A Brighter Baird

Wealth management firm is enjoying its updated digs

Sixteen years after moving into their Evansville office at 110 Main St., officials with Baird decided it was time for a makeover.

The job was so extensive that the wealth management company had to relocate. From March through October 2023, team members worked two blocks away at Innovation Pointe. They say that inconvenience was worth it because the renovations awaiting them back home offer a bright, contemporary environment for clients as well as staff.

Designed and built by The Redmond Company in Waukesha, Wisconsin (Baird is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), the refreshed office is warm and welcoming. Starting in the lobby, those entering are greeted by a two-story wooden wall highlighting company values, such as “respect,” “trust,” “integrity is irreplaceable,” and “employee-owned.”

Steps off the lobby is the boardroom, with blue hues and large windows, outfitted with the latest technology required for remote conferencing, plus more wall wisdom — “How you win is as important as if you win,” a quote says. “Winning at all costs is not what we’re about.”

Smaller suites throughout the property allow Baird’s staff of about 50 to work in tandem.

“We were already a highly collaborative group, but the remodel has facilitated a bit more of that, just on a daily basis,” says Baird Market Director Phillip Roberts. “The other challenge we were facing (before the renovation) was just general efficiency of the space. We didn’t change the footprint of the building at all, but we moved every wall within it to create more offices, more workstations, and the opportunity to continue to grow our team.”

Kristen Runyon, Phillip Roberts, and Libby Wagner

“We have the ability to schedule a great space to meet with our clients,” adds Libby Wagner, branch administrative supervisor. “And the design is very fresh, modern, and clean.”

Blue color schemes replace the office’s prior dark, outdated tones. Associates are enjoying that change, as well as a refurbished second-floor break room and cafe above the lobby.
“It definitely feels bigger, and brighter without question,” Roberts says, and he points down an office hallway. “This is a great example — it used to be nothing but drywall all the way down, and now it’s glass. You have a lot of natural light streaming in, and it lights the space up.”


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