Founded in 1976, Reyes Beer Division grew from a small Schlitz beer distributor to the largest beer distributor in the United States. They deliver over 280 million cases annually to nearly 100,000 retail accounts nationwide and employ over 7,000 people.
Helios teamed with O.K.W. Architects to repurpose an existing 48,000 SF retail space into a new office space for Reyes Beer Division (RBD). The scope of the project included demolition, modifying the building shell and interior structure, structural work to support a new roof deck, removing a two-story escalator, adding a new elevator, a complete overhaul of the existing HVAC system, installing a new electrical structure, and building out several innovative amenity spaces. Exterior work included adding new landscape and hardscape, building a full bar, and other related features.
Overall, the new office provides 173 desks for RBD employees alongside original office amenities for them to enjoy.
Photography: Steve Hall © Hall + Merrick + McCaugherty Photographers