Design Options Company History

Design Options was founded in March of 1981 by Jerry and Audrey Messerman. Their purpose was to design office tables and peripheral furniture products to support an emerging technology – computers.

In the late 1980's, when the pace of economic growth drove the need for office workspace expansion, the Messerman's developed a flexible desking system that could be arranged in a variety of configurations. It quickly outdated the traditional panel dependent systems that were cumbersome and could not react quickly to change. Today, Design Options desking systems consist of a wide range of worksurface choices, storage products, and screen systems that divide space.

In July 2007, Design Options was purchased by Design Options Holdings. The goal is to continue the business principles that guided the company founders – the willingness and ability to satisfy customer's needs with quality products, delivered on time, guaranteed for life, and supported with outstanding customer service, both before and after the sale.


Alan Robins, CEO, Design Options Holdings: Alan manages the business functions of the company.

Our business has been built on the following beliefs

Our Mission:

To build office furniture that exceeds the customer's expectations, through people, programs and products. It is the support of our PEOPLE that allow us to provide our dealers with PROGRAMS that differentiate us and add value to our sale.

Our Values:

Each decision we make is based on doing the right thing for our CUSTOMERS, our EMPLOYEES, and our VENDORS. This statement of ethical behavior is expected of all our people, throughout every business transaction, and is the philosophy behind our Key Dealer partnering program.

Our Vision:

To build a company where people have an opportunity to grow, as they continually raise the quality level of products and service. We build a company around people that build the company. Our PEOPLE are our most valuable asset.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact any of us by emailing by clicking on a name below:

 Alan Robins  CEO  

Or by phone at these numbers:

Customer Service   616-988-0881 
Fax Number  616-988-0892 
Toll Free  877-800-3560 


Business Hours

Our support Hotline is
available 9 Hours a day

Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm EST
Weekend: Closed