Founded by Ralph Devin, Bank & Office Interiors (B&OI) began operations in Seattle in 1934. B&OI has since grown to be the largest, full-service, office furnishings dealership in the Northwest. We believe that in order to sustain value, we must provide resources with knowledge and experience in servicing dynamic workspaces. Our focus is to meet and exceed our customer's expectations.
BKM Enterprises purchased B&OI in 1986. BKM Enterprises, founded in 1933, began in a single room of an elegant, old mansion in Hartford, Connecticut. Today, BKM is a national organization with several locations throughout the United States. Additionally, they are part of the Steelcase Network - a group of 450 national dealers authorized by Steelcase to provide a broad range of services to national accounts.
In February 2000, B&OI was purchased from BKM by the local owner-operator team upon establishing Workspace Development LLC. Today, B&OI works in partnership with our BKM sister dealers in support of national customers requiring multi-state facility and furniture service. Together, we offer an integrated approach with a single point of contact for products and services.
We have been affiliated with Steelcase since our first day in business. Our history has made for a strong and integrated relationship with our primary manufacturer. To date, B&OI is very proud to be one of only a select few in our business presented with the Steelcase Exemplary Performance Award. This Quality Award, based on the Malcolm Baldridge Award Criteria, requires documented performance relative to eight critical standards including: leadership, planning, human resource, customer focus and quality management, market position, financial management, business performance, and service capacity.