Servicing Pittsburgh, Ohio, and West Virginia


Working closely with Steelcase supplier AFD Contract Furniture out of New York City , CIS completed one of the most challenging projects in its history. Installing nearly 1500 workstations in an extremely condensed time frame. The CIS field staff worked around the clock nearly seven days a week to get this job done on time, within budget, and as designed. At the end of it all the project was completed with literally no punch list and of course a very happy end user client.


 City of Pittsburgh – NxtWall

When it comes to the installation of floor to ceiling pre–manufactured partitions, you better know what you are doing ! One wrong measurement or improper connection could create thousands of dollars of waste. At CIS our installers have the mechanical skills, intellect, and experience to successfully handle such complex installations.

Summa Technologies

In conjunction with the design team at R3A Architects and furniture supplier Continental Office Environments, CIS was pleased to have been selected as the installer for this high profile project. Quality workmanship was at a premium on this one!

Homewood Suites 

CIS successfully completed the installation of all guest room furniture, art work , public areas , and meeting spaces at the beautiful new Homewood Suites by Hilton. A true fast track project ,the installation was completed within a very short time frame thanks to a great effort by the CIS field staff and tremendous support from the project managers at Single Source Solution, LLC. Learn more about Homewood Suites by Hilton @


UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex – Mt. Lebanon Office Furniture

What an Honor for CIS Office Installers to have been selected as the primary installer by Mt. Lebanon Office Supply for their UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. This state-of-the-art facility combines clinical services, performance programs, sports medicine research and hockey skills & performance. It is also the primary training facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins. CIS received approximately (4) Tractor Trailer loads of offices, files, seating, and miscellaneous accessories. Ninety percent of the furniture was flat packed (knockdown) which require extra special attention in staging and assembly. when it was all said and done the punch-list was minuscule and the customer was thrilled!

Mansfield University – American Seating Company

CIS, a certified American Seating installer, was selected to handle the assemble and installation of over (900) AMSECO Stellar 280 auditorium seats. This project also presented a challenge in layout and staging which was overcome by the CIS team. Precision and quality are not just “buzz words” at CIS, They are the foundation of everything we do!

GSA Veteran’s Administration Project

The photos below represent just a small portion of the responsibilities that CIS was assigned for the new GSA Veteran’s Administration Office and Patient Care Facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Led by CIS Project Managers Jim Gilmore and Jerry Hatok, the CIS team installed 90 patient rooms (which included beds, dressers, mirrors, night stands, and accessories), 287 office workstations, hundreds of wall mounted pieces of art (including a ceiling hung mobile which was forty five feet off the ground), along with all of the common area furnishings and shelving. This five month installation showcased the depth and skills of the CIS field staff.

Goodwill Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporate Headquarters

CIS in support of Business Interiors by Staples and Architectural Firm Strada & Associates, was selected as the prime contractor to retrieve inventory and install over 200 workstations of donated Haworth Systems Furniture. With the historical charitable efforts of Goodwill setting the tone, the CIS, B.I. & Strada teams sourced furniture from multiple locations throughout the continental United States. CIS sent out crews to disassemble workstations, pack trucks, and return product back to Pittsburgh for installation.  The folks at B.I. & Strada worked diligently on all field dimensions and space planning so that the Haworth furniture would not only look great but that it would also function effectively. With the tremendous logistical support of Construction Managers, Burns & Scalo, along with Goodwill’s own project staff this installation was not only completed on time but over $250,000 in savings was realized.



CIS was selected by Business Interiors for the initial installation of the new Allsteel Stride product line at Stemnion, Pittsburgh, PA.  Working closely with Business Interiors Account Executive Maureen Malick and Designer Erica Wetzel, another first class installation was achieved.

Continental / Herman Miller

In one of the greatest achievements in company history, CIS received, staged, and installed 183 “Herman Miller Vivo” workstations over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. In order to accommodate the customer’s schedule, CIS employees worked all three shifts – “around the clock”, until completion. CIS finished this project “On Time, Within Budget, and As Designed!” CIS president, Jim Graf credits the success of this job to having employees with great attitudes, superior skills, and devotion to CIS.  The workers knew the commitment made to customer and supported management with unquestionable work ethics. Our success was also achieved by the help of Continental Office Environment of Pittsburgh (Herman Miller dealership). We would like to thank them for their project management, support, and unwavering trust.  Below are a few photographs of this project.

Youngstown State University Stadium

Though we are known as CIS Office Installers, we actually do a lot more than that. For years, CIS has been certified in the trade of auditorium seating installation; however, we had never handled an outdoor sport stadium…until now! Neither rain, sleet, nor snow could prevent an expert crew of CIS installers led by Jimmy Gilmore, from replacing nearly 2,000 seats at Youngstown State University Football Stadium.  Working closely with Frank Turco of Indoff, Inc. and Manufacturer American Seating, CIS completed the job on time, within budget, and as designed.  With new seats now in place, the fans at Youngstown State University can sit in comfort in style.

Penn State University Outreach

CIS was subcontracted by prominent Office Furniture and Supply Dealership Nittany Office of State College, PA.  Nittanys’ project team of Randy Smith and Sam Stitzer selected CIS because of their resources and experience with major projects.  CIS Field Supervisor Keith Tygielski has led an efficient team of CIS installers charged with receiving, staging, and installing over 300 Allsteel workstations in less than four weeks. That’s fast track! Allsteel, Nittany Office, and CIS Office Installers have joined forces to deliver a first class quality project for their client Penn State Outreach. See photos below.


Moderne Glass Office Renovation Project

CIS, along with the design team from Facilitation Inc., was tasked with one of its most challenging projects to date. Over a period of just three short weekends, (80) old Steelcase 9000 workstations had to be completely replaced while new carpet squares were being installed; needless to say, it took a tremendous amount of coordination and dedication by everyone involved to achieve success.