Companies change, technologies change, workplace needs change and we embrace all of it with innovative workspace solutions tailored to your business needs.

About Us

Office Environment Company has been in business since 1907 -- family-owned and operated for more than 100 years. We know the value of building long-term relationships and have remained committed to earning and keeping the loyalty of our clients. We care about your company, your specific needs, your satisfaction.

Our longevity is a testament to our adaptability to change. You can be assured we are well-versed in the latest workplace trends, styles and products, and that we embrace the latest technology to be as effective as possible in serving our customers. It also means that you can be confident that we'll be here tomorrow to service what we sell today.

Though we have evolved over the past century to anticipate and meet changing business needs, we remain proudly independent and committed to providing the outstanding customer service that has been our hallmark since our first day of operation.


Tricia Burke and Kelly BurkeOffice Environment Company is managed today by the third generation of the William P. Kelly family: Tricia Burke, President, who oversees sales, and Kelly Burke, Chairman, who oversees operations.

Customer Endorsements

Since 1907, Office Environment Company has built a reputation for integrity, creativity and quality. From workspace design and furniture to office supplies, we are dedicated to providing the outstanding customer service that has been our hallmark since our first day of operation. And, naturally, we have more than a hundred years worth of success stories, but you needn't just take our word for it...

Our clients say it best!

Click on the links below and see what they have to say...

"We not only love using a locally-owned company, but are also pleased that Office Environment Company takes quality and customer service into account as much or more so than the big chain stores."

Theresa Hinton

"Each person I come in contact with at Office Environment Company is just as pleasant as the next. It is great and easy to work with each one there!"

Leslie Eatherly
Support Staff

"All Office Environment Company personnel were very professional and showed concern about the project at all times. I enjoyed working with everyone--our sales account manager, designer and installers."

Eric Leiby

"Office Environment Company has found products for me that you don't carry! Phone orders are always pleasant and your drivers have a sense of humor!"

Diana Fox

"We are delighted with our new furniture and the service provided by our sales account manager and the installation crew. Given our difficulty in establishing an absolute move date, we appreciated the flexibility and understanding of all--thanks!"

April DuVal

"Office Environment Company is a great partner for us. The service has always been superb and the delivery is always on time."

Alex Browder


Office Environment Company was founded in 1907, officially incorporated in 1908 as Office Equipment Company, and known as the Clarence R. Smith Company between 1926-1935. The William P. Kelly family has been a vital part of the company since 1919, and it has been family-owned and operated since 1934.

For 72 years, the company was located at 119 S. Fourth Street in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, until urban renewal forced it to abandon its historic location. In 1979, the firm moved to its newly constructed headquarters at 12th and Market Streets, a facility which originally included retail office supply and furniture space, as well as a 24,000 sq. ft warehouse.

The company became a Haworth dealer in 1983 and achieved Preferred status in 1996. In 1997, the company became a stockless United Stationers dealer, closing its office supply retail store and expanding its furniture showroom. To better reflect its competencies as a single-source workspace solutions provider, the firm's name was changed to Office Environment Company in 2004. The 16,000 sq. ft. showroom was totally renovated in 2008, showcasing the latest architectural interiors from Haworth, an extensive design resource library, as well as a comprehensive commercial lighting display.

Office Environment Company has over 100 years of experience creating workspaces