What We Do

We connect you with your constituents.

We leverage our extensive network in the contract interiors market to connect you directly with your constituents. We listen, gather, translate, and disseminate feedback and information that will give you a foundation in facts to help you make strategic business decisions.

We specialize in these areas:




Our personalized, grass-roots approach goes beyond typical market research analytics by leveraging our extensive knowledge of the contract interiors industry. What makes us different is our creative approach in gathering information; capturing the feedback of industry professionals and employees, then translating that feedback into actionable data. We provide our clients with a high-level view of themselves through the eyes of their constituents by conducting focus groups, market surveys and interviews and exploration sessions. We see research as the key step before any strategy, which is why we call ourselves a research-led strategy firm. We help you gather information and feedback that allows you to make better business decisions.

  • Focus Groups
  • Surveys
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Research Studies
  • Product Concept Validation
  • Insight Interviews

Research and information gathering is only one piece of the puzzle. We work closely with our customers to help them use the information gathered to develop strategies that drive their business forward. Whether it’s new product development, defining a niche for competitive growth, or other business strategies, our team of specialists work to make it happen. We draw on our many years of experience and deep industry knowledge, while leveraging market research to create customized, creative strategies that make great companies better. We don’t just develop strategy in a vacuum though, we are creative facilitators that engage, teach, and inspire your people along the way.

We are enthusiasts of the contract interiors industry with insatiable curiosity; continuously reading, researching and writing about the latest trends and their impacts.  Our non-stop approach to summarizing, digesting, and sharing information is driven by one goal; to elevate the industry as a whole.  Moving another step beyond research and strategy, we help our customers develop tactical tools to execute their strategy by creating Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), conducting training and facilitating industry trends workshops.  Our unquenchable thirst for knowledge around leading trends gives us a unique perspective that we leverage to help our clients develop relevant and impactful dialogues with their target markets.  We listen, understand, and translate your strategic goals into communications and training that will get the attention of your target audiences.

  • CEU Development & Training
  • Trends Workshops
  • Sustainability Documentation
  • White Paper Development
  • eBook and Blog Writing
We're getting results.

We just completed our first three CEU presentations. People who didn’t even need CEU credits came out just to hear the content! We are taking this show on the road and it’s going to generate new business and relationships for Source from a different angle. Thank you, Contract Consulting Group [ThinkLab], for creating such a positive tool for us.

Bethany Parks Source International, National Sales Manager

Amanda has an amazing grasp of the complexities of the office furnishings market. Through direct research, Contract Consulting Group [ThinkLab] helped us to understand the challenges we face with our sales strategy and gave us direction in addressing these challenges.

Phil Polishook DeskMakers CEO

Contract Consulting Group [ThinkLab] is my go-to source for research projects on various workplace topics. Amanda’s knowledge of our industry & connections within it make my projects go more smoothly, which helps KI produce unique, impactful output in a timely manner.

Jonathan Webb KI Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Workplace Strategy

We have worked with Contract Consulting Group [ThinkLab] on several unique projects, the most impactful was the creation of a CEU course for our sales team. We found CCG [ThinkLab] to be creative, open minded, and extremely focused on creating a truly meaningful product that helped us easily articulate our key messages to the market.

Kyle Verplank LightCorp General Manager

I’ve enjoyed working with Contract Consulting Group [ThinkLab]. Amanda is a first-rate professional with a keen understanding of the office furniture industry dynamics. The meetings she facilitated through her vast network of contacts has proven to be invaluable to me in developing a new business strategy.

Todd Folkert BOLD Furniture CEO

Contract Consulting Group [ThinkLab] has completed several projects for us to date. Amanda and her team bring an invaluable breadth of experience, are quick to understand your objectives, and deliver high quality results. I have been immensely pleased with the projects completed for us both in content and timing. CCG [ThinkLab] has become a great asset to our team.

Sheri Cuccarese Nucraft VP Marketing & Product Development

As a direct result of the Contract Consulting Group’s [ThinkLab’s] market research, as well as Amanda’s insights into broader marketplace dynamics, the BIFMA Board of Directors was able to quickly come to consensus regarding future strategic direction for the organization during a recent strategy session.

Tom Reardon BIFMA Executive Director

When CBRE Furniture Advisory Services wanted to start a game-changing discussion, we decided to partner with Amanda and Suzanne at Contract Consulting Group [ThinkLab]. They leveraged their broad industry perspective to skillfully facilitate a process that inspired us to dig deeper and think bigger. We would not have accomplished our goals without this talented and passionate team.

Julie Deignan Director CBRE Furniture Advisory Services

Email us at info@contractconsultinggroup.com

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