The Future Workplace
The most enjoyable part of our job is to listen. We listen to clients discuss the challenges they face in their workspace. We listen about the rapid change in technology, the shifts in aesthetic preferences, the generational changes, work-style preferences, the list goes on. But we’ve found that there are some things that remain the same. We are by nature territorial, we love the idea of free address and collaboration, but we still have an inert need to stake out our own little space at the office.
Meet Jen Sparks
Jen Sparks is an Owner of Inspire Contract Group. Based in San Francisco, she has over twenty years of experience as a manufacturer’s representative and has been in the contract furniture industry for eighteen years, ten based in Southern California, and the past eight years in the Bay Area.
Prior to founding Inspire Contract Group, Jen worked as Global Account Manager, supporting and managing the relationships and global strategy for fifteen Fortune 500 accounts headquartered in the Bay Area. She worked closely with end users, dealers, design firms and project management firms to specify product and develop corporate standards.
In previous roles she managed manufacturer’s rep groups across a thirteen state territory in the Western United States and Pacific Rim. She has represented various lines of contract furniture across multiple vertical markets including healthcare, GSA, education, hospitality, and commercial office with extensive experience in tech, biotech and finance.
Jen is a member of IIDA and CoreNet. She excels in building relationships with specifiers, influencers and decision makers across all distribution channels. Her style is consultative and solution oriented. In her spare time Jen can be found traveling the world (she’s up to forty three countries so far) hiking and spending time on the water, preferably on a boat or at the beach.
Meet Rick Loucks
Rick Loucks is also an owner at Inspire Contract, with over 17 years of experience in the commercial furniture industry. With the majority of that time spent in the Bay Area.
Before joining Jen at Inspire Contract Group, Rick managed a large team of sales leaders, and sales professionals covering the West Coast and Rocky Mountains.
Working closely with his team allowed him to have a strong understanding of what it takes to truly support Dealer Partners and Clients. Using a consultive and collaborative approach to gain a real understanding of what is needed for a successful project no matter the size.
Rick also enjoys traveling, although hasn’t been to as many counties as Jen. But he is hoping to catch her!
Originally from Canada, his Canadian accent has been known to be called out on a meeting or two.
Who We Are
We provide a level of service, knowledge, and salesmanship to our clients and manufacturers that sets the standard in the marketplace. The service/sales focus of Inspire Contract Group is equally shared between the designer, dealer and end user markets. We exhaust all efforts to assure that the manufacturers we represent are properly distributed, promoted, and championed.
Is Your Office Located In Northern California or Nevada?
Inspire Contract Group strives to help clients take back personalization of their work environment! We will continue to work with innovate furniture brands that create products that address the needs of our clients located in Northern California and Nevada.