August 8, 2016 Grand Rapids, Mich. — Custom software development and design consultancy Atomic Object will open for business in its new Grand Rapids location at 1034 Wealthy Street SE on August 8. For the past 19 months, the century-old building has undergone a $2 million renovation to serve as the headquarters for the growing company that builds its clients custom software applications.
Atomic Object purchased the building last year to provide a larger space for the company to grow. The new office’s 11,000-square-foot open floor plan, cafe, and expansive windows will give employees more work and meeting space and will attract new talent. Built in 1914, the building has been used as a wood working shop, a blacksmith, a car dealership showroom and repair shop, a grocery store, and now a home to the software developers, designers, and support people who make up the firm’s Grand Rapids office.
CEO Carl Erickson says the new space is a testament to how far the company's come in the last 15 years.
“Sometimes, I feel like I need to pinch myself to see where we are now, considering how much we’ve grown,” he said. “The new building is an acknowledgement of our success and us looking forward to the future.”
The new location is just down the street from the former headquarters at 941 Wealthy, out of which Atomic Object operated since 2003. The company’s second location is still located in downtown Ann Arbor.