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Arthur P. O'Hara, Inc.

2801 Centre Circle Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60515630.786.5454sales@arthurpohara.com

Our History
1975 Who Is Arthur?

This is Arthur P. O'hara. He was never in the furniture industry. He was however a dedicated, hardworking father that inspired the name of the company.

1987 The Beginning.

In 1968, Michael Slattery Sr. left college to work at his Uncle’s office furniture dealership as a delivery man. This is where he learned the business from the ground up. He eventually he moved his career into sales and management. In 1987 with his industry knowledge and the entrepreneur sprit, he decided to open his own company and named it Arthur P. O'Hara, Inc.

Arthur P. O'Hara is the grandfather he never meet. Arthur P. O’Hara was struck and killed by a train working for Illinois Central Railroad during the Great Depression. He left behind a wife and four young daughters to fend for themselves. The lives of those five women always served as inspiration to Michael regarding hard work and success.

Arthur P. O'Hara, Inc. originally specialized in rental and used office furniture eventually developing into a full line office furniture solutions company including rental, new and used office furniture, installation services, and design services. Over the next 15 years he enjoyed growing and learning new ways to develop his company. He also took pleasure at watching the success of his customers who started out purchasing inexpensive used office furniture to get started and then growing into large successful businesses. He always believed in giving back to the community and was strong supporter of many charitable organizations. He felt that his purpose for being in business was to develop a strong productive relationship between Arthur P. O'Hara, Inc.'s customers, employees, and surrounding community.

Tragically on March 13, 2002 Michael Slattery Sr. suddenly passed away unexpectedly. His daughter Kathryn (Slattery) Cazzola had just graduated from the University of Iowa and was working part-time on marketing projects for the company. His son Michael Slattery was working for a consulting firm. Shortly afterwards the two children decided to run the company as a team. Then in 2006 Chris Slattery joined the Arthur P. O’Hara, Inc team after graduating from the University of Iowa.

2002Building Our Team.

On March 13, 2002 Mike Slattery suddenly passed from a heart attack.

In the weeks that followed his death, his son Mike left a consulting job to join his sister Kathryn in running the company. A few years later Chris joined the team. Together with their father's entrepreneurial spirit they continued his work, constantly learning new ways to develop and grow his business. Arthur P. O'Hara strives to provide cost-effective, creative, innovative office furniture solutions to our customers. The goal is to provide highest level of service, knowledge and resources.

2008Relocation

In 2008 the company moved from Bellwood, IL to 2801 Centre Circle Dr. in Downers Grove, IL. Our facility still has a new office furniture showroom as well as the used office furniture showroom in the warehouse.

About Us

We are a Chicago area office furniture dealer located in Downers Grove, IL. Our satisfied customers have come to expect flexibility, speed, and convenience with a reputation for having a solution for just about any office furniture need-and a unique ability to "make it happen."

Whether you are looking to purchase one desk, 15 cubicles or rent 20 chairs Arthur P. O'Hara, Inc. can help.

We build relationships with our clients based on expertise, honesty, dedication, and execution. Communication and attention to detail is critical in this process. We want to be your office furniture vendor, resource and problem solver.

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Our Skills
  • Ergonomic Education
  • Delivery and Installation
  • Design Resources
  • Storage
  • Project Management
Our Services
  • Showroom of New and Used Office Furniture
  • FREE space planning and Design
  • Masters of Re-configuration
  • 2D, 3D and Color CAD Drawings
  • Rental Program
Our Interests
  • cubicles
  • tables
  • beer
  • desks
  • chairs
  • files
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