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Savage Universal Embarks on HQ Expansion in Chandler

Phoenix-based Stevens-Leinweber Construction recently broke ground on a build-to-suit headquarters expansion for Savage Universal. The project is scheduled for completion by January 2022.

The 45,117-square-foot expansion will sit directly adjacent to Savage’s existing headquarters, a 61,908-square-foot office/industrial flex building located at 2060 S. Douglas Dr. in Chandler. The site is located adjacent to Chandler Municipal Airport, just west of Gilbert Road and approximately one mile south of the Loop 202/Santan Freeway.

The headquarters expansion will allow Savage to add new manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space, and create additional office space for current and future administrative needs. The redevelopment will feature warehouse and manufacturing amenities with a 28-foot clear height.

“The scope of our company has grown exponentially since our start more than 80 years ago,” said Hayward Richard Pressman, Savage Universal Corporation chairman of the board. “During COVID, we experienced another unique but notable year of growth as companies were forced to retool the way they communicate with customers, and as enthusiasts and semi-professionals found they had more time to pursue photography as a business or hobby. We expect many of these shifts will be permanent and we look forward to using our expanded headquarters to fully support the needs of our increasingly diverse customer base.”

The project architect for the Savage expansion is Winton Architects.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.