CapSpecialty

Project: HQ Remodel

Services Provided


  • Space plan to combine 2 floors of office space into one single efficient floor
  • Total Lerdahl furniture solution to create an updated aesthetic and increased amenities
  • 158 workstations
  • Private offices, board room, conference rooms, huddle rooms, collaborations spaces, and break area

The Challenge

Cap Specialty is a growing, national specialty insurance provider for small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., with its headquarters in Madison, WI. The company was running out of space due to its quick growth, and its layout of tall, brown cube farms was outdated, uninspiring and didn’t speak to its culture. Leadership wanted to consolidate its office footprint from two floors to one floor to reduce operation costs. Challenge the office culture to one that fostered greater collaboration and integration, and attracted younger, millennial talent. Have the look and feel of a “current office design.”

The Solution

An assigned Lerdahl team partnered with key Cap Specialty stakeholders and leadership, listening to their needs and working to make sure the design solution fit their objectives and budget. The Lerdahl design team created a layout with higher density of workstations, more collaboration, and sight light lines throughout with the following products: Kimball Xsite, lounge furniture, conference docks, booths and chairs. Nucraft customer boardroom tables, Furniture Lab tables and National Mix-It Chairs.

Lerdahl partnered over the three month project period with general contractor Ideal Builders, commercial real estate investment trust Artis REIT, and Destree Architecture & Design for detailed drawings, demolition and construction.

“The State Bank of Cross Plains values its over 25 year old relationship with Lerdahl Business Interiors. Their staff has taken the time to get to know our business needs and helps us create a solution for every office requirement.”

— Jim Tubbs,
President and CEO, State Bank Of Cross Plains
Inspired Workplace Interiors