Monday, March 28, 2005

bfi Appoints Julie A. May Account Manager

NEW YORK, NY MARCH 28, 2005— Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi), one of the New York Metropolitan area’s largest office furniture dealerships, announced that Julie A. May has joined the Company as an account manager. Responsible for serving the New York Metro area, Julie will be providing bfi clients with interior design solutions including: Herman Miller products, furniture specification services, project management, storage and rental, as well as drawing from over 300 manufacturers to suit all budgets and conceptions.

Ms. May brings more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience to bfi, in addition to a strong educational background and freelance design career. As a sales and marketing manager at Information Builders, Inc. and as an account manager for the Vanstar Corporation, Julie has consistently surpassed sales and marketing goals. Throughout her career, Julie has worked with Fortune 1000 companies, grown sales in existing business accounts, and served as both designer and point-of-contact while freelancing with commercial, hospitality and residential architectural and interior design firms.

Julie A. May received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Hartford. She then began her interior design training at New York University and continued on to the Interior Design Professional Level Program at UCLA. Julie currently resides in Edgewater, New Jersey.

For over 50 years, Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi), has been a leader in furniture specification and furniture project management market. With offices in Elizabeth, Cranbury and Parsippany NJ; New York City and Melville, Long Island, bfi is a nationwide organization offering product and service procurement, delivery and installation, furniture inventory and reconfiguration services and 24/7 on-line customer service. Representing over 200 office furniture manufacturers and recognized as one of America’s largest Herman Miller, Inc. dealerships, bfi employs over 150 professionals serving a diverse customer base in the corporate, governmental, architectural and design and real estate sectors.

For more information, contact bfi’s Elizabeth, New Jersey headquarters at 908-355-3400 or visit www.bfionline.com.

bfi Renews Lease at its Parsippany Offices

COMPANY WILL RENOVATE SPACE AS A HIGH-TECH SHOWCASE

PARSIPPANY, NJ (MARCH 28, 2005) – Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi), one of the New York Metropolitan area’s largest office furniture dealerships, recently renewed its lease at 10 Lanidex Plaza West in Parsippany. CB Richard Ellis’ Sean Morley and Marc Trevisan represented bfi in this transaction.

“We are pleased to have renewed our lease in Parsippany and to be continuing to play a leadership role in the Morris County community,” commented Paul Gold, chief executive officer of bfi. “bfi plans to completely renovate this space and to create a technological showcase for furniture applications so that our customers are able to fully realize the breadth of furniture solutions available from bfi. We are pleased that this Parsippany space can also accommodate the substantial growth we are experiencing at bfi.”

The planned renovations at bfi include virtual showroom tours. Clients and prospects will have a unique opportunity to view the showrooms of the many manufacturers bfi represents. A state-of-the-art presentation screen suspended from the ceiling will take you on a virtual tour highlighting the furniture systems and options available through bfi.

The offices of bfi's chief executive officer and president will be equipped with contemporary, technology-oriented top-of-the-line wood furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass demountable walls. Their executive assistant's workstation will be done in the most current Herman Miller metallic finishes and contain overhead storage units with lift-assisted mechanisms. New state of the art carpet tiles line the floors.

For over 50 years, Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi) has been a leader in furniture specification and furniture project management markets. With offices in Elizabeth, Cranbury and Parsippany, New Jersey, New York City and Melville, Long Island, bfi is a nationwide organization offering product and service procurement, delivery and installation, furniture inventory and reconfiguration services and 24/7 on-line customer service. Representing over 200 office furniture manufacturers and recognized as one of America’s largest Herman Miller, Inc. dealerships, bfi employs over 150 professionals serving a diverse customer base in the corporate, governmental, architectural and design and real estate sectors.

For more information, contact bfi’s Elizabeth, New Jersey headquarters at 908-355-3400 or visit www.bfionline.com.