Cranemere partners with Paul DeVries, co-founder and CEO of Exemplis

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Cranemere has partnered with Paul DeVries, the entrepreneurial co-founder and CEO of Exemplis, a market leading manufacturer of office furniture in the United States.
For over 20 years the Company has been implementing and improving a unique, disruptive business model that combines affordable, award winning products, produced on a real-time made-to-order basis. Innovation, design, and relentless focus on execution are core to the company’s ongoing success. The team has built a company that has been winning for decades and is now a platform poised for continued expansion and growth.

“Exemplis has a strong culture of innovation and success. I was looking for a long term, value-added strategic partner that genuinely wanted to be on this exciting journey with us. We found that partner in Cranemere. They act like long term partners and decisions are made in the best interests of the company. They differentiated themselves from the beginning and they’ve been true to their word every step of the way. I couldn’t have made a better choice. The highest compliment I can give is that I would, without hesitation, make the same partner selection decision again.”

Paul selected Cranemere ahead of multiple top-tier private equity firms due to our partnership-based approach, commitment to business building, and long-term focus. He didn’t want a boss, he wanted a partner to help navigate the big strategic questions ahead. Today, our conversations are distinct. We talk about reinvestment to build a great company not repositioning for a sale. We focus on driving innovation, expanding into new markets, enhancing culture, and preserving legacy.

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