Round Room Holdings, Inc. needed room to grow and the former Roche building fit its plans nicely.
Round Room will move from its Carmel headquarters to Fishers in the first quarter of 2021. Round Room acquired the two-story, 190,000-square-foot property at 10300 Kincaid Dr. Round Room, which is renovating the building, plans to use 120,000 square feet and lease the remainder to tenants. Round Room’s flagship company, TCC, the nation’s largest Verizon authorized retailer, operates nearly 900 Verizon locations in 39 states, including 79 in Indiana. Round Room also operates Wireless Zone stores, so the combined total is 1,241 TCC and Wireless Zone stores in 42 states.
Katie Wiley, chief legal officer and chief strategy officer of Round Room, said the move will allow Round Room to consolidate more than 200 employees. The Carmel headquarters is approximately 53,000 square feet. Wiley said the company looked at many sites in Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville and Fishers.
“We started with the employees, where did they live, how do each of our employees work and how do you utilize a building to enhance our corporate culture — ultimately all our decisions are made for that reason,” said Wiley, a Westfield resident. “Then we started to look at communities around where we are currently located. We have the Carmel headquarters and we purchased a company in 2015, and their headquarters are in Connecticut. We were thrilled to stay in Indiana and stay connected to the local aspect of our businesses.
“We looked at what communities would work really well with us in enhancing the employees’ experience in and around the office. We have a cool opportunity to design an office space that enhances how our teams work together.”
Wiley said the space allows all Round Room portfolio companies under one roof while still maintaining the Connecticut office.
“The City of Fishers was actively engaged in attracting businesses that wanted to have an entrepreneurial spirt,” Wiley said.
The move enables Round Room to consolidate more than 200 employees from its portfolio of companies
“As a family-owned business that has grown up in Indiana, we’re excited to continue to invest in local resources to support our home state,” stated Round Room CEO Scott Moorehead, a Carmel resident. “The City of Fishers has been a great partner in our decision to relocate, and we’re excited to be a part of such a vibrant and entrepreneurial-minded business environment.”
Round Room’s new headquarters will include a state-of-the-art training center for up to 450 employees in its 40,000-square-foot common area as well as a full cafe, fitness center and social amenities.
“We have thousands of employees all over the country,” Wiley said. “We previously held sales summits, meetings for large amounts of our employees off-site. We are hoping to bring some of those in house.”
Round Room is a Culture of Good Inc. company that makes ongoing investments in the local communities where it operates.
Wiley said Round Room made all its community grants toward the pandemic response for the first quarter.
“We plan to do the same for social justice in the second quarter,” she said. “Our goal is to invest in the communities where we live and work.”