Somerville-based interior solutions firm dancker acquires D.C.-based Arbee

Integrated interior solutions firm dancker said Thursday that it acquired the assets of Arbee, a Steelcase furniture dealer based in Washington, D.C., and which has offices in Piscataway, as well as locations in Maryland.

Steelcase is the leading manufacturer of furniture for offices, hospitals and classrooms. Steelcase furniture is inspired by innovative research in workspace design. The acquisition makes dancker the largest Steelcase dealer in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic, further increasing its ability to serve clients in both regions.

dancker is a Steelcase Premier Partner and also maintains partnerships with more than 300 manufacturers in the furniture, architectural products and audiovisual industries, including partners like DIRTT, Crestron and Microsoft.

“The acquisition of the talented team at Arbee will enable dancker to more fully support our clients and partners in solving their most challenging problems as they navigate the shift to hybrid work,” Steven Lang, dancker CEO and president, stated. “Both organizations strongly believe that our people are our greatest assets. As a result, we are aligned in a holistic approach to deliver innovative solutions and remarkable customer experiences. We look forward to continuing to work with our clients, expanding our existing relationships in the commercial real estate and design community to co-create destinations where people can do their best work.”

Arbee will begin doing business as dancker immediately. Arbee’s employees will join dancker’s team, which spans the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

“On behalf of myself and Arbee’s leadership team, we are excited to join an organization that also has a long, proud history and outstanding reputation. We are grateful for the customers who’ve entrusted us with their business and believe that together we are even better positioned to serve you as we navigate the challenges of this post-COVID era,” Nancy Berkowitz, owner and CEO of Arbee, said.

“Both dancker and Arbee have been outstanding Steelcase dealer partners for decades. By joining forces, their capabilities and effectiveness will become even stronger for the benefit of their clients in New Jersey and the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia market,” Eddy Schmitt, Steelcase senior vice president, Americas, said.

dancker’s acquisition of Arbee follows the acquisitions of U.S. Business Interiors, formerly based in Capitol Heights, Maryland, and Baltimore-based Hyperspace, which helped to significantly expand the company’s presence in the Washington-Baltimore market.