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A Century of Quality and Legacy: Celebrating Our 100th Anniversary

In a world where businesses often come and go, reaching a centennial milestone is a remarkable achievement. John A. Marshall Co., founded a century ago by its namesake, is a testament to the values of perseverance, dedication, and a commitment to excellence. As we celebrate the company's 100th corporate anniversary, it's an opportune moment to reflect on its journey, its impact on the furniture industry, and its bright future.

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A Century of Shaping Business Environments

The story of John A. Marshall Co., which commenced in 1923, is not just a tale of timeless dedication to high-quality office furniture and equipment. It's a narrative of our enduring impact in shaping and outfitting businesses with superior furnishings and innovative flooring solutions.

John Archibald Marshall, who came to Kansas City from Chicago in 1922, founded the company with a vision to provide businesses in the Kansas City region with more than just furniture; he aimed to create workspaces that inspire, function seamlessly, and stand the test of time.

Over the past century, our commitment to quality and design has left an indelible mark on the world of business environments. We have not merely supplied furniture; we have transformed workspaces into hubs of productivity, creativity, and efficiency. Our broad offering of products and services has contributed to the ongoing evolution of contemporary workplaces.

Moreover, we've been at the forefront of innovation in flooring solutions. Whether through beautiful, nature-inspired modular carpets, resilient flooring, or eco-friendly materials, we’ve helped redefine the foundation of modern business spaces.

Our journey has been marked by a dedication to providing comprehensive solutions that align with evolving business needs. As businesses change and adapt, we have been there, offering the expertise and products necessary to create dynamic and efficient workspaces.

As we look back on our 100-year history, we're proud of our long-term influence in the realm of workplace design. We're committed to continuing our mission of shaping inspiring work environments and adapting to the ever-evolving needs of businesses for many more years to come.

A Legacy of Quality and Gratitude

Throughout the decades, John A. Marshall Co. has been recognized for its unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. The heart of our enduring success lies in the unwavering trust of our cherished customers and the invaluable partnerships with our esteemed vendors.

Our commitment to excellence extends to our dedicated workforce, who have always gone the extra mile to ensure that customers' needs are met with the highest standards of professionalism and expertise. We are deeply grateful for the trust and loyalty our customers have placed in us, allowing us to serve their furnishing needs over the past century.

In addition to our customers, our relationships with our vendors have been pivotal in our journey. We’ve been fortunate to represent a multitude of iconic furnishing brands, but our 50+ year relationship and alignment with Herman Miller stands above all others. The quality and craftsmanship of our product offering, coupled with the collaborative spirit of our valued partners, have allowed us to consistently deliver exceptional products and services. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our esteemed vendors for their unwavering support and dedication.

It is the collective effort of our customers, vendors, and our exceptional team that has helped us shape our legacy of quality and service. We are honored and grateful for the trust and collaboration that has defined our success and will continue to drive us forward into the next century.

Contributions to Workspace Design

John A. Marshall Co. has made an impact on the world of office design in corporate, healthcare, education, hospitality, and government spaces in our region. By representing MillerKnoll and many other prominent furniture and flooring brands, the company has contributed to creating workspaces that are both functional and beautiful. Our broad portfolio of product solutions and services has helped transform countless workplaces into more productive and engaging environments. Furthermore, the company has embraced sustainability, promoting eco-friendly design and facility management practices. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility aligns with the growing demand for environmentally responsible furniture solutions.

The Future Ahead

As John A. Marshall Co. enters its second century, it faces new challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving world of office furnishings. Our strategic vision for the future includes continued expansion of product and service offerings, further emphasis on sustainable solutions, and staying at the forefront of evolving trends and technology in workspace design. With a legacy built on quality, dedication, and an acute understanding of the modern office, John A. Marshall Co. is poised to continue influencing the industry positively in the years to come.


John A. Marshall Co.'s 100th corporate anniversary is a momentous occasion that celebrates a century of dedication to quality and workspace design. Our commitment to offering fine furnishings and flooring has left an indelible mark on the business world and the aesthetics of offices. As we commemorate this centennial, we recognize the enduring impact of a legacy of excellence and commitment to quality. Here's to another century of success for John A. Marshall Co.!