NBS Blog

Don’t Move, Improve: Add Space Without Relocating

Shared by NBS Construction Solutions Architect, John Gabriel Often companies find themselves in a predicament where they are expanding to the point where they are out of available space. Traditionally, their options were to either move or build an addition to their existing building. The cost of this however is very high and the time to […]

May is National Pet Month!

May is National Pet Month!  It’s a month long celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives – and vice versa. In the spirit of National Pet Month, here are some ways you can support pets in need and do more for your own pet.  Adopt: If you’re looking to add a pet to your family, […]

NBS Pet Story: A Dog’s Choice

Losing a pet is losing a member of your family. Breanna Golda, one of our Troy designers, recently lost their family dog Diesel and she fondly remembers the day they brought him home almost 11 years ago. “They day we got him [Diesel] we were originally going to get one of his brothers. The lady […]

Workplace Real Estate: Connected + Hardworking

Smart and connected work environments perform harder for organizations compared to traditional workspaces. Walls are no longer just space dividers. They can embed technology, lighting and other work tools to ramp up collaboration and leverage more vertical real estate. Additionally, power access is no longer limited to the perimeter of a space. We understand how […]

NBS Unleashes our 2017 Pet Campaign!

After a long day at work, a pet is always there to greet you. They are our loyal companions, stress relievers and entertainers. This year we are dedicating time, resources and love to the animals in our lives and community. To kick things off, we are celebrating National “Love your Pet” day this Monday, February […]

A Reason To Clean: Winter’s Snow + Salt Is Here

Winter is in full swing and that means ice melts or “de-icers” are being deposited on roads and sidewalks. These melting compounds can wreak havoc on your carpet and other flooring in vestibules and entryways. Over time soils can build up and get trapped.   Our trained Commercial Cleaning Solutions team has the tools and […]

Spark New Learning- Apply Today to Transform Your Classroom

Are you an educator or know someone who is? For the third year, Steelcase Education is awarding up to fifteen schools grants valued at $65,000 (grades 6 – 12, colleges and universities) to create active learning centers. Steelcase has partnered with educators to rethink today’s classrooms to make them more engaging, flexible and innovative through […]

4.0 Volunteer Challenge Success: 825 Hours!

Wow! Our team members across all five locations went above and beyond, donating and volunteering their time to the causes and organizations that speak to them. From their efforts, NBS surpassed our initial 700 hour goal with a new total of 825 hours, and that number is still growing!  Over the holidays the NBS team […]

Practicing Mindfulness

Shared by Designer, Shawney Anderson 3 minutes: How frequently the average office worker is interrupted or distracted 23 minutes: How long it takes to return to a task after being interrupted 8: Average number of windows open on a worker’s computer at the same time 30: Average number of times per hour office workers check their email […]

4.0 Volunteer Challenge Update: 723 hours

We did it! We reached our 4.0 Volunteer Challenge company goal of volunteering 700 hours in 2016! September and October were big months for us and many of our team members took part in group organized volunteer activities. In September, our Audiovisual Solutions team donated their time to the Troy Family Daze community event. Volunteer jobs […]

Game Changing Upgrades for Steelcase’s Answer System

Multiple Options, Major Impact When’s the last time you upgraded your workspace? If you’d like to give your current Answer Panel System a functional boost, and at the same time make your office a more interesting place to work, than check out these three brilliant ideas. Back Painted Glass Skins are beautiful and beneficial. They […]

Welcome to the NBS Block Party!

Don’t you love a neighborhood block party? It’s a time when your community can come together to connect and socialize. We have taken this concept and turned it into our own weekly gathering! Our Troy team members are actually organized into “neighborhoods” depending on the market they support. With busy schedules and workloads, we thought these […]

Privacy: Thinking Beyond Four Walls

Shared by Workplace Specialist, Jessica Merchant Most of my career has been client facing. Meeting with clients weekly and hosting them at work events or other social engagements. I am a mobile worker in a sales role, I must be an extrovert, right? Well, I am not. While I have similar qualities of an ambivert […]

[re]ocon 2016: Can You Dig It?

Last week our showroom was bustling with over 250 guests experiencing the latest in commercial furniture, floorcovering, textiles, AV and construction products.  Our annual [re]ocon event brings the best of NeoCon and InfoComm to our clients and industry peers.  The all day event incorporated our 40th anniversary with Steelcase and featured throwback music, food and decor.  Some of our […]

4.0 Volunteer Challenge Update: 346 hours

We are excited to share that our team is HALF WAY to achieving our 4.0 Challenge Volunteering goal!  Across all of our locations, team members are continuing to commit their time to a variety of causes including hunger, youth, housing and community outreach.   In June, our Great Lakes Bay Region was recognized for their contribution of 9 volunteers, […]

Removing Barriers to High Performance Workspaces: Walls That Support Growth and Change

Organizations today work differently, move faster, adapt more quickly. So how can work environments keep pace? With demountable, or modular wall systems, a workplace can be more flexible. Demountable walls can be reconfigured to expand, contract or rearrange a floor plan in ways that traditional framed walls cannot match in terms of both efficiency and […]

4.0 Volunteer Challenge- 3,606 Meals Donated!

Last Saturday, on a cool summer morning, our team members and NBS truck were ready and waiting to collect food and donations for Gleaner’s Fill the Fridge mission.  We are excited to share that our Troy food drive was a success!  Thank you to everyone who donated to our team page, dropped off food, bottled waters and made […]

4.0 Volunteer Challenge- NBS Food Drive July 16th!

With summer vacation upon us, nearly 300,000 children who rely on free or reduced-fee meals from their school may be going home to an empty fridge.  To support Gleaner’s fill the fridge campaign, NBS will be hosting a food drive in our Troy front parking lot on Saturday, July 16th from 8am – 12pm.   Location: NBS […]

NeoCon 2016: What’s Next — Inspiration for the Way We Work Today

All eyes were on Chicago this month for NeoCon, a creative hub for innovation and inspiration. So what’s the latest? Here’s a quick take on some trending ideas from our vendor-partner Steelcase: The smart and connected workspace—and how to know if a space works Informal and authentic design sensibilities that are keeping it real The […]

NeoCon 2016: Retro Residential + Collaboration Space

NeoCon 2016 was filled with color and comfort this year!  Stepping into the Chicago Merchandise Mart, there was an air of fun, informal and retro flair to the showroom exhibits.  Warm wood tones, copper, and succulents galore created a throwback experience.   Collaboration and connectivity are still widespread themes.  Lounge seating with was found with integrated power, […]

Steelcase: It’s In Our Blood

Shared by Interior Designer, Angela Dabbs You might think that the above photo was completely staged.  You might even think that it took a lot of planning and coordination, but the truth is actually much simpler. On May 5th, 2016, we hosted an Open House at our beautiful new Bay City office.  It was a long […]

5 Takeaways from Steelcase’s New Global Report

Shared by Senior Workplace Specialist, Heather Greene Insights from Steelcase’s Global Engagement Report, studying 17 Countries and over 12,000 Workers If you work in an office today, it might not come as a surprise that the office of the future is still some ways off. Steelcase embarked on an unprecedented global study, partnering with IPSOS, […]

4.0 Volunteer Challenge Update: 95 hours

Since launching our 4.0 Volunteer Challenge two months ago, NBS team members have put in over 95 hours of volunteer time! We are at 13% of our 700 hour goal, and there are many opportunities to give back on the horizon.  Our Great Lakes Bay Region and Metro Detroit locations are planning a Habitat for Humanity […]

The Perfect Cover Up

Step Up to the Newest Floating Floors The best flooring ideas match durability and convenience with beautiful design. Case in point – the floating floor. Laid directly over an existing floor without any adhesive, installation requires virtually no prep work — even for minor imperfections in the old floor. With no adhesives to cure, you […]

@40 Stories- Projector Presentation

Shared by Workplace Specialist, Mike Swales Back in the early 1980’s, myself, the owner of our Steelcase dealership at the time, and a Steelcase sales rep were all in Houston, TX for a sales presentation at the Steelcase showroom.  I remember preparing the night before in the hotel room for our sales pitch to Ford Aerospace. […]