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November New and Used Office Furniture Sale

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Need Extra Space?  

If you have to store files, furniture or any miscellaneous items and don’t have the space in your current office, we can help.  With climate controlled, secure storage, we will take care of your excess content and keep an accurate inventory for you so you know what’s there.

If you are renovating your office and need temporary off site storage, we can help. We will break down your furniture, pack your content and store it. Then, when you need it, we will deliver and place your furniture as requested.

If you have seasonal staff, and you need to store the furniture and files during the off-season – we can help.

Call us today at 416-239-1931 and save value real estate space and money!

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The Sit-Stand Desk Just Got Smarter

If you thought having the option to sit or stand at your desk…with your desk… while you work was great, then you are going to love what the latest models of sit-stand desks offer. They have gotten smarter!

Not only do the latest models of sit-stand desks give you the option of adjusting the height of your desk to facilitate you changing positions while you work, but newer models of sit-stand desks are built with sensors that actually monitor your sit-stand activity while at your desk. Do you get so focused on your work that you forget to change your working position? No worries. These new sit-stand desks will measure how long you have been sitting and will gently and automatically adjust your desk height so that you end up standing while you continue working, then do the opposite when it senses you have stood long enough—at least that is true for the sit-stand desks that adjust electronically. Some sit-stand desk sensors will also adjust the height of a desk based on the arm or hand height of a user while in either working position. Of course, these desks work best for user’s that remember to change their position.

For those who are health conscious or want to reach/maintain certain health goals, there are sit-stand desks that are also built with sensors programmed to measure the number of calories its user burns as well as sit-stand activity during the workday. Some of these desks even have a touch-screen display no bigger than the size of a mobile phone screen built into the desk which allows its user to pre-set activity goals and sit-stand height levels as well as see their health progress during the day. (As an interesting side note, did you know that a person burns 20% – 30% more calories while standing compared to when sitting?)

Other smart features of these sit-stand desks include connectivity to blue tooth and other smart devices that allow its user to control the lights and thermostat in a room.

What is best about these new sit-stand desks is that in most cases, they remain ergonomically friendly, optimizing the comfort level for users and minimizing pressure on one’s feet and back.

So, are you in the market for a smart sit-stand desk?

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D.J. McGauley & Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of choice. If a renovation or relocation of your office space is in your plans, please contact us to arrange a no-obligation site meeting. By the end of that meeting, you will know all that would be required to make your office renovation/relocation project a successful reality.

Call 416-239-1931, email info@djmcgauleyandassociates.com or visit our website for more information and to complete our contact form.

References:

Jolly, Jennifer, “Smart Desks to Keep you Moving”, Wired Well, New York Times http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/smart-desks-to-keep-you-moving/?_r=2&module=ArrowsNav&contentCollection=undefined&action=keypress&region=FixedLeft&pgtype=Blogs

Stir Kinetic Desk, http://www.stirworks.com/stir-kinetic-desk-m1/

Office Link Group, “Axis Electric Height Adjust”, http://www.officelinkgroup.com/index.php?page=product&categoryid=93&sco=2

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5 Elements That Help Bring Nature Into Your Office Space

April 22nd is Earth Day, a day in which people were reminded to protect, value and maintain the environment. For some, it meant planting a tree or two. For others, it was a reminder to go green by consuming less energy, utilizing renewable energy or choosing less pollution-inducing ways to travel from one location to another. For the office space design world, however, it is an ever developing trend to find different ways to bring nature into the immediate work environment.

Here are just five elements of nature that have inspired office space design specialists to incorporate the outdoors into an office space design:

  1. Living plants – From potted plants to entire gardens, living plants have been the most common used elements in bringing the outdoors into an office space design.
  2. Moving Water – The movement or flow of water is said to have tranquil calming effect on people who need to take time to clear their minds and prepare for new tasks. Hence, water in the form of small pools, fountains and/or waterfalls has been another element commonly used to bring both the sights and sounds of nature into an office space design.
  3. Wood and/or stone materials – Whether it is in the panelling, the floor, the furniture, the accessories, or a major part of the architecture, natural wood or stone finishes are becoming more and more popular in office space designs.
  4. Patterns and textures of nature even in the non-nature items – Sometimes fabrics or artwork with pictures or patterns from nature, or the use of “golf green” in certain areas of an office space has been used as an effective way to incorporate nature into an office space design.
  5. Life itself – Though not for every office, creating an enclosed area where small birds can fly and sing freely or fish can swim has been used to effectively create an outdoor nature experience within an office space design.

Companies and design specialists recognize the invaluable relationship between nature and people. Humans are more productive, creative and innovative when exposed to a natural environment, maybe because of the increased oxygen levels or the calmness and tranquility it imposes on the mind. Nature comes alive when humans recognize and take care of it. Hence, bringing this “eco-system” into an office space design makes sense, especially for companies wanting to have the cutting edge within their industries.

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D.J. McGauley & Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of choice. If a renovation or relocation of your office space is in your plans, please contact us to arrange a no-obligation site meeting. By the end of that meeting, you will know all that would be required to make your office renovation/relocation project a successful reality.

Call 416-239-1931, email info@djmcgauleyandassociates.com or visit our website for more information and to complete our contact form.

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New & Used Office Furniture

October New and Used Office Furniture Sale – Happy Thanksgiving!

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Space Planning & Design in Toronto

At D. J. McGauley and Associates we maximize a company’s space while controlling costs with an eye toward minimizing disruption to regular business operations. We work with clients to bring together design, affordability and strong project management. Our work isn’t complete with the design process. Our project management team can manage your construction project from start to finish and ensure that your furniture fits your requirements. From initial consultation, to design and execution, our office space planning services will create your ideal work environment. Contact us and we’ll give you your space.

Call us today at 416-239-1931 and let us help you turn your ideas into reality.

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It’s a white-board! It’s a table! No…It’s a Flip-Top!

With the demand for smaller office spaces increasing, the need to choose office furniture that is easily mobile, easily multi-purposed, and easily stored so that it does not take up valuable real estate when not in use is most essential. That is why the flip-top table can be such a valuable furniture investment for smaller office spaces.

What is a flip-top table? In simple terms, it is a table on wheels that, with the flip of a switch, turns or flips its table top position from a horizontal to vertical position. Its simple design allows it to be what most smaller office spaces need:

  • Multi-purpose – the simple table design of the flip-top table allows it to be used as a desk, or a collaborative work space, or even a casual eating space for employees. Put a few of them together to create a training space or boardroom meeting space.
  • Easily Mobile – Most Flip-top tables are designed with caster wheels, allowing them to be easily moved (or rolled) to desired locations in the office
  • Easily stored – When not in use, a simple flip of a switch will cause the top of the table to fold down and tables themselves to be easily “nested” into a corner or storage space.

Flip-top tables are available in a variety of table-top designs, including wood, white and black tops. However, some designers in Europe have taken the flip-top table to another level. They offer the flip-top in a white-board table-top design, thus allowing the flip-top to have an additional use even when in its flipped or nesting state.

Imagine the heightened amount of creativity and innovation that can happen around a white-board flip-top table whether in its horizontal table or vertical nesting state. It is just one more furniture investment that could help “flip” your business into new levels of success.

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DJ Mcgauley and Associates Inc. is your Office Space Planning, Renovations and Relocation Project Management Company of choice. If a renovation or relocation of your office space is in your plans, please contact us to arrange a no-obligation site meeting. By the end of that meeting, you will know all that would be required to make your office renovation/relocation project a successful reality.

Call 416-239-1931, email info@djmcgauleyandassociates.com or visit our website for more information and to complete our contact form.

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References:

 Cooper, E., Office Design Advice, Posture People, “Office Furniture Trends for 2017”, http://www.posturepeople.co.uk/office-furniture-trends-2017

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  • Professionals we could count on

    Professionals we could count on

    “Originally, we were searching for a moving company but with your company we benefitted from a suite of services and most of all professionals we could count on. What sold us from the beginning was the knowledge, contacts and peace of mind that you bring to the table and we weren’t disappointed.”

    Margaret Eaton, President


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  • Stellar client service

    Stellar client service

    “What singularly impressed us was that you did not just attend at our office to give it a cursory once-over look and then submitted an estimate for moving, but that you discussed our company’s relocation policy and process, spent time ascertaining what we were moving, and wanted to view the office space we were relocating to.”

    Abena Buahene, BA, LL.B, Registrar & CEO


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  • Developed a budget and timeline to keep us on track

    Developed a budget and timeline to keep us on track

    “They developed a budget and timeline to keep us on track while minimizing surprises. Assisted with furniture purchasing and coordinated the acquisitions and installations of all furniture for our new offices. All outstanding deficiencies were fixed and we restarted our business in our new premises as if we’d always been there.”

    Christine Hughes, CFA, President and Chief Investment Strategist


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  • Completed construction and move on time and on budget

    Completed construction and move on time and on budget

    “I had the pleasure of working closely with Mike and Tony on every aspect of the move including premise design, selection of materials, furniture planning, selection of general contractor and trades, permitting, scheduling and moving logistics. Very professional and competent in their roles and demonstrated their experience through expediting many processes, presenting innovative solutions and controlling costs.”

    Kevin Feeney, CFO


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  • You Really Came Through for us

    You Really Came Through for us

    “You really came through for us and we appreciated how professional and organized you were throughout the move. Everyone at Bilingual Recruiters Inc. commented on how well the relocation to our new home on Yonge Street turned out. I would recommend your firm to anyone having to go through the stress of relocating their office. ”

    Louis Cavalaris, V.P and Treasurer


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  • Facilitated a remarkably smooth transition

    Facilitated a remarkably smooth transition

    “Facilitated a remarkably smooth transition and we greatly appreciated your assistance and your expertise. Helping to organize the phone installation and dealing with the communications this transaction required really helped us to settle into our new space quickly and seamlessly.”

    Miriam Adams, C.M., Co-founder/Director


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  • Costs involved were fair and your professionalism was excelling

    Costs involved were fair and your professionalism was excelling

    “It was very reassuring for us at Infinite to be dealing with a team that had your knowledge and experience moving from one A-class building to another. The costs involved were fair and your professionalism was excelling.”

    Ali Zahedi, Managing Director


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  • Careful Planning & Strong Project Management

    Careful Planning & Strong Project Management

    “I appreciated your responsiveness, careful planning, strong project management and professionalism throughout the course of the move. Your willingness to assist in problem-solving unexpected issues and concerns as they arose was greatly valued.”

    S.M. Cheng, Executive Director, Ontario Public Health Association


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  • "McGauley's were fantastic

    “McGauley’s were fantastic, right from the first phone call: always responsive, great problem-solvers, kept us fully informed of all the options at each stage and calm in the face of every crisis. I can only imagine how much hard work they were doing behind the scenes that we never saw. We would recommend their services without reservation.”

    Helen Leask and Nancy Richardson, Partners


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  • Very pleased with how smoothly our move went

    Very pleased with how smoothly our move went

    “We are very pleased with how smoothly our move went and we highly recommend D.J. McGauley’s. Initial consultation and assessment, purchasing and delivery of furniture, coordinating the moving of our existing office to our new office, Leasing hold improvements, coordinating the relocation and installation of our phone system/cabling.

    Rachel Oldfield, Manager, Finance & Administration


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  • Expertise and ability to deal with any and every situation

    Expertise and ability to deal with any and every situation

    “Your expertise and ability to deal with any and every situation to our complete delight was invaluable. From evaluating our moving needs to completing repairs to the landlord’s satisfaction, to managing the renovations and fit-out of our new location and the office and warehouse move… everything was seamless and painless as something like this can be.”

    Mark Thomas, Vice-President


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  • Your dedication to your clients shows in everything you do.

    Your dedication to your clients shows in everything you do.

    “The team at D.J. McGauley helped us facilitate a two stage move recently.
    I wanted to express my appreciation for all your assistance; it was invaluable. No matter what we asked of you or what we needed, you were there. You were sensitive to our needs and understanding of our economic position. Your dedication to your clients shows in everything you do.
    Our moves went smoothly with no headaches due largely to your expertise and assistance. You helped make our move as stress free as possible.
    Thank you again for your exceptional service.

    Ludy Gibson, Office Manager


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  • Professionals we could count on
  • Stellar client service
  • Developed a budget and timeline to keep us on track
  • Completed construction and move on time and on budget
  • You Really Came Through for us
  • Facilitated a remarkably smooth transition
  • Costs involved were fair and your professionalism was excelling
  • Careful Planning & Strong Project Management
  • Very pleased with how smoothly our move went
  • Expertise and ability to deal with any and every situation
  • Your dedication to your clients shows in everything you do.

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