Danos Unveils New Corporate Office


By: Nicole Williams

Danos hosted a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 29, for its new corporate headquarters. Friends, family, clients and elected officials gathered to celebrate the new 64,000-square-foot facility located in Gray, La.

Nestled among live oaks and small ponds on the 11-acre property, the new state-of-the-art office includes space for up to 250 employees. Lead architect and Houma native Greg Lacour of the Houston-based architectural firm Gensler designed the building, which combines modern and naturalistic elements in harmony with the surrounding environment.

“This organization is not about the building – we’re celebrating that today – it’s about the people that fill the building. Everybody that works for us is part of our family,” noted Executive Vice President Eric Danos.

A central “great room” with floor-to-ceiling windows provides employees with a place to enjoy lunch, meet over coffee or collaborate in small groups. The great room connects to an on-site employee lunchroom, which offers sandwiches, soups and salads. A fully equipped gym along with men’s and women’s locker rooms make it easy for employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

One wall of the great room depicts Danos’ history in a 32-foot-long interactive display spanning from the company’s early founding in 1947 to the present and beyond. A locally harvested cypress staircase leads to the second floor and a custom 9- by 15-foot world map with magnetic pins representing every Danos location and field employee.

CEO Hank Danos expressed gratitude for the community’s support. “From Larose to Gray is a short distance in miles, but we’ve covered a lot of territory in those 68 years. We’re proud to be here. Our team members, our community partners and our customers are vital to our success,” he said.

Huge thanks to those who served on the planning committee and greeters who welcomed guests to the new facility.

Dean Plaisance, Jon Pitre, Rayann Melancon, Jay York, Brittney St.Pierre, Nicole Williams, Melanie Toups, Lauren Pitre, Wren Lemmon, Susan Mahfouz, David Gravois, Vickie Price, Whitney Savoie, Ella Ledet, Heather Hendrix, Anita Fuselier, Beth Barrilleaux, Tommy Oliver, Julie Lear, Jerry Pitre, Chester Sanchez and Melani Boudreaux

Be on the lookout for the photo gallery of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony coming soon!

Nicole Williams

External Communication Coordinator Nicole Williams joined Danos in 2008. She manages external communications associated with the Danos brand along with customer events. She is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising design and a minor in marketing.


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