CASE STUDY: Grace Community Church
Grace Community is a multi-site church and K-12 School in Tyler, Texas, two hours west of Dallas. The growing church has multiple ministries and was quickly outgrowing its office space. It became clear that a new office space for the church was necessary, yet the budget was tight, leading Grace Community staff to assume that the only option for office furniture was to buy used.
Luckily, a local dealer rep is a member of Grace Community Church and suggested the AIS cooperative contract, available through OMNIA Partners, which is specifically tailored for non-profits. Church officials began meeting with the dealer and AIS rep on a weekly basis to discuss and refine the layout, create supportive product applications, and choose fabrics and finishes. The result was a cohesive, flexible space.
Grace Community Church prides itself on the teams that make both the church and the school successful. In order to create an environment that fostered this teamwork and collaboration, flexibility and mobility features in the furnishings were key. By purchasing furniture solutions from AIS through OMNIA Partners, Grace Community Church was able to create the desired continuity among all spaces, as well as the flexibility to change the space as needed. The new open offices encourage discussion between employees, and meeting spaces are adaptable. Tables with mobile options were chosen so that the space could easily change to meet the needs of various teams who use it daily.
In the end, Grace Community Church received more than they anticipated - new, functional furniture that met their specific needs at a price that fell within their budget, thanks to the OMNIA Partners contract.
"By using a Cooperative Contract, Grace Community was able to get competitively-bid pricing
using a national contract available to non-profits"
- Lisa Cronan, Dealer Sales Representative
About AIS & OMNIA Partners
Available through OMNIA Partners, Nonprofit Sector, AIS provides well-designed, affordable office furniture made with care in the USA and shipped and installed with speed and efficiency. Through OMNIA Partners, AIS offers a wide variety of solutions including Calibrate Storage, Day-to-Day Fixed and Flip-top Training Tables, Upton Task seating, and more. Click below to learn more about furniture solutions from AIS & OMNIA Partners today!