How We Gave Exact Data The New Office They Deserve
The opportunity: Moving a client to a brand new space
When Exact Data, a marketing company in downtown Chicago, approached us about the look of their new office space, we saw the potential immediately. It would involve building 107 workstations, teardown of the new space’s furniture that they didn’t want, and moving furniture from their existing space into the new one.
On September 25, we reviewed the initial plans together. By November 16, their dream space was complete.
The challenges: Staying on task and solving variables
Anyone who’s ever moved before knows how big of a challenge it can be. Moving a company the size of Exact Data takes expertise. The team at Rieke managed the move at both the old and the new location.
Exact Data encountered a challenge during the move when they found out the electrical wouldn’t fit into the current plan. They would have to have to pull permits and drill into the floor, interrupting a 24/7 business below.
Instead, Rieke was able to change some workstations around to accommodate the electrical concerns. No permits needed to be pulled, no business was interrupted and Exact Data saved $12,000 in labor and materials.
The work: Efficient and eye-catching
Toni Gatz, our Account Manager on the Exact Data project, knew time was of the essence for Exact Data, so she proposed bringing in power partners like electricians and phone data. She then facilitated meetings to ensure we could fit the furniture into the existing electrical plan to avoid additional costs.
For materials, Rieke Senior Designer Carey Roy and the team used Catapult Runway Benching with mobile cushioned pedestals and Shaw carpeting in the elevator lobby area. Exact Data loved the ash finish of the catapult benching and how the pedestal cushions matched the company logo.
Colm Ronan, CFO/COO at Exact Data, graciously gave his feedback on the project.
“Purchasing office furniture is a sophisticated, multi-layered process. Design, budget, timing, delivery, installation and coordination with other trades needs expert, hands-on guidance to get the job done right – and that’s what we got from Rieke Office Interiors. Many thanks to Toni Gatz for pulling it all together. Looking forward to working with Toni and the Rieke Team on our next build-out.”
The feeling is mutual! We can’t wait to see all that Exact Data produces in their new space, and we’re excited to work with them again.
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