Therma-Tru Doors, a Fortune Brands Company, is the nation’s leading manufacturer of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems. Fypon, who became a part of the Therma-Tru family in 2009, makes polyurethane millwork. Both companies are now headquartered in Maumee, Ohio. The Fypon and the Therma-Tru IT departments occupy the renovated first floor space.
SSOE led the original master plan design effort to create a collaborative work environment which started in 2005 with the renovation of the second floor of the facility. We continued with the master plan, bringing it to completion in March 2016, with the renovation of the first floor of the facility.
The design scheme incorporates a diagonal “avenue” of drywall soffits and luminous ceiling, which leads to an amenity area. This area provides a flexible space for social and informal meetings, with a small kitchenette located in this area that also supports the flexible function of the space. The workspaces are predominantly open office workstations with only three enclosed office spaces.
The open office concept is augmented with several informal meeting / work areas, and two larger enclosed conference rooms. The renovation design incorporates Therma-Tru doors and Fypon moldings throughout, as well as other Fortune Brands products (Master Brand Cabinets and Moen plumbing fixtures) which lends to a very comfortable, home-like working atmosphere that is enjoyed by the companies’ employees.