About Edwards and Hill
Founded in 1998 by Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture began with an emphasis on multimedia – producing training videos, organizing business conventions, and creating marketing campaigns. A few years later, changes in market demand brought about more of an emphasis on the office furniture arm of the company. Edwards & Hill is a leading office furniture supply and installation firm, able to install one cubicle with its applicable furnishings and computer hardware, yet equally adept at installing hundreds of cubicles, performing office re-location and re-configuration services, including workstations, multiple offices, chairs, filing cabinets, and more.
For more on the Products and Services offered by each of our divisions, click on the INDUSTRIES, SERVICES or MULTIMEDIA DIVISION links above.
Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has the following certifications and contracts:
- SBA SDB
- SBA 8a Graduate
- Maryland DOT MBE/DBE
- Virginia SwaM
- Howard County Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
- Prince Georges County Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
- Baltimore City Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
- MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council
- Delaware Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
- Pennsylvania DBE
- Connecticut Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
- Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
- GSA Contract Number GS-27F-0034W
- Navy BPA Number N00189-11-A-0059
- Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee (BRCPC) Furniture Contract Holder
- WSSC SLBE
Edwards & Hill Successfully graduated from the 9 year SBA 8a program on August 19, 2011. We have several other 8a partners that we can work with on 8a projects.
Please contact us if you would like us to recommend an 8a firm.
Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a member of the following organizations:
- US Chamber of Commerce (USCC)
- National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC)
- National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD)
- Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA)
- International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
- Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Both Mr. Hill and Mr. Edwards bring over 25 years accounting, advertising services, public relations services, marketing services, technical, web design, furniture project management, office space planning and interior design experience to the company.
Tony Hill, Managing Partner
Throughout an ever-evolving and creative career, Mr. Hill has become a leader in the interior design and office space planning industry. Representing dozens of furniture manufacturers, he can re-configure an existing space or start with a clean slate to create a space that is aesthetically pleasing, as well as comfortable and productive for those who use it.
Holding a B.S. in Telecommunications from Morgan State University, Mr. Hill has spent much of his career, nearly two decades in radio and more than a decade in television, developing expertise in on and off air writing, producing and promotions, and providing talent. He has even appeared as a motivational speaker and arbitrator at area Public schools and private companies.
He has worked as Marketing Director for 2 CBS/Viacom Radio Stations, including Heaven 600 (Rated #1 Contemporary Gospel Station in the country). He has built major events from the ground up, including concerts with internationally renowned recording artists.
During his time as Director of Media and Promotions for ZGS Communications, Inc., he was involved in advertising campaigns for the U.S. Financial Management Service (FMS), the U.S. Secret Service, and a nationwide program for AARP.
On behalf of Edwards & Hill, Mr. Hill has been involved in restructuring, implementing and facilitating the Employee Orientation and Retention Program for the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority. As a certified Product Specialist, he has managed events around the US for Thompson Marketing on behalf of Mercedes Benz USA and Stryker Pharmaceuticals. He was also involved for more than two years in the production of all weekly corporate video newsletters for the Rite Aid Corporation. Over the past 25 years, he worked regularly with Sage Productions on behalf of Home and Garden Television (HGTV), Genesis Elder care Network News, and CNN Headline News, as host of Comcast Newsmakers.
Traveling the country as well as abroad over the years has given Mr. Hill great insight into the entertainment and marketing worlds. His keen sense of what moves people to action serves as the secret ingredient to developing multi-faceted campaigns and creating beautifully functional work spaces that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients.
Hans Edwards, Partner
For over thirteen years, Mr. Edwards, has managed many office furniture and interior design projects for government customers around the country including but not limited to Ft. Meade, Ft. Detrick (MD), Langley AFB (VA), Ft. Belvoir (VA), Ft. Eustis (VA), Aberdeen Proving Ground (MD), Ft. Carson (CO) and the USDA. Mr. Edwards has also managed many commercial projects for such customers as Comcast and University of Maryland Medical System and his company’s largest project to date was managing the delivery, warehousing and installation of all of the guestroom furniture in the 2000 room Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (www.gaylordhotels.com) at the National Harbor. The Gaylord National is the largest non-gaming convention hotel on the eastern seaboard.
Before starting Edwards & Hill, Mr. Edwards worked as a software engineer for BAE Systems supporting DOD, Department of State and other government products using the C programming language; an experience which enhanced his analytical and technical writing skills. With over 11 years of furniture project management experience, software development experience, marketing experience, web development experience and over 10 years of experience working in the entertainment industry as an actor, Mr. Edwards has the drive, knowledge and the diverse skills needed to make any client project a success. Mr. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and takes great pride in being able to give back to his local community.
Edwards & Hill recently donated all new office furniture plus move and office furniture installation services to the new office of the Young Audiences (www.YAmd.org) non-profit organization which works to bring arts in education to at-risk or disadvantaged children in underserved Maryland schools.
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