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APG Company History

Supporting the way people work since 1969.

In 1969, two men believed so much in a new and innovative workspace solution that they quit their jobs to found APG and launch a company around Herman Miller’s new product: Action Office.

Tom Alexander and Chuck Patterson began APG Office Furnishings in Cincinnati, Ohio, working to bring this new cubicle-based office concept to the tri-state region. Within a few short years, they had secured an opportunity to furnish offices for Ohio National Life Insurance, one of APG's longest-running legacy clients. Contracts with NCR world headquarters and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base soon followed.

To serve the needs of these Dayton-area clients, a showroom was opened in the Dayton area.

With growing demand for the Action Office concept, APG established a showroom in downtown Cincinnati in 1979. Unprecedented growth in the 1970's and 1980's, along with the addition of AutoCAD, the latest industry technology, and insightful problem-solving has allowed APG to provide ever more customers with innovative workspaces.

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The original APG showroom in downtown Cincinnati, circa 1979.

In 2005, ownership of APG is transferred to the Goins family, who immediately grew the company to include Cleveland and Akron markets. Additional growth to include a Memphis office in 2009 creates APG as we know it today.

Currently WBENC certified, APG takes great pride in our diversity and insightful expertise to help customers create environments that work. With exceptional service from concept to completion, we want to help unlock the potential of your space.

In 2018, APG created a division called “APG Engineered Solutions” to seek out and respond to clients looking for architectural products as well as provide installation and service. This coincided with our unique arrangement with Herman Miller and a group of Herman Miller Certified Dealerships to purchase an interest in Maars Living Walls, a manufacturer of engineered wall solutions.

Adding Maars to the Herman Miller family of brands immediately positioned APG as a leader in this important and growing segment. It also increases our ability to provide solutions for multiple categories.