ARLINGTON HEIGHTS | CHICAGO | DENVER | SCOTTSDALE | TROY
I have had the pleasure of working with CAI for many years as their showroom consistently features a variety of beautiful furniture and lighting lines alongside carefully curated one-of-a-kind elements, that are oftentimes the perfect fit for a variety of my clients projects. Claudia has been our point person on several projects and is truly a delight to work with and a consummate professional, along with the entire CAI team, which is certainly appreciated by both my studio and my clients. Thank you CAI!
Melissa, in Arlington Heights, is a true joy to work with. Her product knowledge is unparalleled, and she always has the solutions I need for my projects at lightning speed. Her service is exceptional, no project is too big or too small for her attention, and her playful attitude brightens my day every time I'm in the showroom. I am so grateful to have her as collaborator!
As with many things these days, it is difficult to find people who not only work really hard, are great at what they do, but who also establish good relationships along the way. This has been my experience with CAI both in the Chicago and Arlington Heights showrooms. Kyle and Deborah (Chicago) are both so pleasant and professional! Melissa (AH) has been particularly amazing to work with. She is beyond efficient, she offers great suggestions, and she is an absolute delight to work with. I can't imagine doing my projects without her. She makes mu job a pleasure rather than a chore! CAI does it right!!!
Armijo Design Group has worked with Kevin at CAI for several years. Kevin is everything a showroom rep should be! He is always responsive and quick to get us quotes, as well as suggest alternatives when needed. He also provides good follow up.
It has been a real pleasure working with Dana Bryant at CAI Designs. As a designer, having just moved to Arizona, everything was new and unfamiliar but Dana made the process so welcoming and helpful. I ended up ordering several upholstered pieces from Dana as he understood the comfort and quality I was looking for. He recommended the right manufacturer making my search simple and time efficient. The ordering process and specification of details were coordinated smoothly with many helpful suggestions by Dana. For instance, he suggested using a fabric backing for the Ralph Lauren tweed fabric I had selected to ensure a longer wearability, to prevent sagging, and to avoid degradation of the rubber backing over time because of the heavy use the fabric was going to endure. He personally contacted the fabric backer to check on having it done, the cost and time frame and then provided me with the source name in LA. He also recommended the best way to run the fabric to avoid visible seams which required a little more yardage but in the end will be a much better look. I greatly appreciated these tips. His experience and extensive background with fabrics is a valuable asset to any designer wanting the best look for and quality for their clients. These are the bonds and talents a designer looks for in trade partners to make their business more pleasurable and successful. I will be looking forward to doing more business with Dana.
Working with Kevin at CAI Designs is effortless. He is a wealth of knowledge, very responsive to requests, assists with design issues that need to be solved, is always professional and pleasant, is great on follow up with all the necessary details that make the design and selection process so much easier. He has YOUR best interests in mind and clients love the shopping experience at CAI Designs.
I had the privilege of meeting Claudia Clouse and the CAI Scottsdale team in the Fall of 2019, as we began working on selections for a new custom home in Flagstaff. Before meeting in person, Claudia was incredibly helpful getting my Trade account established and doing some preliminary work prior to me travelling to meet with her. Claudia is a breath of fresh air! Her personality is so welcoming and delightful and she has so much knowledge of the lines she represents. Claudia helped my client and I select and design the majority of the furnishings for the new home and has been thorough and follows through with any information pertaining to our order(s). She ordered all samples we needed for the job and got those to us quickly (as I was working about 2.5hours away) CAI is simply stunning; catering to the designers and clients that are in the showroom. The showroom is well planned out which makes designing and ordering quite efficient. The carry wonderful lines of furnishings, lighting and accessories and it truly is a One-Stop-Shopping experience. Having Claudia and CAI on your team or job will make your project go so much more efficiently, and she is absolutely fabulous to work with!
I would just like to thank Rea Nicolaou from the CAI Chicago showroom. As a designer of 22 years, I know how complicated and detailed the process is of ordering furniture. Rea makes shopping; placing the order with correct sizes, finishes, and fabrics; and then following up with tracking and delivery information all seem easy. CAI is a great price point for my clients, and the quality is as nice as any higher end showroom. What a great resource CAI is for the design community and Rea is for me!
CAI is hands down my favorite showroom to source from! They have such great lines that are always on the cutting edge of quality and craftsmanship. The staff (Melissa, Anthony, Carrie and Kevin) have been such a pleasure to work with and always manage to move mountains even during a pandemic. Their service and smiles made the long lead times manageable. I canâ€™t say enough about the showroom and the team but what I can emphatically say is that they make my job easier and am grateful every day for them!
Kevin is the absolute best. I have always loved the showroom, but his addition has made it over the top amazing. I appreciate the speed at which he responds to requests and especially being willing to work with me on any goofy idea that I might have. Thank you for that. Anthony is my design soulmate. He gives me the confidence to order things that I am unsure of and the flexibility to pivot when my client's mind changes. He is a cheery presence every time I enter the showroom. Melissa is an absolute library of light. Her knowledge and quick access to great ideas is constantly appreciated. Melissa is always thinking of her clients and is offering innovative ideas to present. Not only that Melissa is welcoming and a joy to see when you come in. All in all, CAI is a fun and inspirational showroom to bring my clients. I feel happy when I enter and my clients are made to feel like family. Thank you for your continual great choices to sell.
CAI Lighting is our go to for lighting for a number of reasons; the first being their extensive selections from the value conscious lines to the custom, one-of-a-kind fixtures. They stay on top of what is new and keep us updated which is such a value to us. Also, their customer service is second to none; working with Melissa on our lighting projects is always a pleasure and her vast knowledge is incredibly valuable. When our clients are with us in the showroom making selections, they comment on her level of service as well. We consider CAI a great business partner.
Working with CAI has been a pleasurable experience time and time again. On occasion they are able to pull rabbits out of hats with their impeccable team work and design experience to get the job done!