Southeast Contract Sales principals, Todd Krutz and Bryan Durkis, met over 15 years ago while attending a new-employee orientation for Mohawk Commercial Carpet. For several years both had successful careers in Mohawk’s sales and marketing departments. Todd and Bryan eventually parted ways to explore other business opportunities; but although they went in separate directions, they maintained a strong friendship and mutual respect throughout their professional careers.
The next step in Bryan’s career was contract furniture, through Haworth, where he became market manager. During this time, Bryan was able to expand his knowledge of the furniture industry and secure a sales position with Trendway. Because Bryan was recognized for his leadership qualities, within a year he was promoted to the Southeast Regional Director of Sales. In this role, he hired Todd to become the business development manager for Georgia. Todd came to Trendway new to the furniture industry, but had a reputation for increasing sales and developing satisfied customer relationships. After a very successful year with Trendway, Todd was promoted to Market Manager, representing four states. For over six years, he and Bryan expanded their respective territories and managed over $20mm of Trendway business, annually.
After building a solid relationship with Trendway and their dealer base, Todd and Bryan began exploring the possibility of creating their own business. With over 35 years of B2B sales, over 20 years of contract furniture sales and with the full support and blessing of Trendway, they formed Southeast Contract Sales on July 1, 2012. Looking to grow the business, Todd & Bryan brought Jillian on board to focus on the Architecture & Design market in Atlanta. Jillian brings 12 years of design experience at an A&D firm as well as experience in a furniture dealership to SEC. Jillian’s focus is showcasing the high design, excellent quality and value of SEC’s lines to A&D firms and dealers in the Atlanta Metro Area.
At Southeast Contract Sales, we strive to help you make your design reality. Bringing together form and function all at an incredible value.