Decades Of Experience

There is no other used office furniture company with more experience than ours. 

Meet the Team

Kathey Pear, President & Founder

A native of South Jersey, Kathey Pear grew up longing for mountains and wide-open spaces. After earning a BFA from the University of Connecticut and an MFA from Washington State University, she was delighted to finally discover her true home in Boulder in 1978 and has never left.
Following a long and wonderful career in the Denver office furniture market and the sale of the two contract furniture dealerships that she built from the ground up, Kathey envisioned a new business concept that sounded far better than retirement and allowed her to remain connected to the Colorado business community she knew and loved. The new business she created, Pear Project Services, is a “Commercial Furniture Matchmaker”, helping extend the useful lifespan of unwanted office furniture.
Kathey calls herself the “Queen of Crap”, and enjoys solving furniture problems for both those who have excess office furniture and those who are looking for exceptional deals on quality used office furniture. Having determined that it is truly a joy to be able to share, there is nothing Kathey likes better than creating win-win business deals that are good for all concerned. She enjoys hiking the many beautiful areas of Boulder Open Space, reading about other times, other places, and others’ lives, in and also working in her garden.

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Will Taylor, Owner and CEO

Will has worn many hats in his professional life, and brings his construction background, executive level sales experience, and project management skills to his position as Director of Sales. Will is passionate about creating affordable workspaces while doing his part to protect our environment. Will has a BA in anthropology from the University of New Mexico with a minor in psychology. He and his partner enjoy exploring Colorado in their spare time.

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Jessie Redak, Director of Operations

Jessie Redak is our only Colorado native. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in design and photography and the NCIDQ in her tool kit and spent 10 years working as a commercial interior design/space planner before taking a “mom break”. During this hiatus, Jessie started her own business, Z Baby Gear, and also sold residential real estate. In 2017 Jessie teamed up with Kathey Pear to start Pear Project Services. Jessie really enjoys the creative strategy behind rehoming office furniture and working with their many start-up, small business, and non-profit clients. In her free time you can find Jessie traveling just about anywhere, taking photos, or enjoying many beautiful walks and hikes around Colorado.

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Ania Lato, Director of Inventory & Online Marketing

Ania moved to Colorado 10 years ago after “retiring” from her international career in the petrochemical industry. Here she chose a new career path in renewable energy. She met Kathey Pear while leading a project to establish a new Engineering Organization for Vestas Wind Turbines in Louisville. Citron, Kathey’s last company, won the bid to furnish the new facility. Ania continued her adventure into sustainable energy to biofuels and biochar as a Director of Projects with Cool Planet. Ania is originally from Europe and the majority of her career was spent leading multicultural teams on all continents. She is an expert in remote operations which is helpful in her work with online sales marketing and inventory management. Ania holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in Houston. She lives in Louisville.

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Rick Patterson, Sales and renewable office furniture interpretation

Rick has an extensive background in commercial interior design, manufacturer representation, sales, and marketing. This lends confidence to his new and current adventure in finding new homes for great previously owned furniture. The best compliment and encouragement he has found is new customers statements that they cannot believe this is not new furniture. He has been known to say, “We do a really good job in re-purposing office furniture.”
Outside the workplace Rick, enjoys Colorado, his wife(Karol), their kids and grandkids, travelling to their homes and points beyond to see the marvels of this world, ancient and current. His minor was in Art History so you can imagine the distraction as they search out new places of interest to visit.
You can catch Rick wandering the aisles of our warehouse creating the next configuration of furnishings to meet his next customer’s needs.

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Matthew Dahl, Warehouse Manager

Hello! My name is Matthew, and I have been the warehouse supervisor for Pear since August 2022. I am a Colorado native, born in Loveland and have been leading warehouses since 2014. I spend my time ensuring that our warehouse is running smoothly and have experience in various fields which I feel provides valuable insight to the company. In my spare time I enjoy gaming, either electronic or tabletop, traveling, outdoor activities such as hiking and camping and trying various foods from many cultures. I am happy to be here and have enjoyed meeting everyone from the industry. 

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Joanne Malisani, Sales, Design, and Project Management

Joanne’s passion for the great outdoors started when she first experienced spring skiing in Colorado, and she has been captivated by the state’s stunning scenery ever since. When she’s not out hiking or practicing yoga, Joanne channels her creativity and expertise into the world of commercial interiors. With an impressive 35 years of experience, Joanne has gained a deep understanding of how to create functional and inspiring office spaces that truly elevate a business. As a trusted partner, Joanne is renowned for going above and beyond to ensure her clients are happy. Armed with a BFA in Interior Architecture from Wayne State University, Joanne feels grateful to have built a successful career in an industry that she loves.

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Jeff Commercial Furniture

Jeff Clouse, Project Director

Jeff has over 35 years of experience in the commercial furniture industry and his skills include design, installation, sales and project management. During the 23 years he spent with a national relocation company, he wrote a Project Management training program and spent 2 years traveling the country training Project Managers at multiple locations across the country. He also has 3 years of experience as a Facilities Manager. Jeff is sympathetic to the stress associated with large installations, relocations and decommissions.

One of his favorite work philosophies is: “What do you need? How can I help?”.

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Diana Reed, Accounting and Non Profit Coordinator

Diana’s journey has been an interesting blend of industries and a testament to her adaptability. Starting in the insurance sector, she transitioned seamlessly into the tech world. Even after her 25-year tenure with her previous employer came to an end, retirement wasn’t in her sights. A chance encounter with Kathey, amidst mutual friends, unfolded the next chapter in Diana’s life – the furniture business! Diana is passionate about environmental conservation and loves the idea of saving furniture from ending up in landfills, and giving it a new lease on life.  Outside of work, Diana’s heart belongs to her friends and family – she finds joy in traveling, either with loved ones or to visit them. She enjoys the therapeutic art of gardening, has a great appreciation for good wine, taking long leisurely walks with her beloved dog, and finds joy in spontaneous road trips, especially anywhere in our beautiful state.

Your reimagined office awaits.