When I was attending school and considering career paths, I would never have dreamt of being involved in office furniture. While it does sound glamorous and fascinating, I chose to study Graphic Arts at Central Missouri State instead. Shortly after graduation, I was offered a job selling used office furniture which was as exciting as it sounds. I didn’t realize, as I began this temporary side trip into office interiors, that the business can really get into your blood.
I am a firm believer that every industry has its own rewards and challenges such as competition in a shrinking global market, employee attraction and engagement. The commercial office industry has challenges that are shared by very few industries. This unique set of circumstances makes our industry far more interesting than simply selling furniture. In fact, furniture is only a small portion of what we do at Scott Rice Office Works and our integrated companies. Furniture is a core portion of our business but we have evolved into much, much more.
The workplace has undergone a renaissance. The work force continues to evolve and change with the skills and desires of new generations of personnel. At our company, we know that we have a significant ability to help organizations with the challenges they face as well as the health and happiness of their most important asset – their people.
I am lucky to be able to say I have the best job in the world. I get to work with and watch our talented team use their knowledge and expertise to guide companies and create great working environments. I hope this Look Book helps you understand why we are so passionate about what we do at Scott Rice.