The Suddath Companies Acquires Perdue, Inc.
Union of Two 100-Year-Old Jacksonville Companies Creates Total Solution for Office Furniture and Commercial Moving
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2019) – The Suddath Companies today announced that it has acquired Perdue, Inc., a North Florida leader in office furniture. The union of these two century-old companies gives Jacksonville and Tallahassee customers a complete solution to plan, furnish, relocate and support their ongoing workplace environments.
“Clients can expect to experience the best of both companies – a total solution for all of the planning, furniture and moving needs a business has when contemplating re-engineering or relocating its workplace,” said Mark Scullion, president of Suddath Workplace and Commercial Services. “Customers now have more options for bundling furniture and services for greater cost savings, convenience and efficiency.”
The acquisition of Perdue, the only distributor of Steelcase products located in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, gives Suddath’s clients in these markets access to the world’s leading office furniture manufacturer. Steelcase leads the office furniture industry with insight-led design and services that create inspiring, people-centered workplaces, boosting productivity and employee engagement.
“We know that furniture can significantly impact the way a company operates,” said Scullion. “Now, besides using the latest technology to reduce the stress and improve the efficiency of office relocations, we will help clients create and support workplaces that boost creativity, increase productivity and support employee recruitment and retention.”
By leveraging the size and strength of Suddath, the acquisition will allow Perdue to expand offerings and provide new innovative, turnkey solutions to Jacksonville and Tallahassee customers. Perdue designs and outfits customized workplaces for a diverse range of clients, from banking and finance to healthcare, higher education, insurance, nonprofit, professional services, manufacturing, real estate, service and technology.
Suddath’s existing office furniture dealership, located in Jacksonville, will be consolidated into the Perdue brand, and will operate from Perdue’s current Jacksonville and Tallahassee locations.
“As we wrap up one of our best years ever, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to become part of the Suddath organization,” said Vince McCormack, president of Perdue, Inc. “It’s the perfect time for Perdue to reach beyond our current potential and continue to grow in North Florida.”