Henderson Engineers Celebrates Opening of 400th Sprouts Farmers Market
National Building Systems Design Firm Bolsters Grocer’s Growth from 40 to 400 Locations
Henderson Engineers, a national building systems design firm, proudly announces a significant milestone in its 15-year partnership with leading organic grocery store chain Sprouts Farmers Market. Serving as an engineer of record for Sprouts projects across all 50 states, Henderson has helped expand the grocer’s reach from 40 to 400 stores nationwide, with the most recent location opening this September in Haddon Township, N.J.
As a go-to provider of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEPF) design services throughout the tenfold expansion, Henderson has played a pivotal role in shaping the Sprouts shopper experience from a comfort and safety standpoint. The firm, which also handles acoustics design on a project-by-project basis, is on track to help facilitate the opening of around 30 Sprouts stores in total for 2023.
“Congratulations to Sprouts for this amazing achievement. It’s been rewarding to be part of their journey as they continue to grow their national presence, increasing the accessibility of natural foods in hundreds of communities,” said Chris Kelsey, grocery practice manager at Henderson. “In many ways, Henderson and Sprouts have grown hand-in-hand. We were a firm of around 400 employees when we began collaborating in 2008 and have more than doubled in size since then. Our parallel growth speaks volumes about the value of great partnerships.”
In addition to a focus on providing exceptional client experience, Kelsey credited Henderson’s long-running history of servicing the grocery sector as a key driver behind its success working with Sprouts. The firm, which has designed building systems for grocery stores since its founding in 1970, has worked with on more than 1,500 grocery projects across the country and internationally.
“Strong communication and trust have been a foundation of our lasting partnership. Sprouts knows they can call us directly at any time and vice versa. Having worked together for 15 years, we’re familiar with their designs from top to bottom, so they can always count on us to turn requests around quickly and efficiently,” he said. “Sprouts also appreciates the five decades of grocery design expertise we bring to the table as it provides an advantage whenever a design opportunity or challenge presents itself. We’re looking forward to continuing to work together to help them meet their expansion goals while creating spaces that offer an unmatched shopper experience.”