Constant Contact was incorporated as Roving Software in 1995 and began operations in 1998. The goal was to develop an affordable, easy-to-use email marketing tool—to help small businesses build successful, lasting customer relationships. With Constant Contact, small organizations can communicate with current customers and members easily and affordably, build loyalty, and generate repeat business. The company has since grown from a small start-up to a leading provider of email marketing and online survey tools for small businesses, associations, and nonprofits. This is their office in San Francisco, which was designed by nicholsbooth ARCHITECTS (who worked closely with Visnick & Caulfield Associates out of Boston), and which features 20-foot high exposed ceilings and mixed concrete floors. The location has an industrial feel, but the natural light and sidewalk views of one of San Francisco’s busiest street corners provide the space with an energetic and productive work environment.
Gone are the impersonal cubicles and corner offices. Instead, the open work environment with stand up desks offers a great space for getting things done, while the lounge seating with leather couches and comfy chairs provide outlets for group collaboration. The first thing that comes to mind as you walk into Constant Contact’s San Francisco office is that this is a place where I want to both work and play.