St. Louis entrepreneur and civic leader Bob Fox has sold his 34-year-old business interiors and home organization, design and manufacturing company, NewSpace Inc., to the company’s president, Monte Bordeaux, and local partner Jay Kamps, former Nestle Purina marketing executive. The new entity will be called The NewSpace Group. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
“We were a startup working from my garage in 1984, and I’m proud that NewSpace has become the best custom solutions option for both St. Louis businesses and homeowners,” said Bob Fox, founder of NewSpace Inc., and co-founder and chair of the Clark-Fox Family Foundation. “Jay and Monte have a strong vision for the company and will build on its solid foundation of custom design, quality craftsmanship and extraordinary customer service.”
The NewSpace Group is investing to expand its business with architects, designers, general contractors and home builders, and has a near-term revenue goal of $12 million. The company currently employs 38 full-time team members and expects to add eight more as part of their 2018 plan. The NewSpace Group includes three divisions:
- NewSpace Business Interiors (NSBI)– NSBI provides design solutions to integrate commercial furniture, architectural glass walls and custom in-house manufactured casework for any commercial space. Clients like BJC HealthCare, Washington University, J.W. Terrill and the St. Louis Cardinals have tapped the group for major renovations or completely new building interiors. NSBI is a certified Teknion dealer with design and space planning expertise in private offices, conference rooms, lobbies, reception areas, cafes, libraries and retail spaces.
- NewSpace Home Organization– More St. Louis homeowners have trusted the NewSpace residential team to inspire and get them beautifully organized than any other company. This premier group custom designs, builds and installs organized solutions and cabinetry for the whole home from its local showroom and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Company designers provide complimentary consultations and 3-D designs for custom closets, garages, home offices, laundry rooms, pantries, bookcases, Murphy wall-beds and entertainment centers.
- NewSpace Custom Woodwork– The Custom Woodwork craftsmen design and build one-of-a-kind custom wood furniture pieces using hundreds of species of real wood. These pieces can be built to suit any style and to match any material requirement for both residential and commercial spaces. Examples include custom wood armoires, dining room tables, private office desks and bookcases, conference room tables, church altars, podiums, and fireplace mantels.
“We’re problem solvers who remain focused on providing custom design solutions for businesses and homeowners,” said Jay Kamps, partner, The NewSpace Group. “Our name says it all. We’re experts at inspiring, designing and creating new commercial and residential spaces.”
Monte Bordeaux, a St. Louis native, joined NewSpace at its founding nearly 34 years ago and became president in 2004. In his role as co-owner of The NewSpace Group, he oversees operations including design, manufacturing and installation.
Jay Kamps moved to St. Louis from Glendale, California, in 2002 as part of the Nestle acquisition of Purina. He spent 28 years with Nestle, leading sales and marketing teams. In addition to his co-ownership responsibilities, he oversees all sales, marketing and business development for The NewSpace Group.
Commercial architects, designers, general contractors and business owners interested in learning more about NewSpace Business Interiors can visit www.newspacebi.com or call 314-736-4747.
Homeowners, home builders, and designers interested in learning more about custom home organization can visitwww.newspace.com or call 314-423-3200 to schedule their free consultation.