Heritage

Since 1897, when Peabody Office Furniture was established as the first office furniture dealer in the Boston area, we have been building a reputation for excellent service and impeccable ethics.

We have achieved that reputation by remaining at the forefront of the industry. Our customers benefit from our knowledge of the latest technologies in facilities design, office furniture and furniture systems, as well as from our sensitivity to cost considerations.
— Lester C. Peabody, Former President

Lorenzo Peabody

In 1897, Lorenzo established Peabody Office as a mail order business selling typewriters and office supplies on Devonshire Street in Boston. As the company grew, Lorenzo expanded the product offering to include office furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

Lester Peabody

Lester learned the office furniture business from his father, Lorenzo. Soon he moved into the growing office furniture business, focusing on always putting the “customer first.” Lester carried on his father’s business philosophy and lead the firm through the Great Depression, World War II and into the modern era.

For more than 70 years, Lester set the standard of excellence for his company, steadily growing Peabody Office into a Boston tradition and one of New England’s most prominent office furniture dealers.

 

 

Jonathan Peabody

Jonathan was Chairman of Peabody Office where he was the third generation of his family to work in the office furniture business. He was very proud to see his sons continue the tradition of providing quality office furniture to many businesses along the east coast and beyond.