Amber Pharmacy has settled into its new corporate headquarters near Wehrspann Lake.
Visitors to the campus at 10004 S. 152nd St. will notice a sleek concrete structure that links to the company's previous home base.
Even with the updated design and amenities, tradition and old friends retain an honored spot.
Check out the lobby, for instance, which features a historical timeline highlighted by a portrait of Amber, the Kaplan family's golden retriever after whom the business was named.
William Kaplan Sr., CEO, kept a framed photo of his furry pal in his office after the pet died in 1994.
Kaplan said the number of employees has more than doubled to more than 140, and the 30,000-square-foot addition expanded the total space to about 68,000 square feet.
“We are fortunate to have room for expansion at such a beautiful location in our hometown,” said Kaplan.
TACKarchitects and MCL Construction, both locally based, helped with the project.
Founded by the Kaplan family in 1998, Amber Pharmacy has grown from a one-room operation into one of the nation's leading specialty pharmacies. The business remains family-owned.
The new headquarters, showcased during a recent grand opening, also provides space for growing sister company, Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, which is a joint venture with Hy-Vee Inc., as well as a shipping and warehouse area and more.