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About Us & History
G|M's Promise is to provide our treasured clients a redefined, world-class furniture buying experience.
G|M Business Interiors, is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain.
Our mission is to develop lasting client relationships by creating exciting workspaces that promote happiness, health & higher performance. G|M is vertically integrated and specializes in: office furniture planning, specification, procurement, project management, delivery, installation, reconfiguration, and complete asset management.
With humble roots dating back to 1944, G|M Business Interiors first got its start as a small office equipment supplier in San Bernardino, CA. Arrowhead Office Equipment was a one-stop-shop for customers’ office equipment needs. The business was incorporated as Goforth & Marti Office Supply Inc. and in 1987, it was purchased by William F. Easley.
In 1989, William’s son, Stephen L. Easley, noticed a serious need for a more passionate, educated and professional office furniture dealer in the project delivery ecosystem. He envisioned an organization that embraced design and could better serve clients by creating excellent projects and controlling all steps of the service process with our own professionally-trained team members. Steve joined the firm as President, and the Contract Interiors division was re-named G|M Business Interiors, a division of Goforth & Marti, also becoming a Herman Miller dealership.
In 2003, G|M Business Interiors expanded and relocated its operation from San Bernardino to Riverside, opening a new 36,000 sq ft facility. Four years later, G|M opened an additional showroom in downtown San Diego and a warehouse in Sorrento Valley. This was followed by two expansions of the San Diego Showroom as well as the new 40,000 square foot Client Experience Center in Sorrento Valley.
In 2018, a new member was welcomed to the G|M family, DIV13, a DIRTT partner. DIV13’s mission to create custom prefabricated interior spaces is harmonious with G|M’s mission to create exciting workspaces that promote happiness, health, and higher performance.
In 2020, G|M Business Interiors continues expanding and is actively working to open a new 44,000 sq ft location in Irvine, CA.
With locations in Irvine, San Diego, and Riverside, G|M Business Interiors is one of the top contract furniture dealerships in the region, serving more than 10 Southern California Counties. Learn more about our service areas here.
G|M is characterized as an industry leader in the Contract Interiors office furniture dealer segment, largely due to the quality of our team members, our refined service processes, advanced technology and in our ability to delight our clients. As a suggestion by the Federal Government, G|M instituted a comprehensive customer survey system in 2001, as a way of documenting our service and past performance history. After the completion of each project, our customer is asked to complete a fair and impartial analysis. On a scale of 1-100, G|M and their manufacturer on-time and complete delivery status is historically performing at 96.8% of a possible 100%. This has been calculated over hundreds of projects.
G|M is skilled in providing specialized products & services to our customers in government, healthcare, education and private enterprise. G|M’s primary manufacturer partner is Herman Miller, a true leader in the office furniture industry and perennially named as the Fortune 500 most admired office furniture company. G|M is Herman Miller’s largest dealer in Southern California based upon sales and number of team members. Herman Miller is the largest provider of furniture and services to the Federal government and G|M has achieved status as Herman Miller’s largest volume government dealership in the United States.
G|M is a member of the US Green Building Council and has operated on an environmentally sensitive paperless initiative since 1998. G|M maintains millions of electronic documents instantly available for review, for our staff and our customers. Our proprietary operating software is unique in our industry, is paperless and manages our workflow and communications within our organization and with our customers. Other technology includes; state of the art visualization tools, proprietary client focused web-based software, intelligent furniture finding search engine and web-based asset management and procurement capabilities.
G|M’s success continues because of the team of dedicated and professional employees, who espouse passion for excellent furniture design, operational excellence and most importantly, delighted customers. Customers trust G|M people to have integrity, pride of craft, responsiveness and to offer the most professional services & capabilities.
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