We have now moved into our spacious new offices in Bloomfield, CT, designed by our own interior designers. And it’s sensational.
On March 24th, 2015, Solidus held a company-wide meeting to introduce all staff to the new space and make department presentations on the continued success and growth of the company. Notably, the offices were designed by our own interior design team. A photographer caught many of the superb features that make the property truly special to us.
The foyer features a large brushed steel Solidus keyhole logo
The inner office has an abstract theme; earth tones punctuated by bold colored partitions and panels. There’s natural wood and brushed steel. There are beautiful angled windows reminiscent of a luxury yacht. In the center of the building is a quadrangle, where team members can eat their lunch under the sun.
Offices are arranged along two walls, one row of which overlooks the parking lot, the other the quad. Natural light is available in abundance here. There are also interior pods where business development staff work. The design area is enclosed in its own open-plan cube, next to the large table and drawers we use for storing construction and design drawings.
The main conference room is a suite of complementary colors; chairs match carpets match walls match furniture. There is also a collage which will be finished soon. An eleven by five-and-a-half foot grid of hi-def photographs, logos, symbols and a comic strip, the collage exudes all that we are. The grid is constructed from 22-inch square framed panels that can be swapped out for others as new images of our mission are created.
A week later:
The company meeting itself was conducted in a marvelous atmosphere. Solidus President John Charette was MC, and he welcomed several team members up to present the latest on their departments.
Scott Burgess from Interior Design and Retail Communications described the pressure his department felt at having to design an office environment for their coworkers, which raised a few laughs.
Bill Randall from Flooring gave a heartfelt thank you to his department for their work ethic and expertise.
Bob Fontaine provided an excellent overview of why he values the guys in the construction department.
CEO Mark Charette closed out the meeting with an emotional show of gratitude for this well-oiled machine that is changing commercial construction across New England.
Bloomfield Mayor Sydney Schulman joined the meeting with his entourage for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at lunchtime, and the event was captured by a photographer.
The photographer also took pictures of each Solidus employee individually, to be featured on our new “Our Team” page. Check it out; you’ll see all the different Solidus teams that are changing the face of commercial real estate construction.
We’re all settled into our new home and loving the extra space. We needed it!