Edafio Technology Partners of North Little Rock, a 2017 Arkansas Business of the Year finalist, last week marked the opening of its $2 million 8,550-SF headquarters at 5400 Northshore Drive in NorthShore Business Park.
The building was designed to attract the talent the company needs to grow, said CEO Keith Woodruff. The design also reflects the information technology firm’s core values of client success, unquestionable integrity and being one team with humility and respect, he said.
The new office has an open floor plan, exposed ceilings, large windows for natural light, Nichiha fiber cement accents that imitate wood, and locker rooms with showers for employees who may walk or bike the nearby Arkansas River Trail.
The overhead fixtures have LED bulbs. There are also meeting and conference rooms, other common areas, wide aisles between spacious cubicles and tables capable of seating six people in between larger cubicles. “It exceeds our expectations … Everything about it we’re extremely pleased with,” Woodruff said.
Polk Stanley Wilcox of Little Rock was the architect. Kinco Constructors of Little Rock was the contractor, and Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock handled financing.
Woodruff told Arkansas Business a phase two building has already been designed for the same property to accommodate further expansion. That could happen in the next three to five years, as Edafio has grown its revenue by 20 percent or more over the past several years, he said. It has also increased its staff to 53 from 45 in February.
The firm is also investing in providing cybersecurity, health care consulting and cloud services to over 300 clients, he said. Edafio has its own cloud infrastructure, Woodruff said, and its scalability, performance, flexibility and quick response to issues set it apart from larger competing cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
Woodruff credits the company’s success to the people who work for him. “The only reason that we are in a new building is because of the great work and the great team of Edafio employees that have caused us to experience exceptional growth over the past five years.”