ELIZABETH, NJ (September 2018): BFI, one of the largest office furniture planning dealerships in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, is pleased to announce the hiring and appointment of Kate Kerpchar as President and CEO effective immediately. Kate brings with her more than 17 years of business management experience, the last 6 of which is as the owner and founder of Lotus Rose Industries LLC, a certified women-owned project management and consulting firm that specializes in tenant representation for corporate office relocations and renovations. Kate was also employed by CRESA NY as a SVP of Project Management which followed a 13 year tenure as Director, Head of Facilities and Administration for the Asset Management business at Deutsche Bank.
Kate succeeds Daniel F. Morley, who joined BFI in 1984; becoming President in 1997 and CEO in 2016. Under Dan’s leadership the firm has achieved significant growth and now employs over 75 people in three offices and celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Dan will transition into a consulting role to ensure a successful change of control.
The BFI brand is well known throughout the real estate and architectural community and has completed some of the most visible projects in the marketplace including Pansonic’s relocation to Newark, the BASF North America Headquarters and Bayer Healthcare’s consolidation.
“Kate’s achievements in the corporate environment, her successful experience in starting and managing her own firm coupled with our outstanding leadership team, will take our company to the next level. This is an exciting time for BFI and I look forward to working with Kate on a seamless transition” said Mr. Morley when asked about this decision.
Ms. Kerpchar stated, “BFI has a reputation for being the best in the business and I have had the pleasure of working with Dan and his staff on several projects over the past five years, which has allowed me to meet many of the employees. What is incredibly impressive is how loyal its employees are with an average tenure of over 18 years! It is an honor and privilege to have been given the opportunity to assume this leadership role at BFI. I am excited to continue to build upon the legacy of excellence that BFI is known for and am grateful for the opportunity given to me by the Gold family.”
For more information, contact Kate Kerpchar, President and CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-926-6167.
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On January 10, 2018 Stephanie Badillo, Business Development Manager of bfi, attended the REDinNYC Networking Event along with bfi Vice President, Keith Kreindler. bfi was one of the several sponsors for this networking event whose mission is to introduce, support and promote individuals and businesses that are involved in in real estate development projects throughout New York, across the country, and internationally.
The REDinNYC event offers the best networking experiences and the best care towards the needs of those who have a passion for real estate. Their goal is to improve the operations of their customers through the implementation of new communication infrastructures and systems.
Sponsoring this event was an opportunity to gain visibility for bfi New York into the NYC Real Estate Developer community. There has never been an office furniture dealer at these events. Stephanie has been a member for over a year as a Developer and it was a good opportunity for her to showcase her new role as well as bfi’s services to the group.
During the event Stephanie was introduced to many corporate real estate developers and brokers who were not familiar with bfi or its services. Her target market is to provide them with move in ready solutions that will enable them to lease their properties faster and for longer term commitments.
Surprisingly, Stephanie was approached, filmed and interviewed by a reporter. Watch the video here.
To learn more about this event or speak with Stephanie you may contact her at
Business Development Manager, bfi
237 West 35th Street, Suite 1004
New York, NY 10001
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Stephanie’s career spans three decades in the luxury Interior Design and Real Estate arena. Operating through her own development firm and representing various manufactures, she has produced high end residential and commercial properties throughout the United States. Stephanie’s office furniture background stems from working with a Herman Miller dealer back in 1999. She has made several appearances on HGTV, Food Network and the Today Show as well as written articles for numerous trade publications.
Please welcome Stephanie to our team!
is pleased to announce
the appointment of
to our New York City office.
Cathy has been in the industry over 25 years and has worked in all aspects of this industry.
She has owned and operated a furniture dealership and design firm. She has worked for Herman Miller in New Jersey.
Cathy, has a stellar reputation in the industry and is known for putting the client first and building relationship.
For the last 2 years, Cathy has worked in Manhattan in the Architectural and Design community developing brand and product awareness for ALUR Walls (Smart Space).
Awards: Business of Women of the Year, Top Sales Person of Year numerous
Please welcome Cathy to our team!
The bfi New York office celebrated the grand opening of their new office by throwing a Cinco de Mayo party held last evening at their new location at 237 West 35th Street. Several of our manufacturer reps, clients and friends attended this very festive evening filled with Latin music, Salsa dancing, Mexican food, and some awesome tequila!
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Our New York City office will be moving in February to our new facility located at
237 West 35th St, Ste 1004
New York, NY 10001.
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