Furniture rental company provides affordable and sustainable solution that reflects college’s higher education program
Alongside CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company and the nation’s leading provider of transition services, Carleton College renovated its faculty housing program through customized CORT furniture solutions, replacing the housing program’s units with premium furniture and accessories. More specifically, Carleton College turned to CORT for its expertise to provide affordable and sustainable furniture solutions for its 16 fully furnished units, including sofas, dining tables and dressers.
“More than 30 years ago, we established a faculty housing program to allow new faculty and visiting professors to easily acclimate to campus life and focus on their teachings,” said Denise Gillen, Carleton College facilities senior accountant and employee housing coordinator. “With 37 faculty rental units available, our housing program includes a variety of floor plans with both partially or fully furnished housing options, so we needed an affordable yet customizable solution to accommodate each faculty member’s needs and make them feel at home.”
In addition, Carleton College is strongly committed to environmental sustainability practices so the college wanted to find a furnishings partner that supported their sustainability efforts. CORT was selected to fully furnish the 16 units. In addition, CORT worked with Carleton College to repurpose the existing furniture so it could be reused rather than sit in a landfill.
“CORT worked hand-in-hand with Carleton College, helping to review the floor plans and understand their style preferences,” said Lindsay Ivens, CORT higher education account representative. “Within just four months, each of the 16 fully furnished units were equipped with premium furniture and accessories that best fit their need.”
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CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and partners in more than 70 countries, no other furniture rental company can match CORT’s breadth of services and companywide commitment to providing excellent customer service. For more information, please visit www.cort.com.