We deliver end-to-end space creation. Whether it’s concepting, designing, prototyping, manufacturing, product testing, or installation, SCI is your solution to custom space creation.

We deliver end-to-end space creation. Whether it’s concepting, designing, prototyping, manufacturing, product testing, or installation, SCI is your solution to custom space creation.








SCI, formerly known as Seating Concepts, has been in business for over 35 years.  The one key driver for our success has been our team’s expertise in creating custom space that fits our client’s needs.

Our vertical integration leads to high efficiency and provides our customers with a single solution. This allows us to rapidly design and prototype while also having the infrastructure to manufacture and install the concept anywhere in the world.

We’re not just a designer or a manufacturer, we do it all.  We look forward to creating amazing spaces with you.

Past Projects
Years in Service
Satisfied Clients

Get to Know SCI

From a to z

Our Process


Our discovery process is in-depth and multi-faceted. Site surveys, rollout planning, budgeting & brand intake are just a few of the steps.


Our NCIDQ accredited design team leads you through everything. Whether it’s 3D interior & space designs, finish samples for color & tactile, or value engineering to match use & budget, we’ve got it covered.


Onsite prototyping allows for clients to get prototypes quickly. Included in this is durability testing & BIFMA testing, so you know what you’re getting will last.


Whether you need us at 1 location or 100, our project management team will map & manage a project plan that covers budgeting, timelines, and everything in between through installation.


Our state of the art 200,000 sq ft manufacturing facility outside of Chicago, Illinois lets us create what you need with the utmost efficiency.


We take responsibility for our design & products all the way until they are installed, not just delivered.


No project of ours is complete until the client has signed off on the installation.


Our people drive our business, period.  The difference between the great and the good comes from the top talent. And our people are the top. We have the best designers, craftspeople, project managers, and installers in the business.


Our Recent Clients

Facilities and Technology

Our 200,000 sq ft design and manufacturing facility and our state-of-the-art technology allow us to create the best spaces possible. That, combined with our world-class design team, craftspeople, and project managers, keep our process dialed in.

What Our Clients Say


Working with SCI has been an absolute pleasure. Since their inception into the K-12 market they have made a positive impact on students, clients and myself. My clients are extremely happy that their cafeterias are now “Hot Spots” for students. The entire process is efficient from initial renderings to installation.
Kern Halls
Ingenious Culinary Concepts
Your continued support of the brand is unparalleled and incredibly appreciated. Working with you and your company makes doing business fun and exciting. Having a partner for our brand to ensure we hit our goals is valued.
Chris Mott
Burger King
JWA has benefitted collaborating with SCI in many ways: designs have helped us get business by utilizing the skills of the designers to reflect the needs and in the time frame of our customers. SCI has been responsive to our input regarding products and the needs of our customers. ( The design of the Pilot mobile booth, and mobile folding booth are examples). Anyone in the furniture business understands problems can occur, but we have found SCI has also been responsive in the remediation/repair/replacement in issues that may have arisen. It has also been helpful that SCI has been flexible when delivery dates change, and in helping us deal with those common occurrences. Perhaps most importantly, SCI seems to be one of those rare companies that appreciate our efforts and the relationship we have formed over the years.
JW Associates
When Seating Concepts was acquired in 2001 by Bill Overton it was built on the simple idea that passion and craftsmanship are the cornerstones of success. Today we stand even more committed to that idea.

In the Spring of 2020, during an extremely disruptive economy, Phil Marrone and Dan Scandiff saw an opportunity to purchase and strengthen a well-established company that catered to restaurants, education and gaming.  We saw a company that was deeply rooted in quality American manufacturing and driven by great people and production expertise.

We also recognized the current brand, with a great foundation already in place, had room to evolve and expand into different markets. While companies in our industry are downsizing and looking for ways to cut costs, we are doing the opposite. Because we believe in our people and our relationships with our customers, we are building a path to increase our workforce expand our capabilities and develop higher standards.

With us augmenting our team’s leadership, we needed to further encapsulate our mission. This was not taken lightly, and we saw it as an evolution of the company, not a pivot. We also firmly believe that if you listen to your customers, they will help you create a roadmap to reach our goals.

With this vision in mind, our new mission statement is,
“To create a custom space that translates your vision and enhances your brand through design, engineering, and production.”

So, despite our unprecedented challenges in 2020 we are ready to evolve our company and enhance our brand even further. We are going into 2021 stronger than we were a year ago. Although we cannot predict what will happen this year, we at SCI are focusing on the positives and planning for growth.

Many of you reading this have worked with Seating Concepts for years and know that we do more than just seating. We deliver design, engineering, customer service, prototyping, product testing, project management, graphics, installation and yes, of course, high-quality American made products. In 2021 our brand name and appearance will evolve to fully match the level and breadth of services and products we provide. On your end, as a customer, you can expect even better service, more solutions and broader product offerings.  Phil, myself and the SCI Team are excited about the evolution, so please be on the lookout for these changes and our new look in 2021.

“It is not what we say or think, but what we do that defines us.”- Jane Austen
Phil Marrone &  Dan Scandiff