NBS Blog: Commercial Interiors

Bring them back together with ancillary spaces

March 15, 2021

Ancillary Spaces: Bring Them Back to Something Better

Many office workers have gotten used to working in some pretty homey environments over the last year—in many cases, their actual homes. As they come back to the office, ancillary spaces with home-like touches can go a long way towards making the workplace return more comfortable. But how do you make these shared spaces safe […]

March 2, 2021

A Year of Togetherness

While living through a crisis has not been easy on anyone, it has caused people and organizations to think about our shared humanity and what we want to achieve together. The longing to physically be together again has led us to choosing togetherness as our theme for the year. We are hopeful 2021 will bring […]

February 3, 2021

You Need a Media Wall. Here’s Why.

A great meeting room is the heart of your organization. It’s a place to come together, collaborate, and share both digital and analog information. And with a remote or semi-remote workforce here to stay, it also has to bring office-based and home-based team members together. How do you accomplish all that? A well-designed media wall […]

January 27, 2021

To Get People Back to the Office, Focus on Safety First

A significant portion of the workforce has been working from home for most of a year. What is it going to take to get them all back in the office? If we want workers to feel enthusiastic about their return to a shared work environment, managers have to start thinking about the fundamentals—starting with safety. […]

January 6, 2021

Tips to Improve Your Work From Home Experience

Shared by Jennifer Ramon, NBS Human Resources Administrator   We have all had our struggles with adapting to working from home, whether it involves technology, our working environment or just missing the interaction with other team members. Here are some ideas to improve your work from home experience: When you need to get heads-down / […]

November 9, 2020

Safer, Smarter & Faster with NBS

Not only have companies needed to adapt post the pandemic, but our workspaces need to as well. It’s time to create safe and compelling spaces that will drive people to choose the office over remote locations to work. Enhanced technology for virtual collaboration, spaces that encourage innovation and connection, areas for focus and concentration, these […]

July 27, 2020

What I Miss Most About The Office

Written by Charity Hogrefe, General Manager – Toledo NBS Commercial Interiors   In our industry the question of “Does the office still matter?” is now an almost daily conversation.  As both an interior designer and branch manager of our Toledo office, I felt passionate to share my thoughts on this subject and the impact it […]

July 2, 2020

NBS Earns 2019 Steelcase Premier Partner Award

We are proud to announce our status as a nine-time recipient of the Steelcase Premier Partner award! This prestigious distinction is awarded yearly to the top Steelcase dealers who have proven success in market share growth, client satisfaction, financial strength, and investment in their people and communities. This year, the award has been earned by 42 […]

June 24, 2020

NBS has Returned to the Office Because Space Still Matters!

As governments begin to lift stay-at-home restrictions, organizations are planning, and even starting, to welcome their employees back into the office. A big consideration is around the speed at which people should be brought back to the workplace – and this is being done with a greater emphasis on employee wellbeing and safety. For many, […]

June 11, 2020

Purchasing Solutions to Support Working From Home

The coronavirus pandemic forced much of the workforce to work from home full time and it’s a new reality organizations are coming to terms with. Some of us were experienced and equipped to make this transition, but many of us were thrown into this new way of working without the proper office set up we […]

March 26, 2020

3 Ways to Keep Remote Teams Connected

Excerpts taken from Steelcase’s 360 articles on remote working – Breaking Down the Distance Barrier and Suddenly Working from Home? As businesses around the country respond to the global health crisis and put measures in place to keep their employees safe, the ability to work remotely has become more important than ever. The challenge is […]

March 9, 2020

Giving Thanks & Showing Gratitude

It seems now more than ever, taking a moment to give thanks and show gratitude can make a big difference in someone’s day. We are taking pause and reflecting on the amazing people and blessings in our lives. To show thanks and gratitude to our clients, vendor partners, families, friends and co-workers we are reaching […]

January 28, 2020

Ancillary Spaces: A Top Trend for 2020

CEOs are focused on growth, innovation and culture. To attract the best and brightest, companies should consider what message their workplace is portraying. Does it reflect the culture they strive for? Does it support and inspire their team to do their best work? Does it offer spaces to collaborate and build trust? Ancillary furniture is […]

December 16, 2019

Caring for our People, Community & Environment

We explored all aspects of wellness in 2019 from physical and mental wellbeing, to environmental, community and financial wellbeing. Our “NBS Cares” campaign aimed to encourage us as a company and individually to better ourselves, even if it was just a small first step in the right direction. Although not a priority for only 2019, […]

December 12, 2019

NBS Unleashes Fur + Furniture 2020 Calendar

A round of appaws for the star pets making our calendar + supporting the community The love and enthusiasm people have for their pets never ceases to amaze us! For the second time, NBS launched a casting call among metro Detroit Real Estate and Architectural & Design firms looking for photogenic pets to take part […]

October 30, 2019

NBS Showroom Renovation: The Big Reveal!

We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our Troy headquarters renovation for 2019. Walking through the front doors the space takes on a whole new life – color, texture, architectural elements and a variety of worksettings greet you. The expansion and renovation began earlier this year to support our growing team and consolidation of […]

October 30, 2019

More Ancillary Choices with Less Headache

New ways of working have driven demand for different kinds of spaces at work. With these spaces comes an exciting time for end users and designers to access so many different ancillary products, options and choices to create unique and welcoming areas that blur the edges of home and work. The challenge is once you’ve […]

August 27, 2019

NBS Makes Crain’s Cool Places to Work List for the Third Year in a Row!

This is the seventh year Crain’s Detroit has produced the Cool Places to Work list, highlighting companies that, according to their employees, go above and beyond in putting a focus on workplace culture. A third-party firm assessed the ratings and comments, compared against all applicants, and then determined the top 100. Learn more about the […]

June 25, 2019

The Coolest New Products at NeoCon 2019

This year at NeoCon over 500 commercial design manufacturers from around the world came together to showcase their innovative new products. They compete to stand out and draw a buzz among visitors and exhibitors. After exploring the Merchandise Mart for three days, I’ve put together what I thought were some of the coolest new products […]

June 24, 2019

Top Three Industry Trends at NeoCon 2019

Shared by Michael Naert, Workplace Associate   1. Solving for lack of privacy and noise distraction  NeoCon featured a wide array of different and innovative products to shape how we work in the office.  With offices becoming more open and more collaborative, finding space to complete heads down work and avoid distractions has become an […]

June 20, 2019

Top Three Steelcase Trends At NeoCon 2019

Shared by Dave Seidl, New Business Development   Members of the NBS team had the opportunity to attend NeoCon this year, the annual commercial design conference in Chicago. As always, it was a time filled with lots of fun, food and great design. As a distributor of Steelcase products, NBS is always working to stay […]

June 4, 2019

NBS Earns 2018 Steelcase Premier Partner

NBS has been named a 2018 Steelcase Premier Partner recipient for the seventh consecutive year in a row – placing us in the top 5% of dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada. NBS is among only 29 Steelcase dealers to receive the honor and one of only three to receive it for seven years in […]

May 23, 2019

Troy Showroom Renovation: 90 Day Progress

Work on our showroom expansion began in February—and at ninety days into the project, we are wrapping up the second phase of our renovation. This included a 4,000 sq. ft. buildout into our existing warehouse by our own NBS Construction Team.   Over the last few months, they have been working diligently demolishing walls, adding […]

February 20, 2019

NBS Cares: 2019 Wellness Campaign

Wellbeing is a buzz word popping up all over workplaces. What does a focus on wellbeing do for employees and what kinds of activities are possible? NBS is exploring all aspects of wellness in 2019, from physical and mental wellbeing, to environmental, community and financial wellbeing. Our “NBS Cares” campaign aims to encourage team members […]