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Dempsey Corporation

With over 50 years of experience as a full-service distributor of specialty products Dempsey Corporation has built a comprehensive product line portfolio across three divisions; food ingredients, specialty chemicals, skin care and promotional gift-with-purchase products. Dempsey has branch offices across Canada, the US, France and headquarters in Toronto Ontario.

In 2012 Dempsey Corporation worked with design firm X-Design to update the Head Office location in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The overall design intent was to evoke the inherent essence of the space while integrating a modern functional work environment. Brigholme Interiors Group was engaged early on to meet the aesthetic design vision for the space, functionality, timelines and budget.

The updated space is a drastic change from the 20 year dated, dim and crammed space. The new open layout utilizes access to daylight, comfortable ergonomic work tools, added filing for organization and lower workstation panels to better accommodate a linear communication style. Aesthetic design details showcase the reclaimed wood stairway and original building beam structure. While the functionality of the new design allowed room for more employees and is flexible for changing job functions

Over the course of two carefully orchestrated phases, Brigholme installed two floors of Haworth Unigroup Too workstations, Haworth Very task and guest seating, Simo Storm and Flexfab pedestals, lateral files and island files. The team negotiated around contractor and trade schedules to ensure the delivery was seamless and deficiency-free.


“We actually have more space and more people here and it looks better, people are happier.”  - Vice President of North American Sales, Benjamin Dempsey said of the new space.