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RJE Announces Partnership with Allsteel

INDIANAPOLIS – RJE recently announced its new primary manufacturing partner, Allsteel—one of HNI Corporation’s (NYSE: HNI) recognized family of global brands. Allsteel and the HNI brands will lead RJE’s current portfolio of offerings.

“We could not be more thrilled to announce our partnership with Allsteel, and we feel that Allsteel, HNI brands and national contracts provide innovative solutions for our customers and growth opportunities for RJE,” said Denny Sponsel, chief executive officer and owner of RJE. “We have provided workplace solutions for the last 31 years and are always looking at new and innovative ways to bring value through excellent customer experience and designs. We are still the same RJE that values trust, going above and beyond for our customers and designing inspiring spaces, and this new partnership with Allsteel complements and magnifies these values, providing new ways to serve our customers.”

Since 1912, Allsteel has offered a world-class, comprehensive range of workplace products and solutions. They simplify the office planning process by helping customers align their workplace strategy with their business strategy. The result is fit-to-business solutions that deliver meaningful change in a way that works for them today, as well as tomorrow. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, the company has showrooms in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

“Our new relationship with RJE provides a great opportunity for us to enhance our capabilities and coverage in the Midwest market and to create even more business value for customers”, said Jason Hagedorn, president of Allsteel. “Allsteel and RJE have a shared commitment to supporting customers throughout their journey as they transform their workplace. We have a shared belief that when workplace design is purposeful and honest, the result is inspiring. We have full confidence our collective customers will benefit from this new partnership now and in the future.”

As a result of this new Allsteel partnership, the Columbus, OH location of RJE will merge with Dupler Office, a Columbus, Ohio-based company specializing in the planning and design of strategic workplace environments and current Allsteel furniture dealer. Established in 2006, Dupler Office offers innovative, customized, sustainable solutions with a focus on how and where people work, heal, learn, and live. RJE Columbus office will be joining forces with Dupler Office to create one Allsteel dealer partner for the Central Ohio market. All RJE Columbus team members will transition into the Dupler team, only adding to the strength of the current team bringing additional expertise to the business. They will operate as Dupler Office out of Dupler’s current Arena District showroom. 

Tarra Aufderheide, former president of RJE’s Columbus location, will be joining Dupler Office as a Principal and member of the Dupler Executive Leadership Team, along with leading Dupler’s sales team.

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“We are excited about combining the teams into one location, refreshing the showroom and leveraging a new Dupler Office with the addition of Interior Installations and RJE Columbus,” said Aufderheide.

RJE has been a workplace solutions provider for the past 31 years and serves clients across the United States from all industries. Made up of a team of experts, RJE specializes in the fields of furniture design and specification, workplace consulting, project management, warehouse and move management, delivery, installation, interior construction solutions, and workplace research. Additionally, they also focus on workplace trends and change management strategies to support clients with organizational transformation. Moving forward, RJE will operate out of its Indianapolis and Cincinnati offices and showrooms, and will wind down operations at its Louisville, KY location.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Allsteel brand to offer a fresh perspective on space planning for our customers and their evolving workplaces,” said Shelly Langona, president of RJE Indianapolis. “Our goal is to continue to provide the best products, customer experience, and solutions that solve our customers’ hardest workplace challenges, and we are committed to providing a comprehensive portfolio of products to lead with a holistic approach to workplace solutions that the customers of today require.”

“Allsteel and RJE have a shared vision for customer experience and impeccable design, making this new partnership the obvious choice for RJE,” explains Kevin McKiernan, president of RJE Cincinnati. “Both companies are leaders in customer experience and have complementary expertise. Through this partnership, we will provide a comprehensive portfolio of products to lead with a holistic approach and continue to provide the solutions our customers need in the changing workplace landscape of today.”

RJE blends passion for design, technical proficiency, and world-class customer experience to deliver spaces that help organizations achieve their goals. Offering comprehensive solutions for workplace, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, nonprofit and an array of other industries. The partnership’s official launch date is January 10, 2022, and RJE plans to unveil a new showroom in Spring 2022.

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