Enwork is a classic American small business success story. Founded by David and Kelli Powell in August, 2003, the company started in an extra office space in their basement. To build the working capital necessary to get started, they mortgaged their family home.
The company’s vision focuses on solving unique end-user needs at price and service levels unmatched in the marketplace. Enwork’s initial product offering was cost-effective worksurfaces for furniture dealers, complementing the system and open plan products available from the majors.
The first sale was made in January of 2004. After year one, Enwork had 54 dealers. By the end of 2005 the company had four employees, 110 dealers, and had expanded its product offering to include pedestals, cantilevers, and other components. In 2006 Enwork moved from Cascade to Lowell; it was growing and needed a warehouse capability. In 2007 Enwork entered the laminate casegoods business with the launch of Affinity. This was the same year that it began selling through an independent rep network.
From 2008 to 2010 the company continued to expand its Tables product offering. Late in 2010 Enwork launched Grid, a workstation product which was developed in just a few short months based on market feedback.
In 2016, Enwork acquired Ergo Contract Furniture in Union City, California. Their height-adjustable tables, seating, and ergonomic accessories products, along with Enwork’s market leading success in Tables, opened new opportunities for customer solutions. Leveraging the warehouse facility in California, Enwork’s #1 market, supported their efforts to be fast and agile in response to customers’ needs.