Who We Are
Family-Owned and Operated
Commonwealth School Equipment, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business with the knowledge and experience to handle all of your furniture needs.
From classroom, cafeteria, media center, library, breakout space furniture and more to fixed auditorium seating for your school, performing arts center, or theater, we have the expertise and product line to give you what you are looking for.
We pride ourselves in outstanding customer service and can work with any budget.
From Left to Right: David Hawkins (Outside Sales Consultant, Owner and President), Christen Hawkins (Office Manager and Inside Sales)
Steve’s father and David’s grandfather, Carl Hawkins, started in this industry right after serving in the Army during World War II. Steve followed in his father’s footsteps and went to work with his father straight out of college and has been serving school systems throughout the state of Virginia ever since.
After graduating in 2001, David entered the industry and began learning the business relying on first-hand knowledge and tutelage from his father after growing up in the industry all of his life. In 2008, David decided to venture off on his own and start his own company at the age of 30. He knew he couldn’t do it alone, so he asked his father, Steve, to join him and thus CSE was born with the desire to not necessarily be the biggest company, but to be the best in the business when it comes to customer service.
Steve coined our motto “We strive to do a common job uncommonly well” and we live by that motto to this day.
At CSE, we believe family is everything and we treat our employees, clients, and manufacturing partners that way. Should you choose to do business with Commonwealth School Equipment, we would love to welcome you into the family!
Our Promise of Quality
From making sure the product is ordered correctly and arrives on time, to seamless installation services, CSE is dependable, trustworthy.
We are knowledgeable on the latest and greatest options for classroom furniture, media centers, auditorium seating, innovative and collaborative break-out spaces, and more!
Our #1 Priority
Customer satisfaction is not just a goal for Commonwealth School Equipment, Inc; It is our number one priority.
Our clients notice our quality work in all that we do, from helping to design spaces to furnishing the perfect pieces to fill and complement each space. We work closely with our clients, making sure their vision comes to life.