Empowering teachers to become the best educators possible is a priority for Sara Easter and the staff at Communications by Design Consulting (CBD). What started out as a one-person technology consulting firm for schools in 1991 has evolved and grown into a dynamic approach for training educators. Over the years, the company outgrew its previous Ada locations, requiring them to use different off-site venues for training. CBD’s new office – built by First Companies – gives them plenty of teacher training labs in addition to an open, spacious administrative area, with lots of room for future growth. CBD clients enjoy ample parking as well as green space to wander outdoors, a café for meals, a lactation room, and other amenities that deliver on CBD’s vision to create a place where teachers will have a “sense of wonder” to think about what kind of teachers they will be when they leave trainings. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
“When I met Craig Baker (First Companies President), I just knew he would take good care of us. The company has exceeded our expectations in every way. Every member of the team was very smart, and I could tell they enjoy working for First Companies. Ken Dixon was our architect, and Mary Witte of r.o.i. Design managed the interior design of our office, working alongside First Companies. They all wrapped their arms around us and made us feel like ours was their favorite project. I would absolutely recommend them to others.” – Sara Easter, President, CBD Consulting