Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on Neil Enterprises

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Kelly Teenor, Director, Marketing, 949.660.9128, kteenor@waremalcomb.com

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128, mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com



Oak Brook, Ill. (May 14, 2019) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the new office and distribution warehouse of Neil Enterprises, Inc., Neil Enterprises – Varsity Line, and Illini located at 1000 Woodlands Parkway in Vernon Hills, Ill. Ware Malcomb provided architecture and interior design services for the project.

Neil Enterprises is a photo novelties and promotional product manufacturer, as well as a leading supplier/distributor of DNP media and special event printers. Neil Enterprises – Varsity Line is a distributor of collegiate gift items to the college bookstore market. Illini is a leading supplier of promotional products in the ad specialty industry. The company’s new build-to-suit office and distribution warehouse spans 110,000 square feet, including 20,000 square feet of office space on two floors and 90,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.

The building functions as a working showroom for all three companies’ product offerings, incorporating them throughout the space. A striking two-story entry was also created to showcase the rich history of the company, which was founded in 1961 by Jerry Fine.

The interior design features a mix of enclosed offices and meeting spaces within an open office floor plan. A large “town hall” serves as a multi-purpose space for break times and impromptu meetings for employees to engage with each other. The materials utilized on the exterior included precast concrete, aluminum store front glazing, and a stacked stone veneer.

“The design solution reinforces the hard-working nature of this building as it accommodates the multi-faceted business needs of Neil Enterprises while also planning for the company’s future growth,” said Cameron Trefry, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook and Chicago offices.

“It was an exciting challenge to bring so much functionality into one space, while increasing collaboration and engagement opportunities for employees,” said Dawn Riegel, Director, Interior Architecture & Design of Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook and Chicago offices.

Experience the new Neil Enterprises space in a video here. The General Contractor for the project was Harbour Contractors, Inc.

Ware Malcomb recently relocated to a new, larger office space at 1315 22nd Street, Suite 410 in Oak Brook, Ill., accommodating the growth of the firm’s employee and client base in the Chicago and Midwest markets. Ware Malcomb also maintains a second office located at 600 W. Jackson Blvd in Chicago.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 22 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm and Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 20 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Design video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.

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