CBI Workplace Solutions Announces Nashville Location

NASHVILLE, TN, June 1, 2020 CBI Workplace Solutions is pleased to announce a new business location in Nashville, Tennessee. Effective June 1, 2020, GBI, a leading Knoll dealer in Nashville, and its team, will join CBI Workplace Solutions. CBI will operate from the former GBI offices at 7111 Commerce Way, Brentwood, TN 37027.

As Knoll solutions providers in their respective markets, CBI and GBI have a long-standing relationship based on mutual respect and trust. Over the last six years GBI has worked with clients in the commercial, education and healthcare space to provide office furniture and interior solutions in Nashville, while collaborating often with CBI Workplace Solutions. 

CBI is a premier interior solutions provider operating across the Southeast since 1993. CBI has 10 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida, with the Nashville location being its third location in Tennessee and 11th location overall. 

Jay Chawan Managing Principal at GBI says, “Our team at GBI has done an excellent job of establishing a business base in Nashville over the last six years and serving clients in need of furniture and workplace solutions. We have been looking for the right organization to help take our team to the next level, and we believe CBI is the company to further elevate the Knoll brand in Nashville and offer our customers strategic vision as a workplace partner.”

David Longo, Founder and CEO of CBI Workplace Solutions says, “Jay and I have known each other for many years, sharing business insights and best practices. When he approached us about the possibility of the GBI team joining CBI Workplace Solutions, it made total sense for our business, and the timing was right. The Nashville market is very similar to our other markets, and we already have a presence in Knoxville and Chattanooga. We are blessed with a talented leadership team, and moving into Nashville fits our long term growth strategy.”

Charlis Brock, Executive Vice President and Market Executive for the Charlotte location, has been promoted into the role of Charlotte and Tennessee Market Executive. Charlis joined CBI almost fourteen years ago as CBI’s Director of Marketing, and since then has led every functional area of CBI with the exception of finance. Charlis has worked tirelessly to implement a leadership structure in Charlotte leveraging the strengths of CBI associates and recruiting others, and she is skilled at building high performing teams that achieve positive results. 

“I’m extremely excited about CBI’s new role in the Nashville market. You don’t have to spend much time with the Nashville team to understand they are group of very talented individuals. We are thrilled to welcome them into the CBI family and to lean on this group as we get to know the business in Nashville. There will be many new growth opportunities for everyone as a result of this transition, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the next few years take us as a company.”  

“I am completely confident that CBI will continue to provide the superior level of service and the innovative solutions that our clients have come to expect,” says Chawan. “Our team and our clients are in good hands, and I believe this move will position CBI, Knoll and our GBI associates for incredible growth in the future.”

Longo adds, “Every decision we’ve made at CBI throughout our 27 years in business has been intentional and served as a building block to ensure healthy, long-term growth. The decision to move into the Nashville market is no different, and we are eager to begin serving clients, forming relationships and providing consultative workplace solutions to business partners all over Nashville, Tennessee.”