COFCO continues to grow into the DC market

May 1, 2019

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Washington, DC – – COFCO is proud to announce their newest acquisition of CHL Business Interiors, a full-service contract office furniture dealership based in Washington D.C. CHL becomes the newest branch of COFCO following COFCO’s acquisition of Annapolis-based PBI in January of 2019. The CHL team has extensive industry experience and an outstanding reputation with their loyal governmental and business clients.

Mary Hoover, President of CHL explains, “After doing business in DC for the past 43 years, I felt it only natural to pass the baton on to Joan Waters and COFCO. COFCO’s authenticity, integrity, and commitment to its clients seamlessly aligns with CHL’s culture and values. I am excited and confident that COFCO will take what we’ve established and grow the business exponentially, as they have done so successfully in Philadelphia for over 70 years.”

The COFCO brand has been built on a foundation of core values that were important to David Einstein who founded the company 73 years ago in Philadelphia. As leadership has transitioned to Alan Einstein and to current CEO, Joan Waters, the dedication to maintaining the culture David had established has never wavered. The four tenets of the COFCO philosophy: authenticity, passion, solutions driven, and a focus on leadership are why, as COFCO grows, they continue to satisfy their clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Bringing CHL into the COFCO family has myriad benefits that have exciting potential to bring increased value to their clients. The “new” COFCO team will have more experienced members with decades of combined experience.  COFCO is looking forward to expanding their ability to service the government sector in all locations while better servicing non-government clients, including healthcare, in the DC metro market. “In addition to their talented staff and committed clients, bringing CHL into COFCO allows us to build the COFCO and Allsteel brand throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We can now bring clients from Princeton down to Virginia Beach outstanding furniture solutions from all COFCO locations”, says Joan.

Joan adds “I feel unbelievably lucky to have the opportunity to follow behind Mary and Frank. CHL has built an outstanding reputation of providing exceptional service to their clients which aligns very well with COFCO and our goal to exceed our clients’ expectations every time. We have huge shoes to fill but will work hard every day to live up to the legacy Frank and Mary leave behind.”