We are excited to announce today that Young Office has acquired Columbia, SC-based McWaters. By adding McWaters and its South Carolina offices in Columbia and Charleston, and its Georgia offices in Savannah and Augusta, the Young Office family is stronger than ever.

Like Young Office, McWaters is a proud company with a long track record of peerless customer service and community leadership. From their values to their holistic expertise and capabilities, McWaters is both the perfect business and cultural match for Young Office.

McWaters, the exclusive Steelcase distributor in their markets, opened in 1945, predating Young Office’s founding by eight years. In the nearly 80 years since, their arc resembles closely the Young Office journey: “keeping up with trends and innovations in the design of corporate, educational, healthcare and government environments in order to provide our customers with the best products and services possible.” In recent years, McWaters has built a robust AV service line, further aligning their core competencies and comprehensive approach with that of Young Office’s.

Importantly, while this acquisition brings significant additional resources and reach to the Young Office family, it will not change our core values that have served us so well for 70 years. For our existing clients and employees, the acquisition of McWaters should be seamless. We are excited about the exciting new opportunities it will create through the additional expertise and relationships that will soon become part of the Young Office family. 

The acquisition will become official on Jan. 1. The McWaters name and branding will transition to Young Office at that time. 

Please join me in welcoming the entire McWaters team and their clients to the Young Office family. Exciting times are ahead for all of us!

— Thomas Young IV, President & CEO

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