Our Story

Our Story

Since 1991, Office Environments has been creating great spaces for employees to work, learn, and heal.

Office Environments was originally founded in 1991 as O&M Health Systems in Birmingham, Alabama. Started by John Owens and Ken Martin, the company focused mainly on healthcare furniture solutions from Herman Miller to serve the expanding medical industry in the region.

But in 2002, Owens and Martin saw the growing need for a commercial furniture dealer to serve the booming business market. That is when they brought in Mark Spink and obtained Herman Miller Workplace Resource, along with the commercial distributorship rights for Herman Miller in Alabama and northwest Florida. With Owens, Martin, and Spink on board, they changed the name to Office Environments, Inc. and added four satellite offices in Huntsville, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Gainesville.

We are still very dedicated to the healthcare market, but since then, much of our growth has occurred in the commercial, education, and government markets. We have also expanded our footprint with one new office in Mobile. Much of our success and growth is due to our experienced team and dedication to our customers. The dedication of our team and our unmatched customer service has allowed us to become the largest and highest-rated furniture dealer in our territory. And, we continue to grow as provide more companies with the spaces and tools they need to thrive.

The majority of our employees have been with us from the beginning, including Owens and Spink, who are all still heavily involved in the company. Other employees have stayed with us over the years because of our excellent working environment and family-like atmosphere. We truly care for our employees, and one of the ways we show that is our newly renovated Birmingham showroom. Our old space was out-dated and filled with rows of cubicles and ill-lit rooms. Now our space is a place where people want to work because they have the tools and settings to make them feel better, so they can work better. With ergonomic seating, sit-to-stand workstations, and a variety of settings to choose from throughout the day, our employees get the satisfaction they need and the corporate environment that shows them we care.