DP Electric Inc (DPE) has moved into a new corporate office as of September 10, 2018. The new office was purchased in late 2017 and was under renovation since then. The headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility incorporating office areas, a pre-fabrication shop and a large warehouse stocking supplies necessary for electrical contracting projects. This move brings the entire company together for the first time since 2005.
“We formerly operated DPE out of two separate offices as we had outgrown of our initial space, said Dan Puente, Founder & CEO. “Our new home brings the whole company together under one roof. The open concept of the new office allows for more interaction, to embrace our collaborative culture. Our employees spend a lot of time at the office and it is important they are in an environment that is cohesive and fun. That’s why we included a gym, breakroom and event space.”
The state-of-the-art office includes an open concept floor plan with offices flanking work stations, and several areas for meetings and collaboration. Each work station and office is equipped with desks that have the capability to be used sitting or standing for ease of work and comfort. An employee gym, locker rooms and event space that opens to a large patio for entertaining have been designed for employees and guests to enjoy.
The new DPE headquarters incorporates many modern technology features such as skylights set up for daylight harvesting. This energy management technique reduces overhead lighting use by utilizing the ambient light present in the space. Other features include: a Lutron wireless lighting control system and white noise reduction modules for an office-wide sound masking system. This system is designed specifically for open concept spaces to allow for quiet and privacy in these types of configurations. The kitchen and event space area is equipped with a Bevi smart water cooler that allows the employee to choose still or sparking water with a variety of flavors, some sweetened and some un-sweetened. These features are some of the innovative ways DPE is making their employees feel comfortable while being productive.