Alliance Capital Management LP
Client: Alliance Capital Management LP
Project Overview: AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AllianceBernstein employs more than 500 investment professionals and when it came time to deliver and install new furniture they called on FITCO – The Furniture Installation Unit of The Advance Group.
Scope: Deliver and install thousands of pieces of furniture at the corporate headquarters in New York City.
Challenge: Coordinate efforts on five floors under a compressed time schedule while working with many types of furniture from various manufacturers. The entire project included approximately:
- 220 Steelcase Montage Workstations
- 140 Neiderkamp Private Offices
- 50 Thrasher Private Offices
- 300 Meridian File Cabinets
- 160 Steelcase File Cabinets
- 1650 Chairs (various manufacturers)
- 200 Custom-Installed Tables
Result: “The performance of FITCO’s team of professionals on the warehousing and furniture installation was excellent. We were impressed with the skill and knowledge of project managers, installers and delivery personnel.”
Project Manager for Ferguson Cox
Excelsior Radio Network
Client: Excelsior Radio Network Project
Overview: Excelsior Radio Network was relocating 3 offices into one new facility in New York City. FITCO worked on several floors at 220 West 42nd Street, inventorying existing furniture and removing furniture to off-site storage to allow consolidation. The entire project was completed within several months
Scope: Relocating 3 offices into one new facility.
Challenge: Working on several floors of a New York City building presents its own challenges. FITCO was called upon to remove the existing office furniture and reconfigure the space to accommodate an additional 120 employees. FITCO redelivered the furniture and was able to custom retro-fit the furniture to match the new layout of the office space. Saving the client thousands of dollars in ordering new office furniture. The Advance Group team then relocated 120 employees into the new office.
Result: The entire project was completed on time and on budget. This exceeded the client’s expectations.
Project Overview: FITCO was selected by Furniture Consultants Inc. to install over 1,100 Teknion workstations for Google
Scope: Our FITCO team uses a 15 step process when conducting an installation of this size. This process and our years of experience allow us to plan for and complete projects like this in a seamless manner for clients like Google. From establishing a job site checklist that consists of: loading dock conditions, access for oversized furniture, staging areas, elevator sizes, removal, wall and floor protection materials, list of responsible parties who will sign for the furniture when delivered, to attending project meetings with general contractors, we are prepared every step of the way,” said Shamus Barnes.
Result: FITCO was selected by Furniture Consultants Inc. to install over 1,100 Teknion workstations for Google using their proven 15 step method,” said Larry Duffy of Furniture Consultants Inc.
Project Overview: FITCO, the furniture delivery and installation business unit of The Advance Group), partnered with WB Wood, a leading New York City furniture dealer, to complete a substantial furniture installation project for the National Hockey League (NHL). The NHL recently moved its corporate headquarters to a new location at 1185 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The bid for this project was secured as a result of the cumulative efforts of Shamus Barnes, President of FITCO.
Scope: The furniture installation project was sizable and spanned 5 full floors. The FITCO team was on site to meet the Herman Miller trailers of furniture and off-load the workstations into the building and to their respective floors. FITCO union carpenters began meticulously unpacking and assembling the units. The FITCO assembly teams were able to install 322 Herman Miller workstations, 45 private offices, 3 Geiger executive private offices, 10 conference rooms, 235 lateral file cabinets and 800 chairs in one month. The project consisted of installing a variety of workstations, private offices, files and custom conference tables made with white glass designed to replicate ice in a hockey rink. FITCO’s experienced assembly teams employed an extraordinary amount of organizational skills to complete this project. In addition, Denise Daur and the staff at WB Wood, specified the job to perfection and provided FITCO’s staff with detailed furniture specifications and drawings, allowing them to execute the job precisely. FITCO’s coordination with the architect, project management company, construction manager, building management company, and furniture dealer was imperative to maintain this tight job schedule.
Result: “This was a successful project for our company. The work was executed with absolute precision. We were proud of the fast and accurate work done on this project by our carpenters. Fast-paced jobs can become complicated quickly, but our experienced management staff, client service team, movers, carpenters and laborers’ performance on this project was outstanding. Our entire team worked together in a seamless fashion ensuring that the project was completed on time and within the allotted budget,” added Mr. Barnes.
Client: The Atlantic Group
Project: Royce & Associates, LLC- furniture installation project at
745 5th Avenue.
Scope: Deliver and install office furniture for private offices, open area workstations, and conference rooms for 200 employees across four floors at new headquarters. FITCO the furniture installation business unit of The Advance Group worked with representatives from The Atlantic Group, Ted Moudis & Associates, Arnold Furniture, Aragon Construction, and Royce & Associates. Planning began months in advance.
Challenge: Work with a variety of other trades in raw space to build and install complex workstations, high-end furniture, and millwork.
The project required the precise installation of custom workstations, private office furniture, conference tables, bookcases, and a custom reception desk. The project had to be completed on a tight schedule over one month, allowing only 1 week per floor.
Result: The project was successfully completed on time. FITCO’s Project Management Team was on site when the office opened to give employees their keys, show them their new workspace, and explain how to use and adjust their furnishings.
“The FITCO’s Project Management Team really took the time to explain things to me and be sure I understood what they needed from me to keep the project on track and within budget. Their attention to detail totally makes them stand out from the pack.”
Cheryl Williams, Project Manager
The Atlantic Group.