanding reputation as the industry leader with the patented cleaning process most often recommended by carpet manufacturers. Using Millicare’s state-of-the-art technology and environmentally friendly products, CIS DryCare keep our clients’ offices looking great while prolonging carpet life and improving indoor air quality.