Blinds.com has moved into new office space in Houston, occupying 50% more space than it previously had. The web-only retailer now operates out of 15,000 square feet in an office complex, up from 10,000 square feet above a Subway sandwich shop. “Blinds.com has grown up since I started it in my garage in 1994,” says CEO Jay Steinfeld. “We’re high on Internet Retailer’s Top 500 List. We’ve been on INC 5000 and 500 lists. The new office reflects how far we’ve come.”
Blinds.com, No. 202 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide (a PDF version of the company’s financial and operating profile can be ordered by clicking on its name), now employs 72 people, up from 29 in 2005. The company, which sells window treatments, plans to continue hiring.
Among the new office’s features are electronic desks that raise and lower with the touch of a button, which allow employees to stand while working; an area that can be closed off to conserve electricity while night and weekend staff is working; and a full-scale studio for in-house video production.