It all started in 1987, that is when Marathon Office Interiors (MOI) was formed to serve the mid-Missouri area with quality office products and is the authorized Steelcase dealer for mid-Missouri, specializing in custom and complete office interior solutions. Its current President and CEO founded Marathon Office Interiors, Greg Wolff. Marathon Office Interiors has grown over the years from a small company which leased its facilities in Columbia and Jefferson City to a growing company which has complete control of their facilities at 1715 Paris Road in Columbia, Missouri. Marathon Office Interiors is proud to have been affiliated with some of the world’s finest companies such as: previously-Xerox, AT&T, and now Steelcase. In 1992 the Columbia Chamber of Commerce awarded “Business of the Year – Retail” to Marathon Office Interiors. In 2004, Frank Sovich joined Marathon Office Interiors and Vice President and co-owner of MOI.  In 2006 Marathon Office Interiors joined the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Partnership.  Starnet is comprised of over 170 locally owned full-service flooring contractors representing more than 300 locations throughout North America and United Kingdom. With $2 billion in annual sales, Starnet is the single most influential force in the contract flooring industry.  In January 2010, Marathon Office Interiors purchased Pioneer Window Works from Larry Schuster.  Pioneer Window Works had been a company in Columbia, MO with a 35+ year history. 

At that time MOI also changed its name to Marathon Building Environments.  This change helps to identify Marathon Building Environment as a business that in all encompassing when it comes to building solutions, both interior and exterior.

Marathon Building Environments firmly believes in community spirit and strongly encourages every employee to participate in civic service. Marathon Building Environments is currently a member in the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and supports a variety of local charities with time and money. Marathon Building Environments’ philosophy has always been to serve the customer to the best of our abilities, always demonstrating professionalism and genuine concern in addressing their unique requirements. Marathon Building Environments represents many manufacturers of office interior products, including commercial floor covering, however, Marathon Building Environments is firmly committed to Steelcase, Inc. Steelcase is the world’s leading manufacturer of office interior products and Marathon Building Environments is extremely proud to have been selected as their authorized dealer in mid-Missouri.

Marathon Building Environments purpose is to: First, fully serve to the best of our abilities our existing customers with the utmost integrity; Second, aggressively seek to increase market share in the mid-Missouri market which includes:

Columbia, Jefferson City, Kirksville, Hannibal, Mexico, Fulton, Lake Ozark area, Sedalia, Rolla, Boonville, and Moberly;

Third, to provide a reasonable return on investment in all areas of business activity so everyone at Marathon Building Environments may enjoy a comfortable and secure lifestyle.

During the week of Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28, Marathon Building Environments will be having a WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE.  It will run each day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We have:

  • Task, Conference & Side Chairs starting at $25.00
  • Lateral & Vertical Filing cabinets starting at $100.00
  • Desks and desk sets starting at: $250.00
  • There are also a variety of tables, including conference room tables available

Come on by Marathon Building Environments from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, APRIL 24 – APRIL 28.

 

Marathon Building Environments and all of its divisions (Design, Furniture, Flooring, Pioneer Window Works and Operations) were honored to design and furnish the new Incubator at the Missouri Innovation Center (MIC) on the University of Missouri’s campus.  We worked closely with the leaders at the MIC and the Engineers from MU’s Design and Construction Services Department to create a truly modern and fresh working area for today’s up and coming entrepreneurs.

The project not only included furniture, flooring and window shades, but we were also asked to provide solutions for sound masking and distributing power to all of the workstations throughout the space.

In the center or hub of the area is an architectural element that helps divide the space while still being open to everyone.  It is a trellis like feature with whiteboards on all sides.  Inside the trellis is a picnic table which answers the call for an outdoor feeling meeting space that captures the collaborative needs of the modern workplace.

This new space is proving to be a tremendous showplace for Marathon, because of that, our Dealer Principals (Greg Wolff and Frank Sovich) and Leadership Team thought that it would be a great idea to film the entire process from start to finish.  We approach and worked with The Evoke Group and they did an outstanding job!This really shows all of the planning and implementation it takes to create a modern and innovative working environment.

Marathon is extremely proud of this project and want to thank everyone involved, starting with the MIC leadership, all of the Marathon Team Members and our vendor partners (FURNITURE: Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone, BuzziSpace, Izzy+, Connectrac, WINDOW SHADES: Draper, FLOORING: Tandus/Centiva, Johnsonite) and of course The Evoke Group.

Please sit back and enjoy our video with sound – It is not quite 2 minutes long.

Marathon Building Environments and all of its divisions (Design, Furniture, Flooring, Pioneer Window Works and Operations) were honored to design and furnish the new Incubator at the Missouri Innovation Center (MIC) on the University of Missouri’s campus.  We worked closely with the leaders at the MIC and the Engineers from MU’s Design and Construction Services Department to create a truly modern and fresh working area for today’s up and coming entrepreneurs.

The project not only included furniture, flooring and window shades, but we were also asked to provide solutions for sound masking and distributing power to all of the workstations throughout the space.

In the center or hub of the area is an architectural element that helps divide the space while still being open to everyone.  It is a trellis like feature with whiteboards on all sides.  Inside the trellis is a picnic table which answers the call for an outdoor feeling meeting space that captures the collaborative needs of the modern workplace.

This new space is proving to be a tremendous showplace for Marathon, because of that, our Dealer Principals (Greg Wolff and Frank Sovich) and Leadership Team thought that it would be a great idea to film the entire process from start to finish.  We approach and worked with The Evoke Group and they did an outstanding job!This really shows all of the planning and implementation it takes to create a modern and innovative working environment.

Marathon is extremely proud of this project and want to thank everyone involved, starting with the MIC leadership, all of the Marathon Team Members and our vendor partners (FURNITURE: Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone, BuzziSpace, Izzy+, Connectrac, WINDOW SHADES: Draper, FLOORING: Tandus/Centiva, Johnsonite) and of course The Evoke Group.

Please sit back and enjoy our video with sound – It is not quite 2 minutes long.

It is always nice to share (and brag a little) on one of our own team members.  This time we get to thank our newest Marathoner, Sean Zullo.  Sean obviously understand what good customer service is and pays attention to the details.

Keep up the great job and we are happy that you are part of the Marathon Building Environments team!

 

Awnings are an excellent addition to any patio or deck. Retractable awnings give you the option to enjoy the sun or the shade on a nice day. Plus, retractable awnings have many customization options:

1. Manual crank operation or motorized operation
2. Fabric offerings from Sunbrella, Sattler, and Tempest
3. Adjustable pitch option or add an end shade for the late western sun
4. Roof mount or soffit mount options
5. Excellent Warranty

Pioneer Window Works offers Awnings from NuImage and Alutex; check them out and give us a call!
http://www.nuimageawnings.com/  http://www.alutex.com/

Marathon Building Environments recently had the opportunity to design and furnish Missouri Employers Mutual (MEM) new Springfield, MO location.

MEM is proud to be Missouri’s #1 provider of workers compensation insurance. Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., and is committed to serving their policyholders and producers, as well as our community at large.

Marathon and MEM partnered on this project so that we met all of the clients needs in the workplace.  This includes workstations with dual monitors arms, CPU cradles plus enough storage (both personal and professional) and guest seating, using mobile file pedestals with cushioned tops.

This location did not have power in the floor, so Marathon provided a system by ConnecTrac  that allows MEM to have power in the middle of the floor or wherever they need it.  ConnecTrac can run both power and data to the workstations and still allow MEM to have workstations throughout the space and still keeping large aisle ways and comfort without having to have unattractive power poles from the ceiling.

All of the furniture throughout the space is from JSI, Steelcase and their divisions, Coalesse, Steelcase Health and Turnstone. Some of the new products that Marathon used include: The Brody, The Massaud Seating collection, Montara650 side seating, Lagunitas Lounge Seating and the Potrero415 Conference Tables.  JSI casegoods were used in all of the private offices

MEM allowed Marathon to design a new type of space for their team members, it is a Workplace Lounge.  This space allows its users to have small casual meetings in a relaxed and more homey atmosphere.

The new location has ample natural light from it southern exposure windows.  That also can create too much sunlight throughout a workday, so Marathon’s Pioneer Window Works division provided roller shades by Draper Inc.

All in all this was an awesome partnership and an awesome project and a job well done from the Marathon team – from Design, to Sales (furniture and PWW) and our incredible installers!!

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Coalesse Massaud Seating, Potrero415 Table, and Draper Inc. Roller Shades

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Turnstone Round Jenny Chairs

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Turnstone Round Jenny Chairs

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Turnstone Round Jenny Chairs fabric

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Lagunitas Lounge Furniture, Joel Chairs and Sebastopol Tables

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Lagunitas Lounge Furniture, Joel Chairs and Sebastopol Tables

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Lagunitas Lounge Furniture, Joel Chairs and Sebastopol Tables

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Lagunitas Lounge Furniture, Joel Chairs and Sebastopol Tables

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Lagunitas Lounge Furniture, Joel Chairs and Sebastopol Tables

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Lagunitas Lounge Furniture

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Joel Chairs

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Coalesse Joel Chairs fabric

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Enea Stools

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WORK LOUNGE – Coalesse Enea Stools

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COPY ROOM – Steelcase Health Folio Cabinets

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BREAK ROOM – Coalesse Enea Stools and Enea Chairs

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PRIVATE OFFICE – JSI Vision Casegoods and Draper Inc. Roller Shades

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PRIVATE OFFICE – JSI Vision Casegoods and Coalesse Bindu Side Chair

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PRIVATE OFFICE – JSI Vision Casegoods and Coalesse Bindu Side Chair

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WORKSTATION – Steelcase Answer Panels, Universal Work Surfaces and Storage, Leap Chair

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WORKSTATION – Steelcase Answer Panels, Universal Work Surfaces and Storage, Leap Chair

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WORKSTATION – Steelcase Mobile Pedestal Fabric

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CONFERENCE ROOM – Coalesse Potrero415 Table and Massaud Conference Chair

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CONFERENCE ROOM – Coalesse Potrero415 Table, Massaud Conference Chair, and Draper Inc Roller Shades

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CONFERENCE ROOM – Coalesse Massaud Conference Chair

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CONFERENCE ROOM – Coalesse Massaud Conference Chair Upholstery

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CONFERENCE ROOM – Coalesse Montara650 Side Chair

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CONFERENCE ROOM – Coalesse Montara650 Side Chair

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WORKSTATION – Steelcase Leap Chair

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WORKSTATION – Steelcase Leap Chair

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Steelcase Brody

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Steelcase Brody

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RECEPTION – Coalesse Thoughtful Lounge Chairs

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RECEPTION – Coalesse Thoughtful Lounge Chairs

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WORKSTATION – Steelcase Answer Panels

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WORKSTATION – Steelcase Answer Panels

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WORKSTATION – Steelcase Answer Panels

 

 

 

Marathon Building Environments solutioneer Jeremy Henry, teamed up with Mark Krueger president of Kelly’s Furniture, a Kirksville residential furniture store, to furnish the new business incubator for Missouri Rural Enterprise & Innovation Center.  The incubator center in Kirksville will allow a space for innovators to develop business ideas.  Collectively products were selected from multiple commercial furniture manufacturers including Source International, Global Office Furniture, Ergotron, Deskmakers, and Mayline.  Marathon was able to utilize a cooperative buying agreement to help keep costs down and stay within the customer’s goal budget while maintaining their vision for the space.

Incubator

The University of Missouri Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delts) chapter gets a fresh start this fall.  They are in the process of a total reorganization with all new members and a newly renovated house to go with it. The entire house was gutted and an addition was added.  Marathon Building Environments was honored to place a part in this project.  Marathon helped with a furniture and flooring throughout the house.

On Saturday, October 22 (Mizzou’s 105th Homecoming) the current members and alumni had a re-dedication ceremony and showed off their new digs.

Best of luck gentlemen!

Here are a few before, during and after pictures of the Phi Delta Theta house…

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Marathon has arrived!

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Flooring install

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Flooring Install

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Flooring Install

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Entryway and Living Room – During Renovation

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Entryway and Living Room – During Renovation

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Entryway and Living Room – After Renovation

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Entryway and Living Room – After Renovation

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Entryway and Living Room – After Renovation

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Entryway and Living Room – After Renovation

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Chapter Room – After Renovation

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Chapter Room – After Renovation

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Dining Room – After Renovation

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Dining Room Chair – Engraved with the Phi Delt Letters – After Renovation

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TV Room – After Renovation

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TV Room – After Renovation

Marathon recently received a letter from an extremely satisfied client.  John Read came to Marathon looking for a task chair for his home office.  He was immediately met by Juanita Conger, who started the evaluation process of asking questions to understand his wants and needs.  John sat in many chairs and settled on the Steelcase Think chair.  John also shopped around to compare other chairs and came back to Marathon.  John did not purchase the least expensive chair, nor had he ever paid  quite so much for a chair, but because of the time and effort of Juanita, John returned to Marathon.
As you can see from the letter, John is a very happy man – and that makes all of us at Marathon very happy, as well.

John also went out of his way to complement Marathon on our new website.
We owe many thanks to the Evoke Group, based in Columbia, MO.

In addition to the letter that Marathon received, John sent Juanita and letter with a Panera Bread gift card to thank her for all of her assistance.

At Marathon Building Environments, we are incredibly lucky to have team members that will dedicate the time it needs to make sure that our clients are happy and pleased!

THANK YOU JUANITA!

Juanita Letter