1998: A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
As Blair County businesses, schools and medical offices were expanding in the late 90’s, general contractors, business owners and facility managers were looking for a reliable solution to the complicated job of commercial window treatments. Father and son, Denny and Steve Hamilton, recognized the market need and knew they could provide the answer. In 1998, they started their own business in the family basement, with the Altoona School District as their first major client. The father-son team soon gained a reputation for delivering smart window treatment solutions, on-time, on-budget and with top quality workmanship.
EARLY 2000’s: in on the ground floor
In the early 2000’s Denny and Steve invited Brian Himes to join their partnership. Brian’s commitment to quality workmanship and extensive product knowledge matched theirs, but with a different area of focus: Brian was a flooring expert. Together, they could provide a broader solution to Blair County’s commercial interior needs. With shared values, complimentary products and a shake of hands, a new business was born. Denny, Steve and Brian named their business “Top to Bottom” to convey the scope of their offer. As their business grew, they moved out of the Hamilton family basement and opened a small office at Orchard Plaza in Altoona.
2005-2017: Top To Bottom and Then Some
Responding to the needs of their clients, Top to Bottom gradually expanded their product portfolio to include furniture, specialty items and wall coverings. A further evolution of the business came with the addition of a team of hand-picked designers and the integration of state-of-the art design technology. A highly experienced project manager was brought in to orchestrate the work of the skilled installation crews. By 2007, Top to Bottom could handle any commercial interior project, from concept through completion. In 2008, they opened a State College office and in 2012 they expanded their Altoona office, relocating to the Eldorado Plaza.
2018: Top to Bottom Becomes T2B
In 2018, Top to Bottom re-designed their own brand with a cleaner more modern look, reflecting their growing emphasis on design. Shortening their name to T2B, and launching a new logo and website, the company positioned itself for the future, while embracing its past.
Today’s T2B Team Ready for Tomorrow’s Workplace Challenges
Today, T2B is widely recognized as Central PA’s number one commercial interior firm with well over half of Blair County’s Top 50 Employers having entrusted T2B to create or enhance their work environments. Still family-owned and always family-oriented, T2B credits their success to their team of experts who work hard to make every client experience a positive one. T2B associates take great pride in transforming commercial spaces to meet client objectives, on-time, on-budget and on-brand. Workplace design is more important than ever, as companies strive to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent for their organizations. In addition to beautiful aesthetics, design plays an integral role in the effective and efficient functioning of a workgroup. For Central PA organizations, there is no better choice than T2B for creating exceptional workspaces that enhance employee productivity, build brands and drive business growth. Call today to set up an evaluation of your workplace.
exceptional workplace design leads to exceptional workplace results.
To create exceptional workplaces that help Central PA organizations achieve their business objectives, through quality design, furniture, flooring and window treatments, from concept to completion and beyond, on-time, on-budget and on-brand.
THE 7 VALUES THAT DRIVE US
- Finding the best solutions to each client’s needs
- Respect for our clients’ budgets
- Respect for our clients’ time
- The wow factor
- Commitment to service after the sale
- Respect for our environment (focus on eco-friendly processes and sustainable materials)
- Long-term partnerships with clients and vendors
The T2B team is the area’s most knowledgeable and experienced in the design of commercial space, and the procurement and installation of commercial flooring, furniture, window treatments, specialty items and accessories.
what makes us different?
T2B makes designing and remodeling commercial space easy by handling the entire project from conception to completion. Our in-house designers cover the latest in industry trends, balancing aesthetics, function and budget to meet individual client needs. Our project manager oversees every detail of the design execution and our installation team is widely respected for the quality of their work. Add our commitment to service after the sale you’ll see why T2B is Central PA’s #1 choice.