“Growing a business is hard,” says Brian Schutt co-founder of Refinery46 and co-owner of Homesense Heating and Cooling. “We experienced it since starting Homesense and want to help other companies learn from our experience because this city needs more great home service providers.”
Out of personal experience and a desire to create a unique solution to help companies grow, Schutt, Jesse Cross co-owner of Homesense, and Tom Lazzara, owner of Custom Living, have launched Refinery46 – a first-of-it’s-kind co-working space designed to support home services and construction firms. The 30,000 square foot facility located in Midtown Indianapolis near the intersection of 46th & Keystone is already 60 percent occupied and bearing fruits for its early adopters.
“Our business has grown tremendously since we moved into Refinery46,” says Sean Rapp, Owner of Heritage Builders, a boutique home builder in Indianapolis. “The relationships made and support given from Refinery46 has been a major part of our ability to navigate through the challenges that growth creates.”
Refinery46 boasts space to fit almost any size business looking to grow – from one man shops that only need a place to get mail, material deliveries, and good internet, to established firms hoping to find more flex space for sales reps and training space for a growing team.
In addition to traditional offices, the facility has more than 8,000 square feet of common area workspace, multiple meeting rooms, a1,800 square foot training area, and a complimentary coffee bar.
On top of all the physical amenities, Refinery46 provides ongoing business skills workshops for members focused on best practices unique to the home service and construction industries.
“With cost-effective workspace, a central location, and a collaborative atmosphere, we are already seeing that the best local companies are choosing Refinery46 as the place to grow their business,” Schutt says.