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.
Company URL: www.bfionline.com
This month's bfi Inner Circle networking group led by Stephanie Badillo featured a luncheon and showroom tour at Gunlocke. Thank you Gunlocke for your hospitality!
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
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!
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.
Come visit us!
The winners of the 2014 Best of NeoCon Competition were announced Monday, June 9, at an awards breakfast hosted by Contract.
BEST OF COMPETITION
Haworth: The Openest Collection by Studio Urquiola
Designer: Patricia Urquiola
ARCHITECTURAL & DECORATIVE GLASS
Silver: 3form: Pattern+
Gold: Joel Berman Glass Studios: Plank
Silver: Haworth: Trivati
Silver: Atlantic Inc:. Snowsound Acoustic Panels
Gold: molo: softwall + softblock modular system
Gold: Aquafil: ECONYL
Silver: Milliken: Dissemblage Collection
Silver: Shaw Contract Group: Design Journey: Novice & Master
Gold: Patcraft: Mixed Materials
Silver: Teknion: Journal
Gold: Haworth: Suite
Innovation: Clarus Glassboards: go!
Silver: Nucraft: Tesano
Gold: Haworth: The Openest Collection by Studio Urquiola
CONFERENCE ROOM FURNITURE
Silver: TUOHY Furniture Corporation: Karo Collection
Gold: Nucraft: Kai
Silver: PalmerHamilton: Hive
Gold: PalmerHamilton: GO JUICE
FILES & MOBILE STORAGE SYSTEMS
Silver: JRB Studio: Straddle Ped
Gold: Inscape: Territory
FLOORING: HARD SURFACE
Silver:USF Contract: Stratum XL
Gold:Tandus: Centiva Substrate
Silver: HALCON: LEX
Gold: KI: Trellis
FURNITURE SYSTEMS: ENHANCEMENTS
Silver: Davies Office: Hi-Lo
Gold: Inscape: Interval+
Silver: Knoll: Antenna Telescope
Gold: Inscape: Inscape Bench
HEALTHCARE FABRICS & TEXTILES
Innovation: CF Stinson: EnVi Nature Based Non-Wovens
Silver: Pallas Textiles: Valetudo Collection
Gold: KnollTextiles: Spirit Collection
Innovation: Tandus Centiva: Mixed Message Collection
Silver: Tandus Centiva: Tapis Collection
Gold: Shaw Contract Group: Collective Time
Silver: Okamura: Divo
HEALTHCARE: GUEST/LOUNGE SEATING
Silver: Nemschoff / Herman Miller Healthcare: Palisade Collection
HEALTHCARE: PATIENT SEATING
Silver: Krug Inc.: Jordan Active Patient Recliner
Silver: Seeyond Architectural Solutions: Seeyond Dynamic Color Mix Lighting
Gold: 3M Architectural Markets: VESSEL by 3M + Todd Bracher
Gold: ESI Ergonomic Solutions: Lustre
LOUNGE FURNITURE COLLECTIONS
Silver: Safco Products: Kalyde
Gold: HBF: The Triscape Collection by Todd Bracher
Silver: Steelcase: SOTO II Worktools
Gold: Inscape: Veil
Gold: Davis Furniture: Modo
Silver: Wilkhahn Inc.: Graph
Gold: Andreu World: Flex Corporate
SEATING: ERGONOMIC DESK/TASK
Innovation: BioFit Engineered Products: MVMT
Silver: Allsteel: Mimeo Gold: Knoll Remix Work Chair
Gold: Knoll: The Washington Collection for Knoll
SEATING: SOFAS & LOUNGE
Silver: Bernhardt Design: Mitt
Gold: Andreu World: RAGLAN
Silver: Andreu World: Unos Chair
Gold: Diemmebi: laKendo
SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING
Silver: Seeyond Architectural Solutions: Seeyond Branded Facing Series
Gold: Takeform: Moxie Graphic Panels
Silver: Allsteel: Beyond Designer for Revit
Gold: ofcdesk: ofcdesk IDC
Silver: 3form: Varia Ecoresin Full Circle
Gold: 3M Architectural Markets: 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes
Silver: Davis Furniture: Match
Gold: HBF: Triscape Occasional Table
TABLES: TRAINING & WORK
Silver: Peter Pepper Products, Inc.: GoTo Worktables
Gold: BOLD Furniture: BOLD One Collection
Silver: Innovative Office Products: Tablik
Gold: ESI Ergonomic Solutions: EDGE-Evolve
Innovation: Presentia: PresenTable SemiPresence
Silver: OFS Brands: Eleven Sound Driver Gold: Stir Stir Kinetic Desk
Innovation: Camira Fabrics: The Nettle Collection
Silver: KnollTextiles: Archival Collection
Gold: HBF Textiles: Elodie Blanchard Collection
Silver: Concertex: NappaCraft
Silver: Skyline Design: Alexander Girard Collection
Silver: Inscape: Aria
Silver: MechoSystems: ShadeLoc
Gold: Carnegie: Alphacoustic, Betacoustic, Gammacoustic
Silver: LogiSon Acoustic Network: LogiSon TARGET
Gold: FreeAxez LLC: FreeAxez Power
Steelcase: Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase
Designtex: Designtex + Wallace Sewell
Mohawk Group: Breaking Form Collection