We’re pleased to announce that this month’s issue of Defense Communities ran an article by our founder and president, Mario Insenga.
If you’re not familiar with Defense Communities, it’s the ‘go-to’ communication link for military housing professionals and defense facilities managers worldwide, published by the Professional Housing Management Association (PHMA).
The article: ‘Refinish and Save: Making the budgetary and environmental case for furniture asset management’ shares some of our experience gained from working in defense and military projects for over 35 years. Penned by Mario, it gives insight into protecting existing investments and resources when furnishing legislative or congressional offices, military housing units, or the Department of Defense with furniture asset management.
An example of furniture asset management in action shared in the article was the refinishing project at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. It needed 3,000-plus pieces of furniture to be replaced, which had an estimated cost of $1.1 million. Instead, we refurnished and reupholstered those pieces onsite reducing the cost to $268,000 – a savings of 74 percent.
This innovative way of thinking about furniture assets in government facilities goes hand-in-hand with a best practices policy, which is beneficial in any industry. This includes establishing furniture maintenance guidelines, robust inventory tracking, and clear documentation of cost savings over time.