In the early 60’s Charles “Gil” Gilfillan knew that computers were the next frontier and he knew that he wanted to be a part of it. Recognizing the need for a better system to allow access for wiring and airflow to the massive mainframe computers of the day, Gil found a manufacturer and an installer capable of bringing his vision to reality and together they created some of the first modular access floors to manage wiring and air flow in the computer rooms for Sperry Univac and IBM serving the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Upon the success of this initial venture, Gil launched ARI, the area’s first factory authorized full service access flooring company.