Russell Cellular Inc. has begun moving staff into its new headquarters, just two miles from its previous location.
Construction wrapped up on the $6 million project in October and roughly 60 employees have moved into the new space so far, said Nathan Mindeman, vice president of sales operations. Mindeman said the company is finishing interior work to allow the remaining 55 employees to move in before the end of the year.
The roughly 41,000-square-foot headquarters at 4125 Wilson Creek Marketplace Road in Battlefield was designed to consolidate the company’s multiple leased offices and to bring human resources, information technology, inventory, payroll and other departments under one roof, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting.
“We still have some things to work through and finish, but it’s unbelievable,” Mindeman said.
The headquarters includes a training center, catering kitchen, staff marketplace for food and drink purchases, and recreational areas for table tennis, foosball and gaming systems, Mindeman said. He said the total price tag for the project was about $8 million, including the purchase of the land.
Larry Snyder and Co. served as general contractor for the project, with architecture work by H Design Group LLC.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new office is scheduled 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Officials with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Battlefield are scheduled to be in attendance, according to a news release.
Mindeman said the company’s previous building at 5624 S. State Highway FF is for sale. A LoopNet.com listing shows the 8,750-square-foot building priced at $826,500 through Wilhoit Properties Inc. Mindeman said the company will use the space for storage until a sale is finalized.
Other office spaces utilized by Russell Cellular departments were under lease agreements, which the company will continue to satisfy until they expire, Mindeman said.
Russell Cellular broke its monthly sales record in August with nearly 72,000 sales recorded, according to past SBJ reporting. In September, Marketing Manager Jenn Darden told SBJ the company was on pace to reach $641 million in 2019 revenue.
In May, the Verizon Wireless national retailer was No. 2 on SBJ’s Dynamic Dozen list of the fastest-growing companies with three-year revenue growth of 64% to $424.1 million in 2018.
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