The year 2014 marked the 125th anniversary of Bernhardt Furniture. For Bernhardt, this milestone was not only a time to celebrate, but also a time to reaffirm the values that have enabled the company to endure. Foremost among those values: creating quality furniture…and a deep commitment to people and relationships.
Unique by today’s standards, Bernhardt remains a family-owned business that is dedicated to the welfare of the community that’s been its home since 1889.
The legacy of Mr. Bernhardt continues today through its employees. Visit the Bernhardt 125 Years website to read some very inspiring Stories of Giving that highlight several of its employees and their personal commitments to helping those in need.
The company’s history, spanning more than 125 years, is a story of pioneer spirit, of opportunities recognized and realized in spite of obstacles.
Prior to establishing Cox-James Architects, Brian Cox was Principal and Design Partner of Cox, James & Associates after serving for seven years as Associate and Director of Design with the Phoenix offices of Stewart, Romberger & James.
Cox’s work has appeared nationally in such magazines as Designer’s West, Interior Design, Architectural Record, Restaurant and Hotel Design, International Contract Design, Insite and The Designer.
An artist most of his life, Cox grew up amidst the lumber, millwork and construction industries, which in experience, proved to be invaluable today.
Awards include the American Institute of Architects Design Award of Excellence for his design work of the Desert Highlands Golf Clubhouse in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Westcourt in the Buttes Hotel and Conference and Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona. He has received the Arizona Design Institute Award of Excellence in Design Education, as well as nine American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Awards.
Work by Cox includes numerous corporate, financial, brokerage, accounting, legal, residential, restaurant, hotel and resort design as well as furniture design, art and graphics. A partial listing of such clients include the law firms of Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon, P. A.; Fennemore, Craig, Bowman & Brooke; Chapman & Cutler; Lewis & Roca; Strompoly & Stroud; Bilby & Schoenhair; Storey & Ross; Eaton, Lazarus, Dodge & Lowry; Vargas & Bartlett; and Jones, Jones, Close & Brown. Financial institutions include Citibank; First Interstate Bank; Bank One; Northern Trust Bank; and Security Pacific Bank. Corporate clients include Phelps Dodge Corporation; IBM, Del Webb Corporation; Arthur Anderson & Co; Ernst & Young; and Arizona Public Service Company.