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History

Davena Office Environments celebrating 25 years in business.

What started as a simple office furniture installation business has transformed into a used and refurbished office furniture legacy.

Davena Office Environments, based in the suburbs of NYC, on Long Island, has watched the transformation in the office furniture industry and has evolved right along with it.

Originally Davena was the installation department of Office Pavilion Specmark Inc.(a Herman Miller dealer which was eventually acquired by WB Wood) and operated in Manhattan in the 1980s by Kenneth Ramroop.
The company’s staff specialized in installation, labor and project management for the juggernauts of the time such as NYNEX, Unum, MCI, AIG, AT&T and Microsoft. Mr. Ramroop separated from Specmark in 1994 and founded Davena Services, Inc. where he continued to focus on intermarket dealer installation services for a majority of the Herman Miller dealers in the country.

Previously, used furniture that was decommissioned was a burden and frequently ended up in the scrap yard at a cost to all involved. However, the emergence of the world wide web provided a venue for vast amounts of
used furniture and in particular workstations and cubicles to instead be resold to other consumers thus creating the modern used office furniture market. The owner’s son David, whom had worked with company since its
inception, saw the potential for both sides in the equation and steered the company to focus on sales of product
vs labor.

 By 2006, Davena Services became Davena Office Environments and had largely transitioned away from intermarket sales and was focused on the sales of used Herman Miller Ethospace and AO2. By 2010, David Ramroop assumed the business and the focus was shifted to almost primarily refurbished and used Ethospace modular office environments. As of today, Davena has continued to adapt to the upcoming trends in the workplace, that being the benching and height adjustable stations that have become predominant in the commercial hubs of the country.

“It’s not rocket science, treat your clients like you would your family, only sell a product that you would be proud to receive yourself, exceed your client’s expectations, and do it all at fair price, and you will never go hungry.”

Kenneth Ramroop

Davena Office Environments

“While our emphasis in the past has been on project management,reconfiguration, delivery and installation of office systems and furniture, we have adapted to market trends, and
are now active in refurbishment and re-manufacturing of not only Ethospace but also Herman Miller Canvas as well as liquidation, storage and space planning.”

David Ramroop

Davena Office Environments

According to David Ramroop, “While our emphasis in the past has been on project management,reconfiguration, delivery and installation of office systems and furniture, we have adapted to market trends, and
are now active in refurbishment and re-manufacturing of not only Ethospace but also Herman Miller Canvas as well as liquidation, storage and space planning.” When asked about the changes in the furniture environment he

has witnessed over the years, David remarked, “In 25 years I have watched the industry as well as the workplace environment change considerably. Colors have come and gone and come again, storage has been
drastically reduced, the tall walls of yesterday have given way to 46″ product, privacy is a distant memory and it’s rare to see an 8 by 8 cube anymore. And there are a lot more players now in the game than in the 2000’s
when it was just a handful of us such as Dean Williams, the Cullins and John Gallen. Combined with the influx of products introduced from emerging markets, the refurbished marketplace has evolved into a complex and competitive industry in itself. And we are adapting right along with that environment with plans to be here for
many more years to come.”

Davena Office Environments currently specializes in integrating new, used and refurbished Herman Miller Ethospace workstation components to create custom designed office environments that are indistinguishable from new workstations at a fraction of the cost.

When asked how the Ramroop family has managed to survive and thrive in the office furniture business for so long, Kenneth Ramroop, now 77 whom is retired but still comes to work every day to oversee operations,remarked,” It’s not rocket science, treat your clients like you would your family, only sell a product that you would be proud to receive yourself, exceed your client’s expectations, and do it all at fair price, and you will never go hungry.”

David Collins

We used Davena to update our office with refurbished cubicles. Dave was very helpful in the design and selection process of the furniture. The attention to detail, level of service, and quality of products supplied exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend.

Randy Bumbury

I have worked with Davena on a number of office furniture projects and I can attest to their dedication to customer service, and quality of workmanship. They have never let us down and I would recommend to any who looking to outfit their office.

Mikey G

Davena is the place to go if you want the job done right. We purchased some used office cubicles to furnish a small expansion to our office. ( stations were cleaned well / like new) There was no hassle. Plans were maticulous, execution was flawless and organized. Will definitely use again .

Kaylin Quercia

Dave was by far the best on the island. Walking into the appointment we really had no clear direction on how we were going to fit the amount of people in the space we had. Dave helped us draw up a concept we would have never thought of. The installation went flawless and the area looks fantastic, you would never know it was used!

Kari Graham

I recently purchased used office furniture for an office of 20 employees from Davena and was impressed from start to finish. Dave took my hand drawn measurements and laid out my whole office complete with furniture, and supplied me several styles and pricing options in about an hour. They also delivered and installed in a timely and professional manner that they coordinated with my contractors and building. If you are seeking quality pre-owned furniture and top-notch service, I recommend giving them a call.

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Davena Office Environments

170 Allen Blvd
Suite B
Farmingdale, NY 11735

+1-631-293-2016

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