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Furnishing Futures: ROS Office Furniture and the Entrepreneur’s Journey

When a new business is booming, moving into an office for the first time is an accomplishment worth celebrating. But when it comes to furnishing a new space, entrepreneurs focused on maintaining forward momentum might summarize their mindsets by saying, “Who cares about chairs?”

Business owner and operator Ben Allgeyer certainly didn’t want to take his eye off the ball when preparing to move his operations into an office.

“When it comes to things like furnishing an office, I don’t want to have to figure out what we need,” Ben says. “That’s where Matt Moore at ROS Office Furniture comes in.”

While some entrepreneurs may have time to handle office particulars themselves, Allgeyer is the owner and operator of not one but three businesses in the Kansas City area — Crown City Homes, Unique Painting KC, and Stonemont Security Solutions. No wonder he wanted someone else to address his furnishing needs!

“A lot of people in our industry don’t have offices,” Allgeyer said of his real estate investment peers. “They can do their jobs from home.” Transitioning from remote working to an office environment means addressing new needs, including furnishing and office space planning.

Optimizing office space to maximize productivity, encourage collaboration, and streamline communication requires strategy, expertise, and — once again — time that many business owners and project managers lack.

As an experienced space planner, ROS Office Furniture (ROS) offers much-needed services for people like Allgeyer.

“We sent our office layout to Matt, who looked at our plans and made recommendations. Then we let him furnish our space — just like that. We didn’t have to do a thing,” Allgeyer says.

While furnishing an office can be costly, it doesn’t have to be. With ROS’s preowned furniture, customers can enjoy high-end brands in good-as-new condition for an affordable price.

“I know Matt’s prices are going to be reasonable — I trust him,” Allgeyer says. “He’s not going to try and sell me a $10,000 conference table if he’s got an $800 one that’s going to suit my needs.”

While ROS offers new furniture, Allgeyer’s office proves that furnishings don’t need to be new to dazzle visitors.

“People come to our office and tell us how impressed they are with how professional everything looks,” Allgeyer says. “They can’t believe we didn’t have to pay for brand-new furniture. Best of all, they can see the thought that went into the space.”

For executives who have dealt with a furniture supplier only to experience uncertainties about whether and when the promised furnishings will arrive, Allgeyer offers encouraging words about his dealings with ROS.

“Their communication is excellent,” he says. “They tell you when your order has shipped and when it will arrive. Not every company does that. Other companies aren’t as communicative — they don’t realize that customers appreciate that kind of information.”

With a wide range of preowned and new office furniture in a 400,000 square-foot warehouse, ROS Office Furniture is positioned to quickly supply customers with workstations, cubicles, desk sets, office seating, conference furniture, and reception furniture, among other offerings. Explore our offerings on our website to learn more .

Take Allgeyer’s word that it’s worth your while.

“If someone asks me where to get office furniture,” he says, “I’m going to recommend ROS Office Furniture.”

When it comes to answering the question, “Who cares about chairs?” we’re happy to reply, “We do!” It’s our privilege to provide office space planning and furnishings for companies like yours so you can continue to focus on keeping business booming.

Visit our website today to learn more about what we can do for you, and reach out if you have questions. Answers — and preowned and new furnishings — await you!

When Solutions Experts Have Problems: How Herzog Contracting Corp. Found Its Furniture Fix with ROS

Even companies specializing in solutions have problems they struggle to solve — it’s ironic but true!

Just ask Brian Wolff, a controller at Herzog Contracting Corp. On the surface, it might seem that a construction company specializing in solutions for railway and heavy highway transportation problems could furnish an office without so much as a hiccup. 

But hiccups go hand-in-hand with business. Every company has areas of expertise and problems that require outside assistance. 

The Challenge of Finding the Perfect Furniture Supplier: Herzog’s Story

Before turning to ROS Office Furniture (ROS) for help with Herzog’s furnishing needs, Wolff could not find a supplier that satisfied the company’s needs.

We have limited options locally that provide a fair price and good customer service,” he says, acknowledging the importance of both of these elements. “ROS provides reliable timeframes and quality installations, too.”

Wolff also discovered that, instead of simply doing what he asked, ROS took a more involved approach to the furnishing process to ensure that Herzog ended up with furniture that fit the company’s needs to a tee. 

“ROS works with the customer, not for the customer,” he explains. “When we need office products, their team gives suggestions and solutions to provide us with the best options.”

Quality Furniture Equals Employee Satisfaction 

The resulting furniture, which included tables, cubicles, desks, and laterals, has been a hit with the employees, boosting their morale. 

“We’ve noticed that when employees have nice workstations, they are more positive,” he says. “The ROS team has also been great at working with our teams during installs to minimize the impact to our staff.”

Elaborating on his orders thus far, Wolff says, “We have been very pleased with the quality of all the new items.” 

While ROS also offers preowned furniture, Herzog has only ordered new furnishings as of this writing. That could change, of course, when Wolff places yet another order with the company.

“We have used ROS many times for all of our needs at multiple facilities and plan to use them in the future,” he says. 

ROS: The Total Package Solution

What makes Wolff want to work with ROS again? 

“The entire ROS team is a pleasure to work with,” he says. The sales and design teams communicate effectively. The install teams are courteous and efficient, and the products are quality, too.”

If your company needs a furniture solution, ROS Office Furniture is ready to help. 

In addition to offering preowned and new high-end office furnishings, we are also expert space planners. With our expertise in optimizing offices, we design your office layout to maximize functionality, collaboration, and cultivation of company culture. 

Once you’re happy with our plans, we quickly supply you with furniture from our 400,000-square-foot warehouse, making your furniture problem a thing of the past. Explore our offerings on our website to learn more about our capabilities and furnishing options

If you need further assurance that ROS has solutions for your problems, consider Wolff’s generous rating of our company.

“When it comes to the design teams, sales, and installation experience,” he says, “I would rate ROS’s service as a 10 out of 10.”

If you’re ready for solutions to your furniture problems, fill out our customer form online today or call us at (816) 842-9993. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you so you can cross one problem off of your company’s list!

Maximize Your Office Layout with Expert Space Planning

Creating an efficient, collaborative office layout is crucial for productivity and company culture. However, few companies have the expertise to optimize their space on their own. That’s where partnering with a furniture provider that offers professional space-planning services can help maximize your office’s potential.

Benefits of Expert Space Planning

Attempting to design your office layout without professional help can be extremely time consuming and frustrating. You may create a workable layout, but there are likely inefficiencies and issues you didn’t foresee.

Bringing in an objective outside perspective ensures every detail is considered – from workflow and traffic patterns to future needs and collaboration. Professional space planners have the experience to know what works well and what causes problems.

A major benefit is functionality. The optimized layout will focus on seamless collaboration between departments and teams. It will also ensure furnishings and equipment properly fit the unique dimensions of your space.

Understanding Your Business Needs

Experienced space planners will discuss how you utilize the office and typical daily activities. This allows them to gain a deep understanding of your business and needs.

Do you require private offices or full workstation customization? Is a large communal break area important? The more insight you can provide, the better the planners can cater the layout specifically to you.

Designing the Layout

Armed with an understanding of your business, the space planners can begin designing the optimized floor plan. 

Key elements they will strategically place include

  • Workstations and desks
  • Conference rooms and communal areas
  • Traffic flow patterns
  • Storage needs
  • Lighting, electrical, HVAC, and other requirements

In designing the layout, planners utilize proven principles:

  • Adjacency planning – placing departments that collaborate often near each other
  • Positioning desks based on roles and needs
  • Controlling noise through strategic space division
  • Proximity to shared spaces like conference rooms
  • Ability to smoothly accommodate company growth

Benefits of the Final Design

The end result is a thoughtfully designed office that checks all the boxes:

  • Employees from different teams work together seamlessly
  • Noise is minimized, creating a calmer environment
  • Your business can evolve without requiring a layout overhaul
  • Company culture comes through in the space
  • It feels polished, professional, and efficient

Partner for Success

To execute on the space plan fully, partner with an office furniture dealer that provides the service. This ensures close collaboration from initial design to final installation.

The furniture experts can handle everything from purchasing pieces that will perfectly fit your space, to delivery and setup. No detail is missed when using a single provider for both planning and products.

Bring Your Floor Plan To Life

In the end, strategic space planning pays dividends through improved productivity, functionality, and company culture cultivation. Don’t leave your office layout to chance. Partner with the experts to maximize your potential.

Here in the Kansas City area, the pros at ROS Furniture provide space planning to optimize offices. We then ensure a smooth process carrying out the layout with our furniture services. Contact us today to make your ideal floor plan a reality!

A Hidden Revenue Boost for Property Managers: Left-Behind Furniture

You don’t have to check the cushions and desk drawers of your last tenant’s left-behind furniture to make it worthwhile for you to deal with all of that office furniture. 

ROS Office Furniture specializes in helping property managers and real estate professionals make more than spare change from discarded office furniture.

50% Profit, 100% Ease

Save yourself the headache of dealing with leftover office furniture. You shouldn’t have to surrender furniture at a loss to new tenants or give it away for free just to get it out of your building. 

As an ROS referral partner, you get a straightforward 50% cut from the sale of the discarded office furniture. Our commercial furniture broker handles the entire process, leaving you with effortless extra revenue.

Hands-Off Furniture Logistics Management

Partnering with ROS means you hand over all of the logistical headaches of disassembling, transporting, selling, and assembling office furniture. We take care of every detail, ensuring a seamless process from start to finish.

Start Your New Tenant’s Occupancy Right

Your new tenant has one thing in mind — making this space, their space. If they aren’t planning to keep the old tenant’s office furniture, you don’t want it cluttering up the vision they have of their business in your space.

Our services not only clear the space efficiently but also contribute to a smoother transition for your new occupant. A satisfied tenant is a long-term tenant.

Our Services Tailored to Your Needs

Our goal is to simplify the transfer of furniture for you to the point that all you need to think about is calling us. We handle the rest of the details from there. Our tailored solutions can include managing the sale, organizing transportation, disassembling furniture, and handling all of the nitty-gritty details so that our services fit seamlessly into your workflow.

Monetize Unwanted Assets

Don’t let unused office furniture become a burden. Partnering with ROS ensures that you not only get rid of unwanted furniture but also make a profit. Instead of disposing of furniture for next to nothing (or for nothing…), let us help you monetize those assets and boost your bottom line.

Pull more than spare change out of the crevices of your left-behind office furniture. Learn more about ROS Office Furniture and become a referral partner with us today.

ROS Tax Savings Tip: Take Advantage of Section 179 Deduction

What is Section 179?

Introduction To Section 179 For 2023
The Section 179 Deduction can be a valuable tax break for businesses that purchase new or used equipment. It can help businesses save money on their taxes and improve their cash flow. Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code allows businesses to deduct the full cost of certain qualifying equipment in the year it is purchased and placed in service. This is in contrast to the normal depreciation rules, which require businesses to deduct the cost of equipment over a period of years. The Section 179 deduction is available to businesses that purchase or lease new or used qualified equipment for use in their trade or business. The equipment must be used more than 50% of the time for business purposes.​

To take the deduction for tax year 2023, the equipment must be financed or purchased and put into service between January 1, 2023 and the end of the day on December 31, 2023.

2023 Deduction Limit = $1,160,000
This deduction is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software. The Section 179 deduction limit for 2023 is $1,160,000. This means that businesses can deduct the full cost of up to $1,160,000 of qualifying equipment purchases in 2023. If a business purchases more than $1,160,000 of qualifying equipment in 2023, the deduction will be reduced dollar-for-dollar for the amount that exceeds $1,160,000.

2023 Total Equipment Purchase Limit = $2,890,000
The total equipment purchase limit is $2,890,000. This means that businesses can deduct the full cost of up to $2,890,000 of qualifying equipment purchases in 2023, even if they exceed the Section 179 deduction limit. However, the excess amount will not be eligible for bonus depreciation. For example, if a business spends $2,000,000 on qualifying equipment in 2023, it can deduct $1,160,000 of that amount using Section 179. The remaining $840,000 would be depreciated over the asset’s useful life.

The Section 179 spending cap is a significant change from previous years. In 2022, the spending cap was $2,700,000. This means that businesses have an additional $190,000 in spending flexibility in 2023.

2023 Bonus Depreciation = 80%
Businesses can also take advantage of bonus depreciation in addition to the Section 179 deduction. Bonus depreciation is a tax break that allows businesses to deduct a larger percentage of the cost of qualifying equipment in the year it is purchased. In 2023, the bonus depreciation rate is 80%. Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. The Bonus Depreciation is available for both new and used equipment. Businesses can take both the Section 179 deduction and bonus depreciation, but the Section 179 deduction must be applied first. Any amount that exceeds the Section 179 deduction limit can be taken as bonus depreciation.

For example, if a business purchases a $100,000 piece of equipment in 2023, it can deduct $80,000 of the cost in the year of purchase using bonus depreciation. The remaining $20,000 can be depreciated over the asset’s useful life.

The Section 179 deduction and bonus depreciation can be a valuable way for businesses to save money on taxes. Businesses should consult with a tax advisor to determine if they are eligible for these deductions and to calculate the amount of their deduction.

Eligible Equipment
Section 179 is an IRS tax code that allows businesses to deduct the full cost of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or leased from your “gross income” during the tax year. Basically, this is an incentive from the U.S. Government to encourage businesses to buy or lease equipment and invest back in their company.

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Computers and software
  • Vehicles
  • Office furniture and fixtures
  • Heavy machinery
  • Breeding livestock
  • Single-purpose structures
    Tax Deduction Savings

Section 179 is one of the few incentives that actually helps small businesses and millions of small businesses are taking action and getting real benefits by investing back into their business with equipment acquisitions that both benefit their business and their bottom line.

The amount you save in taxes may in fact exceed the payments which makes this very attractive to the bottom line.

Section 179 Questions
Are Vehicles Covered Under Section 179?
There are limitations to which vehicles are covered. Section 179 does have a 50% rule. The financed or purchased vehicle must be used at least 50% of the time or more by the company to qualify for the 179 Tax Deduction.

How Do I Claim The Section 179 Deduction?
To claim the Section 179 deduction, you must file Form 4562 with your federal income tax return. You must also make the election to claim the deduction on Form 4562.

How Much Can I Save on My Taxes This Year?
It depends on how much qualifying equipment and software you purchase and put into use this year.

To calculate the Section 179 deduction, you will need to determine the amount of the equipment purchase, the percentage of business use, and the applicable deduction limit.

When Do I Have to Do This By?
Section 179 always expires at midnight, December 31st. So to take advantage of Section 179 this year, you must buy (or lease/finance) your equipment, and put it into use, by December 31st of this year.

When Do I Have To Elect The Section 179 Deduction?
You must elect the Section 179 deduction on your federal tax return for the year in which you place the equipment in service.

Can I Use The Section 179 Deduction If I Lease Equipment?
Yes, you can use the Section 179 deduction if you lease equipment. However, the deduction is limited to the amount of the lease payments that are made in the year the equipment is placed in service.

Can I Use The Section 179 Deduction If I Purchase Equipment With A Loan?
Yes, you can use the Section 179 deduction if you purchase equipment with a loan. The deduction is limited to the amount of the loan that is paid in the year the equipment is placed in service.

The High Cost of Cheap Office Furniture

The point-and-click purchase power and flashy free shipping that has transformed our online shopping experience is great for so many reasons… but buying quality office furniture is not one of them.

Before you order from an online mega-store, consider these hidden costs of buying discounted office furniture.

“Cheap” Office Furniture Comes with a Convenience Fee

This fee doesn’t show up on your final invoice, but when you order cheap furniture, many of the costs are passed on to you. 

Sure, your preferred online vendor might deliver for free, but it’s you and your staff who are left with the final assembly line. It might not be so bad if you’re ordering one desk or one chair, but when it’s time outfit your entire conference room with new chairs or renovate several office spaces with fresh cabinets, desks, and shelving units, what little you saved on “some assembly required” will end up costing you dozens of unbillable hours.

You didn’t hire your team to assemble furniture.

When you purchase quality new or preowned furniture from ROS Office Furniture, you can count on our highly trained staff to provide full-service office space furnishings, from design to installation.

The Delivery Man Doesn’t Remove Your Old Furniture

Not only are you stuck with DIY desks, you also have to deal with all the furniture you wanted to replace in the first place. Where do you plan to ship your old and outdated pieces? In the back of your brother’s pickup truck?

ROS Office Furniture will help you create a removal plan, coordinated with your staff, to reduce the impact on your operations. Your new furniture can be installed and the old removed, and no one has to worry about renting a moving van.

Cheap Furniture Today, Broken Furniture Tomorrow

There’s a reason that desk only cost so much and arrived in an easy-to-maneuver box: its materials are low quality. All it takes is a little time before that pressed wood  starts to show some wear-and-tear.

Quality new or preowned furniture might cost more upfront, but ROS Office Furniture personally inspects and selects pieces that are built to withstand the test of time. We source top quality, name brand furniture, which means you can select furniture that is designed to last.

Online Box Stores Lack Insight into Your Office Design

No matter how many times you’ve pulled out a tape measure and tried to envision how the conference room will look with the desk you found online, it’s still impossible to gauge just how it will fit in the space.

This is one of our favorite parts of the services we provide.

ROS Office Furniture loves to work with you to select quality new or preowned office furniture that will suit your space and meet your needs. We pride ourselves on having an eye for design and a wide selection of high quality furniture that can provide that special touch to your space.

You Pay for What You Get… and That Probably Means Poor Lumbar Support

Inexpensive office furniture can be great to look at, but you don’t need furniture as modern art. You need furniture that you can use.

Consider how many hours your staff have to sit in those $50 chairs.

What does that wobbly conference room table say to the clients you’re trying to do business with?

Furniture needs to be more than fashionable; it needs to be functional. With ROS Office Furniture, you can have it both ways—fashion and function at a fraction of the price.

If it’s time to refresh your furniture with high quality options that will stand the test of time and give you the vibe you’re looking for, connect with a member of our design team today to visit the showroom, design your space, and set the course for your furniture delivery and installation. We can’t wait to help you.

5 Ways to Update Your Office Vibe (Even When the Economy is Iffy)

Business is booming and it’s time to make some changes in your office space, but the last few years’ unpredictable economic climate warrants some hesitation. Is it really the best time to invest in a complete office renovation, expansion, or a totally new office space?

If you’re feeling gun shy about expanding your office, it’s the 21st century, and we’re all about staying nimble and innovative! You can give your office space room to grow without knocking down walls or changing your address. 

Here are some key ways you can make it happen and save a dime in the process.

1. Invest in a New Office Vibe to Refresh Your Current Space

If your office space just feels outdated, it doesn’t take a change of scenery to bring your team and clientele into a sharper, crisper environment. 

Swap out your waiting room furniture for new (or new-to-you) sofas, chairs, and coffee tables. Refresh the check-in desk or replace your conference room table and/or chairs with more modern, comfortable, ergonomic designs. People aren’t looking at your walls or floor configurations nearly as much as they care how comfortable and classy your furniture feels.

2. Flex In-Office Days and Office Sharing to Give Employees What They Want Anyway

A huge percentage of U.S. workers say they need flexibility in their jobs — 96 percent! — and yet only 47% feel they have it. It puts lots of businesses in a bind. You know the value and importance of keeping your team together, in person, but employee recruitment and retention increasingly requires flexibility, remote office options, and more.

You can use your current space crunch to your advantage. Spin the problem into an opportunity to be innovative in how you use your space. 

ROS Office Furniture can help you optimize your square footage with cubicle layouts and furniture selections that will allow your employees to work how they want without compromising productivity and collaboration.

This will give you more time to plan and save for the office expansion you think is on the horizon.

3. Design a More Strategic Office Layout to Accommodate Growth

How efficient is your office space right now? Have you ever thought about changing the layout to optimize your square footage instead of renovating or relocating to a new space altogether? 

It might not be the office space that needs to change but rather the layout of your office. 

Sometimes it takes another set of eyes to see ways to make your space work without investing extra dollars in a lengthy and time-consuming expansion or renovation. You can work with a designer at ROS Office Furniture to reconfigure your current office space to comfortably accommodate your growing team.

Changing the layout, rearranging traffic flow, and even the kinds of furniture you choose could free up space you didn’t even know you had.

4. Buy Furniture Now, Save for Renovations (or New Spaces) Later

If you envision a future office expansion or renovation on the horizon but just aren’t ready to take that financial leap, you can experiment with a fresh look and feel now that can carry over into your expansion later. 

Refurbished spaces bring new energy and life that carries over into boosted team morale, which impacts every area of your business. And if you purchase quality new or preowned furniture now, you can put away the money you save to save for future office improvements.

5. Opt for Preowned Furniture instead of New

Another way to save money in an uncertain economy is to select office furniture that isn’t new but is new-to-you. 

Some corporate offices have it in their budget to turnover furniture every couple of years in order to entice a certain kind of employee or client to their business.

Most of us don’t have that kind of a budget. We’re born of frugal midwestern roots. We pride ourselves on being practical but not cheap — we are on the hunt for quality furniture that is going to last.

Well, while other businesses are chasing after the latest trends, you can benefit from the high quality furniture they’re ready to walk away from.

Like a new car losing a good chunk of its value the minute it leaves the lot, you can save lots of money buying quality preowned office furniture from ROS that ranges in style and design to meet your aesthetic needs.

You can also choose to mix-and-match new and preowned furniture to save money where it counts. Perhaps your team really wants a particular new chair, but doesn’t care as much about the style of cubicles. Work with the ROS team to save money with our vast preowned inventory so that you can put your dollars to work on the things that matter the most to your team.

Re-Envision Your Office Space with ROS Office Furniture

Don’t wait until the economy is just right to make those huge changes to your office; give yourself more time and space now by upgrading your office furniture. 

ROS Office Furniture delivers full-service, high-quality, new and preowned commercial furniture so that you can renovate your office space into the professional space that matches the office aesthetic you envision.

Check out these 8 steps to renovate your office and then start building your office with ROS.

Trendy or Classic? What’s Our Office Vibe?

Your office design could be a reason for lowering employee morale and deterring customers. 

You may be skeptical, but your choice of colors, furniture, and lighting can quickly impact their perception of your company whether you mean to or not. 

Designing an office is more than picking a few pieces of furniture and paint colors that you think look nice together. In fact, the psychology of design impacts our senses so powerfully that it can alter one’s opinion of your business within seconds. 

However, don’t let this discourage you. You can use interior design elements to your advantage to draw in more business and better employees without making drastic changes within your company. 

But how? 

Learning all of the details about office design can be challenging. And once you do learn them, it can be even more challenging to find time to implement these concepts into your office space. 

So where do you start? Here are 3 easy elements to look at — your style, message, and colors.


Here are a few options you may be interested in choosing from.

  • Contemporary | This design style heavily focuses on a Minimalist approach with clean lines and current trends. The neutral colors and stone/glass features create a calm and serene atmosphere. 
  • Modern | While similar in name to Contemporary, the Modern style tends to be more spacious and focuses on accessibility. In addition, while it also features a trendy minimalist concept, it often is a warmer, cozier style than Contemporary.
  • Classic | Also known as Traditional, this design style is great for creating a professional atmosphere. Like the name indicates, this design never goes out of style. And, when you’re ready to spruce things up, combine your timeless color palette with modern furniture to create an updated style known as Modern Classic. 
  • High-Tech | If you want a contemporary feel with the latest devices, the High-Tech style might be right for you. This means things like cold, light colors, LED lighting, glass, metal, or plastic furniture, and the latest technology.


You also need to ask yourself what message you want to convey. Office spaces can communicate a wide range of feelings and emotions through their design and ambiance. Here are a few options you may want to consider when designing your new space: 

Creativity: Inspiring and innovative office designs can foster a sense of creativity and encourage out-of-the-box thinking.

Comfort: A comfortable and inviting office environment can make employees and visitors feel at ease and relaxed.

Professionalism: Sleek, well-organized spaces with sophisticated decor can convey a sense of professionalism and credibility.

Collaboration: Open layouts and communal areas can encourage teamwork and a sense of collaboration among employees.

Tranquility: Offices with elements like natural light, greenery, and calming colors can promote a sense of tranquility and reduce stress.

Confidence: A well-designed office can instill confidence in both employees and clients, making them feel assured in the company’s abilities.

Welcoming: Warm and inviting office spaces can create a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and new employees.

Sophistication: Elegantly designed offices can convey sophistication and a sense of refinement.

Technology-driven: High-tech office spaces can project a forward-thinking and modern image for tech-oriented companies.


Color selection also plays a crucial role in shaping the atmosphere and mood of an office space. When used strategically, they can enhance productivity, creativity, and overall well-being of the employees and welcome and reassure clients and customers. 

Blue: Often associated with calmness and productivity, shades of blue can create a tranquil and focused environment. Lighter blues can promote clarity, while darker blues can evoke a sense of stability and authority.

Green: Symbolizing nature and growth, green can foster a sense of balance and harmony. It has a calming effect, making it suitable for spaces where creativity and concentration are essential.

Yellow: Known for its energy and optimism, yellow can stimulate creativity and positivity. However, excessive use of bright yellow might lead to overstimulation and distractibility.

Red: A bold and powerful color, red can increase heart rate and energy levels. It’s best used in moderation, as too much red can be overwhelming and may lead to feelings of agitation.

Orange: Combining the energy of red and the warmth of yellow, orange can promote enthusiasm and creativity. It’s often used as an accent color to add vibrancy to the space.

Purple: Representing sophistication and creativity, purple can add a touch of luxury to the office environment. Lighter shades can have a calming effect, while darker purples can convey a sense of opulence.

Neutral Colors (Gray, Beige, and White): Neutral colors create a clean and professional backdrop. They also provide flexibility, as they can be easily paired with other colors to create various moods.

Of course, there are countless other styles, colors, and concepts you may like that are all dependent on the message you want to convey and the nature of your business. Because of that, decisions on style and aesthetic preference can be overwhelming. You may even be facing decision paralysis from all of these options, delaying your office updates. If this sounds like you, we’re here to help. 

ROS is equipped with a professional design team to help you decide what message you want to convey to employees and customers. They have the knowledge of design psychology, spatial optimization, and everything in between to determine your design identity and bring your new office vision to life. 

Office Design Stressing You Out? 

You don’t have to feel overwhelmed with the countless options and decisions. Reach out today and let’s build your office!

Who Else Wants to Know the Steps for a Stress Free and Affordable Office Renovation?

Your employees spend at least 40 hours a week seated at their desk, and your company’s success relies on their work. 

Having a comfortable work space boosts morale, creates a positive mindset, and in turn increases efficiency and productivity. 

Our job is to ensure your office furniture is exactly what you’re looking for to create the best work environment for your staff.

8 Steps for Stress-Free Office Furniture Renovation

Whether you’re renovating your 100 year old office, bringing a small business dream to life, or reimagining your current company, you deserve a seamless and efficient process to upgrade your office furniture. 

If it’s time to upgrade, here’s what you can expect when you work with us:

1. Showroom meeting

Let’s get started! We’ll begin building your ideal office space with a consultation at our Kansas City showroom. Here you’ll tour over 11,00 square feet of beautiful displays of our variety of new and preowned inventory.

We’ll get to know you and your vision for the upgraded workplace so we can recommend the right furniture to best suit your needs. 

2. Onsite Consultation

Now we come to you! After we learn more about your preferences and requirements, we’ll do an onsite consultation for our team to evaluate the space. 

Your project manager will confirm measurements and all information needed to ensure your installation is as smooth as possible, as well as answer any lingering questions from our initial meeting. 

3. Initial Design and Quote

At this point in the process, we’ll quote a variety of options and creative solutions evaluated by our professional design team and highly-qualified sales staff.

You’ll receive an itemized proposal along with a design portfolio that will meet your needs at the lowest possible cost.

4. Furniture Ordering, Prep & Staging

After your furniture order is signed, new product is ordered, received and assembled; and our team works efficiently to pull, clean and assemble the preowned product, staging it to be ready for installation in your space.

5. Pre Construction Meeting

Our team has already confirmed layout and measurements earlier in the process. But we’ll do one more visit to your location to ensure everything is perfect. Like…  

  • finalize last minute details,
  • meet with other contractors,
  • and confirm delivery information…

…all to ensure a smooth and stress-free setup for you

6. Scheduling/Project Management

We understand you and your team are busy! That’s why we handle the entire project from start to finish, including scheduling. We want your team to stay focused on what they do best, while we build an office environment for them to thrive in. 

We’ll reach out and set up a time that works best for your business to expect our delivery and installation. 

7. Delivery and Installation

While the hard parts of the renovation process are over, our services don’t stop there. Once your furniture is delivered and set up, our highly trained service team continues to be a resource for you for any follow-up questions or concerns. We’ll make sure you received everything you expected to complete your project. 

We can also help you with a solution for removing your old furniture, which is sometimes half of the battle.

8. Final Walk Through and Project Photography 

Now that installation is complete, your project manager will do a final walk-through with you to ensure everything is to your utmost satisfaction. We’ll also take a few photos of your new space for you to show off, and for us to use to help other businesses just like you build the office of their dreams!

We look forward to setting you up with the perfect office environment and providing you with professional, top-notch customer service throughout the entire process.Contact us today and let’s build your office!

No “Designer’s Eye”? How to Outfit Your Office Like the Professionals Do

You know roughly how many workstations you need for your existing staff, plus any new hires you hope to make in the coming years, and you know the square footage of your facility. All that’s left is to buy office furniture, right?

Before you begin shopping online or browsing ROS Office Furniture’s new and preowned inventory, it’s important to determine the layout and design of your office.

Not everyone can visualize the way a future office ought to look nor do they have the time, which is why ROS Office Furniture offers design services.

What Are Office Design Services? 

Office design services provide businesses with a clear plan and picture for how their future office space could be configured. Whether you want collaborative open spaces, semi-private cubicles, sophisticated private offices – or some combination of all three – our team will work with you to understand your needs, both practical and aesthetic, and present you with a layout and furniture plan to suit those needs.

If you aren’t sure about what your office needs, we’ll ask you questions about your work environment to understand the type of layout that will work best for your team. Our goal is to provide you with creative solutions to fit your company’s needs at the lowest possible cost.

Office Design Services to the Finest Detail

Design services not only include visual 3D designs to help you envision your future office space, they also come with an itemized proposal so that you know exactly what you’ll need to achieve the look and feel you want for your office.

Your design portfolio may include color renderings and material swatches along with an illustrated floor plan. Once selections are finalized, our design team carries it through to shop drawings for our professional installation team, so your office turns out looking just like you’ve imagined.

ROS Office Furniture Design Process

The scope of your design needs will be discussed up front with your consultant, and if those services are something that you could benefit from, the ROS Office Furniture design team will be available to help you from the beginning of your project, all the way through completion.

Our team has years of experience with office layout and interior design, and we will design the furniture to maximize your space and budget. Our design services will ensure your office has the professional look and practical workspace required to keep your team engaged, productive, and inspired.

If you are interested in learning more about ROS Office Furniture, meet with a salesperson for an initial consultation at our showroom. We can assess your needs and help you decide whether design services are right for you.

Save Money on Your Office Furniture Upgrade without Sacrificing Quality

There’s nothing like a furniture refresh to revive the spirit of a team that has been in and out of Zoom fatigue for the last three years. But whether you are renovating your office, expanding your footprint, or opening a new space, the cost to purchase and install brand new furniture can give any small- to medium-sized business sticker shock.

ROS Office Furniture has a solution that allows you to save money on office furniture without compromising on quality. Preowned furniture is the perfect way for offices that need furniture to suit their entire team, whether you have 20 employees or 200.


What Is Preowned Office Furniture?

Scrap the vision in your mind of cobwebbed plastic chairs and rusting metal dividers stacked in the corners of a dim warehouse somewhere, because that is absolutely not what we mean by preowned furniture.

Preowned furniture is high quality office furniture that looks brand new from the most regarded brands. Typically, Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies upgrade their furniture every five years in order to keep up with the latest trends in workspace configurations. To attract and recruit top-notch talent, they want the most up-to-date, clean, and aesthetically pleasing furniture… even if their “old stuff” is hardly used. Furniture manufacturers cater to the needs of these large corporations, frequently designing furniture that fits their desires for all needs, from open-flow concept to spaces designed for more privacy.

ROS acquires this furniture and resells it to customers like you, who are savvy enough to recognize high quality furniture and frugal enough to see the benefits of buying preowned. 

Choosing preowned furniture not only reduces your overall cost and refreshes your office aesthetic; it’s also the green choice, reducing furniture waste that can clutter up landfills.


Outfit Your Entire Building

Preowned furniture is also not a hodge-podge collection of mix-matched pieces you’ll have to find creative ways to configure. Because we acquire our preowned furniture from these Fortune 500 and 100 companies, we have hundreds of coordinated office cubicles, desks, chairs, conference tables, and more so that you are able to outfit your entire building with preowned furniture. And because these styles are often timeless and still fairly recent, they pair well with new furniture options, as well.

Although ROS is the largest preowned office furniture dealer in the Midwest, with furniture available from a variety of mainline manufacturers, there is always the chance we don’t have something specific you’re looking for in stock. That’s why we have access to a database of over 200 partner furniture dealers across the country that are more than willing to trade inventories with us to accommodate your specific furniture needs.


Hybrid Options

Many of our customers come to us with a specific look they’re going for. Some of their vision can be satisfied by selecting preowned furniture that saves them a lot of money, like high-end, ergonomic chairs. We are able to meet the rest of their needs by helping them select new pieces to complement their preowned choices, or vice versa. Whatever your vision is, we can help you find the right combination to achieve your goals and save you money at the same time.

ROS Office Furniture doesn’t have a contract with any single manufacturer, so we can mix and match and plug and play with a little of everything. Plus, we provide turn-key services—our quote is all-inclusive for installation, delivery, design, space planning, and so on. These other services are add-ons at other places.


Don’t Be Another Company’s “Little Fish”

The mainline manufacturers that are catering to the needs of Fortune 500 companies can’t give the same care and attention to smaller operations; their best sales team members are focused on the big fish. 

ROS focuses on serving businesses with 20-200 employees. You don’t have to feel like the little fish in a big pond, because you are our ideal customer. As a family-owned business, customer service is our highest priority.

Explore our gallery of new and preowned furniture to get a sense of what’s available to you and then reach out to the ROS Office Furniture team to capitalize on the value of high quality, preowned furniture. 

Outfit Your Office for Less: The Benefits of Choosing Preowned Office Furniture

Costs are rising everywhere these days. It’s likely that whatever office renovation or new build you’re in the process of completing is coming in over budget or significantly higher than you originally expected.

Here’s some good news for a change: preowned office furniture can significantly reduce your project costs, and you don’t have to sacrifice quality in the process. Skeptical? Here are the advantages to choosing preowned office furniture.


Same Quality of Furniture for Less

Purchasing brand-new office furniture is similar to buying a brand-new car, the minute it leaves the showroom, it loses hundreds or even thousands of dollars in value. The quality of the furniture (or car) didn’t change, but its status as “new” has changed.

The quality preowned office furniture available at ROS is generally 3-10 years old and in excellent condition. It is thoroughly cleaned and touched up prior to delivery. We’re always searching for the very best inventories across the country to provide the best options to our customers.


Quality Office Furniture Doesn’t Go Out of Style

It may be tempting to purchase lower quality, new office furniture, because even if it’s cheaply made, it seems like the most modern and stylish option out there. The truth is that quality office furniture doesn’t go out of style. Its durability, simplicity, and functionality is designed to outlast the ages. Quality office furniture doesn’t shape the atmosphere of your office, it provides you the flexibility to build and finesse your brand and office culture as it evolves, regardless of the style of furniture in your space.

With high quality preowned office furniture, you can invest more of your budget into those personal touches, like artwork, signage, and accessories, that truly capture the personality of your organization, leaving your quality office furniture to do the work it was intended to do: comfortably support and meet the needs of your employees for years to come.


No Backorders or Fulfillment Delays

While inflation and supply chain issues are driving up costs and creating delays all over the marketplace, preowned office furniture is just waiting for your order. Manufacturing delays, backorders, and other fulfillment issues can drastically impact your move-in date. All of our preowned office furniture inventory is on display and ready for selection, purchase, and delivery. We’ll even handle installation and help you with floor plan design so that you can get your team back to work in your new space asap.


Preowned Is the Green Choice

The sustainability movement isn’t a trend that’s going away. More and more organizations are recognizing the importance of conserving resources and making smart choices in every area of their business. When you purchase preowned office furniture, you actively reduce unnecessary waste and divert quality materials away from already overflowing landfills. 

We believe there’s no reason this excellent preowned office furniture shouldn’t see new life in a different office setting. Your pocketbook and our planet thank you.

If you’re in the market for new-to-you office furniture, ROS Office Furniture makes the office furniture buying experience seamless, easy, and efficient. We look forward to helping you select the best furniture options for your new office space!

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