“I founded Headquarters to be a place where people can work in their profession and improve their community at the same time,” said Erik Reynolds, founder and “entrepreneur in residence” of Headquarters. “It’s a perfect example of why I started the space: to help people live out the work life they desire in a culture-building way.”
While its official opening day is April 4, Headquarters is already taking applications for space on its website. Members can choose options for one, three or five days a week, and packages include normal business hours as well as evenings and weekends. Access will be granted through a wireless key lock phone app.
“We offer two dedicated-desk memberships with the remainder being open seating. Members are able to request their preferred days of the week to work to schedule their work rhythm. This also allows us to build workday-based cohorts so that people get to know each other and inspire one another’s work,” Reynolds said.
With space for 24 people to work at a time and people choosing to work only selected days, evenings or weekends, Reynolds estimates Headquarters will have between 50 to 75 members.
Members also get a multitude of services and amenities, including fiber internet, business mail, sit/stand desks, personal storage, a coffee machine and a fridge, according to Reynolds. A podcast room with a mic, a camera and podcast recording software as well as a conference room for business guests are also available for rent.
As a Keller resident who has lived the remote work life for several years, Reynolds is banking on the fact that while it might be awesome to not have a commute, other workers are missing the same things he has by working from home.
“People. Headquarters is meant to be all the best things of the office without the drawbacks. You get to work with people, but you don’t work for any of the people, and none of them work for you. This means you can inspire each other to engage in work in new ways,” Reynolds said.
With a nod to the co-working space being a constant experiment in flexible space in addition to a bookstore, talks are also in the works with a local artist to use the space as an art gallery.
“Members will get to enjoy working in the presence of local artwork,” Reynolds said. “And the local community will get to browse and purchase the artwork at special gallery nights.”