Since 1945 Office Resources, Inc. (ORI) has provided innovative services and creative work environments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our long track record of success is thanks to our dynamic employees and our quality and state-of-the-art product and service offerings.
The vision of ORI is to be a regional leader and provider of high-performing work environments and supporting services. Our team wakes up every day with the same mission: to help our clients create work environments that support their business objectives. We create work environments that energize and inspire, help attract and retain talent, support corporate culture, demonstrate our customers’ unique brands, and add to the functionality, effectiveness, and value of their facilities.
We believe that well-designed spaces can improve human performance and improve lives. Let us show you how we do this! We fully leverage architectural, technology, and furniture products and related services and this website is your resource to begin this exploration of what we can do.
Office Resources, Inc. (ORI) is a privately owned Kentucky Corporation, formed in July of 1993 by the merger of O’Connor & Raque (established in 1945) and Bosco/Intecon (established in 1966). The operating assets of ORI were purchased by George Bell, a Steelcase, Inc. Executive with over twenty years of industry experience in September of 2004. In August of 2012 ORI merged together with Cardinal Office Systems to expand the markets we serve, add additional resources and expertise in the government, healthcare and higher education markets, and better support our current and future customers.
O’Connor & Raque began as a small retail office supply store at 416 West Jefferson Street in 1945. For the next 20 years the founders grew the business by adding office furniture to the company’s product offering and hiring commercial sales people to call directly on customers.
Founded in 1966, Business Office Supply Company, Inc. originally operated as a general line office supply and furniture dealership, and became known by the name “BOSCO”. The dealership began selling Steelcase products in 1967. Because of the fast-paced growth of their large corporate clients, the growing complexity of the products they were selling, and the importance of trained specialists to serve customers, the company divided into two divisions in 1978: INTECON (offering contract furniture and total office environment services) and BOSCO (a commercial stationer.)
In 1995, ORI sold its office supply division to Boise Cascade Office Products, allowing ORI to concentrate solely on furniture and services for the work environment.
At ORI, we are devoted to helping our customers achieve their business goals, by partnering with them to create high-performing work environments where people love to work. We operate with a simple promise: we are not done until you are completely satisfied.
Today and in the Future
Today we operate in each Kentucky county, and look to expand and service additional markets based on the needs of our clients.
In three of the past four years we were named a Steelcase Platinum Partner, an honor awarded to a select few dealers in the United States for exceptional client service, co-branding, reinvestment and support of Steelcase performance targets. In addition, we have been named a “Fast 50 Company”, an annual award to Louisville’s fastest growing private companies, a “Best Employer” by Goodwill Industries, and a “Partners in Philanthropy” award winner by Business 1st for our community outreach.