We recently had the honor of providing new furniture for HBW Construction’s corporate headquarters renovation project in Rockville, MD. HBW was founded in 1969 as Hartman, Briddell, Watkins Properties, Inc. with an initial focus on the development and maintenance of commercial properties.  They had a simple mission: to deliver highly personalized service and to build trusted relationships.

Today, HBW, spearheaded by the next generation of talented leadership, is a full-service commercial construction firm. Their core mission has not changed. It is still their goal to use their expertise to deliver the best result for every client – to sweat every detail on every job – and exceed client expectations every single time.

At HBW every client project is staffed with a full-time on-site Superintendent. Their focus and attention to detail is just another example of how HBW project teams collaborate with the Architect and Project Manager to achieve on-time project completion and client satisfaction. HBW believes this tight collaboration is one reason they enjoy a 92% referral rate.

L-R Andy Stern, Josh St. Aubin of HBW Construction & Rodger Moran Sr. Account Exec Andy Stern’s Office Furniture, Inc.

At HBW superintendents and Project Managers maintain quality assurance throughout a project using a rigorous process structure grounded in continuous clarification and communication. During the design and development project phase, the Project Manger works with the Estimating Department to develop a conceptual budget using historical cost date and subcontractor input.  This budget acts as a starting point and assists their clients in clarifying design parameters. HBW also uses this information to assess construct ability issues.

Meeting a clients move-in date is HBW’s top priority. HBW’s Project Managers and superintendents are proficient in Microsoft Project and experts in scheduling theory. Both skills are used to make task sequence adjustments as needed to keep a project moving forward.

HBW wanted their offices to reflect their modern, efficient approach to construction management. We suggested Open Plan’s sleek NEW! Razor cubicles for that modern, open look. Each cubicle is fitted with an electric powered full-sized sit-to-stand desk. Panels are topped with a tempered glass screen for both privacy and aesthetics. For the private offices we used Tayco’s Scene Series of desks & casegoods.

Our innovative height adjustable desk features a USB charging port on the height adjustment mechanism.


Each workstation features a full-sized sit-to-stand desk and a deluxe dual monitor arm by Systematix.

At Andy Stern’s we specialize in these types of projects. Coordinating with the customer in a renovation project is critical as they need to be able to continue to run their business while the renovation is taking place.  We’ve been helping Washington area businesses design and furnish their new and or renovated offices since 1948.  Give us a call.  We’re here to help!

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