By Brielle Saggese
The Delta Faucet Company plans for a $15 million expansion to its Indianapolis headquarters beginning this summer.
The project will create a five-floor structure covering 82,000 square feet. This addition will connect to Delta’s existing headquarters on 111th and Meridian streets. Delta executives plan to break ground on July 16 with an official event to mark the expansion’s start.
Jill Ehnes, Delta Faucet Company vice president of human resources, said that the company’s growth was what prompted the development. Currently, 55 of the headquarters’ 400 employees work at an offsite location to accommodate the company’s size. With these planned additions, Ehnes said those employees could work onsite and create a more collaborative environment.
“The objective of the project is to provide a space so we can continue to foster our collaborative culture and make Delta a preferred place to work for our employees and also create a dynamic experience for our customers around the world to visit us every year,” Ehnes said.
One feature that the expansion will create is an improved showroom. Delta will use this space to showcase its products and host customer events throughout the year.
In addition the company will also renovate its art lab where Delta can make prototypes and test products.
For employees, the project will create a café, outdoor garden space and walking/running trails.
Ehnes said that the company’s connection to its customers and to its employees is a valued ideal that the expansion can enhance.
“We think that one of the things that makes Delta unique is just our sense of family and collaboration, that’s a very special part of our culture,” Ehnes said. “I think (the building) will be a more creative and innovative environment and innovation is an essential part of who we are.”