Our History Shapes Our Future
CIR was founded by Ken Hurd more than 35 years ago specializing in commercial flooring with a much more consultative approach. At the time, the commercial flooring industry was focused on and targeted to general contractors exclusively. By extending his focus to include corporate end-users, architects, interior designers, facility managers and property managers, Ken saw an opportunity to bring a new level of professionalism and expertise to the industry. The result is CIR: a company that shares in his vision and values to incorporate a variety of flooring materials in addition to window and wall coverings.
A Team You Can Trust
Our team has a reputation for unparalleled professionalism, experience and customer service – and this stems from our passion for taking advantage of the latest training and certification opportunities. This extensive education also means we offer a higher quality product while still remaining on time and on budget – for union and non-union projects. We’re proud of our union affiliation, which allows our professionally trained and qualified labor team to take home fair wages and benefits, while being measured against industry benchmarks.
The CIR Difference
There are countless options for commercial interiors and flooring. What makes our approach different?
Founder and CEO Ken Hurd built our company on trust and openness. At CIR, we believe relationships are the foundation of any successful project – and that putting customers at the top of every decision we make will stand the test of time as new trends come and go.
We build our processes around making sure your project is done correctly from beginning to end. Because we’re not only thinking about today – we’re also thinking about how we can help you with your next project, or perhaps one in which you recommend us to industry colleagues. There’s no higher honor than gaining repeat customers or receiving referrals from satisfied customers.
We’re a close-knit team with 15 associates in our Irvine headquarters combined with our 35+ field installers. Our clients know we’re an in-house staff that’s well-trained and able to help with not only executing but shaping the direction of a project. They know where to reach us directly if there’s a change or challenge. And they know we’re dedicated to every single project, regardless of its size or scope.
In an industry that can often seem transactional, we’re a team of consultants that pride ourselves on being friendly, responsive and trusted partners to our customers.
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After many projects, we find ourselves with leftover (yet perfectly good!) unused materials in our warehouse. We feel these materials can be of much more value to charitable organizations that can put them to good use. That’s why we’re proud to support many admirable organizations, including Fred Jordan Missions, Surfrider Foundation, Providence Speech and Hearing Center, New West Charter Middle School, and Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church to name a few.
We’re honored to work on many amazing projects alongside top architecture and design firms, some of which have received high accolades from professional organizations made up of industry peers.
- 2018 Toughest Site Conditions: Edwards Lifesciences THV R&D Labs
- 2017 Toughest Site Conditions: Skidrow Housing Trust
- 2016 Greatest Space Challenge: Theater Renovation
- 2017 Honor Award: Edwards Lifesciences Starr Atrium
- 2017 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Award: Edwards Lifesciences Starr Atrium
- 2015 Workplace Large Award: Confidential Financial Services Company
- 2014 Workplace Medium Award: CBRE Global Corporate Headquarters
- 2014 Workplace Small Award: Gensler Newport Beach
- SBE Certified (Small Business Enterprise) – We are certified by the State of California, Department of General Services.
- Public Works Contractor through the Sate of California Department of Industrial Relations https://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Contractors.html