It’s official. The new BŌTE headquarters is now open in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. With over 40,000 sq ft of space, we have integrated a brand focused showroom, custom board production and R&D lab (The DarkRoom), executive offices, fulfillment and distribution center all under one roof.
The space has been meticulously thought out and designed to meet the specific needs of the BOTE brand. “Having all elements of the business in one place is an invaluable asset to the end product. Quicker product time to market, more sensitive quality control and logistics operation, better consumer education (through dealer visit programs), heightened product quality (through the DarkRoom R&D projects), and more importantly, better internal business synergy.” explains Corey Cooper, BŌTE President and co-founder.
Since opening the doors in late 2009 in a small 3000sqft warehouse and showroom, BOTE has experienced a yearly need for space upgrades. “Every year around the end of the summer season we all would look at one another and say we need more space for next year.” says Cooper. “ With the new space we have room to grow the business for the next 5 years without the impending need for a bigger or better building. Seeing production and development side by side with sales and distribution in a single location is a culmination of all our hard work over the last few years.”
Never one to follow the crowd, BŌTE is defining what it is to be an organically grown SUP company. The brand has seen accelerated and healthy growth over the last five years and with this new facility, the possibilities are endless.
"We're experiencing tremendous growth as a young company in the SUP industry. We needed the space to accommodate that growth and push us to the next level." said Ed Slatton, Sales Director at BŌTE. "We are proud to welcome employees to their new state of the art facility which was specifically designed to give us every advantage available to make the best boards on the market and to give our customers the best product available."
Starting spring 2015, the building will be open for people to come and tour the production shop, see the latest products, and meet some of the people behind the brand. Come visit, take the tour and see for yourself.