Apex Opens Expanded Headquarters
Apex Energy Solutions, a dealer offering windows and other building products, recently opened a new national headquarters, said to be the first building in Indiana built to 2011 LEED specifications. Dubbed the “Living Showroom,” the facility combines a remodeled 1924 home with a 4,200-square foot expansion that includes a state-of-the-art media room, 10 new offices and an expanded parking lot and porch.
|Ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the new Apex headquarters.|
The new headquarters in Zionsville, Ind., reflects the company’s mission with energy-saving and environmentally-friendly solar control triple pane windows, green landscaping, and a retention pond, officials note. Even the columns and trim are made from recycled materials.
“Apex has experienced tremendous growth over the past three years, and last year we provided energy-saving solutions to almost 400 homes," says Michael Foit, president and founder. "From our home base in Zionsville, we have expanded Apex Energy Group, the parent company of Apex’s national presence, to more than 10 states and we envision being in 30 cities by 2014. Our new expansion features a Media Chamber that will allow us to use the latest in video conferencing technology to train licensees all over the country, reducing the need for travel, and reinforcing our mission to reduce our carbon footprint.
“At Apex, our mission is to help homeowners realize energy efficiency through education. Once homeowners understand the environmental impact that remodeling choices can make, they are excited to embrace green technology. And it doesn’t hurt that their pocketbooks also benefit in the long-run,” Foit explains.
Even in the tough economy, Apex Energy Group has continued to expand, most recently into the Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., markets. Foit credits the growth of the company to his desire to truly change the remodeling industry—increasing the performance of products, the standards around installation and the dedication to consistently exceeding customer expectations. “What is really exciting about our growth is not that we are just growing our revenues," he states. "On average, we are able to save each home we service about 296 gallons of heating fuel every year. Therefore, every new market we open provides the opportunity to put a significant dent in our nation’s overall energy consumption.”