CMA Purchasing offers a full range of purchasing services and a high level of proactive client support. We are experienced in helping branded properties work within their program standards or meet PIP requirements, as well as helping independent properties achieve their individual creative visions. We manage projects ranging from a softgoods refresh to full renovations and new construction, including sourcing dozens of manufacturers and coordinating multi-phase installations.


CMA Purchasing provides clients with solid experience, the ability to balance cost and design requirements, the discipline to stay within budget and on schedule, and the advantages of a single point of contact with total project responsibility.


With the practical experience, in-depth understanding and interdisciplinary skills developed over years of servicing the FF&E needs of a broad range of market segments, CMA Purchasing can take the worry out of selection, procurement and installation for your next project.


Design & Specification

  • Develop design direction through presentation of color palettes, finishes and furnishings.
  • Create furniture layouts for guest rooms, public spaces and food service/banquet areas.
  • Specify products such as furniture, fabrics, flooring, artwork, window treatments and accessories.
  • Design and source custom furnishings such as casegoods, upholstered seating and lighting.

Planning & Budgeting

  • Create FF&E budget, schedule and cash flow projections in conjunction with owner and/or design team.
  • Utilize multiple resources to optimize design and price options.
  • Capitalize on established manufacturer relationships to meet custom product requirements.
  • Leverage purchasing expertise to procure goods at lower cost while remaining true to the design concept.

Purchasing & Production

  • Issue purchase orders to all suppliers.
  • Coordinate with client and suppliers to ensure the timely receipt of shop drawing and finish approvals.
  • Supervise production to maintain quality, accuracy and project schedule.
  • Provide cost accounting and itemized reconciliation throughout life of project.

Installation & Completion

  • Manage the logistics of shipping products to a warehouse, staging them for efficient delivery, and installing them on site.
  • Ability and experience working in occupied environments where installation is occurring while the facility is still operational.
  • Provide owner’s manual upon project completion with care instructions, warranties, operating instructions, etc.