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Environamics buys new headquarters building in SW Charlotte

Environamics current headquarters at 1401 Freedom Drive.
Environamics current headquarters at 1401 Freedom Drive.

Charlotte interior specialty company Environamics is relocating from its longtime headquarters on Freedom Drive to a building it purchased in southwest Charlotte off Carowinds Boulevard.

The company, which makes and installs a movable glass wall system for office interiors, plans to move this summer. The new building is larger, totaling 54,450 square feet, and will allow Environamics to expand its business.

Mecklenburg County real estate records show the company sold its 1401 Freedom Drive building, which sits on a 3.3-acre parcel, for $1.57 million to a limited liability company called Eller Family Properties. Environamics purchased its new building, on an 8.7-acre parcel at 13935 South Point Blvd., for $3.83 million. The Freedom Drive site is just south of Morehead Street, immediately west of uptown, and is a potential redevelopment location.

Jim Gambrell of Gambrell Real Estate Consulting represented Environamics in both transactions. Brokers Scott Hensley and Lester Osborn, of Piedmont Properties, represented Eller Family Properties in the acquisition of the 1401 Freedom Drive property. William Maxwell of Trinity Partners represented the seller of 13935 South Point Blvd.

Environamics has been at its current location since 1998. Environamics CEO Harry Johnson said the company needs more space to keep up with current demand.

“One of the reasons is we’ve outgrown it,” said Johnson. “This new facility will allow us to continue to grow and meet the needs of our valued clients.”

In addition to its Charlotte headquarters and manufacturing, which employ 80 people in Charlotte, Environamics has offices and manufacturing in Raleigh, Seattle, Dallas, Virginia and Connecticut. You can check out their products and movable walls online here.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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