Not sure where to begin your search for office furniture in HRM? There is no shortage of furniture dealers and stores and selecting a provider can feel overwhelming.
We decided to do the leg work for you and put together this list of the best places to buy office furniture in Halifax and Dartmouth. All the information used for this article is publicly available (none of it is my personal opinion), but it is conveniently gathered in one place for you to browse.
To remain impartial, I am not going to include Office Interiors on this list. If you want to read up on why you may want to do business with us, you can do that here!
Who Are the Best Office Furniture Providers in HRM?
Without further ado, here are the top office furniture dealers in the Halifax/Dartmouth area (in alphabetical order).
Atlantic Business Interiors
Atlantic Business Interiors has been providing office furniture and related services to Atlantic Canada since 1986. They believe it is their job “to help you create great experiences wherever work happens.” Offering office furniture, space design and installation services they have extensive experience servicing projects for businesses of all sizes. Their primary manufacturer partner is Steelcase.
A member of the JD Irving family of companies, Chandler sales is based out of Saint John, NB but maintains offices in Dartmouth and Sydney. They are one of Atlantic Canada’s leading business to business suppliers across a variety of industries, including office furniture. They offer space planning, installation, maintenance and warranty services; supported by an in-house AUTO-CAD team. Their primary manufacturer partner is Herman Miller.
The only office furniture dealer in Nova Scotia with an Occupational Therapist on staff, Ergoworks has a keen focus on ergonomics in the workplace. They aim to provide solutions that create healthy and productive work environments. They state a 98 percent success rate in reducing pain caused by the improper use or configuration of office furniture and equipment. Their primary lines are Teknion, Global Furniture Group and KI.
E3 Office Furniture & Interiors
Located in Dartmouth, E3 prides itself on its customer service. They have several guarantees including a price match guarantee, extended warranty guarantee and free installation if they miss a guaranteed delivery date. They offer a wide range of office furniture and services, including coordinating ergonomic assessments, interior design and interior decorating. Their main furniture lines are Performance Furnishings and Source Office Furnishings.
Grand & Toy
Grand & Toy is a national chain (headquartered in Vaughn, ON) with a branch office located in Dartmouth. They focus on several product offerings, including office furniture, office supplies, and managed print services. Their primary furniture lines are Global Furniture Group and Safco Products.
InterSPACE Resource Group
Based out of Halifax, InterSPACE aims to create cost-effective solutions for their clients by offering a wide range of products and services. They combine their client’s corporate and end-user goals to develop a custom solution for each client project. Their primary lines are Hon and Knoll.
Headquartered in Port Williams, but with an office in Dartmouth, Workplace Essentials’ mission is to be a single source provider for their customers’ office furnishings, equipment and service. They service all of Nova Scotia from their two locations and have a customer-centric focus. Founded in 1962, they have significant experience in the industry. They carry several manufacturers, but their primary lines are Global Total Office, Artopex, and Krug.
How to Choose an Office Furniture Provider
So now you have your short list of options, but how do you pick which will receive your hard-earned money? Based on our almost three decades of experience in the office furniture industry, we believe that there are four critical criteria that you can use to compare dealers.
Before making your purchase, ask the provider you are considering if they:
- Measure their customer service experience with a metric such as Net Promoter Score?
- Offer the ability to customize their products or solutions?
- Provide ongoing (post-sale) service and support?
- Are willing to discuss budget early (before you’ve invested hours of your time with them)?
To get a more detailed breakdown of these criteria, you can read more about choosing the right office furniture dealer in our article Four Things to Look for in an Office Furniture Provider.
Ready to Give Us a Shot to Earn Your Business?
We certainly wouldn’t blame you for working with any of the dealers listed in this post, after all, if they weren’t a good choice why would they be on our list of the best places to buy office furniture in HRM?
That doesn’t mean we wouldn’t love the opportunity to earn your business; we simply believe it is our responsibility to provide our customers with all the information they need to make an informed decision. It’s right there in our mission: to help our customers create more productive work environments.
If you are would like to ask us any of the four questions above, head on over to our Halifax team’s contact page or use the chat feature on the bottom right of the page!
Director of Marketing & Inbound Business Development