During the celebration, the company emphasized its commitment to the community and suppliers while hinting at room for growth. The event started with a grand tour of the facility, which features the latest technology and promises future expansion. “We're here for the long haul,” says Gary Bush, sales manager.
The company kept future development in mind when building the new facility, because both the warehouse and the connected corporate office boast extra capacity than they currently need.
Each department is allocated its own space within the corporate headquarters facility with room to grow. For example, Scott Robertson, president, says the commercial side of the company's plumbing business is currently on the rise. “We can basically double the size of our plumbing department and still keep them all together,” he says.
The corporate office also features more efficient workspaces with an expanded executive wing and a pneumatic tube that can send documents to other parts of the office through the walls. The new showroom has functioning whirlpools and showers, a kids' entertainment center, a working kitchen and more than 1,000 fixtures.
Robertson says they also tried to predict some of the employees' potential needs to stay competitive in the job market. A fitness center, outdoor patio eating area, training facilities and removable basketball court in the warehouse are all for the enhanced satisfaction of the employees.
“As our company continues to grow, it will be something we'll need,” says Robertson.