Library Furniture International (LFI) is a full service firm specializing in the sale and service of library furnishings. We help libraries meet the rapidly changing sociological and technological growth in their community through design and product. LFI provides product options, quotes and installation services to those that have specific needs. The end-result is to deliver unconditional satisfaction to our library clients. Whether your needs call for the purchase of one section of shelving or an entire library of furnishings LFI will have the solution that works for you!
Scott Fairbanks / President
Since 2000 Scott has managed the operations and growth of LFI and has nearly 20 years of experience in merchandising technologies. He remains involved in projects, working directly with clients or consulting team members. When not collaborating on projects or creating concepts for library spaces, Scott finds himself enjoying time on the golf links, sampling exotic specialty beer and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Matt Kanzer / Operations Manager
Matt has a proficient focus and dedication to his work and ensures that the needs of LFI’s clients are met and well satisfied. His ability to juggle project needs and keep schedules tight make operations flow smoothly and efficiently. Matt enjoys spending his time away from the office playing softball, golfing or doing whatever his three kids wish to do.
Meghann Replin / Sales Manager
With years of experience in sales and a degree in Professional Communications, Meghann works hard to ensure clients are well informed of the products and services LFI has to offer. She works hard in providing front end ideas that result in the best solutions for client needs.The importance of thoughtful design, the challenges of project management, and the strategy behind both.
Ken Jones / Sales Manager
Ken joined forces with our team in 2017 with the partnership of Ken Jones Library Sales and LFI. He brings 40+ years worth of industry knowledge and service having furnished hundreds of libraries in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. Ken has been a lifelong supporter of the Iowa Library Association and a 26-year board member of the ILA foundation, serving as President for two years. When not servicing his library customers, Ken spends time with his family, fellow Elks Lodge members, and watching both the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. Ken has relocated his office from Des Moines to Aruba each January for the last 20 years.
Jason Platt / Installation Supervisor
Jason began his career with Jones Library Sales in 1999 as a way to supplement his income during the winter months. Quickly becoming a valuable member to the team, he was asked to stay during that first summer and has served as installation supervisor for 17 years. Very popular with our library directors, and a skilled installer, Jason doesn’t leave a project until the customer is happy. He is the recipient of many of our positive customer testimonials. In his time away from LFI, Jason enjoys taking and editing YouTube videos of his family’s adventures. Some of the said adventures take place near his front-yard-beach where he spends time with family, neighbors, and Toby (aka Toby the Install Dog) who also enjoys some leisure time.
LFI is founded, with only two staff members working out of a tiny office suite.
LFI completes its first major project with Skokie Public Library, spanning 22 months.
Company grows from two to five staff members. Moved to larger offices with more library installations across the state.
A reputation builds as LFI becomes known for high quality products and services.
LFI goes national with a four phase, 16 month installation in Tempe, Arizona.
Moved to new office space with double the size, complete with a showroom and the addition of a large warehouse.
Staff size increases further and LFI introduces a fresh rebranding and online presence.