Helzberg Diamonds completes modern revamp for historic NKC offices – Kansas City Business Journal – The Business Journals
Helzberg Diamonds earlier this year reimagined its historic corporate headquarters with an aim to keep it in line with future workspace trends.
The North Kansas City-based jewelry chain in March completed a redesign process it began in December 2020 for its 52,000-square-foot space at 1825 Swift St., originally built in 1956.
In tandem with JLL, Helzberg incorporated new designs and modern amenities, intended to improve the experience of the offices’ approximately 230 employees while solidifying the company’s area roots.
“Our associates are at the center of everything we do,” Helzberg Diamonds CEO Brad Hampton said in a recent release. “We wanted to transform the space we have been in for over 50 years to maximize inclusion, facilitate in-person collaboration and enhance communication across work groups. … With the partnership of JLL, we’ve been able to leverage the best of future workspace design while never losing sight of our treasured family-like culture and hometown roots. We have created vibrant, comfortable and collaborative workspaces that are beautiful and inspiring, too.”
JLL Senior Project Manager Mandy Moore led Helzberg’s office redesign. The commercial real estate firm’s project management team solicited and engaged architects and contractors to meet Helzberg’s specifications and future-forward needs.
“From the big decisions to the small details, the Helzberg team has kept their employees and that employee experience in mind from the start of this redesign,” Moore said in the release. “The moment you walk in the door, you know you are at the Helzberg offices with the creative, fun touches.”
Hoefer Welker served as architect and interior designer for Helzberg’s office redesign.
Helzberg Diamonds opened its first location in 1915 in Kansas City and since has expanded with more than 200 jewelry stores nationwide. The company is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.