Friday, March 30, 2012

Environments Plus: What We Do - The OnX Enterprise Solutions Installation


Mark and I love our Environments Plus technology clients.

Here are some photos from our recent install for OnX Enterprise Solutions and their new Irvine, California office:

We installed Allsteel Stations for OnX - great office space for all of their great employees at their new office location.

Here are some more photos:

I think this installation went really well and it looks great.

If you are in the market for a new office installation or need help relocating an existing office, please contact Mark or me at Environments Plus - Your Office Furniture Solution.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Environments Plus: What We Do - Installation for CoreLogic in Carlsbad, California

CoreLogic Corporation - Information at Its Best

Mark and I had the opportunity to do this installation for the CoreLogic Corporation in Carlsbad, California.

CoreLogic provides high-value information, analytics and business services.  They are a leading provider of financial, property and consumer information. Products and services offered include loan-safe fraud manager, final check, comprehensive data, and expert analysis.

Here are some photos:

A small conference table

A larger conference table

We, also, set up some lobby furniture and office cubicles:

We do it all at Environments Plus.

If you need a custom install, or a complete office relocation and re-installation, we at Environments Plus are Your Office Furniture Solution.

Give us a call.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Environments Plus: What We Do - Seismic Anchorage and Retrofitting Systems

Environments Plus Seismic Anchorage

This is another installment of what we do here at Environments Plus.

In earthquake prone Southern California, we are very sensitive to our work in seismic anchorage and retrofitting systems to better sustain an earth tremor event.

EPI can help bring your building up to current city and state building code requirements by cost-effectively retrofitting your existing systems.

Many changes have been made and continue to be made in seismic codes due to the lessons learned from recent earthquake experiences.

We carefully analyze our clients' existing sysems vis-a-vis the most current application code requirements and recommend for their approval the best retrofitting solutions available.

Some of the services that we offer are:

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • T-bar ceiings and lights
  • Bulk Medical Gas Systems
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Window Safety Film
If you would like us to review your seismic needs and evaluate your building code requirements for earthquake safety, give us a call at Environments Plus - Your Office Furniture Solution.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Environments Plus: What We Do - Design Services

Today, I thought I would continue describing what we do at Environments Plus - We offer Design Services for our clients.

Environments Plus offers design and specification services. We have the expertise to provide strategic programming, development of space plans and translation of layout for product specification counts and installation drawings.

We use Autocad 2005 and GIZA for space planning development and design configurations. CAP Specifier, a furniture specification program is used for the creation of product counts, and bill of materials. All design is prepared in-house giving us the ability to meet customer needs in a timely fashion, including full size drawings.

And, we work along side architects to promote design with LEED in mind.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

With nearly 9 billion square feet of building space participating in the suite of rating systems and 1.6 million feet certifying per day around the world, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated --- from individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED works throughout a building's  life cycle.

I will have more on LEED and some samples of our work in future posts.

Remember, whether it is environmentally sensitive design or office relocations, Environments Plus is Your Office Furniture Solution.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Environments Plus: We Are Looking to Hire Installers and Drivers

We are always looking for good employees at Environments Plus.

Mark and I would like to hire some installers and/or a drivers.

This is a great job for college students!

Here are some of the requirements for the jobs and a physical exam, plus a drug test will be required.

1.      Valid California driver’s license.
2.      Reliable transportation to and from work site.
3.      Communication skills with the office
4.      Must be reliable, keeping a good attendance record.
5.      Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented at the work site and all paperwork.
6.      Must learn basic product handling:
  1. Loading and unloading of trucks
  2. Un-cartooning product
  3. Staging product
  4. Trashing cartons and packaging
  5. Return trash to legal dump site.
7.      Consistently uses equipment correctly:
8.      Is able to protect a job site prior to installation (elevators, floors, walls, etc.), unassisted
9.      Cleaning and detailing furniture
6.   Understanding of staging of product
7.   Ability to effectively install cased goods (leveled and details)
8.   Use correct tool for each application.
9.    Consistently installs and levels at consistent and efficient pace: frames, panels, electrical          
       connections, tiles and components.
10.   Understand proper methods to protect cased goods furniture when moving and loading.
11.   Moving, placing boxes on and off dollies
12.   Understanding install and move drawing
13.   Disconnect, reconnect and handling of PC’s
14.     Knowledge of all Haworth/Knoll products and parts.
15.     Wear proper dress attire (see dress code)
16.     Ability to detail, level and gang files and install counterweights
17.     Must learn basic warehouse procedure
a.       Organization
b.      Understand and maintain warehouse procedures
18.     Driver’s rack
a.       Proper use of furniture pads
b.       Proper manner in which to fold and store pads
c.       Proper maintenance and upkeep of driver’s rack

If you meet these requirements and want a job with our company , we would be happy to have you contact us.

Please contact Ed Larkin at 805-375-5727 Ext 103.

Environments Plus: A Women's Business Enterprise

Did you know that Environments Plus is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise? Yes, we are.

Environments Plus, Inc., a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, has been providing logistics support, design layout and project management services in Southern California since 1989. Regina manages many aspects of the company including human resources, accounting and inventory management. Mark began his furniture industry career nearly three decades ago with an independent installation firm in Northern California. Starting as an installer, he progressed to project management and quickly became the operations manager for a large contract furniture dealership.

Over the past 22 years, Regina and Mark Cordell have evolved Environments Plus into a comprehensive furniture services company. Their experience provides a broad view of customer service requirements and an understanding of dealer and end user needs that enables Environments Plus to achieve high levels of client satisfaction.

Mark and me:

So, if you need any of the following services:

Look at our website or give Mark or me a call at Environments Plus - We Are Your Office Furniture Solution.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Environments Plus: What We Do - Installation at LA Realty

Mark and I enjoy our company, Environments Plus and we get to work for some excellent clients, like L.A. Realty Partners.

Although, here is a photo of the installed conference table...

we moved and installed their entire office.

If you need a custom install, or a complete office relocation and re-installation, we at Environments Plus are Your Office Furniture Solution.

Give us a call.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Environments Plus: What We Do - Custom Installation at Ventura Rabobank America

Here is a custom work installation we at Environments Plus did for the recently relocated Ventura Branch of Rabobank today.

Look at our installation of this wide 84 inch projection screen:

And, here are a couple of photos of the projector/projection system itself.

So, whether it is a custom projection system for your business, or a complete office relocation, please give Mark or me a call at Environments Plus - Your Office Furniture Solution .

Monday, March 12, 2012

Environments Plus: A Proud Member of the Facilities Services Network

Did you know that Mark and my company, Environments Plus is a member of the Facilities Services Network - which promotes best practices in contract furniture and facility services?

When it’s your goal to be an industry leader, you want the best resources and feedback you can find. That’s why we formed Facilities Services Network.

Collectively focusing on best practices, we work with and learn from the best in our own and related fields. We consistently set new benchmarks for performance and value in the management, installation and care of contract furniture.

Call any one of us to tap into the group’s expertise. We’ll be happy to discuss your requirements and connect you with the FSN member company in the best position to serve you.

Here is the Envionment's Plus page at the FSN website:

Above are the services, we provide at Environments Plus.

So, give Mark or me a call - We Are Your Office Furniture Solution.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Environments Plus: What We Do - Office Warehousing, Delivery and Inventory Management

This will be another installment of what we do here at Environments Plus.

Warehousing and Delivery

We have an extensive warehouse centrally located in Southern California where we can receive, store and deliver furniture. Our warehouse personnel are experts at handling and storing products eliminating the chance of damage. Additionally, they are required to be very detailed about receiving and documenting shipments. Our drivers and delivery crews are experienced in loading trucks and transporting products to your office locations. It is our standard to have on-time deliveries and a high level of customer service to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Inventory Management

With the ability to warehouse and inventory furniture, we offer many clients the ability to store and manage their assets in a cost effective way. We provide not only professional storage, but also accurate computer generated inventory reports using, ProjectWorks one of the industry’s more sophisticated asset management software packages. Your product is being stored properly and documented and in our real-time database.

We ensure that all products are correctly identified and inspected when received, documented when moved and maintained in a secure location that is recorded as part of our inventory management process.

So, if your company, whether large or small, needs a temporary location for your entire office or just a portion, give Mark and me a call at Environments Plus - Your Office Furniture Solution.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Environments Plus: What We Do - Gilmore Bank

Here is a custom work job we at Environments Plus did for Gilmore Bank in La Canada.

What do you think of this mural on the VAULT?

No, we didn't do the mural or make the vault, but we did make and install this custom conference table.

Here are a couple more views of our work:

Whether it is a custom table, an office furniture installation or a complete office relocation, give Mark or me a call at Environments Plus - Your Office Furniture Solution .