New & Used Office Furniture Dealer & Office Designer
Serving Greater Boston, all of Massachusetts, and New England
Joyce Contract Interiors offers modern office furniture that combines beauty and functionality with designs that work for any size office project. Contact our office furniture design team and let us help you design your office. We will help you navigate all of the different office furniture design possibilities and make recommendations that suit your space, whether you are looking for cubicles, benching, private desks, or any other office furniture. When it is time for delivery and installation, we be there guiding you through the process, and for any last minute questions.
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Office Design Services
The average cost to lease office space in Boston is $40.59/sq.ft. annually. That means an office that is 100,000/sq.ft. costs roughly $4 million/year. Collaborating with JCI to create a well-designed office space optimizes your investment and saves money for your company.
At JCI, we work with our clients and the visions they have for their offices. We:
- Listen to our client’s needs and goals;
- Study/analyze client needs;
- Develop multiple options considering value, quality, and pricing;
- Manage design choices with an emphasis on impeccable customer service and follow-through.
About Joyce Contract Interiors
Joyce Contract Interiors (JCI) is an office furniture dealer and office interior design company. We provide quality office furniture options at value pricing. At JCI, our focus is on design and project management that delivers consistent value to our customers. We don’t “sell.” We listen to our customers to clearly identify their wants and needs. By focusing on proven processes and understanding our customers, we provide plans that work today and work for the future. We provide consistent follow-through while projects are ongoing and consistent customer service afterward.
A company is only as good as its team; the team at Joyce Contract Interiors shares the same vision – a commitment to excellence. We strive to be your one-stop-shop for all of your office furniture needs, including chairs, benching and desking, cubicles, reception and lobby areas, conference rooms, collaborative areas, and accessories. Let our experienced furniture sales team work with you on office design, furniture selection, delivery, and installation.
Here is how we work with you in a few simple steps:
Contact us for a consultation.
Schedule an onsite visit to understand your needs.
Receive our office design and furniture recommendations.
Finalize your office furniture order.
Set a date for delivery and installation
Client Success Stories
We’ve been working with Joyce Contract Interiors for the past 15 years to create comfortable, attractive, and functional spaces for our growing company headquarters located in Lexington, Massachusetts. From start to finish, every project is treated with complete professionalism, and goes well beyond furniture and into truly designing the entire space. The design abilities of the staff at JCI are second to none, and they use their expertise to facilitate everything from paint colors to flooring solutions. Most importantly, JCI has always been on time and within budget on every project by offering high-quality products at reasonable prices. JCI has kept our space looking fresh, clean, and current so that we can attract high-quality employees to a high-quality environment. They have created a true partnership, and will not stop until each project is completed to perfection.
My company was expanding their office space and the interior design company we used in the past, I found to be expensive. So I was looking for another company to give me a quote. I found Joyce Contract Interiors on Yelp; they had great reviews so I called them. They were very nice over the phone and they told me a rep would call me to set up an appointment. Janet Giunta (rep) called me within a couple of hours and we scheduled a time for her to come see the space. Janet is awesome! She was very professional and friendly and had lots of amazing suggestions. After getting the initial plans for the build-out, I went to the office to pick out, fabric, colors, etc. Their office is SO cool and everyone that works there is awesome! We picked Joyce Contract Interiors to do our build-out because Janet was amazing to work with, and they were less expensive than the previous company. The furniture arrived on the scheduled date for installation, and the installers were fantastic. They went out of their way to get things done as planned! And our new space looks AMAZING!! Everyone loves it. I would highly recommend Janet and the entire team at Joyce Contract Interiors! Thank you so much for your patience and doing such an incredible job with our space.
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The JCI Team
Our founder Dan Joyce, who was born and raised locally, oversees most projects in the Boston area. With more than 30 years of experience in office design and furnishing, Dan is more of a project consultant and partner than a salesperson. Your office furniture project will be in the best hands when you work with Dan to bring your vision to life.
Commercial Building Architecture & Office Design
Boston is among the United States’ oldest cities and the architecture remains very historic. You’ll find office spaces in a number of different building types, including a lot of old mill buildings with brick-and-beam layouts. The mix of newer construction and vintage buildings provides charm as well as challenges for turning them into office spaces.
Boston, MA Office Space & Commercial Real Estate Market Summary
(data from Yardi Matrix, insights and graphics from CommercialCafe).
Boston has a flourishing business economy with many large offices and office complexes across the Greater Boston area. More than 400,000 people are employed in the city of Boston, with a mean commuting time of 31 minutes for people who drive, carpool, bike, walk, or take public transport. Within the technology belt that Route 128 forms around the Boston metro area, there are many offices representing prestigious businesses in the medical, technology, financial, and biotech industries, among many others.
Boston is a globally renowned hub for life sciences and technology companies, with more than 5,000 start-ups within Boston. Businesses are drawn to Boston because the city boasts one of the strongest academic environments in the world, therefore producing a rich pool of talent from which to hire. With so many companies vying for the professional talent in Boston, the demand for commercial real estate and office space is quite high and the supply limited. Here is a sample of some of the top companies with local offices in the Boston area. See also this list of 100 Best Places to Work in Boston.
2022 Boston, MA Commercial Office Space Inventory Statistics
- There is 116,629,386 square feet of office space
- There is 2,295,986 square feet of office space with retail
- The average annual cost to lease office space in Boston is $40.59 Sq.Ft.
Office Space by Size
By square footage range:
|50k to 100k SqFt||7,829,223 SqFt||6.71% of total office|
|100k to 500k SqFt||49,775,427 SqFt||42.68% of total office|
|500k to 1M SqFt||37,265,012 SqFt||31.95% of total office|
|> 1M SFSqFt||21,759724 SqFt||18.66% of total office|
Office Space by Class
|Class A+||20,203,673 sq.ft.||17.32% of total office|
|Class A||49,443,046 sq.ft.||42.39% of total office|
|Class B||21,828,952 sq.ft.||18.72% of total office|
|Class C||309,189 sq.ft.||0.27% of total office|
Boston, MA Census Data Highlights
As of the census in 2019-2020, there were 694,295 people in 271,553 households in the city. The per capita income was $48,978 with a median household income of $79,018. The median age in Boston is 32.6 with 52% female. There are 303,791 housing units with 82% of those being multi-unit housing. The median value of owner-occupied housing was $627,000.
Total Number of Housing Units
The Boston-Cambridge-Newtown-NH Metro Area: 1,985,813
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied
11% of units are vacant
Percentage of Renter Occupied Units
35% of units are owner occupied
Percentage of Multi-Unit Structures
Other types of structures: Single-unit, mobile home, boat, RV, van, etc.
Year moved in, by percentage of population:
88.5% of Bostonians graduated from high school with 51.7% having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Veterans living in town make up 2.4% of the population. 27.2% of residents were born outside of the US with 36.9% living in a household where a resident speaks a language other than English at home.
Additional Statistics About Boston:
- Civilians in the labor force age 16+ – 69.7%
- Population per square mile – 12,793
- Land area in square miles – 48.28
- US Senators Elizabeth Warren & Ed Markey
- Residents who are US citizens – 86.2%
Top occupations in Boston:
- Management – 12.5%
- Office & Administrative – 9.96%
- Business & Financial Operations – 8.2%
- Sales – 8%
- Education – 7.75%
- Food Preparation & Serving – 7%
- Health Practitioners – 5.21%
- Computers and Math – 4.93%
- Other – 36.45%
Commercial Laws & Regulatory Resources
The following links are some helpful resources to be aware of when planning to open a new office in Boston. Be aware of zoning, permitting, exterior design guidelines, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer new and used office furniture?
Yes, we carry over 150 lines of new furniture, while used furniture is purchased on a case by case basis.
Does office furniture and design affect productivity?
Yes, there are many studies on how a properly designed and outfitted office can enhance productivity.
What happens first: buy office furniture then design the office accordingly, or start with office design, then buy furniture?
We always recommend starting with the office design and work to select furniture that will fit the design, decor, and aesthetics desired.
What is the process for ordering office furniture?
We often get questions about the process of selecting and ordering new workstations or other significant office purchases. To help envision the process, we’ve outlined our basic steps:
- We first suggest that our clients take a look at the examples on our website to help them get an idea of the systems they would like to see in their space, offering to answer any questions or make suggestions.
- We then communicate with our clients to get a full list of their furniture and accessory needs based on the types of work that is being done in each area. After this discussion, we request a scaled CAD plan of the space in order to test fit and lay out the discussed furnishings. This process allows us to make sure the furniture will fit before it is purchased. Often during this process we will go to the site and perform field measurements to confirm the client’s floor plan.
- Once the layout is complete and has been approved by our client, we will create a 3-D visual to help visualize the furnishings within the space. Clients next select their choices of fabric, paint, and laminate colors.
- After all of the details have been ironed out, we send an official detailed quote to the client, which needs to be signed and returned before the order can be placed with our manufacturers. We require a 50% deposit on all orders.
- After the furniture is ordered, it typically takes about 3-4 weeks, depending on what was ordered, to reach our installer’s warehouse. We will then call and schedule an install date for that week. Upon completion of successful installation, the client will be invoiced the remaining balance.
You may find it helpful to review our Helpful Tips for Office Moves and Installation & Purchasing Office Furniture.
Are there green/sustainable options for office furniture?
There are many options for green and sustainable office furniture, but not as many as there were in the past. Importing prices have made green furniture much more expensive today.
What is an independent furniture dealer?
As an independent furniture dealer, Joyce Contract Interiors is not tied to any single line of furniture. This is an advantage for our clients because we can pick and choose which manufacturers provide the best deals based on quality, warranties, and price point.
How long will it take for us to receive the furniture?
Typical lead times are about 3-4 weeks depending on what you are purchasing. Some products may be ordered and received faster as part of a quick ship program, but in those cases the types of furniture and finish options may be more limited.
What is the cost to get my product delivered?
Delivery costs are calculated by our installers based on many factors: the amount of product being ordered, the location to which it is being delivered, whether or not the building has a loading dock or an elevator, whether the building is union or non-union, and if the delivery can be done during regular business hours or if it needs to be done on overtime.
Because each job is different, it is best to call and get a quote from one of our knowledgeable salespeople. (Note that because of the complexities involved, getting a quote may take a few days.)
Can you rent or lease office furniture instead of buying it?
Renting office furniture is a short term solution for office furniture whereas leasing is a long term option. There is also the option to lease furniture instead of owning it.
Who are some of the top office furniture manufacturers?
AIS/Partsco, Global Office Furniture, Friant, Open Plan Systems, Logiflex to name a few of the top of the line producers.
Is office furniture an asset? Should it be depreciated?
Office furniture is an asset and can always be depreciated, but you should consult with your accountant as the tax rules change yearly.
What is ergonomic office furniture?
Ergonomic furniture is furniture designed and manufactured to work with the human body. There is also passively designed ergonomic furniture which is designed with less controls.
What is modular office furniture?
Modular office furniture is furniture that can be easily moved and reconfigured.
What are some new trends in office design and furniture?
Resi-mercial – a hybrid incorporating residential and office furniture in the same setting, Open office and open collaboration office furniture. Hotel and office is another combination trend.