Creative Office Environments (COE) is now Environments at Work-Rhode Island (EAW-RI).

EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – August 16, 2019 – Creative Office Environments (COE), Rhode Island’s Haworth-based office furniture dealer, announced today it is now Environments at Work-Rhode Island (EAW-RI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Environments at Work (EAW). EAW and its affiliate, Integrated Interiors, are Boston-based firms which specialize in commercial furnishings, architectural products, and related services.

After over 50 years in the office furniture business, Ed Gillheeney, President of COE, has decided to retire. Louise Richer, General Manager and a founding member of COE, will now lead the team at EAW-RI. With over 25 years of industry knowledge, Louise’s operational expertise and administration experience make her a valuable addition to EAW leadership.

EAW is one of the largest dealerships nationally for industry leader, Haworth. With Haworth as EAW-RI’s primary manufacturer-partner, both organizations seek to establish a stronger presence and commitment to Rhode Island. EAW-RI will also represent hundreds of highly-respected manufacturers to complement Haworth’s family of products.

“Our team is thrilled to be part of Environments at Work. EAW is now a great resource in expanding our client base in Rhode Island and throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. We are excited to offer our customers amplified resources, delivering the best workspaces and customer experiences,” said Louise.

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EAW was founded by several individuals with extensive industry experience and has enjoyed impressive, rapid growth since its inception. Ownership is experienced, hands-on, and has a long-term commitment to providing the highest standard of quality products and services to its clients.

“We strive to provide a great place to work for our employees and an exceptional experience for our customers. We do this by successfully taking an overly complex process and making it simple,” said Ken Patrick, President of Environments at Work.

About Environments at Work-RI
Environments at Work-RI is a privately-held contract office furniture dealership featuring the latest furniture and architectural products. It’s our job to deliver inspiring workspaces, simply. We listen, collaborate, and partner with our clients to provide meaningful office spaces that help people love where they work. For more information, please visit