Martin Grau retires from Office Furniture Source and sells company
After a lifelong career as an owner and community leader, Office Furniture Source founder and owner Martin Grau announced his retirement effective Tuesday, November 29th.
Martin, who worked for his parents’ office furniture company as a teenager before founding Office Furniture Source in 2006, using just a pickup truck and a phone book. Today, this company is Ark-La-Tex’s largest and best-known office furniture company.
“Martin has not only provided years of outstanding service and leadership in the Shreveport-Bossier City community, but has shown leadership in a way that no one else could. The SBC will miss its unique personality. Radio waves will never be the same unless you hear the famous voice of Martin Grau yelling at everyone to buy local, call your congressman, or fix the roads. I would like to thank Martin for his service and dedication, not only to Office Furniture Source, but to the entire local community that he loves so much. Those of us who know Martin personally admire him not only for his business endeavors, but also for his personal values as a devoted husband, father, and friend. OFS will miss Martin, but we wish him well and are confident the community will continue to benefit from his valued leadership and voice,” said Chad James, his longtime General Manager/Chief Operating Officer and former brother-in-law.
Martin Grau and Chad James have agreed terms for the sale of Office Furniture Source.
“It is with great pleasure and confidence that I can hand over the management of Office Furniture Source to Chad James. Chad IS Family and Office Furniture Source remains a family business. There is no other person I would sell my business to other than Chad who has given his heart to this business for the past 13 years. I have no doubt that he will continue the mom and pop vibe while keeping OFS relevant with his innovation and natural design ability. OFS will develop a new brand identity that will continue to strengthen and grow while continuing to give back to our local community, something that Chad and I are both passionate about.”
About Office Furniture Source:
One of the largest and oldest office furniture companies in North Louisiana, Office Furniture Source is a leader in the design and furnishing of stylish and functional workspace environments, from the modern and contemporary office to the traditional and classic spaces. We are experts in the office furniture industry, providing comprehensive space planning, design services and project management to help companies and institutions of all sizes effectively meet their needs, priorities and vision. Based in Bossier City, Louisiana, OFS has an enthusiastic team dedicated to providing the right solutions for our customers.