Cool office: Moss wall, reclaimed barn wood bring the outdoors inside this recruiting firm's space (PHOTOS)


By  – Associate Managing Editor, Orlando Business Journal

Just because you run a small business, it doesn't mean you should skimp on your office space.

That's according to Ken Brown, CEO of Altamonte Springs-based Hire10 LLC, a t2-year-old recruiting and staffing firm specializing in the construction industry. In April, the firm moved seven employees into a newly renovated, eco-friendly, 1,000-square-foot office in the Premier Point South office building.

Despite its small size, the space features plenty of "wow" factors, such as a 21.5-foot moss wall, reclaimed barn wood and floor-to-ceiling windows. Along with that, each workstation has 28-inch Apple iMac computers, Polycom 5 series full-color desk phones and high-back leather executive seats set in an open floorplan workspace with mid-century common area furniture.

Other highlights in the office include:

  • Lots of greenery indoors and out
  • Rounded hallway walls
  • Art on canvas
  • LED halo lighting

Firms involved in the buildout of Hire10's space include Green Wallscapes, The Sign King and Foliage Design Systems.

Hire10 was named a winner of Orlando Business Journal's 2019 Coolest Office Spaces. This feature presents a different company's space each week through the end of September. Winners are chosen based on their offices’ standout qualities, amenities and tech-savvy features, as well as how the spaces reflects their company’s culture, among other factors.Here's more from the firm:

What has this space meant for your company's culture? The overall open, modern design and incorporation of heavy plants, wood and bold colors has meant a happier, more energetic, yet relaxed — not to mention a healthier — workforce.

This year, Orlando Business Journal is featuring a weekly winner of our 2019 Coolest Office Spaces contest between March 1-Sept. 27. If you're interested in nominating your company's office space, click here.