How It All Started
FRI was founded in Austin, Texas in 1997 to address the demand in the market for facilities interior design, high quality furniture installation, project management, business transition services. Our company continued steady growth through the years but many of our clients were looking for more services and wanted under a single resource company. So in 2011 a contract furniture manufacturer called Trendway came to us and asked about a potential partnership with us for the Austin, Texas market. We came to the conclusion that adding office under the umbrella of services we offered would help us meet the demand for a single resource provider out customers were looking for.
Today we are proud to be able to tell our customers that we are a complete service provider from the design of the space to the furnishing of their office to transitioning and relocating the entire company whether it be as small as 30 people or as large as a 3000 person campus.
In addition to all the services we provide FRI is proud to be an authorized Kimball Select and Trendway Elite furniture dealer as well as a preferred partner with many major industry manufacturers and provide products and services throughout Texas and our design team and project managers work closely with other architects, other designers, general contractors and end users to effectively provide products and services to financial, health care, education, government, manufacturing and corporate clients.
With the top management and majority of operations and account management team members having been with FRI for many years we are of of the most experienced and professional office furniture dealers in the market. We have maintained excellent credit and financial relationships with our vendors, which have proven to be a great asset to our customers.
FRI is a State of Texas certified (HUB) and City of Austin Women-Owned Business Enterprise, FRI is owned by Margaret Teinert, a State of Texas Registered Interior Designer since 1985. She is also a professional member of the International Interior Design Association IIDA and an associate member of the International Facilities Management Association IFMA.
Simply put simply FRI’s commitment to being a Single Resource Solution to our customers keeps us focused and on-target.