Monday, December 14, 2009

1st Annual Warehouse Blowout Sale!!!

Our 1st annual Warehouse Blowout Sale starts Next Thursday December 17th. We will be open from 10-4. Stay tuned for more details. For a preview call Mark at (408) 592-1098 for an appointment prior to sale. Cubes starting at $150.00.Our 1st annual Warehouse Blowout Sale starts Next Thursday December 17th. We will be open from 10-4. Stay tuned for more details. For a preview call Mark at (408) 592-1098 for an appointment prior to sale. Cubes starting at $150.00.

Friday, December 11, 2009

More Inventory for Deco's End of Year Blow Out Sale

In addition to these items we have many many more, so give me a call to see the full inventory! You can reach me at (408) 919-0234 or email me at:

Deco's Inventory for End of Year Blow Out Sale

Deco's Inventory for End of Year Blow Out Sale

Deco's End of Year Blow Out Sale

As we approach the end of the year, I have some inventory that I am liquidating and I wanted to let you all know about my sale offerings. Please let me know if you are interested in any of the sale merchandise. You can reach me off my website at:, email me at: or call me at (408) 919-0234.

Check out our pictures on our FaceBook Page and LinkedIn.

Monday, September 28, 2009

What to Look for When Hiring an Installer?

Here are some helpful questions to ask when looking to hire an installer:

1. Are they insured i.e.: Worker's Comp, General Liability, and Auto?
2. Are they a Licensed California Contractor (Registered by the State)?
3. What Brands of Furniture are they proficient in?
4. Do they have their own installers (employees), contract employees, or off the street hourly?
5. Can they provide missing or broken parts?
6. Can they offer design services?
7. Can they provide answers to your questions?
8. What is your installer's company general knowledge of the other aspects of the project, i.e.: Electrical, Data, Phones, and Project Management?
9. Can you communicate with the installers to solve problems?
10. How detailed is your quote and what does it include?
11. Does your installer have a current list of references?
12. Do they guarantee their work?
13. Is this their main form of business?
14. What kind of experience do they have?

Remember, Deco Designs is your "One Stop Office Furniture Store". Call us for a free quote at 1-800-914-8622 or you can always check out our website at:

Partition Installation Contracting

I’m sure that when anyone thinks of a contractor, they envision a muscle rippling person with a tan and a tool belt. That may be true in some areas of building but are you aware that companies that install and de-install office partitions and cubicles are required by the state of California to be contractors as well?

As of the late 90’s, all companies that install office partitions need to have a specialty contractors license (C61/D34). We are lumped into the same category as people that install walk-in refrigeration units and bus stops. What does that mean to the consumer? If the company that you hire is not a licensed contractor, the state could fine the contractor thousands of dollars. But that is not the only problem. You as the company hiring the unlicensed contractor also open yourself up to problems. If someone on the job gets hurt, you could be help liable for those injuries. Even if the contractor has workers compensation, a claim could be denied and you could be responsible for the injury/medical bills.

That being said, there are still very few licensed office furniture installers in Santa Clara County and Northern California. Many dealerships in our area don’t have this license and may subcontract out their work to those that do.

The nice thing for the consumer is that when you hire a legal office furniture installation company you are assured to get a contractor that is licensed, bonded, has workers compensation and liability insurance. You can also check to make sure that the company is licensed by going on line by to the California State Contractors License Board web site at

So the next time your company needs to have their cubicles reconfigured or your adding or deleting stations you’ll know to ask the question, “Are you a licensed California contractor and what is your contractor’s license number”.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Love of Golf

In addition to offering the best Used Office Furniture and Used Chairs to the Silicon Valley and most of Northern California, I like to take a little time to golf. I golf up and down California and I truly enjoy the game. It is just fun to be out in the sun on great greens hitting great shots. My wife likes to be a little competitive on the course, which keeps our golfing experience very exciting.

I was just thinking to myself of all the courses I have played and I have played some of the best like Pebble, Spyglass, etc., what is my favorite course? After much contemplation, I think my favorite golf course is Myarka in Spain. It is just a great open course and it was just fun to play it.

I am always up for a conversation to talk about Used Office Furniture and Golf, but not necessarily in that order. So feel free to check out my website at for Used Furniture or give me a call at (408) 919-0234.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Let Me Help You With Purchasing Used Furniture

Do you want to change the look and feel of your office, but you do not want to incur the expense of purchasing new furniture, cubicles, chairs, etc.? Do you think to yourself there has to be an easier way to find furnishings without a lot of unnecessary pressures?

Also during these economical times, we are always looking for ways to improve our purchasing power. I thought I would share some information with you about questions to ask prospective vendors about their used furniture. I broke the information down between Used System and Used Chairs. You can also find additional information on my website at or give me a call at (800) 914-8622 or (408) 919-0234. We are located in San Jose near 880 and 101. You can also look at our website at Well let’s take a closer look at the used furniture market and how to purchase Used Systems and Used Chairs.

Used Systems – What should I look for?
- Is it a name brand i.e.: Herman Miller, Steelcase, and Haworth?
- Can you purchase more in the future to match either used or refurbished?
- What is the install and future reconfigure costs?
- What size are you looking to buy?
- What is included with each cubicle?
* Do you get a Pedestal?
* Do you get a Flipper Unit?
* Do you get a Shelf?
- Does the company provide design services?
- What are you willing to settle for in terms of your fabric, paint and laminate color?
- Does the company have a pipeline to used dealers around the area, county, and state?
- Is it in good condition as it is or does it need to be cleaned?
- What are the “other” costs if need to add to existing inventory?

Used Chairs – What is a Good Used Chair?
- Is it a brand name?
- Does it still have the original tags on the chair?
- Is the chair still under warranty?
- Is it a current technology?
- What are the chair’s features?
- Why would I want to own this chair?

Friday, August 28, 2009

What drives Mark?

Have you ever thought to yourself, what makes Mark McMasters the man we all know? Well, it is my desire to help and nurture underprivileged children. I am dedicated to the Boys & Girls Club of America and I support the local Silicon Valley Chapter. In fact, I have been on the Board of Directors for the Silicon Valley Chapter and I am also Co-Chairman of the Facilities Committee. I spend time throughout the year supporting the youth in a number of capacities and I will share more of that with in future postings. If you are looking for help with your systems furniture requirements, please check out my website at: I can help you with new, used and remanufactured furniture, so check out my website or give me a call at (408) 919-0234.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Contact Us

Whether you’re ready to buy or just thinking about buying for the future or want general information, just call or e-mail me. I’ll be happy to take the time to answer your questions.

Street Address: 1435 Koll Circle #106
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 919-8622
Toll-free: (800) 914-8622
Fax: (408) 496-0992

Service Offerings

bullet Contractor's Lic #814227
bullet Install / Reconfigure all brands
bullet Projects large & small
bullet Over 20 years of installation experience

Furniture Installation

bullet CAD drawings
bullet Reconfiguration specialists
bullet Space planning
bullet Move / Project management
bullet Problem solvers
bullet Asset management


bullet Anything Used (See Bargain Basement)
bullet New Maxon, Clone / AO1 and AO2
bullet Remanufactured Systems Furniture Including:
bullet Herman Miller (we specialize in Herman Miller)
bullet Haworth
bullet Office Master
bullet Merit Seating
bullet RFM/Reimers
bullet Faustinos
bullet Salman
bullet Office Source : (all types) files / desks / chairs / conference, etc.
bullet QCD
bullet HON
bullet Versteel
bullet Salman: conference room furniture
bullet Inwood
bullet National
bullet Grandstands
bullet Versteel
bullet Specialty items