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‘Our vision for the future’: Jacobsen completes its new company headquarters

SALT LAKE CITY — Jacobsen Construction Company is moving into a newly built modern headquarters near the Salt Lake City International Airport, a significant milestone in the history of the nearly century-old Utah company.

The headquarters was constructed by Jacobsen, for Jacobsen — fulfilling a long-held dream to put employees in the same kind of inspiring, impeccably built surroundings that they have made possible for so many clients over the years, said Jacobsen CEO Gary Ellis.

“We are elated to be reaching a cherished milestone for Jacobsen that we have looked forward to with great anticipation: a new company home, built by our own hands,” Ellis said. “Our new headquarters is a tangible way for our company to chart its own course and put present-day and future generations of employees in a position to succeed. Creating our own home meant that we were able to emphasize a workplace that reflects the values, priorities, and skills of Jacobsen’s people.”

The three-story, 63,000 square-foot headquarters includes modern workplace amenities and high-end business features throughout, including gym, yoga and meditation spaces; “living rooms” designed for informal collaborations; accommodations for electric vehicles; numerous private offices with floor-to-ceiling windows; several spacious conference rooms; a training room with sophisticated presentation tech; a café space designed for comfort and personal connection; and much more. The new building is located at 5181 W. Amelia Earhart Drive, located in a bustling commercial neighborhood at the convergence of industry, travel and hospitality. The Salt Lake City International Airport, the major travel hub that makes Utah the crossroads of the west, is just a three-mile drive away.

Every aspect of the headquarters was designed and built with the goal of fostering employees’ strong of pride in Jacobsen’s 99-year history — and to look forward, with a sense of optimism and purpose, to the company’s next century of achievement.

“This headquarters connects our pride in our past with our vision for the future — and it’s simply a great place to go to work in every day,” said Jacobsen Project Manager Stan Burke, who oversaw the construction of the building. “This building is a stake in the ground saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to be here for a long time.’ You don’t construct a headquarters like this unless you’re planning on being around for the long haul.”

The completion of Jacobsen’s new headquarters comes at a momentous time for the 100% employee-owned company, which is currently working on several projects reshaping the skyline of Salt Lake City. These include Liberty Sky, West Quarter and, as of later this year, Kensington Tower — which will be the tallest structure in Utah. Jacobsen also recently began construction on the Primary Children’s Hospital Lehi campus and is performing a major renovation and restoration of the Salt Lake Temple.

Jacobsen finalized its move into the new headquarters in late January and early February. The company is continuing to implement work-from-home policies as appropriate due to COVID-19.

This eight-foot, blonde ash wood bench, called the Origins Bench, was designed in the Nordic style as an intentional nod to Jacobsen Construction Company founder Soren Jacobsen and his family’s Danish origins.  Hanging above the Origins Bench is a companion art piece — the Origins Wall Sculpture. Created from recycled materials from Jacobsen’s own warehouse yard, this piece represents the many layers of trust and collective Jacobsen expertise curated over ten successful decades of business.

This eight-foot, blonde ash wood bench, called the Origins Bench, was designed in the Nordic style as an intentional nod to Jacobsen Construction Company founder Soren Jacobsen and his family’s Danish origins. Hanging above the Origins Bench is a companion art piece — the Origins Wall Sculpture. Created from recycled materials from Jacobsen’s own warehouse yard, this piece represents the many layers of trust and collective Jacobsen expertise curated over ten successful decades of business.

 

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The One Team medallion on the lobby-floor landing is a tribute to Jacobsen’s technical prowess and the complex interdependence on each team member’s expertise that is required in order to achieve successful projects.

The One Team medallion on the lobby-floor landing is a tribute to Jacobsen’s technical prowess and the complex interdependence on each team member’s expertise that is required in order to achieve successful projects.

 

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The floor-to-ceiling Skyline Café Focal Wall piece was created especially for Jacobsen from reclaimed wood sourced from the company’s own materials yard. This multi-dimensional piece is layered to represent the depth of Jacobsen’s important work and rises tall as a testament to the company’s bright future. The city horizon line found within the piece symbolizes the elevating skyward reach of the gleaming cities and the thriving communities Jacobsen builds.

The floor-to-ceiling Skyline Café Focal Wall piece was created especially for Jacobsen from reclaimed wood sourced from the company’s own materials yard. This multi-dimensional piece is layered to represent the depth of Jacobsen’s important work and rises tall as a testament to the company’s bright future. The city horizon line found within the piece symbolizes the elevating skyward reach of the gleaming cities and the thriving communities Jacobsen builds.

 

The colorful  26’ At Work canvas mural is meant to capture an energetic and harmonious work ethic that makes impressive feats of construction possible and turns clients’ dreams into reality.

The colorful 26’ At Work canvas mural is meant to capture an energetic and harmonious work ethic that makes impressive feats of construction possible and turns clients’ dreams into reality.

 

The Domes and Arches sculpture symbolizes the intricacy, permanence and magnitude of Jacobsen’s work.

The Domes and Arches sculpture symbolizes the intricacy, permanence and magnitude of Jacobsen’s work.

 

 The Hard Work photo gallery celebrates the many hands that have built Jacobsen over the last 100 years.

The Hard Work photo gallery celebrates the many hands that have built Jacobsen in the last 100 years.

 

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The Built for Life gallery serves as a reminder that in the spaces Jacobsen constructs, patients are healed, students discover their curiosity and passion, researchers make breakthroughs, worshippers find peace, new lives are born, sports dreams are realized, businesses are re-invigorated, and America’s armed forces train to protect and defend the United States.

The Built for Life gallery serves as a reminder that in the spaces Jacobsen constructs, patients are healed, students discover their curiosity and passion, researchers make breakthroughs, worshippers find peace, new lives are born, sports dreams are realized, businesses are re-invigorated, and America’s armed forces train to protect and defend the United States.

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