Turn5, the e-commerce retailer that provides aftermarket parts to automotive enthusiasts, examined tech temples across the country for inspiration on adjusting its new headquarters to attract engineers and motorheads to Malvern, writes Joseph DiStefano for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Turn5 was founded 15 years ago by brothers Steve and Andrew Voudouris when they focused on their business instead of attending college. It has now grown to more than 425 employees, with expansion plans to increase that to 1,000.
The company has incorporated several features into its new headquarters that it moved into three weeks ago.
To keep the website developers comfortable, the 90,000-square-foot center offers tech-paradise work spaces, along with a staffed kitchen, bowling alley, and WiFi pergola overlooking Great Valley.
For motorheads, it has provided truck-sized drive-in bays and gleaming tools. There, they can work on upgrading Mustangs, Wranglers, and pickups.
Finally, the brightly lit media complex can facilitate the making of do-it-yourself videos on upgrading cars.
“We create a free-flowing space that encourages people to collaborate,” said Steve Voudouris. “And we have crazy stuff.”