Bob’s Discount Furniture Announces Grand Opening of New Headquarters in Manchester, CT
MANCHESTER, Conn. – October 23, 2017 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, the leading furniture retailer dedicated to untouchable values, today announced the opening of its new headquarters and corporate campus on Tolland Turnpike in Manchester, CT.
The new 103,000 square-foot, three- story building will be the home of over 200 Bob's Discount Furniture employees and provide additional office space for growth over the next 25 years. The new headquarters is equipped with LED lighting, a full-service cafeteria and dining room, and a training facility. Bob's worked with many local companies to complete this campus: Waterstone, developer; Cramer & Levine, architect; and FIP Construction Inc., general contractor.
'The opening of our new corporate campus marks an exciting time for Bob’s and is a big step as we continue to expand across the country,' said Bob Kaufman, co-founder and president emeritus of Bob’s Discount Furniture. 'We are thrilled to have been able to keep our current headquarters in a town that has been very supportive to us over the years and to have worked with many local companies to see our vision come to life.'
Bob's celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony with local officials and town employees, Bob's employees, and partners that worked on the renovations. During the ceremony, the Bob's Outreach team presented executives of Save the Children with a donation of $65,000 as part of their ongoing charitable initiatives.
In addition to the new building, Bob's completed renovations, both to the interior and exterior, of its existing store on the corporate campus. Local construction firm, Fortunato Construction Group, completed these updates.
About Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob's Discount Furniture provides a wide variety of quality furnishings – including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, mattresses and home accents - at everyday low prices. The stores also offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience featuring cafes in each store with free gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob's has built strong customer loyalty by offering the highest-value home furnishings at the lowest possible prices. With 89 furniture stores located throughout New England, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 12th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Bob's is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. In addition, the Bob's Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob's charitable programs, visit Bob's Cares, follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and on Facebook.