Case Study – Cristo Rey High School

Cristo Rey High School

Location:  Columbus, OH

Completed:  March 2023

Manufacturer:  KI Furniture

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Cristo Rey High School has a long history of dedication to their students. Emphasizing the values of a Catholic education, Cristo Rey strives to instill confidence, character, and compassion into their graduates, who leave well equipped with the skills needed to continue their journey to college and beyond. Cristo Rey partnered with CPS, as well as KI Furniture and designer Kate Pfreim, to help refine their vision for the future of their school. CPS completely renovated their cafeteria, as well as select hallway spaces, ensuring that students, faculty, and staff of Cristo Rey would have a facility that meets their needs and supports them in their mission for years to come.

KI was a great choice for this project as they have resources all over the country and were equipped to provide the expertise needed for this renovation. CPS worked virtually with KI and Cristo Rey to bring the entire project together on time, despite the distance, and in doing so displayed the vital communication skills CPS considers absolutely essential in serving our clients. Continue reading to learn more.

“CPS brings in a level of credibility, comfort, and familiarity, especially with the religious affiliated institutions and schools. They are familiar with them, they have purchased with them, they understand their quality and genuine service. They are very hands on, they are willing to help, they are very kind, they are very generous, and they are going to do right by the customer.”

Cris Maher – KI Sales Representative


MyPlace Booths, Athens Booths, and Cafe Height Serenade Gathering Tables create plenty of eating areas, while custom upholstery in Cristo Rey’s school colors of light blue and maroon inspire a unique culture of school spirit and sense of community within the student body. The cafeteria is also versatile as a dining, study, and event space. Tables on glides allow for collaborativeness and flexibility, perfect for bringing students together, and leaves the room more open for events. The modular furniture allows for easy reconfigurement while still supporting the quantity of students for lunch and events in the cafeteria.

Hallway Lounges

CPS and KI transformed this hallway space into a dynamic, comfortable area for students to socialize and work quietly. Athens Round Tables, MyPlace Booth Seating, and MyPlace Round Ottomans provide comfortable seating, in Cristo Rey’s signature blue and maroon school colors.


The KI and Catholic Purchasing partnership combines the best of both companies – innovative, high-quality furniture and design services from KI, with the procurement expertise of CPS. CPS offers everyday deep discounting, no upfront payment requirement, flexible credit terms, and excellent project management. KI’s resources and CPS’ experience, resulted in a transformed, modernized campus ready to meet the needs of students for years to come.


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