The Atlantic Group’s unique process covers every aspect of furniture procurement from beginning to end. We deliver results every time by providing knowledge, experience, unparalleled buying power – and a time-tested process – with over 500 testimonials to prove it.
Our relationships with manufacturers worldwide and selection of lines means we can provide style, value and quality for diverse industries, budgets – in any design.
Architecture and design firms partner with us early in the process to ensure delivery of the best products, costs and services for their clients.
The Atlantic Group’s owners are involved in the process – every step of the way – from initial meetings through final installation, ensuring that specifications, schedule, delivery and punch lists are addressed.
• We’ll meet and coordinate with your team on specifications, proposed layouts, space planning, etc., establishing critical paths to meet deadlines.
• Create and finalize a line item furniture budget.
• Perform take-off from floor plan. Verify accuracy and produce specification documents, including manufacturer’s quantities, item descriptions, codes, unit and extended costs, finishes, etc.
• Meet with manufacturers prior to order entry to review the project outline, critical dates, and information to ensure prompt order entry.
• Establish project discounts (phases, locations, time frames).
• Procure and hold discounts for future purchases (minimize future annual list price increases pass through).
• Establish pricing/payment terms.
• Provide client with manufacturer warranties.
• Lead-times (commitment letters, penalty clauses).
• Cut-off dates and possible penalty charges for changes, cancellations, etc.
• Special product needs.
• Bid product and delivery and installation.
• Reserve production time as required by schedule.
• Eliminate/minimize any freight charges.
• Waive finish “stain to match” charges from major manufacturers.
• 30 days free storage at manufacturer’s facility and expense if schedule is delayed.
• Negotiate extended warranties.
• Include penalty clauses for late delivery by manufacturers unable to maintain agreed upon schedules; incorporating costs for temporary rental product.
• Confirm COM/COL quantities; initiate and maintain
• Prepare computer generated purchase orders.
• Acknowledgement review.
• Make changes if needed to due to aesthetic or
field condition issues.
• Maintain regular contact with manufacturer’s team
leader to monitor production.
• Issue bi-weekly project updates to the client,
communicating order entry dates, ship-dates, changes,
issues, deposits, etc.
• Order expedition.
• Create installation plans.
• Coordinate field layout.
• Coordinate labor schedules; shipping, freight, etc.
• Provide client with schedule, including delivery
and installation dates based on construction schedules
and required dates.
• Freight elevator reservation.
• Certificate of insurance.
• Tagging of job-site and product for staging and installation of furniture.
• Supervise all deliveries and installations to ensure adherence to scope of work, installation standards and accurate placement.
• Freight claims due to shipment-related damage.
• Produce master punch-list including schedule for resolutions.
• Review with client for any necessary alterations.
• Review final invoices.