Service Express has announced the grand opening of its new Grand Rapids-based global headquarters. Located at 3855 Sparks Drive, the building has recently undergone a $3 million renovation that expanded the office to the second floor, doubling the size of the company’s existing space in the building to 80,000 square feet.
The company is retaining its previous headquarters building, at 3854 Broadmoor Avenue, and expanding its state-of-the-art technical centre, which serves as a lab for innovation and product development. It employs over 300 people in Grand Rapids, and over 600 nationwide. The company expects the new spaces to allow it to grow headcount by an additional 150 people in Grand Rapids.
“We’re committed to building our future out of Grand Rapids and are thrilled to move into our new global headquarters,” Ron Alvesteffer, President and chief executive officer of Service Express, said. “The pandemic inspired us to re-evaluate our physical environment and take stock of the tools we need to work effectively in a changing world. The result is an office designed to enhance collaboration, flexibility, technology and sustainability.”
An important feature of the renovation is that it has prioritised sustainability. Environmentally sensitive highlights include LED lighting and automation systems for both lighting and HVAC, water bottle filling stations, dishwashers to discourage single-use dishes, composting stations and compostable K-cups for coffee, hand dryers, and a kitchen towel service.