In 1967, Robert Schneider founded National Electro-Coatings which offered “on-site electro-static painting”. In the 1980’s, National Electro-Coatings adjusted their marketing strategy and added new products including panel refurbishing for workstations which were becoming very popular. In 1990, we changed our business name to National Office Services to better reflect the nature of our company’s expanded growth. We also moved into a larger building in Lakewood, Ohio. The larger building allowed us to focus on the remanufacturing of Steelcase workstations. We also started to sell complimentary products such as new seating, storage, tables, and executive desks. By 1997, even our Lakewood building could not support our growth, so we purchased an 180,000 square foot building in Brook Park, Ohio. We were now able to manufacture our very own furniture line and in 2000, Gen2 Office Furniture was born! Our plan now includes wholesale accounts throughout the country, and retail accounts in Northern Ohio including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and Sandusky. Businesses in NE Ohio can now benefit from buying their office furniture FACTORY DIRECT! As 2017 approaches, we will be celebrating our 50 year anniversary!
The longevity of National Office is due to the hard work of our team members. We have many employees celebrating 40 and 50 year anniversaries with us! We contribute our success to our “can-do” attitude, and our desire to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Changes in the economy, markets, customers, products, and people are inevitable, but we will continue to embrace change, respect our past and always look forward to our future. We invite you to come tour our factory and see for yourself why Gen2 Office Furniture is the “Next Generation in Office Furniture!”