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New Wall Designs Offer Glimpse Into Culture & Future At Blattner

Ideas usually start with inspiration.

And there has been plenty of inspiration – and expansion – happening at the offices of Blattner Company in Avon, Minnesota.

In late 2021, Blattner finalized graphics and branding on its second, third and fourth floor breakroom areas.

The idea for the project started after the expansion of Blattner’s office building in 2020. Along with architecture firm DLR Group, areas of the expansion were identified where these unique graphics could be constructed.

The inspiration for each floor was to bring Blattner’s culture to life through direct and symbolic translations of the key aspects of that culture. Those translations start with purpose, values and a better construction experience.

“Each of these elements state how we do our work – and the designs bring that how to life,” Blattner Director of Marketing and Communications Christine Huston said.

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The second-floor breakroom has a years of service wall, blended nicely with different shades of blue. The third floor features the company’s values with photos that depict a history of work and shadow boxes that showcase the construction that takes place in the field. The fourth floor has a human-sized map of the United States with past and current projects all highlighted and pinned.

“Each floor has elements of Blattner that are important: Employees, Blattner Basics, Values,” Blattner Company Building Services Manager Lee Stevens said. “We are extremely happy with how this project turned out. Each design speaks to the Blattner culture in several ways.”

The second-floor design focuses on career longevity and how employees have the opportunity to directly contribute to the purpose and mission of Blattner to build a better world. It was important for Huston, Stevens and the rest of the Blattner team behind the design that relationships and collaboration were the main themes.BC_2ndFloor_Display-Updates (5)-1440x960 (1)“Our employees strive every day to contribute to Blattner being the most preferred service provider,” Huston said. “Every employee here has the potential to make that impact.”

Each shade of blue on the second-floor wall represents employees’ years of service. Each title represents employees who have given 10-, 20- and 30-plus years of service to Blattner. The fabrication was done with the intent of adding names and continually updating it to note important milestones of employment at Blattner.

“This can grow and expand as the workforce of Blattner does,” Huston said. “It will be a visual representation of the remarkable employees and their outstanding service to Blattner over the years.”

The third floor focuses on how values and safety are an important party of every-day life at Blattner.

“We wanted to showcase our field work by having items that illustrate everyday work environments and safety elements of PPE like gloves, work boots and a hard hat,” Stevens said. “The 3D look gives each item a sense of reality as a tangible object.”BC_3rdFloor_Display-Update (2)-1440x960 (1)

A Map With Meaning

The fourth floor showcases the wide area that Blattner Energy and DH Blattner & Sons covers to bring renewable energy to every corner of the United States. The design gives employees an all-encompassing look at the impact they are making.

“The map shows the impact and reach Blattner has across the country and throughout the United States’ energy infrastructure,” Huston said. “We have all seen maps of Blattner’s projects before. But bringing it to life helps make that connection to what happens in the office and how that is connected to the work in the field.”BC_4thFloor_Display-Update (5)-1440x960 (1)The fourth-floor design has different colored pins to represent the type of project that is being constructed, whether it’s solar, wind, battery storage, power deliver or legacy projects. The map is accentuated with backlighting behind it.

“Each design has interchangeable features to easily update and augment as time goes on,” Stevens said. “These displays are designed to grow along with an abundance of future business growth. Years of service, field equipment and additional completed projects evolve and change.

“We don’t want to lose sight of the amazing things Blattner does all over the country. These displays bring it all into focus on a grand scale.”

Huston credits DLR Group for bringing a creative touch to the design.

“DLR Group had the creative eye to bring out initial asks to life through their experimental design,” she said. “Everyone has been impressed – and enjoyed – the designs. The designs are big and bold.

“You can’t help but notice, look and take something away from each of them.”better construction experience


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About Blattner Company

Blattner Company is a diversified renewable energy contractor providing leading expertise and collaborative construction solutions nationwide. Blattner Company is the parent company of Blattner Energy and D.H. Blattner & Sons of which all are members of the Quanta Services family of companies and are industry-leading renewable energy contractors in their respective markets throughout the United States. Building on more than a century of innovation, the Blattner Family of Companies provides complete engineering, procurement and construction services for utility-scale solar, wind, energy storage and power delivery projects with proven project management skills and self-per­formance of all major work activities. Learn more at    

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