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October 12, 2021

The Top 50 Community-Minded Companies in Orange County

The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) honored Exemplis as part of the 50 most community-minded companies in Orange County. The Civic 50 Orange County, presented by OCBJ in partnership with OneOC, provides a local standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the community where they do business.

Since 2012, The Civic 50 has recognized the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact. For Orange County, honorees were determined using True Impact’s adapted national Civic 50 online survey that is independently administered and scored.

Companies were selected based upon four dimensions of their community engagement programs: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.

We believe that teamwork makes the dreamwork. If you would like to join our culture of service (and fun), take a minute to learn more about our careers.

August 17, 2021

Surprise! Supplies!

From elementary schools to college campuses, Exemplis serves education with an endless array of seats, tables, accessories and more. Now we’re adding pens, pencils, paper and everything our kids need to learn.

As part of our dedication to serving our communities, we asked our Exemplis family to come together and help collect school supplies. It happens every summer – just in time for the new year. Once collected, all supplies are loaded up and delivered to underserved youth in our local communities.

This year’s drive was a little different – it was virtual. Of course, we still managed to provide everything on time, and our partners at South Gate School District were very appreciative. Our Exemplis team donated and distributed over 500 desperately needed items for students and teachers.

May 06, 2021

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage that spans thousands of years and a history that’s helped shape our country. There has been a sharp escalation in hate speech, hate crimes and other forms of harassment against members of those communities -- and we strongly condemn these acts. As a company, we are always committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and safe space for all. But our words are only the first step in lifting up the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. There’s more every one of us can do to advance our support and allyship:

  • Become educated. Make it your mission to meet people at their humanity, not at their classification. You can find a rich library of resources that’ll help you learn about anti-Asian violence, including what you can do to assist here.

  • Become a voice. If you witness hate happening, you can choose to stay silent or you can choose to act. Silence is complicity.  Let’s stand in support and defense of our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities – and all ethnic communities that make up our world.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month provides an opportunity to commemorate the many contributions of these communities while acknowledging the injustices they’ve endured and pledging to be part of a brighter and more inclusive future for all.

January 18, 2021

Dream Big Book Drive!

In honor of MLK Day of Service, we had a dream of donating books to those in need. To help that dream become a reality, our office locations jumped on the challenge and collected as many books as possible. From children’s books and young adult novels to Stephen King thrillers and how-to guides, we accepted them all! In total, our employees gave away over 200 books to two non-profit organizations. The books we collected in California were donated to ReBookIt, which helps local libraries and schools. Everything collected in Florida went to an organization that sends books to our troops deployed overseas.

We were happy to see our team rally for a great cause. Plus, now there’s room on everyone’s bookshelves for more books!

September 01, 2020

Giving our customers the power to do more (with less)
SitOnIt Seating consolidates to become a single destination for solutions

For almost 25 years, we’ve been a leader in the industry – and rank #1 in task chairs in the U.S. When customers paired our SitOnIt Seating products with sister companies IDEON and Symmetry, they could access a three-brand portfolio to build out their spaces. While their solutions were comprehensive, curating across three different brands offered an opportunity to streamline the experience. So, we’re doing what most innovative, forward-looking brands do: We’re making everything easier for our customers.

Providing comprehensive solutions

We’re a single company offering infinite possibilities. Being a one-stop shop means our customers can think beyond brands and focus on having everything they need to create exactly what they want.

Sharing ideas for spaces

With our design and planning team, there’s even more reason to rely on us as the go-to. They can take product innovation and turn it into space inspiration – helping customers get more out of our solutions.

Making the best builder better

The new, enhanced ChairBuilder+ expands on its industry-leading capabilities and offers a seamless experience for specifying, quoting and (for the first time) ordering by product or project.

Combined with our world-class customer service, industry’s fastest shipping, industry’s biggest textile program, award-winning designs and value unmatched by anyone else – the new SitOnIt Seating will be the one customers count on.

October 30, 2019

The Top 50 Community-Minded Companies in Orange County

The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) honored SitOnIt Seating as part of the 50 most community-minded companies in Orange County. The Civic 50 Orange County, presented by OCBJ in partnership with OneOC, provides a local standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the community where they do business.

Since 2012, The Civic 50 has recognized the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact. For Orange County, honorees were determined using True Impact’s adapted national Civic 50 online survey that is independently administered and scored.

Companies were selected based upon four dimensions of their community engagement programs: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.

We believe that teamwork makes the dreamwork. If you would like to join our culture of service (and fun), take a minute to learn more about our careers.

About The Orange County Business Journal

The Orange County Business Journal is the weekly read that connects the Orange County business community. This is where the community doers in the most vibrant slice of the Southern California economy keep tabs on each other. With one of the highest circulations of all the Business Journals in the country, it continues to grow as a highly impactful and influential publication. More information on the Orange County Business Journal can be found at www.ocbj.com, or by calling 949-833-8373.

About Civic 50 Orange County

Since 2012, The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, has recognized the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact.

About OneOC

OneOC is a 60-year old nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to accelerating nonprofit success through volunteer, training, consulting and business services. Serving Orange County, California, OneOC provides support and solutions to more than 750 nonprofit organizations and community initiatives each year. Since 2015, OneOC has also become a one-stop shop that provides smart, easy and impactful giving and volunteering services to companies. OneOC is affiliated with Points of Lights Institute, enabling participation in national community service initiatives and connection to a larger movement of change. For more information, visit www.OneOC.org.

May 20, 2019

Turning Yards of Fabric Into Yards of Love
We created eco-friendly blankets for those in need.

This year, our team embarked on a special project with a major purpose: taking thousands of yards of unused fabric and turning it into one-of-a-kind blankets for the homeless. After a handful of fabric samples, rounds of experimentation and hundreds of handwritten notes created by our team, our blankets were ready to go!

In March, we donated 100 blankets to Mercy House in Santa Ana, California. Within four hours, they were all distributed to people in need. Our team recently sent 100 more blankets to the LA Mission and 50 more are in the works for another Mercy House shelter location.

We’re proud to increase our go-green footprint while finding a loving way to give back to our community.

April 10, 2019

We “Give 100” at the Beach!
Exemplis spent a day cleaning up by the sea.

Anyone still remember their new year’s resolutions? We do. For 2019, our team made a powerful commitment: to “Give 100” back to our community. Through monetary donations, volunteer hours and donated furniture, our team will do our part to benefit the environment, careers, youth and hunger. To kick it off, we recently took to Huntington Beach for a Saturday beach clean-up.

In partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, our team rallied with family and friends for a morning of eco-friendly service, collecting a total of 623 pounds of trash! Working alongside 300+ volunteers, we left in the sand our go-green footprints (and not a bottle in sight).

As we move into April, we are excited to already be a quarter of the way into our $100,000 “Give 100” goal. Shout out to our beach team for doing their part!

October 01, 2018

Escaping Away to Margaritaville!
Sun. Sand. Tacos. Drinks.

While some people were pulling out their sweaters and scarves for fall, we hit the shore for our annual beach party to celebrate our talented team and continued growth! Three hundred employees from Buena Park and Cypress spent the day enjoying perfect weather and beach games in addition to a gourmet taco bar, full dance floor and photo booth to capture all the fun. This year, we even made the party a coast-to-coast affair with our team in Tampa who had a beach party of their own.

Exemplis at the beach was the perfect way to cap off the summer!

August 15, 2018

Hello Nano™
Four shapes. Endless possibilities. All the reasons to celebrate!

Our new, uniquely designed and easy-to-spec modular collection launched this month and we couldn’t contain our excitement. Nano is made up of four curated, comfortable pieces that fit together seamlessly to create whatever shape you need. They can work as standalone pieces or be put together to create thousands of configurations; Nano is truly easy from every angle.

Our entire team has worked diligently for months to design, engineer and bring this collection to life, so it only felt right to take a moment to celebrate. On launch day, everyone got a chance to see the Nano collection up close, play with its configurations and test out how comfortable the line is. To top it off, we toasted with champagne and custom cookie shots filled with a choice of vanilla cream, coconut coffee, cold brew or chocolate milk. The cookies even featured Nano configuration options printed on them (how cool is that?). Our team is excited to see how the Nano helps our customers design the space of their dreams. We hope you love it as much as we do!

July 23, 2018

A Week of Learning!

During the week of July 23rd – July 27th, we hosted our annual Learning Fair! This year, we held fifteen courses and four learning tracks for endless discovery and growth within our talented team members.

The focus of this year’s Learning Fair was to equip our team with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to thrive in our rapidly changing and growing business. With more products to be released this year than ever before – especially with the addition of our new Symmetry line - we’ve been experiencing exponential growth and exciting change. Our four learning tracks for this year focused on Innovation, Resiliency, Communication/Collaboration and Business Acumen, with courses taught by our functional leaders and HR team, wellness coaches and a guest keynote speaker!

Highlights from the week included meditation in the courtyard, lunchtime yoga, an interactive teamwork game…and so much more!

April 27, 2018

A Chair Fit for a Hero.
A hero's farewell for one of our very own team members!

This past week we said "see you later" to one of our Exemplis team members who is being deployed with the Army National Guard. It seemed only fitting to send her off with an epic surprise that included cake, toy soldiers and one special chair! 

When we found out that one of our very own Exemplis team members was being deployed, we wanted to create something that was true to our company and honored her service. We came up with the Hero’s Chair, which serves as the ultimate THANK YOU to our Exemplis team members who choose to serve our country in the military. While our team member is deployed, this chair will remain at her desk as a symbol of our support, respect and admiration. Once our hero returns from deployment, she will sign the back of the chair to forever signify her sacrifice and our appreciation. This chair will live on for future service members who join our team and serve their country.

On her last day before deployment, we surprised her with the chair, a signed picture, a patriotic cake and small toy soldiers for everyone to place on their desks as a sign of unity with her.

Our final promise to our hero before her deployment, “we will save you a seat.”

February 07, 2018

We’re Feeling 22!
Two decades (and millions of chairs) later, we are still growing as a leader in customized seating. This kind of accomplishment calls for a celebration!

At the beginning of February, we celebrated our 22nd birthday! In 1996, Exemplis started with just 3 employees, a fax machine and a bell that was rung every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Fast forward to today, we are now a 900+ person team, shipping thousands of custom-designed chairs a day and experiencing explosive growth every year.

For our 22nd birthday we decided to throw it back to the 90s with funfetti cake, balloon artwork and champagne. Our teams in Cypress, California, Buena Park, California and Mexico all celebrated the hard work, dedication and innovation of the last 22 years. Beyond the sugar rush and Instagram worthy balloon art, this celebration served as a big thank you to our teams for their commitment and talent – cheers to another 22 years!

December 11, 2017

Hooray, We’re a Top Workplace!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a Top Workplace by the Orange County Register!

While we’ve known for years how wonderful Exemplis is, it’s an honor to receive external validation. We work incredibly hard to deliver exceptional products and service to our customers, and this award is a testament to our teamwork, commitment to our mission and our core values.

Teamwork

At Exemplis, we are lucky to work with some of the smartest, kindest and most hardworking people. We come from diverse backgrounds that allow us to bring some of the most innovative ideas to the table.

With just 3 employees, a fax machine and a bell that was rung every time a chair came down the conveyor belt, it was a humble start to what is now our 900+ team with showrooms in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. It's amazing to see how far we've come. Today, we ship thousands of custom-designed chairs a day, experience explosive growth every year and our team continues to grow by the minute.

Commitment to our Mission

We were founded in 1996 on one simple principle: when it comes to our customers, instant gratification is never overrated. Our brands were created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. No matter the role an employee plays inside the organization, we are all linked to the same mission.

Core Values

We live and breathe our 9 core values: Honesty, Accountability, Results Oriented, Communication, Professional, Positive Attitude, Creative Problem Solving, Selflessness, Judgment, and Flexibility + Adaptability. Want to learn more about what those values mean to us? Learn more here!

We are thrilled to join an elite list of companies in Orange County who are doing great things in business and for their teams. Now it’s time to celebrate! While we’ve known for years how wonderful Exemplis is, it’s an honor to receive external validation. We work incredibly hard to deliver exceptional products and service to our customers and this award is a testament to our teamwork, commitment to our mission and our core values.

Core Values

We live and breathe our 9 core values: Honesty, Accountability, Results Oriented, Communication, Professional, Positive Attitude, Creative Problem Solving, Selflessness, Judgment, and Flexibility + Adaptability. Want to learn more about what those values mean to us? Learn more here!

September 22, 2017

Sun, Sand and Seats!
Exemplis Heads to the Beach!

The end of summer means it is time to have a company picnic to celebrate our big wins and hard work. “Company picnic” usually means park BBQs, bounce houses and checkered cloth picnic tables. Of course, we don’t subscribe to doing anything typical, so we decided to go quintessential California with a beach party!  Our team was treated to an afternoon of sun, sand and games. We had the opportunity to climb a rock wall, capture funny faces in a VW bus photo booth, play sports, eat delicious Hawaiian BBQ, indulge in hand-dipped ice cream bars, dance with our toes in the sand and spend quality time with 300 of our team members from both Buena Park and Cypress.

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day to have Exemplis at the beach!

 

 

July 17, 2017

Re-launched Websites Make a Decadent Debut
Sitonit.net, ChairBuilder.com and Ideondesign.com get a sweet makeover

On July 12th, we launched new versions of our SitOnIt Seating, ChairBuilder and IDEON websites. This was accomplished by our Digital IT, Creative, Marketing and IT Operations teams who have worked tirelessly over the last few months to ensure all three revamped websites represent the innovation, customization and modernization of our products. This kind of hard work definitely merited a celebratory treat!

As a surprise to the team that worked on this project, we had three custom cakes created with images of the new home pages in the center. Surrounding the images were the names of each person who worked on the project. At Exemplis, we always subscribe to the rule that cake is best served with champagne, so we topped off the celebration with a champagne toast.

There’s nothing better than commemorating milestones as sweet as this one!

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