New & Used Office Furniture Dealer & Office Designer
Serving Lowell, Boston, all of Massachusetts, and New England
Joyce Contract Interiors offers office furniture that is not only beautiful and functional, but also suitable for office-design projects of any size. One of our design teams will work with you and your company to help navigate all of the office furniture design possibilities. Together, we will create a design and a furniture plan that will match your needs and space.
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Office Design Services
The average cost to lease office space in Lowell is $16.13/sq.ft. annually. That means an office that is 100,000/sq.ft. costs roughly $1.6 million/year. A JCI collaboration results in a well-designed office space that maximizes your investment and respects your company’s budget.
JCI designers partner with clients and prioritize client visions for their office space. 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
Since our experience was so positive the first time we used Joyce Contract Interiors, it just seemed natural to reach out to them again, and I’m happy to report once again Janet Giunta and crew did not disappoint or skip a beat!!
We worked with Janet 15 years ago and if anything she has gotten better…. Janet served as our design consultant and supplier of new work stations and so much more. She was the point person with the Property Manager and contractor, and helped keep everyone on task. Janet was always available when we had questions or concerns and I have to say the space turned out better than expected and everything was delivered, and completed on time.
We have only been in the completed space a short time, but visitors keep commenting on how great it looks!
In today’s fast pace world, It’s nice to see that there is still a company like Joyce Contract that holds on to old fashion values…..integrity…professionalism… service. 15 years later and I am still very happy to recommend Janet Giunta and Joyce Contract Interiors.
From creative ideas to design to installation, Joyce Contract Interiors has been a wonderful remodeling partner to our growing business. Janet Giunta’s attention to detail resulted in a beautiful office and working environment. She was instrumental in coordinating my desired interior design while architectural surprises and changes popped up along the way. JCI’s network is wonderful and we were very pleased with every construction partner they suggested. I am looking forward to working with Joyce Contract Interiors again when we are ready to occupy our tenant space.
Hi Dan, our new top arrived on Wednesday and was quickly installed. I believe [he] installed it in 20 minutes. We absolutely love our new workstations.
Not only do the new workstations give our office a professional contemporary look, they are also very spacious (love the drawer storage!) and give my staff plenty of room to organize their workspace.
The Joyce Contact Interiors Office
Located in nearby Westford, MA, the JCI office is a short 15-minute drive from most parts of the Lowell area, so it is convenient for us to come to see your office space or for you to visit our showroom. Lowell is a hub for our products and services, making delivery and installation very affordable for clients in the area.
The JCI Team
Our founder Dan Joyce, who was born and raised locally, oversees most projects in the Lowell. 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
The city of Lowell is the fifth most populous city in Massachusetts. The area around the city is referred to as Greater Lowell. Incorporated in 1826 as a mill town, the city was named for a local figure in the Industrial Revolution, Francis Cabot Lowell. With its textile mills and factories, the city was then known as the cradle of the American Industrial Revolution. The National Park Service created the Lowell National Historical Park to preserve many of these historic manufacturing sites. Lowell is home to two institutions of higher education, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, part of the University of Massachusetts system, and Middlesex Community College.
Lowell, MA, Office Space & Commercial Real Estate Market Summary
(data from lowellma.gov and city-data.com/us-cities/The-Northeast/Lowell-Economy.html)
Lowell, a centrally located and accessible industrial city, attracts large and small businesses within the education, health, social service, manufacturing, trade, transportation, government, and tourism sectors. Many larger Boston firms locate their satellite offices in Lowell. Lowell offers unique office space in renovated textile mills with historical significance and charm. A range of local, state, and job-training programs provide incentives for longtime, expanding, and new businesses. Other resources focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and coworking and incubator space.
2022 Lowell, MA Commercial Office Space Inventory Statistics
- There is 8,114,293 square feet of office space
- The average annual cost to lease office space in Lowell is $16.13 sq.ft.
- There are 56,168 employed in Lowell
Office Space by Size
By square footage range:
|50k to 100k Sq.Ft.||505,238 Sq.Ft.||6.23% of total office|
|100k to 500k Sq.Ft.||7,609,055 Sq.Ft.||93.77% of total office|
Office Space by Class
|Class A||3,479,462 Sq.Ft.||42.88% of total office|
|Class B||3,884,531 Sq.Ft.||47.87% of total office|
Lowell, MA Census Data Highlights
As of the census in 2019-2020, there were 111,311 people in 40,260 households in the city. The per capita income was $29,172 with a median household income of $62,196. The median age in Lowell is 33.8 with 51% female. There are 42,025 housing units with 62% of those being multi-unit housing. The median value of owner-occupied housing was $285,200.
Total Number of Housing Units
The Boston-Cambridge-Newtown-NH Metro Area: 1,985,813
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied
4% of units are vacant
Percentage of Renter Occupied Units
43% 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:
82.9% of Lowell residents graduated from high school with 27.3% having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Veterans living in town make up 3.7% of the population. 26.7% of residents were born outside of the US.
Additional Statistics About Lowell:
- Civilians in the labor force age 16+ – 67.2%
- Population per square mile – 7,842.1
- Land area in square miles – 13.58
- US Senators Elizabeth Warren & Ed Markey
- Residents who are US citizens – 73.3%
- Language other than English spoken at home – 39.4%
Top occupations in Lowell:
- Management – 6.85%
- Office & Administrative – 11.1%
- Business & Financial Operations – 4.07%
- Sales – 8.23%
- Education – 5.87%
- Food Preparation & Serving – 7.16%
- Health Practitioners and Support – 10.56%
- Computers and Math – 3.18%
- Other – 42.98%
Commercial Laws & Regulatory Resources
The following links are some helpful resources to be aware of when planning to open a new office in Lowell. Be aware of zoning, permitting, exterior design guidelines, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.)
What is Benching?
As opposed to cubicles, benching is a low-style, no-panel system designed to encourage collaboration. Available in multiple sizes and configurations, benching units generally consist of a worksurface, legs, and, possibly, upmount divider screens.
To see examples, please view our benching page.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What is a Privacy Screen?
Privacy screens (also known as privacy panels) are used as dividers between workstations to define boundaries and give employees both privacy and improved acoustics. They can come in fabric, lexan glass, laminate, and whiteboard finishes, and are available in many sizes to fit almost any workstation.
Depending on the client’s needs these screens can be placed on top of or in between work surfaces, and even on top of cubicle panels. See examples of each on our benching page.