E&I is the largest, member-owned, not-for-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education. We provide over 100 competitively awarded contracts as well as consulting services and dedicated member resources nationwide.
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We believe in this market, its people, and its students.
We believe in “creation of an environment” within student housing — taking great pride in creating room environments that offer the students an opportunity for, flexibility, versatility, space-saving, and safety, in a home-like atmosphere. The goal of every project is to always meet the desires and requirements of the students while delivering top quality products and service, at an exceptional value, within budget, and on time.
For nearly 30 years, Southwest Contract has built more than quality furnishings. We have built furnishings and a reputation based on the importance of accommodating our customers’ special needs. Flexible solutions are built-in with removable and replaceable components with steel-to-steel fasteners. All furniture pieces are free-standing and do not rely on another piece for support or stability. Each product is available in a variety of sizes, configurations and conceptual designs, regardless of the exterior surface selected. The buyer is in control with options immediately available or readily adaptable to fit their ever-changing needs. The customer is in control with options, either immediately available or readily adaptable, to fit their unique needs.
We will work downward from our base price to provide the best “value” for each project.
We will suggest less costly materials when necessary to meet project budgets.
We will suggest less costly options, colors, designs, etc. when the student’s environment can be met with less budget dollars.
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TEMPLE, Texas (Sept 23, 2016)— The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) today announced Southwest Contract, which has operated in Temple since 1997, will build a new warehouse facility. The 40,000 square foot, $2.5 million facility will be located on 6.9 acres on the corner of Industrial Boulevard and Eberhardt Road in Enterprise Park. “Southwest[…]
Help Celebrate 25 Years of NHTI The James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute (NHTI) is one of ACUHO-I’s most celebrated educational programs. NHTI was developed in 1991 and, for the last 25 years, has provided rising stars in the campus housing field with an opportunity for transformational personal and professional development. This year, we[…]