Lakeland, FL – A $300,000 renovation is in the works at 311 E. Parker Street in Lakeland as NuJak Companies, Inc. looks to move its corporate headquarters. The 5,000 square foot building, once a warehouse facility, is undergoing a transformation into an open, collaborative workspace that will support the steady growth NuJak has experienced coming out of the recession.
Frank Kendrick, President/CEO of NuJak stated, “NuJak has really been blessed as a company the past few years. We [NuJak] have come out of a recession that could have crippled the business – as a smarter, stronger, and more strategic unit. In the past year alone, we’ve made 9 new hires, and opened satellite offices in Tampa and Gainesville. Because of this, it was clear we had outgrown our current corporate headquarters but thankfully, with the help of the Lakeland CRA and City of Lakeland, NuJak was able to get the support needed in order to move our office into a larger facility.”
NuJak’s new office location, on the corner of Parker Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Lakeland, fell under The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency’s MidTown CRA jurisdiction. Judith Keller, CRA Project Manager assisted NuJak with applying for the city’s facade grant. Once the façade grant was approved, Judith introduced NuJak to local architects to assist in the redesign of the warehouse building.
NuJak chose to partner with local architect, Victor Prebor for the redesign of the 5,000 square foot office space. A talented architect with over 20 years of experience, Victor quickly understood the vision for a NuJak 2.0 – to design a flexible space that incorporated the use of natural light and finishes, while utilizing the latest technology. The office will feature smartly configured floor plans designed to promote worker productivity in a collaborative environment, a lobby and reception area, fully-equipped conference room, executive offices, kitchen/lounge area, storage room, additional meeting space, and restroom facilities. Initial design concepts for the office can be seen below:
Now that construction is underway, the NuJak team anticipates moving into the newly renovated office space by the end of the year.
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NuJak Companies, Inc. is one of the leading full-service, minority-certified, construction companies in the state of Florida. With offices in North, Central, and South Florida, the company specializes in providing pre-construction, construction management, and design-build services to clients in the Government, K-12 & Higher Education, Healthcare, Religious, Industrial/Warehouse, and Commercial/Retail industries.