Building a Healthy Workplace: Stellar's Commitment to Employee Well-Being

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Stellar, an integrated design-build firm, is excited to announce its commitment to employee well-being with a substantial investment in revitalizing its Jacksonville campus. The headquarters renovations underscore the company’s commitment to providing its employees with state-of-the-art work environments and an on-campus nutrition, fitness, and wellness center.

"Our focus is on employee engagement and welfare throughout our campus improvement efforts. At Stellar, we believe creating a positive work environment is crucial for achieving success,” said Brian Kappele, Chief Executive Officer.

Nutrition Center

The Stellar Nutrition Center spans over 6,500 square feet and promotes healthy eating choices among all employees throughout the workday. It offers various complimentary food and beverages, from fresh smoothies to hot and fresh meals. The center serves as a social hub for coworkers across different business units, providing a casual setting for department gatherings and interactions.

Fitness & Wellness Center

The two-story Fitness & Wellness Center has been meticulously designed to redefine Stellar’s approach to health and well-being. Stellar aims to foster an environment that encourages and supports healthy habits, offering a comprehensive range of cardio equipment, designated spaces for commercial gym free weights, specialized areas for heavy lifting and Olympic-style workouts, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) rooms, and access to certified trainers. The facilities offered incorporate a range of amenities to enhance post-workout recovery and promote comfort and privacy for individuals. These include but are not limited to, saunas and cold plunge pools designed to alleviate muscle tension and promote relaxation.

Further enhancements to the Hartley Road campus include outdoor walking zones, pickleball and basketball courts, obstacle courses, and additional amenities that encourage physical fitness. "Stellar’s investment in employee amenities reinforces our commitment to a workplace that supports individual well-being and collective success. We are dedicated to fostering an environment that recognizes our talented people as the driving force behind our greatness.” Says Stacey King, Stellar’s Chief Human Resources Officer.

Facility Renovations & Upgrades

Stellar's renovation goal is to provide employees with a modernized workspace designed to enhance their productivity, minimize distractions, and provide employees with individual private offices. This renovation will ensure that employees have the necessary resources and environment to perform at their best. To achieve this, significant improvements in sound transmission, dimmable energy-efficient LED lighting, occupancy sensors, solar window shading, and ergonomic office workstations have been incorporated into the design.

Technology improvements throughout the campus also include dedicated soundproof teams & conference rooms that allow for informal and formal collaboration. Partnering with Kasper Architects, the space will reflect Stellar's commitment to creating a work environment where creativity, productivity, and employee satisfaction thrive.

Stellar's investment is not limited to physical infrastructure but rather directed towards its most valuable asset - its people.

About Stellar

Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction, refrigeration, and mechanical services firm serving commercial, industrial, and public sector markets across the United States. More than 750 Stellar employees throughout the country create award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings, and military facilities. In addition to its headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, Stellar operates support locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit