The history of CBI Group, a leading supplier of office interior solutions in South Texas, starts in 1983 in Sheffield, England.

Ties between Sheffield and San Antonio stretch all the way back to the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, when James Bowie made famous the “Bowie Knife”–which was forged from steel made in Sheffield, England.

The Beginning

In 1983, business founder John Warrilow left a management position at a large office supplies company during an ownership shift, to start his company, Dale Office Furniture–an office furniture and office design partner serving Sheffield and the South Yorkshire area from a showroom and warehouse location on Wilfred St. Sheffield UK. Truly a family business, John’s wife was expecting the first of 4 boys during this career move–all 4 would grow up to play significant roles in the family business, particularly its establishment in the USA.

With a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a flair for design and dedication to fanatical customer service, Dale Office Furniture quickly expanded to become a leading provider of workplace design and turnkey furniture services throughout the whole of the UK and moved to a landmark location on Herries Road South, Sheffield UK, a stones throw from the famous Hillsborough Football Stadium, home to Sheffield’s Soccer team, Sheffield Wednesday, aka “The Owls”.

Growth continued to come about by being the #1 resource for creating quality, ergonomic cutting edge work environments, with a wealth of experience any question can be answered about design, suitability, ergonomics, and use by our team of experts.

The Transition

In 2003, John and his family came to the land of opportunity and founded Cornerstone Business Interiors in San Antonio, TX. Cornerstone Business Interiors would later become CBI Group. Using the same core values and expertise CBI Group has become a leader in the interiors industry in South Texas, we are proud to call San Antonio home.

And Now

Growing rapidly, CBI Group is now headquartered out of an 80,000 SQ FT Showroom, Design Center and Storage Facility in Northeast San Antonio.

Dale Office Interiors still functions as a key player in the UK, remaining headquartered out of the same location on Herries Road. We enjoy an open dialogue with the new owners and keep a close eye on global trends and design expertise from our European roots.

"We will use CBI Group in the future for all of our office furniture needs and strongly recommend them to any potential customer."

– Lance Awaldt