CASE STUDY

Challenge

Save the Children, an organization that helps children in the United States and in 120 countries around the world, was hit hard by 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. The powerful storm badly damaged
the organization’s Westport, CT headquarters, giving Save the Children little choice but to sell their building and find new headquarters. These new headquarters gave the organization
the opportunity to introduce an open floor plan, and to find furniture to accommodate that arrangement. As such, Save the Children turned to Davies Office for its efficient, low-cost
office furniture services and solutions.

Solution

Save the Children considered several furniture company solutions. But when Davies Office presented Save the Children with a mockup of an alternate solution, comprised of remanufactured furniture, in one week and guaranteed installation within the organization’s extremely tight timeframe, they knew Davies Office was the right vendor for the job. Working 12-hour shifts over four weeks, Davies’ crews completed installation of more than 350 workstations on two floors, even in the midst of office construction and employee move-in. In addition to workstations, installation included conference-room furniture and lounge furniture, as well as furnishings for private offices, filing rooms and a break room.

“We saved approximately $500,000 with Davies – both on workstations and ancillary needs, enabling us to put that money toward programs for children. We were so pleased with the results and the company’s ‘can do’ attitude that we’ve also used Davies’ services in our Washington, DC office, and we plan to use them again for an office move later this year”

Ken Murdoch
Vice President of IT and Building Operations
Save the Children USA

Results

Realized $500,000 in savings on direct furniture costs, allowing more money
to go to programs for children

  • Saved enough energy to power 3,500 American houses for one day
  • Prevented 96,000 pounds of landfill waste
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 246,750 pounds
  • Conserved 280,000 pounds of raw materials/natural resources