Local Design and Construction Firms Help Expand 97-Year-Old Knoxville Business

Studio Four Design and Jenkins & Stiles, LLC design and build 3,500 square foot addition to Colemans’s Printing & Awards, LLC

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – June 28, 2018 – Studio Four Design and Jenkins & Stiles, LLC., top Knoxville-based architecture and construction firms, designed and built a 3,500 square foot expansion for Coleman’s Printing & Awards, LLC., a custom commercial printing business serving the greater Knoxville area for more than 95 years.

Founded in 1921, Coleman’s Printing & Awards, LLC. has steadily grown and expanded its services over the years as demand for multicolor prints increased. In 2000, the business installed its first four-color press. The company continued its growth with the integration of a six-color press in 2013, which also began to press the need for a larger workspace.

“As we continued to acquire new equipment to meet demands, we were clearly running out of room in the shop,” JT Coleman, owner and operator of Coleman’s Printing & Awards, LLC. “We also knew we wanted any expansion made to look like part of the original design, and Studio Four Design gave us room to keep growing while truly creating a seamless addition to our existing building. Our contractor also did a great job meeting our budget and minimizing the impact on our business during construction.”

The 3,500 square foot addition built by local construction firm, Jenkins & Stiles, LLC combines a very open, almost warehouse-style interior with high ceilings to meet the growing needs of the printing company, and integration of proper ventilation systems allows the printing equipment to operate safely and unimpeded. The exterior incorporates the same materials and design elements as the original building to reflect a natural expansion, and the road-facing wall proudly displays their founding date.

“It’s an honor to design an addition for a local family business operated by its fourth generation,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “Having the structure change, adapt and grow but in a seamless and continuous manner is a fantastic analogy for this business. Since 1921, they’ve constantly grown and adapted to fit the needs of their market while remaining family-owned and operated to this day, and that’s inspiring.”

About Coleman’s Printing & Awards, LLC.
Coleman’s Printing & Awards, LLC. is a leading, custom commercial printing business located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1921 and owned and operated by fourth-generation family, Coleman’s Printing takes pride in both themselves and their work, offering printing solutions as crafted artforms. Having recently completed a large expansion, Coleman’s continues to implement new products and services to meet the evolving and growing needs of their customer base. To find out more about Coleman’s Printing & Awards, LLC., please call 865-689-6416 or visit www.colemansprinting.com.

About Jenkins and Stiles, LLC.
Jenkins & Stiles, LLC was founded in 2006 to provide the highest quality commercial construction in today’s market. In the last 12 years, that purpose has driven the construction firm to excellence in every aspect of their business. They stand by their primary value that the customer always comes first. With energy and dedication, they undertake whatever is necessary to move a project from an idea to reality. They have completed projects in more than 20 states. To find out more about Jenkins and Stiles, LLC., please call 865-671-0130 or visit www.jenkinsstiles.com.

About Studio Four Design Inc.
Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters, and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their clients’ lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride in and is dedicated to all of the clients they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Studio Four Designs Eye-Catching Facility for Premier Eyecare

Leading Knoxville-based architecture firm exceeds optometrist’s goals by designing a highly-visible eye care center with an expansive retail showroom

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – May 24, 2018 – Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville-based architecture and design firm, helped Premier Eyecare and primary optometrist Dr. Brent Fry achieve their business visibility goals by designing a striking and spacious retail center with leasable space and room to expand.

Premier Eyecare, a longtime optometry center in the Farragut community, was previously located at a site that wasn’t conducive to walk-in business. Positioned below road level, behind trees and with only small windows, the setting almost concealed the eye care center from potential patients. In 2016, Dr. Fry approached Studio Four Design with three primary goals: achieve better visibility, have room to expand and provide a large retail showroom.

“Unless you were an existing patient, it was difficult to drive by our former location and immediately know who we are and what we offer,” said Dr. Fry. “To continue to grow, I knew we needed to stand out, offer an attractive showroom and have room to expand, but I didn’t know exactly how to get there until we spoke with Studio Four Design.”

Studio Four Design, tasked with achieving Premier Eyecare’s goals within a modern, semi-industrial environment, set about designing an 11,000 square foot structure. Half of the space, 5,500 square feet, was designated specifically for Dr. Fry and the Premier Eyecare team, and another 5,500 square feet is leasable space. To highlight the beautiful retail showroom, they incorporated 24-foot-high windows to maximize natural lighting. The design team was able merge modern elegance with traditional warmth by integrating a mixture of brick and glass, high ceilings and exposed beams.

“Lighting and space can contribute significantly to a guest’s experience and therefore to the quality of your interactions with customers and patients,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “We’re happy we could exceed the Premier Eyecare team’s goals by introducing a modern yet very welcoming center that will cater to long time patients and curious new shoppers alike.”

About Premier Eyecare
Premier Eyecare has proudly served the West Knoxville and Farragut communities since 2002. Dr. Brent Fry, optometric physician, and his experienced team are dedicated to providing only the highest quality of personalized eye care products and services to their patients through uncompromising attention to detail and state of the art technology. Offering services such as LASIK co-management, corneal refractive therapy, contact lenses, and comprehensive and medical eye exams, as well as providing an expansive showroom featuring the best in eyeglasses and eyecare products, Premier Eyecare pledges to “serve all of your family’s eye care needs under one roof.” For more information, visit www.premier-eyecare.net.

About Studio Four Design Inc.
Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters, and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their clients’ lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride in and is dedicated to all of the clients they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Ripley
Ripley PR
865-977-1973
hripley@ripleypr.com

Studio Four Design Founding Member to Retire

Mike Keller announces retirement after 15 years with Knoxville-based top architecture and design firm

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – March 1, 2018 – Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, announces the retirement of founding partner Mike Keller.

Keller is retiring March 1,  after 15 years at Studio Four Design. He helped found the architecture and design firm in 2002 and has since served as CFO and vice president.

“Mike was a founding partner of our team, and his leadership has been instrumental in creating our unique brand and culture,” said Stacy Cox, President of Studio Four Design. “His vast experience and knowledge in planning and design has helped shape our company and accomplish its goals since 2002.”

As Studio Four Design has grown and matured as a company, Keller made the decision to retire early. He will, however, still make himself available as a part-time consultant and designer, continuing to share his more than 27 years of experience in architectural design and planning with the company.

“Mike has been such a fantastic mentor for all of our team members, new and seasoned alike,” Cox said. “We will miss his regular presence, but he has empowered all of us to move forward by continually imparting his knowledge and experience. We wish him a happy and fulfilling retirement.”

Keller is a Baltimore native and 1990 University of Tennessee graduate. He and his wife, Kendall, moved back to Knoxville in 1993 after a short period in Atlanta.

To learn more about Studio Four Design, visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

 About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principle is Design Matters and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client’s lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

 

 

Newport Utilities Lobby Comes to Life with the Help of Studio Four Design

 

Leading Knoxville architecture firm redesigned and created a new customer-friendly lobby area for Newport Utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 2, 2018 – Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville-based architecture and design firm, helped bring to life a new customer-focused, interactive lobby area for Newport Utilities, in Newport, Tennessee.

The lobby was redesigned to put a spotlight on the Newport Utilities’ new offering of premise fiber optic cable broadband services. Previously, the lobby reflected a traditional utilities business, but now it’s an interactive experience center where customers can see and feel the superior performance of fiber broadband in data delivery, television viewing, and telephone service.

“The vision for this project was to improve the customer experience of visitors to our facility as we introduce fiber-optic broadband services to our community,” said Glenn Ray, general manager for Newport Utilities. “We were looking for a new, innovative way to interact with our customers, and Studio Four Design delivered that for us. The new high-tech lobby is engaging for our visitors and has freed up our customer service team to handle billing, utility service, and outage issues. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

Studio Four Design’s philosophy behind the design is to provide a more welcoming environment for utility customers as they enter the building, introduce interactive kiosks to visitors, and allow customer service team members to focus more attention on patrons who have billing or outage questions.

The new lobby area features:

  • Interactive Television Display – The focal point of the experience area is the interactive television display that will be used for customer demonstrations and learning. A set of four television screens work together to form a large touch screen surface, and with the addition of a controller, can also work independently to display multiple messages.
  • Customer Service Workstations – The customer experience area incorporates two work stations for customer service representatives to complete customer orders. There is ample counter space to accommodate displays and product brochures, and the counters are a comfortable height for resting one’s arms. The area has sufficient storage cabinets and shelves to keep a convenient inventory of supplies to facilitate customer/agent interaction.
  • Promotional Display – A large screen television adjacent to the interactive television provides an appealing display for videos, presentations or programming content for customer service and marketing purposes.

“The interior design of any business or facility has a major impact on the customer experience of visitors and how employees interact with customers,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “So when it comes to running a successful business, the design of your building and the interior space really matter. Our focus was on achieving the primary objectives of Newport Utilities through the creative and thoughtful design of its lobby area.”

 

About Newport Utilities

Newport Utilities (NU) is a utility located in East Tennessee that provides electric, water, and wastewater services to citizens and businesses of Cocke County, Tennessee and surrounding areas. NU is a TVA power distributor that delivers electricity to approximately 21,500 customers in its 600 square mile service area. NU supplies quality water to more than 11,500 customers with over 4 million gallons of average flow each day. NU also serves wastewater services to approximately 4,450 customers using the most modern treatment techniques. NU has embarked on a FTTH deployment project and will soon offer the triple-play of fiber broadband services—internet access, video, and voice—to its electric customers. For more information, visit www.newportutilities.com.

 

About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters, and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their clients’ lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride in and is dedicated to all of the clients they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Studio Four Design Exec Completes Prestigious Goldman Sachs Business Program

Stacy Cox, president of Knoxville-based architecture firm, recently graduated from the highly selective Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses National Program designed and created to provide small business owners critical skills and networking to help grow their companies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 7, 2017 – Stacy Cox, president and director of business development for Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville-based architecture and design firm, recently graduated from the prestigious and intensive Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses National Program.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses was developed to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. With 33 sites across the United States and United Kingdom, 10,000 Small Businesses has served over 8,000 small business owners. The program has reached businesses from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C, and has resulted in immediate and sustained business growth for alumni of the program.

“I’ve gained a lot of insight and personal growth as a business leader from this program,” Cox said. “Learning alongside other business leaders from across the U.S. during the interactive sessions helped me to identify some pieces missing from our business tool box. It was a very intensive ten weeks of online and on-site learning, and the relationships I developed with other scholars and advisors have already proven to be invaluable to me as a business leader. My experience in this program will help our company continue to grow strategically and sharpen our skills which will ultimately result in our ability to better serve our clients and our community.”

Highlights of the program:

  • The program is offered at no cost to the business owner – every business owner selected receives a full scholarship, with tuition and travel costs funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Half of the program is taught online and there are two, four-day in-person sessions at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
  • Within six months of graduating, 69 percent of the graduates report increased revenues.
  • 48 percent of the participants added new jobs in the same six month time period after graduation.
  • The curriculum focuses on practical business skills, including negotiations, marketing, and employee management.
  • Business owners from a wide variety of industries attend and receive one-on-one business advising and learning alongside peer CEOs from across the United States.
  • Babson College, the leading university for entrepreneurship, delivers the curriculum and has documented the remarkable results of the program for its scholars.

“It was an amazing opportunity and I am blessed to have been chosen to participate in the 10KSB program,” Cox said. “Not only was this beneficial to me personally, I know this will provide positive results for Studio Four Design. Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, and it is my hope all of us in the small business community can help our local and national economies continue to prosper and create jobs into 2018 and beyond.”

About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters, and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their clients’ lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride in and is dedicated to all of the clients they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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