A business on the rise, Lockton Companies is constantly expanding and transforming to accommodate their rapid growth. This continual development fuels changes at their Kansas City headquarters, as well as their other locations. Creating consistency companywide is a challenge, but one they value.
For nearly 30 years, we have worked closely with Lockton, and during that time, we’ve completed a wide variety of projects in 75 percent of their offices. We have remained a consistent point of contact, helping to manage their facilities throughout every evolution.
It’s important to them to ensure each location is an asset to the organization. They consider every office to be a sales, recruiting and retention tool. They’re always working to add new, expand existing and refresh older spaces. Over the last three decades, we have done everything from adding workstations to complete renovations.
With so many locations, we have partnered with Lockton to develop standards that can be used across the company. As we refresh older spaces or design new, we show the same kinds of products to each one, but in a variety of styles and colors. This approach allows Lockton to draw from the same kit of parts, so furniture can be reconfigured and reused at other locations. We help track all of those materials for every office, which provides cost savings, as existing inventory can be repurposed.
Lockton also encourages employees to visit and tour other offices to get ideas for their space. However, no two locations are exactly the same. It’s important to them that each one is able to have some of its own autonomy. That being said, we work to steer managers towards selecting products that can be interchanged between locations easily.
For companies, like Lockton, with multiple locations, we recommend negotiating furniture contracts based on total spend. This helps small offices have access to better savings on furniture than if they were purchasing those items on their own. They are typically working with a smaller budget than their larger counterparts, and this approach creates cohesion company-wide.
To learn more about how we can create cohesion across multiple locations, set an appointment with us here.