University Loft Company: Born in a Dorm Room and Still There Today.

James Jannetides and First Loft Bunk Beds Before University Loft Company

The First Loft

James Jannetides is more than just the founder and leader of University Loft Company. He is also an original innovator. Because James needed a dorm room loft when he was a student at Southern Illinois University, he did what any truly enterprising young man should do: he built one. But the really cool thing about Jannetides and the company he built is that what began as a solution for a better dorm room and residence life experience is still accomplishing that same goal today. What began as a flash of inspiration in that SIU dorm room in 1984 continues to inspire James Jannetides and University Loft Company today.

Of course, ULoft hasn’t stood still or rested on our laurels. Quite the opposite; we continue to innovate and improve on our products every day. And because of that, tens of thousands of college students across America and around the world benefit from superior college furniture. Furniture that’s made from super-strong solid wood. Furniture that is built to last, using state-of-the-art craftsmanship and construction techniques. Furniture that is environmentally friendly and exceeds safety and quality standards.

There’s a lot of learning that goes on in the dorm rooms of the world. What James Jannetides learned, and the problem he solved, back in 1984 continues to influence and improve residence life today thanks to University Loft furniture for college students.

Want to learn more? Contact us today at 800-423-LOFT (5638)!


The ULoft Blog Team

About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:

Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”

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