Industry: Private Business

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

NBF Account Executive: Deb McDermott

Furniture Collections Used: DMI Pimlico & Symphony Seating


The reception area creates a customer's first impression of your business, so when the waiting room of Schroeder Industries became cluttered and worn, the owners knew it was time for an update. Enter National Business Furniture account executive Deb McDermott. As an account executive for the Pittsburgh, she knows what businesses in the area need to attract new customers and keep the old.

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A Greeting Space to Be Proud Of

Plain walls and dreary furniture made the old Schroeder Industries reception area a cold, dull place to be. To coordinate with the warm wood tone of the flooring, McDermott helped Susan Bernola, HR Generalist with Schroeder Industries, select a reception desk and filing cabinet in a warm espresso color from DMI's Pimlico collection. To coordinate with the modern glass panels of the desk, striking waiting room seating and end tables from the NBF Signature Series Symphony collection was added to help elevate the look of the space.

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A Budget-Friendly Solution 

Not only was McDermott able to help Bernola select functional furniture with ideal aesthetics for the space, but she also assisted in keeping with the Schroeder Industries budget requirements. The partnership between NBF and Schroeder Industries has truly taken this little lobby to new heights, much to the excitement of Bernola.


"Now we can proudly have visitors here!" Company president said.


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