Compatico Inc. manufactures and supplies new office furniture systems and parts, delivering reliable and cost effective products with a passion for 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 OEM products needed a source to purchase lost or damaged parts. 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 OEM products. More importantly to dealers, it positioned them with a strong product base that was both profitable and allowed them to be competitive.