Installation Specialists, Inc. (ISI)

Home Market:
Metro Chicago
Operating Area:
Chicagoland, southern Wisconsin, northern Indiana


  • Office furniture installation
  • Reconfiguration
  • Architectural wall installation
  • Warehousing
  • Asset management
  • Hotel FF&E installation
  • Millwork installation
  • Office relocation
  • On-site facility services
  • Project management
  • Refurbishing
  • Repair and maintenance

ISI installation and reconfiguration services constitute a complete on-site solution for accomplishing new-product installations, moves, adds, and changes on schedule; assuring the proper functioning of all installed assets; and orienting the client’s employees in the effective use of their furniture and workspace tools. The ultimate goals in our delivery of installation, reconfiguration, repair and maintenance services are always to accomplish the required work with the least possible disruption to the client’s normal business operations, minimize the client employees’ downtime, and otherwise minimize the impact of workplace change while assuring service of the highest quality.

We are the go-to company for manufacturers’ highest-profile jobs in the Chicago market. In recent years, ISI installed new lines or major modifications to existing lines at the Merchandise Mart showrooms of Details, DIRTT, Haworth, Herman Miller, Metro, Teknion, Tella and Steelcase. In 2006 and 2007, we successfully performed the first-time Chicago-area installations for product lines from DIRTT (all lines), Haworth (Enclose, Compose, NeoWall, Patterns), and Teknion (Optos). Earlier, we did the first-ever Chicago installations for Haworth Premise; Herman Miller AO3, EthoSPACE and Vivo; Kimball Office Xsite; Knoll Dividends; and Steelcase Pathways. In all cases, ISI demonstrated its ability to work effectively with showroom and product managers, designers and manufacturers’ project managers and technical experts to ensure that the installations were of very high quality. We also provided highly skilled craft and trade support for products and components as needed.

ISI also leads the Chicagoland market in the installation of modern demountable wall products. In 2007 alone, we installed approximately 16,000 linear feet of movable wall from various manufacturers. We approach wall projects as a distinct specialty. Our wall team consists of approximately 10 select ISI installers, nearly all of whom are highly experienced foremen. The team’s multi-disciplinary expertise in construction, wall installation, and systems furniture installation and reconfiguration is key to our effectiveness in working with the many kinds of participants normally found in wall projects, including architects, designers, general contractor staff and the construction trades as well as representatives from the manufacturer, dealer and end user.

Continuing our 41-year heritage as a progressive leader among Chicagoland installers, ISI makes extensive use of smartphone-based office/field communication and email-based dispatch and has implemented an integrated suite of mobile custom software applications to expedite the flow of project documentation and communications our field teams, our office staff and our clients' project teams. By emphasizing the intelligent application of technology, we assure ISI’s ability to respond quickly and accurately to our clients’ needs.

Special Features of Our Service

  • Deep manpower resources including approximately 125 trained, experienced union installers.
  • Seasoned field supervisory staff including 60 senior foremen and foremen.