Nashville, Tenn. — After 62 years of being located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has relocated to 615 3rd Avenue South in the SoBro area. Concurrently with its move, the professional services firm has rebranded and will now be known as Barge Design Solutions, Inc, effective January 2018. The new name elevates the firm’s focus of designing solutions for communities across its geographic footprint and around the world.
“Over the past few years, we have set a vision to be the premier provider of engineering, architectural and planning services,” said Bob Higgins, President and CEO of the firm. “Barge is providing design solutions to complex infrastructure challenges within and around our target marketplace, with recent expansions into Georgia and Texas. It makes sense for us to rebrand with a name that reflects our position in the marketplace and speaks to what we do every day.”
As part of the comprehensive rebranding, the name change will be accompanied by a new website, launching in January 2018, new logo and updated signage at all locations. The employee-owned firm has 350 employees located in 14 offices across five states.
The new corporate headquarters at 615 Third is a newly-completed, state-of-the-art, eight-story building. Barge Design Solutions occupies the top two floors, which overlook the explosive growth in the area including the Music City Center, Nissan Stadium, Metro Courthouse and Renovated Plaza, Capitol View, as well as multiple projects for Gaylord Entertainment, Metro Government, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Lipscomb University.
Barge Design Solutions is a certified Great Place to Work. The firm earned this independent national certification based on a culture audit and feedback from its employees in an anonymous survey.