31 Jul Danos Unveils New Corporate Offices in Gray, Louisiana
AOS was privileged to be among a bevy of elected officials, family, clients, employees and guests present as the Larose-based oilfield services company Danos officially unveiled its new corporate offices in Gray, Louisiana. The ceremony featured a ceremonial ribbon cutting, moving words from the Danos family, and a tour of the breathtaking new facility.
Originally founded by Allen Danos and Syriaque Curole in 1947, Danos has grown from a small crew boat company serving oil and gas transportation needs to a trusted strategic partner of some of today’s biggest names in energy. The new building will be used for the company’s headquarters and operational purposes, including payroll, human resources and management as they continue to grow.
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. 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. The building also features a fully equipped gym along with men’s and women’s locker rooms.
AOS was recommended by Gensler to provide furniture for the executive suite, private and open offices, collaboration spaces, training area, and the great room. In keeping with the Danos commitment to its employees and family, the furniture supported a design that feels as residential as it does commercial. A luxurious combination of Knoll Dividends, Nucraft Merino and Restoration Hardware Contract was selected to achieve a warm, inviting contrast to the industrial features of the architecture.
While the ceremony centered on the unveiling of the building, the message from the Danos team never waivered from the company’s commitment to its core values as was apparent in Danos Owner and CEO, Hank Danos’ concluding remarks.
“Things have changed a lot in our community, in our industry and in our company in the last 68 years. There’s been a lot of change, but we are closely connected to our roots. We are closely connected to where it all began and what were our principles that helped us get started. We’re not a company of buildings. We’re a company of people.”