For the CDI team, hard work has helped deliver success. In fact, our hard work and success is something others have noticed, having received several honors in 2016. This year alone, CDI has been recognized by:
- The Milwaukee Business Journal–Coolest Office
- International Interior Design Association (IIDA)–Best of Competition, Wisconsin Professional Award
- The Milwaukee Business Journal–Best Places to Work
The CDI team is thrilled by the aforementioned honors, and thank our strong team, clients and industry peers for the affirmation of the pride we take in our work!
Top Ten Coolest Offices
In April, the Milwaukee Business Journal recognized CDI’s Corporate Headquarters & Showroom as one of the Coolest Offices in southeastern Wisconsin. Mark Kass, Editor-in-Chief for the Business Journal wrote this about our workplace, “There is no doubt that employees at CDI, 1711 Paramount Court, get to have fun, while also working on projects for clients.” CDI was among over 50 nominees for this designation and being selected was an affirmation of our goal to create an inspiring, fun space for our employees.
Best in Competition
Last spring, at this year’s prestigious IIDA WI’s annual event, Celebrate in Design: Professional Awards, CDI’s Corporate Headquarters & Showroom in Waukesha was named Best in Competition in the Corporate (5,000 to 25,000 sf) category. “Focusing on key influences of the evolving workplace, we wanted to design CDI’s new space to address innovative concepts and display a multitude of options in furniture and finishes,” said Jen Kelp, Director of Design for CDI. IIDA’s awards highlight the best of design and recognizes the talent of design professionals in Wisconsin in over 15 different categories. This Best in Competition award is the highest honor within the competition and we were ecstatic that our office received it.
Best Places to Work
This September, the Milwaukee Business Journal listed CDI among 44 area businesses as a Best Place to Work out of 160 total nominations. “Companies are being honored for having the best culture and leadership and where employees feel the most engaged by their jobs and management,” stated the Business Journal.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to love what you do, but knowing that our whole CDI team feels this way takes the enjoyment and satisfaction of our work to a whole new level” explained Heather Nemoir, Partner and General Manager at CDI.
Employee engagement was determined by scores from a survey completed by CDI employees, covering key attributes like teamwork, retention, trust with co-workers, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, job satisfaction and more.
Why this is Important to Us
When designing CDI’s workplace, we knew much of our success as a company hinged on our very own, employee-centric approach. When engaging our clients in conversation about the importance of investing in their employees (a company’s greatest asset), creating aesthetically appealing, highly-functional workplaces and how doing so improves employee well-being and morale is a key part of the discussion. Our firsthand experience at our new Corporate Headquarters and Showroom further affirms what both research and client experience demonstrate; increased productivity keeps employees engaged. The CDI team believes this is the best approach to take and we’re very honored to have been recognized for it!
How Does this Apply to You?
Maybe your workplace could be the next Best Place to Work or named one of the top ten Coolest Offices in Wisconsin. CDI can help create that award-winning, employee-satisfying space and we’ll treat your project like it’s our very own!
Visit either our Downtown Milwaukee or Waukesha showroom to experience an award-winning workspace and team firsthand. Within, you’ll find an industry-leading and knowledgeable team, ready and available to answer any questions you may have about our design process. Our team is ready to create a winning office space, whether it be external recognition or internal satisfaction, CDI can deliver.
For more information: www.corporatedesigninteriors.com
Corporate Office & Waukesha Showroom:
1711 Paramount Ct., Waukesha, WI 53186
191 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202