Spec Furniture® is a fully integrated manufacturer concentrating on four key segments of the contract market—Healthcare, Education, Corporate and Government.
Established in 1991 out of a desire to bring a uniquely customer-oriented approach to the contract marketplace, we design durable, elegant furniture that excels at meeting all core requirements. Combined with a huge array of options, choices, price points, and scales, our customers can specify the best possible solution.
We are recognized as a market leader in the quality, design, and engineering of contract furniture products, focusing on a wide range of markets and designs. Thousands of Spec product installations are in use throughout North America, supported by an industry-leading warranty and a dedication to outstanding customer service.
We support the following industry partners:
Our product catalog is available on the following platforms:
Spec’s success demands that we provide the highest quality service to our customers. This approach includes product performance that matches or exceeds the best in the marketplace. In addition, we must recognize that we all have a key role in supporting Spec’s corporate social responsibilities, which address our ethics, our health and safety protocols, our quality control, and our environmental impact.
We can achieve these commitments by sticking to our core values:
- Treat everyone as you want to be treated
- Be a champion for health, safety, and the environment
- Care about your customer
- Lead, follow, or get out of the way
- Lead by example and be accountable
- Embrace continuous improvement
- Have a desire to learn
- Share rewards fairly
- Enjoy what you do
Our corporate policy is guided by these commitments:
- Set and review targets and objectives
- Learn and improve continually
- Document, implement, analyze, correct, and communicate our actions
- Meet or exceed local, provincial/state, and federal regulations
We are committed to observing the highest standards of business ethics and avoiding any activities (acceptance of gifts, favors, or insider trading) that might reflect unfavorably on our integrity and could be adverse to our business interests or reputation.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate or condone discrimination in any of our employment or business practices. We are committed to conducting our business in ways that support the dignity of us all and that protect human rights.
We believe that our responsibility goes beyond protecting diversity; it extends to encouraging, educating and valuing our differences and being truly inclusive. We support our communities through outreach projects and by encouraging our people to be involved.
Health & Safety
We are committed to the health and safety of our employees, contractors, visitors, customers, and neighbors. Motivated by this responsibility, our health and safety management system complies with ISO 45001. Protection of employees from injury or occupational disease is a continuing objective, and we make every reasonable effort to provide a safe, healthy work environment.
Our supervisors are held accountable for the health and safety of their employees. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that machinery and equipment are safe, and that employees work in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures.
Our employees must receive adequate training in their work tasks to protect their health and safety. We expect every employee to protect their own health and safety by working in compliance with the law, and with safe work practices and procedures established by the company.
An integral part of our health and safety management system is designing the work environment in a way that supports the safety or health of our employees. We conduct extensive job safety analyses for each operation and perform regular workplace inspections with a primary focus on preventive measures.
We are committed to providing the marketplace with the highest quality seating and tables. We practice rigorous quality control at every stage of production, from design to assembly and shipment, and have implemented a quality management system compliant with ISO 9001.
We aim to “do it right the first time,” with a focus on developing a culture of continual improvement. This culture is fostered by maintaining a positive and productive work environment that promotes employee engagement and satisfaction.
Performance of our quality system is continually reviewed through monitoring and measurement of company performance indicators and regular management reviews.
We are committed to continually reducing our impact on the environment. To do so, we have implemented an ISO 14001–compliant environmental management system. Our ongoing environmental efforts are focused on:
- Minimizing waste and using recycled, renewable, and biodegradable materials
- Using water, energy, and transportation efficiently
- Minimizing the use of solvents and other harmful materials in our processes
- Protecting the environment in and around our facilities and within our community
- Encouraging our customers and suppliers to operate in environmentally sensitive ways
- Establishing and monitoring annual environmental goals
We have created a Design for the Environment (DFE) process that uses the latest sustainability guidelines. We implement it at the project initiation stage of new product development. It addresses the following key areas:
- End-of-life management
- Energy and water management
- Air quality
- Lifecycle assessment
- Ensuring a long useful life, with the ability to withstand repeated service, repair, maintenance, and reassembly
- Easy refurbishing, replacement, and reuse of components
For 30 years Spec Furniture Inc. has been a part of the contract furniture industry, focusing on making quality public seating and tables. We sell furniture to healthcare facilities, commercial enterprises and governments. Our goal is to always provide excellent customer service and robust furniture designs at competitive prices. Spec cares about our customers, and with dedicated support throughout the specification and ordering process, our customers keep coming back repeatedly.
Since 2013, Spec has partnered up with a Toronto college to organize annual furniture design challenges for their students in the Furniture Craft and Design program. Sheridan College is one of Ontario's leading postsecondary institutions, attracting students from across Canada and around the world. What is now known as the Spec Furniture Design Award has become a highly sought-after recognition by the college talent. Started by Stefan Robertson, college alumni, now Spec’s Director of Operations, the competition was a way to inspire, recognize, support further development, and financially assist the highly skilled and talented furniture designers and makers at Sheridan College. A panel of judges made of half a dozen established Spec employers of various expertise reviews student admission and votes the winners.
Award winners are presented with an opportunity to learn and develop their skills at Spec through paid summer internships. Many of them continue their design journeys as full-time Spec employees.