It’s the little things that make a big difference.

At Innovative, we continually strive to make a difference in the lives of our customers and the organizations we partner with. We ultimately want our clients to thrive, grow and prosper as a result of working with us. In 2022, we aspire to showcase the unique differences that fuel our customer’s success, and we want you to discover the difference, and that’s Innovative.

Office Essentials

We want to help you discover your difference while working with Innovative. Stay tuned each month as we dive deep into each of our solutions, providing insight and takeaways, and showcasing what makes our customer journey and experience unique. This month’s featured category is… OFFICE ESSENTIALS!

DISCOVER YOUR DIFFERENCE

Our Categories

Innovative helps equip and invigorate your organization with the products, services and solutions for today’s workplace.

MARCH 2022

TECHNOLOGY | PRINTERS & SUPPLIES

APRIL 2022

CLEANING & FACILITIES

MAY 2022

FURNITURE & DESIGN

JUNE 2022

OFFICE ESSENTIALS

JULY 2022

Discover the Difference Education

EDUCATION SOLUTIONS

AUGUST 2022

Discover the Difference AV

TECHNOLOGY | AUDIO & VISUAL

SEPTEMBER 2022

Promotional Products

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

OCTOBER 2022

Discover the Difference Breakroom

BREAKROOM

NOVEMBER 2022

Printed Materials

PRINTED MATERIALS

Innovative was brilliant at translating our brand and goals for the space into a cohesive furniture package which enhanced the overall form and function of the building. We provided clear expectations on budget and they optimized the package, delivering on-time and on-target. The team is talented, fun and challenged us as a customer, which in the end made for a better overall end-product.

Jayme Hanson, Heraeus Medical

Innovative’s furniture design professionals were great partners and contributors to our overall office design team.  Their collaboration process with our architects was not only creative and inspiring, it was also fun!  It was an interdependent sharing of ideas that resulted in a beautiful and functional space for our employees and clients.

Marcus Thomas, Bolton & Menk

So far, we have had a handful of training demonstrations performed with our staff and have another one scheduled in a few weeks.  Our staff has been extremely pleased with the process and what we were promised by Innovative as far as service and support has been spot on. Our only complaint is that we didn’t convert the entire district to Innovative sooner as we wanted to make sure this process would go smoothly. It went just as promised and we can’t wait to complete the rest of schools later this year. Thanks Innovative for making our jobs easier!

Jim Reinhardt, Yankton School District

We had a great experience from design to installation with Innovative. The Taraflex floor combined with our existing wood floor gives the Sanford Pentagon as good a surface for volleyball as there is anywhere in the count

Mark McCloskey, Sanford Pentagon Volleyball Academy

Innovative Office Solutions has been a valued business partner this last year. We have a common goal of believing in client relationships and providing a great start to finish customer service experience. Innovative has grown and continues to exude amazing performance with honest up front conversations and making sure that customers are well cared for beyond the completion of the project. Innovative is such a great partner as their team members are experienced, work with integrity and are extremely responsive. Innovative is positioned well in the education market to provide multiple solutions for our clients that meet fixed budgets and community expectations.

Lynae Schoen, Wold Architects and Engineers

We are truly appreciative of how Innovative’s customer service is second to none. They are efficient and their pricing is extremely competitive. Their sales department is knowledgeable and make appropriate recommendations. We would highly recommend to any school district looking to save money without sacrificing service and products.

Jody Hruby, Hanson School District #30-1

Teaming with Innovative’s experts, we developed a plan that would best suit our company’s needs, helping us sell twelve times the apparel to our internal clients than the previous year! Our employees are ecstatic with the fresh wardrobes and look forward to our bi-annual pop-up sales. Innovative helps us select apparel options based on our internal client’s budgets, style preferences and PPE needs; all while meeting our company’s deadlines!

Nicole Weinmann, Wenck

You have gone above and beyond for me and my business. I will be truthful when I say that there is “NO WAY” I could have opened without your products. The studio is doing great! These products have been a game changer for us to open and be safe! Thank you SO SO much!!

Dawn Schulberg, Premier Dance Academy

The Innovative Technology Group took the time to listen and fully understand our needs and as a result, they proposed a solution that met all of our needs and has been easily adopted by our team at Children’s Heart Clinic. We were truly supported through the installation process with our contact person on site to ensure everything went smoothly—we know they are just a phone call away to meet any need.

Rick Belin, The Children's Heart Clinic

My experience these past two weeks with the air purifiers is quite surprising and amazing. I can truly say that the air of our centers has improved and my overall breathing is better. I appreciate the safety measures our centers are taking to improve our air quality!

Louis, Aurora Community Services

Leah Maloley, Vivacity Tech

2020 has been crazy and I’m so grateful for the support IOS has provided to our district. The trust I have in IOS is second to no other vendor I deal with and Reed is a big part of this. Every single person I deal with at IOS provides services that are rooted in creating trust. Thank YOU for shifting your sails to provide additional products when we needed it most. IOS continues to be an important partner in the work we do for our learning community.

Coordinator of Project Management & Purchasing, Rosemount, Apple Valley, and Eagan Public Schools

Innovative has been instrumental in streamlining our print services. They keep a catalog of all of our print items, their online store is easy to use, and they give us the ability to manage our ordering based on permissions & approvals. They are speedy to reply, easy to work with, and always willing to work with our timelines and budgets. This offering has been key in keeping our headquarters and satellite offices stocked with our printed items.

Kristine Poindexter, St. Paul Eye Clinic

The Innovative team is the best in the business. They are easy to work with and have an informative team that can help with any situation. Innovative assists me with my job by providing customer service and communicating issues they come across. Not only do they communicate with me, but they communicate with my customers to ensure they are satisfied. Innovative always goes the extra mile to ensure everyone is always satisfied. I also utilize Innovative as a warehouse for my online store. Their team is efficient and hard working. They are always sure to double check every order so it is fulfilled at 100%.They help us uphold our branding standards by educating all their employees to provide the best service possible. To help our brand go even further, they always are offering the newest/hottest product and ensure that they meet my quality standards.

Sam Schuster, Sanford Health

We always look forward to working with the Innovative team! We’ve partnered with them at multiple properties in our portfolio and they are excellent at seeing the vision of the architectural design of our various projects. They are easy to work with from start to finish and are incredibly responsive even when the project is over. We appreciate their collaboration, creativity, and the thoughtfulness they put into each of our projects. We recommend them to our tenants often and can trust that they will live up to our glowing reviews.

Krysina Grussing, City Center Real Estate Services

I was certainly pleased with Innovative’s performance for the audiovisual installation. I felt like everyone involved was very knowledgeable, responsive, friendly, and willing to help and collaborate as needed. I’ve gotten the impression many times that Innovative is willing to go the extra mile and you’ve followed through with that many times over. Thank you so much! I really appreciate all of your efforts and time spent working with us with the new building project.

Justin Whitcomb, Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis

The Innovative team has been so amazing!  We used them for a build-out on our 6th floor and renovations on our 7th floor. The process couldn’t have been smoother. They were attentive, open to our ideas and feedback, challenged us to look at things differently, found cost effective solutions, and hit deadlines. The Construction Task Force would absolutely recommend them again and again to anyone considering new space or an office refresh!

Andrea Field, Hays Companies

Innovative has been a great addition to our vendors! The Customer Service is top notch! Always making that extra step to go above and beyond!

Todd Johnson, Bilfinger Westcon, Inc.

In deciding who to work with for our furniture, design suggestions, and technical assistance, there was no question in working with Innovative! They walked us through the best design layout that would accommodate our staff – helped us pick out coordinating furniture and colors, while always keeping our budget in mind.  During the move/installation, they were great – very professional, always checking in to see how things were going – we did run into a couple of furniture issues, but they were quick to fix those issues, with no additional cost to us.  We were very pleased with the end result and would highly recommend using Innovative to anyone looking to complete a project such as we did!

Pat Colbert, USTA Northern

I am very, very satisfied with the level and quality of service I received from the Innovative Customer Care Team. If you want seamless, professional, caring service, you have to give Innovative a try.

Michael Yu, State of Minnesota - DEED

Innovative worked with us to set up a program where they order, store, pack and deliver our Marketing Logo Promo products.  These items have been added to our supply list so that they can easily be ordered and shipped to our offices as needed.  This has proven to be extremely efficient, saving our company time, and improving our productivity.  They also provide inventory reporting for these products which helps us keep a handle on our budget and spending.  This program has been very beneficial to us!

Lori Miller, Partners Title

As the lead Buyer for the MN State Patrol, I work exclusively with a lot of vendors on every level. Customer Service is crucial in order for me to perform my duties in a law enforcement environment. The team at Innovative Office Solutions, specifically one Jeanne Thompson, are leaders in their line of business. Jeanne has always been my go-to team member when I need quick, precise, reliable service. I’m truly grateful for the customer support team at IOS, and would recommend their company to any business looking for dependability.

Ray French, Minnesota State Patrol

The Innovative Technology Team were incredible listeners, they asked all of the right questions and brought us a plan that met our needs, budget and timeline and then made it into a reality. They even timed the installation during a school break!

Michelle Hernick, Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts