Compatico Inc. manufactures and supplies new office furniture systems and parts, delivering reliable and cost effective products with a passion for our customer service.
Compatico was started in the 1980’s by four individuals who, with a long and successful history at Herman Miller, identified a need in the office furniture industry: remanufacturers of used Herman Miller™ Action Office™ Systems needed parts to replace lost or damaged ones. Hence, Compatico; for "compatible" parts.
In 1989 Glenn Steil acquired Compatico to enhance his business of distributing Guilford of Maine fabric to furniture refurbishers and remanufacturers as well as to many major furniture manufacturers. At that time, Compatico became the sister company of Steil Inc. until in 1990, he sold Steil Inc to Guilford of Maine. He retained Compatico and expanded its business by introducing compatible parts for other system products as well. By the mid 1990s, Compatico further built its reputation by introducing complete, new office furniture systems to office furniture dealers. Its products were designed to integrate with Herman Miller™ Action Office™ (Series 1™ and Series 2™) and Steelcase™ Avenir™ products. More importantly to dealers, it positioned them with a strong product base that was both profitable and allowed them to be competitive.