Atlanta furniture dealer buys Jacksonville’s OE&S  | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

Atlanta furniture dealer buys Jacksonville’s OE&S  | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville-based office furnishings supplier Office Environments & Services announced Dec. 16 it is being acquired by Office Images Inc., with the transfer of ownership effective Jan.1.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Based in Atlanta, Office Images has provided furniture and architectural solutions to commercial, government and health care clients since 1985.

CEO Bryan Roberts and Executive Vice President Jim Staiti own the company.

Led by owner and President E. Zimmermann Boulos, OE&S has been a commercial furniture dealer in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida for more than six decades.

“I have a lot of respect for Bryan Roberts, Jim Staiti and Office Images and believe our combined operations will mean even better days ahead for OE&S,” Boulos said in a news release. He remains as president.

“My dad built this family business and I could not have succeeded in maintaining his high standards without the loving support of my wife, Terry, and my daughter, Meredith.”

“I admire Zim’s business acumen and leadership and am thrilled he will continue to lead the team as President. I look forward to working together to grow OE&S,” Roberts said in the release.

Founded in 1955, OE&S has 28 employees.

The locations of the OE&S showroom on San Marco Boulevard and its warehouse in North Jacksonville will remain unchanged. All managers and staff will be retained in the same or similar roles, Roberts said.

Boulos cited what his family’s business has allowed him to do in addition to selling office furnishings.

“I take a lot of pride in what we contributed to the community with the tree planting projects, the renovation of San Marco Square and the addition of eight pieces of outdoor sculpture there, as well as the opportunity the company gave me to become an international soccer referee for FIFA and officiate in Major League Soccer, the 1996 pre-Olympics tournament, and the preliminary rounds of the 1994 and 1998 World Cup,” Boulos said.

Boulos’s community involvement includes havign chaired the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission.

“Jacksonville is a great and growing city and this new arrangement will position OI and OE&S to prosper with it in the years ahead.”

Serving the Atlanta business community and Fortune 500 companies nationwide, Office Images expanded into Nashville in 2019.

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