This month, Facility Systems Inc. announced a new five-year partnership with Charrette Venture Group, an investment firm specializing in the architectural and design industries.
For more than 30 years, FSI has provided consulting services on space planning, commercial interior design, furniture specification, facility design management, architectural products and construction management for companies across the U.S. from its Overland Park office.
CVG provides consulting in areas of marketing, finance, operations, organizational structure, leadership and human resources support to small-to-mid-sized firms seeking growth in the architectural industry. CVG collects a percentage of quarterly revenue in exchange for services.
“FSI has demonstrated great resiliency in a changing marketplace. … The next generation of leadership is squarely focused on preserving foundational values and growing their client base,” said Todd Reding, CEO of CVG. “This is exactly the balance of stability and initiative that CVG seeks in our partnerships.”
The CVG partnership provides FSI with a specialized team of experts that will focus on helping FSI grow. That includes providing marketing, HR support and strategic planning assistance as well as general sales, business development and firm leadership training.
“Their (CVG) team can easily fill in the gaps of our business that we don’t have anyone on staff to do,” said Ryan Elder, FSI business manager. “This allows FSI to stay focused on our current clients and finding new ones and know that the ‘back-of-house’ business activities are still being completed.”
FSI currently has 10 employees; however, through this partnership, the company anticipates growth in both revenue and profit, leading to more personnel in order to sustain.
“We have the peace of mind that whatever problem we have, there is a trusted resource we can reach out to for assistance,” said Elder. “This will allow our management team to focus on our clients, business development and other strategic initiatives.”