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Since 1993, American Interiors has continued to prove its expertise at creating interior environments that inspire the places we work, learn, heal and play. When Steve Essig started this business over 27 years ago, his goal was to be the very best, not the largest. Simply put, he wanted to be the best provider in


Asset & Relocation Management

Our strategy with asset management relocation is two-fold: Reduce and consolidate client inventory costs (i.e., square-footage fees, handling fees, delivery fees) by consolidating items with one vendor. Reduce the need to purchase “new” furniture or interior products by utilizing your existing assets. The ultimate goal is to save money by recycling what you already own

Automotive Dealerships




WE WANT THE BEST. At American Interiors, we are always looking for new and talented individuals to join our work family. We value and reward individuals who embrace our company mission and ideals. We encourage you to take a look around, learn about our culture and see why American Interiors is right for you. Explore

Client Engagement Services

re/work360° is a division of American Interiors that is solely dedicated to workplace research and the “people” side of change. We understand the many “working parts” that play a significant role in providing a successful and well-balanced work environment: people, culture, choice, well-being, engagement, community. We connect your business goals, worker needs, technology and real


WE LOVE WHERE WE LIVE. American Interiors is proud of the communities in which we live and operate. We actively participate in local, industry-related and charitable events through fundraising, networking and celebrating all of the good our communities – and our people – have to offer.    


To contact a specific person, please see Our People to find who you are looking for.


Delivery & Installation

Unlike most, we have a full-time, in-house installation team trained for all applications in the interior environment such as: prefab interior construction, furniture systems, freestanding furniture solutions, sound masking and acoustical treatments. Our quick responders, troubleshooters and problem solvers are hard-wired to provide extraordinary customer service throughout each phase of our integrated project delivery process.

Design & Specification

Our holistic design approach allows for full collaboration between the architects, designers and end users, while our design experts guide, advise and execute on the best solution. The American Interiors project team participates in regular project meetings to achieve product solutions, finalize typicals and lay out each space in AutoCAD or ICE®. We assist you







Interior Construction


American Interiors creates successful workspace solutions for every market and understand that each project type has unique programmatic requirements. Our people, along with our furniture manufacturer partners are industry leaders that bring you tailored solutions around the latest challenges, drivers, influencers, and technological advances. Automotive Corporate Education Healthcare Hospitality

Mecho Shade

Since 1969, Mecho® has been a trusted partner to architects and designers to help bring their design visions to life. Responding to the growing and evolving needs of the architectural and design communities, Mecho is at the forefront of revolutionizing window shades, effectively creating a new industry. Mecho thrives in hard-to-solve design and technical challenges


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Our People

Our People At American Interiors we take pride in engaging the very best people with the expertise, experience and enthusiasm for complex details that our clients and partners deserve. Because of what we do, we are able to provide a work environment of choice for our employees, allowing them to focus more efficiently on the

Our Work

Searching for samples of our design and furnishing work? We invite you to explore these corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, and automotive spaces.

Project Management

Our involvement in a project doesn’t end when we find the best workplace solution. We’re a full-service organization with in-house project management. Being immersed in every aspect of the project allows us to better communicate and track progress and results from start to finish. Our project managers take pride in executing projects of every scale

Remanufactured Furniture

With American Interiors’ remanufactured furniture line, the spaces we inspire can be affordable and environmentally sustainable without sacrificing quality. In 1993, American Interiors saw a need to remanufacture contract furnishings, promoting environmental sustainability before it became a rising issue and trend. Remanufactured and recycled furniture are great alternatives to buying new. We offer high-quality, name-brand


We design spaces. We create customized renderings. We install. We manage inventories. We rent furniture. We buy it back. We even clean it. Customers love the flexibility we offer as much as the quality. It’s what has made American Interiors a success since 1993. We have a team of professionals that build strong, one-of-a-kind relationships

Steve Essig

President, CEO American Interiors HUMBLE BEGINNINGS In 1993, Steve Essig founded American Interiors in the laundry room of his condo. While he can no longer hear the washer and dryer as he makes calls, little did Steve know that 29+ years later AI would be servicing seven markets across the country and employee over 150


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7 Keys to Highest Value

7 Keys to highest value, lowest cost for healthcare construction. Twenty-nine bay observation unit at Detroit Medical Center. Click here to read more.

AI DETROIT – Site Sneak Peek!

Take a quick look inside the new American Interiors, DIRTT Green Learning Center. Pre-fab Interior Construction has begun. A cross Laminated Timber mezzanine has been installed on top of a DIRTT Floor where Power Optical Networks (PON) are being utilized. Progress is moving fast, clean, and on schedule. Build with DIRTT. Build Better.  

AI Raises $166,000 for Folds of Honor

PATRIOT GOLF DAY 2019 The second annual Patriot Golf Day 2019 was a huge success! In supporting Folds of Honor, American Interiors’ goal was to raise $100,00 which would allow them to present 20 educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members. This year American Interiors raised $166,000, equaling over 33

AI’s team enjoys a day being a team on the green

American Interiors enjoyed a beautiful sunshine filled day out golfing. @Stone Oaks Country Club – Holland, OH Click here to view the photos.

American Interiors and Knoll Recognize KSU Interior Design

American Interiors and Knoll were honored to sponsor and coordinate an exclusive exhibit Celebrating 100 Years of Florence Knoll design as part of the 50th anniversary for the Interior Design program at Kent State University. American Interiors employs numerous ID graduates from this very program, who are highly valued within our organization and in the

American Interiors Chapter – Folds of Honor Golf Day 2021

American Interiors Chapter, Folds of Honor Patriot Golf Day 2021 Monday, July 19, 2021 – Inverness Club, Toledo, OH presented by American Interiors and ProMedica Freedom isn’t free, and neither is education. For the fourth year in a row, the American Interiors Chapter of Folds of Honor hosted a Patriot Golf Day to raise funds

American Interiors contributes to BGSU’s Interior Design Renovation

Interior Design lab to undergo renovation Sara Root | Reporter  Since replacing the MacDonald cafeteria several years ago, the Interior Design lab has needed a makeover. Old ketchup and mustard dispensers still remain attached to the counter and outdated pink furniture gives visitors an unusual welcome. Recently, the faculty received news that the Office of

American Interiors Expands to Tampa

  GROWING TOGETHER | Tampa, FL, October 22, 2020: American Interiors, a leading interior solutions provider serving clients across the country since 1993, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its business to include the Greater Tampa Bay market. AI is excited to welcome well-established and respected, local Tampa professionals to the AI family;

American Interiors Patriot Golf Day 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020 – Inverness Club Presented by American Interiors and Promedica   Patriot Gold Day 2020 – a huge success and a day to remember during these challenging times. Over 200 attendees participated in a day of patriotism, golf and most importantly honoring the fallen and wounded servicemen and women of our country. Folds of

American Interiors sponsors DIFFA

We here at AI are enjoying being a part of “Dining by Design” This week in Downtown Detroit at the Federal Reserve Building.

Celebrating 20 Years

American Interiors proudly celebrates 20 years of timeless design and service. Our Michigan location is preparing for a fun evening of celebration with old and new customers. We will be tasting amazing food pairings and beverages all while enjoying the view of our fabulous showroom. We will have live entertainment, give aways and much more.

Celebrating 25 Years by Giving Back to Folds of Honor

American Interiors is celebrating its 25th year in business. Rather than an internal celebration, the company is paying it forward by supporting, fundraising for and donating to Folds of Honor and its mission of serving spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members with scholarships. The 2018 Patriot Dinner included recognition of service members from

Connect! Knoll at NeoCon 2012

The Knoll NeoCon 2012 showroom has been designed to showcase the role of activity spaces in the workplace in relation to primary workspaces that support focus (work by one person) shared (among two or three people) and team work (among four to six or more people).

Construction continues

Progress continues on constructing our New, Detroit-Market DIRTT Green Learning Center and Knoll Showroom. Novi Drone Fly-over from American Interiors on Vimeo.

DIFFA – We had a blast!

DIFFA 2013 – We had such a pleasure of participating in this amazing charity event with all of the amazing DIFFA Team members that helped us make it happen! See more pics at

Eaton | In Motion

The Vision for Eaton’s Future Taking Shape in New Headquarters Click here to read.

Enter to win a Knoll Maya Lin Stone!

Like, Follow & join us in our social media circles & be automatically entered to win a Knoll® Maya Lin Stone! (A retail value of $400) * AI or Knoll representatives will not be considered for qualification.

First piece of steel goes in ground in Detroit

The first piece of steel was set today for our new Green Learning Center and showroom where we will continue to support the Detroit market! Facebook

FOH Patriot Golf Day & Dinner 2019

HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE. EDUCATING THEIR LEGACY. American Interiors is celebrating its 25th year in business. Rather than an internal celebration, the company is paying it forward by supporting, fundraising for and donating to Folds of Honor. This is your call to duty. By standing with Folds of Honor, you commemorate the sacrifice of our fallen and disabled serviceman

Framery – Private Phone Booths

Private Phone Room – Phone Booths and Meeting Rooms In today’s open office, privacy can be a premium. Framery comes ready to use with all of the needed equipment: table top, air ventilation system, electrical outlet and LED lighting, delivering an echo-free private hub for your working environment. American Interiors IN STOCK Program​​​​​​​ AI is pleased

Green Learning Center breaks ground

Yesterday we celebrated the Ground-breaking of our future Showroom and Green Learning Center to continue supporting the Detroit Market! Thank you to all of our partners for their support! We can’t wait to see it transform. Facebook Knoll Inc. DIRTT Environmental Solutions  Neumann/Smith Architecture  Oliver / Hatcher Construction  City of Novi – Government & Community

Happy 100th Florence Knoll!

Florence Knoll, co-founder of Knoll, is celebrating her 100th birthday today! Florence is credited with paving the way for the interior design industry and designing iconic Knoll furniture pieces that are highly sought after by architects and designers around the world. Facebook

Having a Growth Mindset

WHAT HAVING A “GROWTH MINDSET” ACTUALLY MEANS Credit: Carol Dweck – Harvard Business Review Individuals who believe their talents can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and input from others have a growth mindset. That is, they tend to achieve more than those with more fixed mindsets due to the belief that their talents

Immersive Planning – Beyond Open Spaces

Work Design Magazine recently published the article, MOVING BEYOND OPEN PLAN SPACES by Kay Sargent, Betsy Nurse and Andy Warner Lacey.  Many people have strong feelings against the concept, while in reality; “most work environments have evolved a generation beyond open plan spaces to Activity-Based Workplaces (ABW) and Neighborhood-based Choice Environments (NCE). And the most

Introducing Mecho – Commercial Shades

AMERICAN INTERIORS – CERTIFIED MECHO SHADE DEALER. Since 1969, Mecho® has been a trusted partner to architects and designers to help bring their design visions to life. Responding to the growing and evolving needs of the architectural and design communities, Mecho is at the forefront of revolutionizing window shades, effectively creating a new industry. Mecho

It’s Official. We’re Official.

You’re Witnessing History! As of June 1, 2022, American Interiors is your reliable source for MillerKnoll, a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. Under the MillerKnoll umbrella, American Interiors has access to a monumentally enhanced portfolio featuring 19+ industry-renowned brands. Together with MillerKnoll, we are even better

Knoll Celebrates 75 Years of Design Innovation at NeoCon 2013

Company Presents Range of Planning Approaches for the Evolving Workplace and Viewpoints on Classic and Contemporary Designs May 29, 2013 NEW YORK, NY, May 29, 2013 — To mark its 75th anniversary, Knoll will present a range of workplace planning approaches and new products at NeoCon 2013, including “Tools for Life,” a new collection of

Knoll Design Days 2020

  A successful workplace addresses change—and our partner, Knoll always strives to find the right opportunities for organizations to adapt. This year’s free virtual event will take place June 9-10, 2020, bringing the Company’s unparalleled expertise on design and the workplace to audiences in a digital-first format. Knoll Design Days—Opportunities for Change explores Knoll’s holistic, research-driven

Knoll News

Knoll launches online with updated sales tools, products & visuals. The expanded Activity Spaces page on Knoll Exchange now includes: • An interactive floorplan • Photo galleries by activity type • Overviews of 14 new products

Magruder Hospital Project Gallery

View a fantastic gallery of photos from American Interior’s project for Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, OH, using both DIRTT construction walls and Knoll furniture. View the Photo Gallery here.

Media Alert. AI Hosts Patriot Dinner.

Celebrating 25 years. AI Hosts Patriot Dinner, recognizing and sponsoring military families.   WHAT                                                               WHEN                                                              WHERE Patriot Dinner, hosted by                                  Thursday, August 16                                          Inverness Club American Interiors, to recognize                      5:00 p.m. Cocktail hour                                     4601 Dorr St., Toledo veterans and active military and                       6:00 p.m. Program begins their families. The event will support Folds of Honor.

NeoCon Show 2013

Neocon June 10-13 2013 – Ideas Revealed Discover thousands of innovative products and resources for corporate hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors. NeoCon is where the contract industry kicks off its year. Get engaged, get educated, get inspired, and enjoy each moment. Visit for more information ~

Our new Detroit-market GLC is starting to take shape!

Our new Detroit-market GLC is starting to take shape! Facebook

Re/work 360: Deep Work

By: Abby Krause & Kayla Stallard – Re/work 360 Two weeks ago distractions were stealing our time. We were no doubt busy, but it was hard to find the time to focus on the meaningful activities that lead to growth and innovation.  Now more than ever is the time for deep work.  Author and professor Cal

Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser held at American Interiors

American Interiors provided their Toledo showroom space this past Spring to host a fundraising event for the city’s new Ronald McDonald House.

Sur Club – St. Petersburg, Florida

Coming home feels like vacation for residents of Sur Club, a midcentury-inspired residential complex located in St. Petersburg, Florida. American Interiors worked closely with OWA Architects to procure a fresh, resort-style design for each of Sur Club’s amenity areas, which consist of a lobby, lounge, leasing office, club room, fitness center, and two pool courtyards.

We’re Heading South!

Orlando, FL, June 19, 2020: American Interiors, a leading interior solutions provider serving clients across the country since 1993, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its business to include the Orlando, FL and Central, FL market. AI is excited to welcome a well-established and respected group of local professionals to the AI family;

We’ve Moved!

Schedule Your Visit Today! Discover why we’re Building Better and utilizing a Non-Prescriptive, Holistic approach to planning.        Our New Address: American Interiors | 29550 Hudson Drive Novi, MI 48377 Seeing is believing. We need to see and experience to understand evolving workplace concepts and three-dimensional space. Our new working showroom and Green Learning

Why FinTech Matters

While Fintech is a relatively new term, it is certainly not to be confused with a short term trend or fad.  Financial Technologies is here to stay and is drastically disrupting the traditional financial services industry. If you are a newcomer to this rapidly growing industry, don’t worry.  Forbes published The Complete Beginner’s Guide To

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Christ Community Chapel

American Interiors was humbled to work with Christ Community Chapel in Hudson, OH on the renovation of their existing main lobby/commons area. CCC was looking to provide their members with a more inviting space to socialize before and after worship as well as a comfortable place for the community to host outside events. CCC came

Consumer Products Company

One of the largest consumer products company in the U.S. chose American Interiors for their newly renovated headquarters building. This company had grown out of its space and needed to move a few divisions of the company into another building. This was an older building but the renovation turned out to be four magnificent spaces

Health & Wellness Center

Imagine getting almost all of your health care form one convenient location. This non-profit health care system invested in a new-build facility of 230,000 square feet to provide for a cross section of healthcare practices and patients. American Interiors was elated to be selected as the elite partner to help execute the Health & Wellness

Insurance Provider

A Michigan local insurance provider was seeking a partner to provide a new, corporate headquarters (25,000 sq.ft.) and to completely re-brand their corporate culture. Their president, strived to create a much more open and collaborative environment for the associates. American Interiors was referred to the company by a long-time customer, Crypton Inc. The insurance company

Large Advertising and Marketing Agency

This advertising and marketing agency opened its first office in Detroit in 1911. After a 36-year absence, the firm returned in 2014 to offices in the former J.L. Hudson Department Store warehouse within Detroit’s Ford Field—a move that heralds the city’s resurgence. To achieve an office for team-based collaboration, the agency worked with Neumann/Smith Architecture

Large Commercial Real Estate

American Interiors was honored to partner with one of the top real estate brokerage firms in the country was combining a few offices into one large space in the newly developed flats building in Cleveland, OH. The company chose American Interiors to provide furniture and architectural products for this beautiful downtown location. After extensive research,

Multinational Power Management Company

A multinational power management company and diversified industrial manufacturer in Beachwood, Ohio chose American Interiors to design and provide the complete interiors for the over 600,000 square foot campus. AI installed a total of 1200 Knoll workstations and private offices along with over 5700 linear feet of DIRTT architectural wall. The building structure was designed

Non-Profit Health Association

American Interiors was honored to partner with a local Toledo non-profit health association who’s mission is to put health within reach of all community members, regardless of the ability to pay, through equal access to quality medical care and educational support services essential for well-being of body and mind. American Interiors was an active team

Real Estate Investment Trust

This project was for a real estate investment trust company on the forefront of senior living and health care real estate. They moved their corporate offices from downtown Toledo to the former DANA Headquarters on Dorr Street. They did a complete renovation of the interior and chose American Interiors as their provider. They chose Knoll

Top Glassware Manufacturer in America

American Interiors was excited for the opportunity to work with the Top Glassware Manufacturer in America since both companies are rooted in Toledo. The company’s objectives for the project were aimed at reducing costs and increasing productivity. AI and Knoll worked with the design firm to come up with a workplace concept that promoted daylighting

Transportation Manufacturing Company

This transportation industry manufacturing company realized how imperative the role of furniture is in the workplace and how it could affect their employees’ well-being when planning for their new headquarters location in Southfield, Michigan. The company acted upon their realization by involving American Interiors and Knoll in their headquarters project two years prior to the

University Center for the Arts

American Interiors was honored to provide furniture for a state of the art University level Center of the Arts, designed by the prestigious international architectural firm, Snohetta. The building provides a space for collaborative work and study between all the fine and performing arts as well as hosts performance events. The goal for the Wolfe

University Interior Design Lab

The University Office of Design and Construction took a previous cafeteria and converted it into a space for the interior design students. The overall footprint of the space was an upgrade of square footage, but the furniture was dated and didn`t reflect the profession the students were practicing. With the generous help of manufacturers` reps

University Joint Partnership

The University of Toledo chose Knoll and American Interiors to furnish a Campus within a Campus. The project was a collaboration between UT and Schoolcraft College. UT wanted the space to reflect their brand as well as showcase classrooms of the future and common spaces that were modern with clean lines. In addition to classrooms,

University Library

Outdated, uninspiring, and no longer able to meet the needs of a highly collaborative student population, this University Library needed an interior update. One that realigned to the library’s vision of creating a lively gathering place for learners and providing resources to inspire them. American Interiors worked in a collaborative effort with the Manager of

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