The recent issue of Facility Executive magazine featured this SOLUTIONS 2023 item that allows facility managers to visualize the impact of interior renovations. We continued the conversation here.
In a follow up interview, Mark Bischoff, President and CEO of Starnet, talks with Facility Executive about the company’s new flooring visualizer product and related facilities trends. Click below to listen.
Below is the Q&A from the December 2022 article.
STARNET WORLDWIDE COMMERCIAL FLOORING PARTNERSHIP
Since 1992, the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership has served facility management professionals as trusted commercial flooring solutionists supported by quality flooring manufacturers. The Starnet network covers the United States and Canada as 170 independent commercial interior contractors with nearly 400 locations. Starnet members serve commercial end users with a full portfolio of flooring products, qualified installation, furniture lift systems, access flooring, subfloor repair as well as continuous care of soft and hard surface flooring and fabrics. Starnet members ensure improved project outcomes, complete customer satisfaction, and reduced costs for the life of the interior space.
What is a notable product or service your organization will introduce to facility management professionals in 2023?
Starnet is deploying a flooring visualizer application in partnership with technology leader Roomvo. The revolutionary tool equips more than 2,000 Starnet sales and business development professionals with powerful technology that enables facility management professionals to communicate the positive impact of interior renovations to their stakeholders.
Facility managers and their internal clients can quickly align on the aesthetic value of a proposed interior change and establish budgets for those transformed spaces. Starnet members can accelerate the end user decision-making process for the facility manager, increase their stakeholder impact and streamline the budgeting and execution of the renovation.
Why is this product being introduced at this time to the facility management market?
Facility managers continue to face some uncertainty around planning for the return to the office. Employees want their workspaces refreshed and clean when they return, and ideally that would include new flooring. Because it is likely that office configurations and populations will change as organizations return to the office, using visualization tools combined with expert guidance from Starnet interior contractors will dramatically increase successful outcomes.
How will the flooring visualizer help facility management leaders achieve their goals?
Using visualization, facility professionals can quickly simulate aesthetically transformed spaces to gain stakeholder commitment. Optimized for all devices, the application is useful in hybrid workplaces, adaptive reuse, tenant improvement, and building renovations. The Starnet visualizer supports the return-to-work strategy for every organization and makes associates feel included in the decisions to ensure the productivity, cleanliness, and safety of their workplace. Facility managers working with Starnet can take advantage of office furniture lift systems, access flooring, soft surface, resilient, and hard surface flooring solutions to completely transform occupied buildings and meet the updated needs of associates.
Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership
Contact: Rob Starr