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‘All That Light’

Danco Construction’s airy headquarters displays its quality of work

Danco Construction‘s employees were getting cramped in their old headquarters at 3201 Interstate Drive. The solution: build across the street. The construction and design firm’s new space at 6505 Loehrlein Drive was completed in 2021 and took two years of planning, designing, and building to finish.

Photo by Zach Straw. Danco Construction’s new headquarters took two years of planning, designing, and building.

“We’re constantly growing,” says executive vice president Sandy Jones, who co-owns Danco with her husband Dan, who also serves as president.

Sandy and Dan took their time, focusing on Danco’s commercial projects before their own. Danco, celebrating its 40th year, did most of the construction for the 14,000-square-foot building, including the landscaping.

Meanwhile, Sandy’s former career as a residential builder shows throughout the interior, including the new logo and signs. Two conference rooms with cypress-paneled ceilings flank the reception area, where the Joneses’ daughter, Jodi Powell, works as the administrative assistant. Beyond is a sign displaying Danco’s new logo, replacing the previous circular design with one defined by a capital “D.”

Sandy was not initially in favor of the large, tinted windows enveloping the building. Danco architect Gary Thomas convinced her, saying natural light would pour in — for architects, a key ingredient to success.

Photo by Zach Straw. The 14,000 square-foot space is influenced by Sandy Jones’ years as a residential builder, with large windows for natural light, a breakroom with two refrigerators and a full-screen TV, and a separate garage for Sandy and Dan.

“Natural light makes our team perform better,” Sandy says. “Everyone loves all that light.”
In the employee bathrooms, Sandy coor- dinated colors for florals, soap, and accents. The modern kitchen features long dining tables and is flush in gray tones,marble countertops, and stone accents on the walls. Employees can dine in or sit outside, where Sandy plans to add a firepit.

Dan and Sandy have their own space, which includes two offices plus a conference room, bathroom, coffee bar, and garage. As Dan explains it, Danco’s new headquarters serves as office space and a way to showcase their capabilities, while they use the old headquarters as a warehouse and for overflow.

“It helps to sell another project,” Dan says. “We want to show off our work.”

“My husband and I both love the business. It reflects in the workmanship,” Sandy says.

Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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