Theory Design is debuting the interior design for Theory Design’s and Seagate Development Group’s two-story corporate headquarters at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive. Located just off Alico Road and seconds from I-75 in Fort Myers, the 13,000-square-foot facility is a direct result of an exterior and interior concept by Theory Design, Seagate and Joe McHarris at McHarris Planning & Design in Bonita Springs. Currently, it is the home base for over 60 employees and personnel whose space reflects both the present and future work of both companies.

A timeless sense of strength and modern influence is detected the second you enter the parking lot. This reflects the core values within the building and is apparent in the exterior’s modern lines, expansive windows, massive black steel brackets and highly distinguishable canopies. The exterior color palette ranges from Morning Fog to Serious Gray and Heron Plume.

The forward-thinking approach to the headquarters is carried into and throughout the streamlined, fully functional interior spaces as well as complemented by smart technology like smartboards and Surface Pro laptops. The hotel-like reception area includes reverse soffit ceilings, LED cove lighting, a stainless-steel elevator, concrete-like tile flooring, a custom marble and ebony wood reception desk, and sleek black baseboards. Minimalist pendant lighting hangs over the desk and in front of floor-to-ceiling walnut-finish panels as well as hidden storage cabinetry. Low-back chairs were recently added to the lobby to reflect a comfortable atmosphere. The first floor continues with three conference rooms that offer linen-like wall covering and walnut-wood-paneled walls, private offices and an oversized training center. They all feature floor-to-ceiling glass partition walls and doors that prompt natural lighting, modern-style carpet tile in Dark Steel, wide windows with solar screen shades, and walnut-finish cabinetry and panels that reflect the reception space. Collaboration areas range from a generously sized lounge area to a kitchen, a café-inspired coffee bar and a breakroom, complete with Bosch appliances, flatscreen televisions, Pompeii quartz countertops and other high-end finishes. Restrooms throughout the building provide Light Grey matte-finished tile, Pompeii quartz countertops, Kohler plumbing and wall coverings.

The second floor is reserved for executive offices and a full-service design studio with 11-foot ceilings, project tables, a complete library of samples and an incomparable view of a never-ending lake. Finishes mimic the other collaborative areas. Much like the first level, it features floor-to-ceiling windows and offices surrounded by glass partition walls and plenty of natural light as well as a kitchen, a café-inspired coffee bar and a breakroom with the same upgrades and finishes as downstairs. Details exclusive to the upper level include a living-room-type lounge off the elevator, complete with wall covering. An all-encompassing Board Room presents a large custom walnut conference table, reverse-soffit ceilings with a walnut insert, a wine bar with a full-size Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, ebony cabinetry by Fusion, Pompeii quartz countertops, and a Kohler sink and faucet. The Board Room opens to a balcony with modern bar tables and stools that overlook the tranquil lake. Designer and Seagate partner conference rooms display flatscreen TVs for presentations and meetings. Private offices for partners and managers are lined with elegant and decorative wallpaper and reflect each executive’s unique style via dark furniture, light collectibles and study-style desks.

This creative step into an office of the future was taken ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the open-concept design allows all team members to work in a safe, socially distant environment, while encouraging them to collaborate and engage as a way of executing forward-thinking ideas. The design was inspired by the establishment of Theory Design in 2019, giving Theory Design and Seagate the invaluable ability to come together on projects and accommodate their rapid growth.

In addition to creating the interior for its and Seagate’s corporate office, Theory Design is completing the interior for the furnished Revana, Monterey II and Sonoma model homes in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park (Naples) as well as the furnished Bal Harbour, Beacon, Sunny Isles and Cape Romano models at Hill Tide Estates (Boca Grande). The Revana and Monterey II models will be complete in Spring 2022, while the Sonoma model will be complete in Summer 2022. The Bal Harbour model will be complete this autumn, while the Beacon and Cape Romano models will be complete in 2022.

The team recently completed the furnished Sonoma and Monterey models in Isola Bella at Talis Park as well as the furnished Genova, Santorini and Monaco models at Esplanade Lake Club (Fort Myers). This comes shortly after the completion of the interior for a $5-million-plus grand estate model at Quail West (Naples). Theory Design’s current projects span four customer homes at Talis Park and two customer homes at Esplanade Lake Club as well as one customer home in Fort Myers. Renovations range from Sanibel to Old Naples.

Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in interior design via new construction and renovations for residential and commercial properties. The result of a collaboration with Seagate, Theory Design lends a unique design approach to fast-growing projects. With a concept-to-completion portfolio, the licensed and highly experienced team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Their goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors that surpass client expectations. The team’s award-winning portfolio includes the Sonoma model in Talis Park’s Isola Bella community and the Streamsong model at Quail West. Theory Design’s Oak Hill model at Quail West was featured as Home & Design magazine’s February 2021 Signature home, in partnership with Hickory Chair Furniture. It encompasses modern interiors that create a picture-perfect indoor-outdoor concept.

Aside from Theory Design’s and Seagate’s corporate headquarters, the team also designed a 900-square-foot Theory-Seagate office at 411 Park Ave. on Boca Grande, just minutes from Hill Tide Estates and in the heart of the island’s historic district. It includes a showroom and office space. For more information, visit TheoryDesign.com.

Shop Manager

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design is dedicated to excellence in interior design in both new construction and renovations for residential and commercial clients. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Our goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors. 

The Shop Manager will provide full oversight of the Theory Design Home Interior shop in Boca Grande. Providing concierge level of service to everything you do.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee all operations of the Home Décor and Interior Design shop.
  2. Inventory
  3. Sales
  4. Prospect Data Collection
  5. Work with Director of Design to ensure inventory meets local demand
  6. Work with Director of Marketing to plan and assist with local events to drive engagement.
  7. Coordinate the tracking of prospects with the intent to drive leads for full interior design and furnishing clients.
  8. Assist with the merchandising of the showroom
  9. Place orders and inventory tracking
  10. Maintain shop supplies and coordinate the receiving of incoming inventory
  11. Social media posting support as needed
  12. Additional office management and administrative tasks

REQUIREMENTS

  1. 5+ years’ experience in retail home décor sales
  2. 2+ years’ experience in retail management
  3. Proficient in POS software and Outlook
  4. Must be detail oriented individual with exceptional organizational skills
  5. Strong communication skills
  6. Excellent customer service skills and experience
  7. Ability to determine client needs and vet the key contacts that could lead to full interior design and furnishing opportunities
Senior Lead Interior Designer

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design is dedicated to excellence in interior design in both new construction and renovations for residential and commercial clients. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Our goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors.

INTERIOR DESIGNER CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Identifies and fully understands the client scope of work.
  2. Communicates and works with clients throughout the entire interior design process.
  3. Sources interior finishes, hard and soft furnishings, lighting, and interior details.
  4. Creates and executes design concepts, interior detail drawings and presentation materials.
  5. Reviews finish schedules and keeps organized records of all project details.
  6. Generates complete Interior Design documents based on Theory ID standards.
  7. Coordinates multiple projects simultaneously.
  8. Ensures accurate and timely order placements and ongoing management.
  9. Leader with full oversight of design project installations.
  10. Maintains an overall luxury experience by supporting clients with expertise and courtesy.
  11. Tracks project time daily and completes projects on schedule and within established budgets.
  12. Coordinates with Project Managers & ensures construction needs are met in a timely manner.
  13. Ensures project work is accurately recorded, billable time is documented, and reviews bi-monthly invoices prior to client submission. Invoice review with clients as needed.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintains a thorough knowledge of market design trends.
  2. Helps manage materials library.
  3. Works in close harmony with contractors and vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Quality Communication:

The Senior Interior Designer must have superior presentation and communication skills, both in verbal and written form, as well as be able to take direction and work independently to meet deadlines.

Artistic Abilities:

The Senior Interior Designer must have strong artistic skills, including hand-rendering and sketching capabilities.

Customer Service Skills:

The Senior Interior Designer must be able to identify clients’ needs and provide a first-class experience to clients via attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the Interior Designer must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.Experience with Design Manager software is a plus.

Education/Experience:

Minimum of 10 years as lead interior designer, with residential new construction experience required; knowledge of interior finishes, furniture, codes and construction process; degree in interior design or related field preferred.

Certificates:

NCIDQ certification (preferred)

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Ongoing Education (Third-Party Conferences, Seminars/Webinars and Networking Events)
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Gas Card
Driver & Installation Coordinator

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design is dedicated to excellence in interior design in both new construction and renovations for residential and commercial clients. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Our goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Receiving of inventory, check for damage, file claims, RTV’s, label and organize.
  2. Delivery and Pickup: Driving to suppliers and vendors, clients, and other locations to pick up and deliver items as needed.
  3. Assist with furnishing installations.
  4. Ability to drive a truck and assemble furniture as well as hang art pieces, mirrors and other small handyman tasks that may be required.
  5. General office support; trash removal, furniture cleaning, stocking, supply orders etc.
  6. Communicates and works with designers throughout the installation.
  7. Coordinates multiple projects simultaneously.
  8. Positive Image: clear and professional communication with the design team.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Minor furniture repairs
  2. Disposal of packing materials and trash
  3. Office facility assistance; cleaning, supplies, maintenance, and more
  4. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. 21 Years or older
  2. Valid Driver’s License with good driving record
  3. Able to lift 70+ pounds
  4. Continuous standing, lifting, and bending

Quality Communication:

Communication skills, both in verbal and written form, as well as be able to take direction and work independently to meet deadlines.

Customer Service Skills:

The Warehouse Coordinator must be able to work closely with administrative staff and designers and provide a first-class experience to clients via attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills:

Ideally proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education/Experience:

Experience with furniture and décor packing and moving, receiving goods, organizing, and tracking of items by client.

Certificates and Licenses:

None

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
Purchasing Agent

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design is dedicated to excellence in interior design in both new construction and renovations for residential and commercial clients. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Our goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Work closely with Designers’ and Design Assistants.
  2. Procurement of furnishing, fixtures, fabric, wallcoverings and equipment and research on sourcing products for multiple projects.
  3. Heavy phone calls to follow up on orders, shipping, delivery dates, etc.
  4. Preparing purchase orders and entry into Design Manager software
  5. Matching invoices with purchase orders and delivery tickets.
  6. Assist with maintaining client, subcontractor, supplier, and vendor files.
  7. Plan, schedule, and forecast procurement activities
  8. Purchase general and specialized materials as directed by designers, and subcontractor services for construction projects.
  9. Review plans, specifications, and contracts to ensure the correct materials and subcontractor services are ordered and/or purchased.
  10. Maintain project files for multiple projects.
  11. Invite estimates, consult with suppliers, and review quotations with design team.
  12. Determine or negotiate contract terms and conditions, award supplier contracts or recommend contract awards as directed.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  2. Must be able to relate and coordinate with the finance department project funding needs on a weekly basis.
  3. Must know how to create reports in MS Excel and understand the Schedule of Values and budgets.

EDUCATION & SKILLS

  1. Must have knowledge and purchasing background
  2. Must have some accounting knowledge
  3. Ability to learn or have experience working with Design Manager software is a Plus!
  4. Must have at least 2 years’ experience in general furnishing purchasing duties.
  5. Must have computer literacy, including strong experience in MSWord, MS Excel (spreadsheets, pivot tables, etc.). Design Manager software experience is a plus.
  6. Ability to work under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  7. Good written and verbal communication skills
  8. Strong organizational skills a must, the ability to work independently with strong multitasking abilities.
  9. Knowledge of the project structure in a client/consultant business environment.
  10. Interior Design knowledge is required.

Quality Communication:

Communication skills, both in verbal and written form, as well as be able to take direction and work independently to meet deadlines.

Customer Service Skills:

The Warehouse Coordinator must be able to work closely with administrative staff and designers and provide a first-class experience to clients via attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills:

Ideally proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education/Experience:

Experience with furniture and décor packing and moving, receiving goods, organizing, and tracking of items by client.

Certificates and Licenses:

None

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
Finance Manager

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design is dedicated to excellence in interior design in both new construction and renovations for residential and commercial clients. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Our goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors.
 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Finance Manager directs and supervises the complete accounting system and financial function of the design firm. This includes charges, billing, A/R, cash receipts, collections, A/P, payroll, general ledger, forecasting, budgeting, internal controls, and audits.
 

  1. Ensure updated and accurate financial records.
  2. Responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  3. Oversight of furnishing purchases.
  4. Oversight of all orders.
  5. Preparing purchase orders and entry into Design Manager software.
  6. Assist with maintaining client, subcontractor, supplier, and vendor files.
  7. Plan, schedule, and forecast procurement activities
  8. Purchase general and specialized materials as directed by designers, and subcontractor services for construction projects.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. MUST be fluent in Design Manager Software. This is specific to the Interior Design Industry. Resumes without Design Manager experience will not be considered.
  2. Must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  3. Must be able to relate and coordinate with the finance department project funding needs on a weekly basis.
  4. Must know how to create reports in MS Excel and understand the Schedule of Values and budgets.

EDUCATION & SKILLS

  1. A in Business or Finance is preferred with experience in the procurement process
  2. Must have knowledge of and purchasing background
  3. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in accounting and finance
  4. Must have computer literacy, including strong experience in MSWord, MS Excel (spreadsheets, pivot tables, etc.)
  5. Ability to work under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  6. Good written and verbal communication skills
  7. Strong organizational skills a must, the ability to work independently with strong multi-tasking abilities.
  8. Knowledge of the project structure in a client/consultant business environment.
  9. Interior Design knowledge is required.

Certificates and Licenses:

None

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
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Commercial Design

Your commercial space may have a multitude of possibilities and equally, more than a few challenges along the way.  Whether you are dealing with a project starting from the ground up or the need to renovate a preexisting space, Theory Design understands how to maximize your commercial space saving you time, money and hassle along the way. We work as a team with your building contractor to manage the schedule and budget for a seamless building process.

Renovation Design

We understand that your renovation project, regardless of the size of that project, can become a daunting and frustrating task. Theory Design will be there to guide you through the process from the initial planning stage, product selections, as well as coordinating with the contractor. Your experience will be a much smoother process with our design coordination. We understand the hurdles that can arise in the middle of a renovation including delays with unexpected site conditions. We realize there could be possible design alterations and are prepared to offer solutions to avoid delays and cost overruns.

Residential Design

The Theory Design team will get involved early in your home design process. We get to know you, your lifestyle, your budget and your style to create a Design Concept. We then collaborate with you, your Architect and Builder as well as the Landscape Designer to create a functional plan that reflects the Design Concept. We create your color scheme and interior details. We select and specify every element of your home down to the smallest detail. Theory Design is engaged in the process of designing your home from start to finish.

Interior Design Assistant

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in interior design via new construction and renovations for residential and commercial properties. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements, the spirit of handmade objects and a timeless, holistic design. Their goal is to engage with clients and infuse his or her character and personality into award-winning interiors. 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist Operations Manager and Interior Designers
  2. Prepare and update finish schedules and various design presentations
  3. Organize multiple projects including information flow, communication, documents, samples
  4. Assist with furniture ordering and payment, follow up on lead times, coordinate deliveries and installations
  5. Facilitate warranty claims.
  6. Enters and maintains project budgets
  7. Maintains an advanced knowledge of the Design Manager software
  8. Pricing and specifications
  9. Assist with furniture installs
  10. Interact with clients
  11. Pick up samples and miscellaneous items
  12. Additional office management and administrative tasks

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Assists with client billing. 
  2. Assists with furniture installs. 
  3. Picks up samples and miscellaneous items. 
  4. Conducts additional office management dues and administrative tasks. 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Quality Communication: 

The Interior Design Assistant must be a detail-oriented individual with strong communication skills, exceptional organizational skills.

Computer Skills: 

To perform this job successfully, the Interior Design Assistant must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. 

Education/Experience:

Three-plus years of experience at an interior design company; high school diploma and two to four years of postsecondary education. 

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver’s license

BENEFITS

Group Health Insurance

401(k) Matching

Paid Holidays, Vacation and Personal Days

Senior Interior Designer

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THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in interior design via new construction and renovations for residential and commercial properties. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Their goal is to engage with clients and infuse his or her character and personality into award-winning interiors.

CULTURE

Our culture can be found where collaboration meets diversification. We channel our diverse experiences toward recognizing, achieving and perfecting the Seagate mission:

  • Peer Presentations
  • One-On-One meetings
  • Management Training Courses
  • Refreshed Marketing Materials

From there, our company celebrates the successful application of that mission:

  • Team Outings
  • Food Trucks and Treats
  • Awards/Honors
  • Impromptu Prizes

Every component of our culture is ultimately filtered through our corporate headquarters – designed with collaboration and diversification in mind:

  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Open-Concept Areas
  • Uniquely Named Conference Rooms
  • Hotel-Like Reception and Common Areas

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Communicates and works with clients throughout the interior design process.
  2. Sources interior finishes, hard and soft furnishings, lighting and interior details.
  3. Creates and executes design concepts, interior detail drawings and presentation materials.
  4. Creates finish schedules and keeps organized records of project details.
  5. Coordinates multiple projects simultaneously.
  6. Assists with order placements and management.
  7. Oversees project installations.
  8. Maintains an overall luxury experience by supporting clients with expertise and courtesy.
  9. Completes projects on schedule and within established budgets.
  10. Works on client projects as well as in-house projects.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintains a thorough knowledge of market design trends.
  2. Helps manage materials library.
  3. Works with contractors and vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Quality Communication:

The Senior Interior Designer must have superior presentation and communication skills, both in verbal and written form, as well as be able to take direction and work independently to meet deadlines.

Artistic Abilities:

The Senior Interior Designer must have strong artistic skills, including hand-rendering and sketching capabilities, with CAD experience preferred.

Customer Service Skills:

The Senior Interior Designer must be able to identify clients’ needs and provide a first-class experience to clients via attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the Senior Interior Designer must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education/Experience:

15-plus years of design experience, with residential new construction and residential remodel experience required; knowledge of interior finishes, furniture, codes and construction process; degree in interior design or related field preferred.

Certificates:

NCIDQ certification (preferred)

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Ongoing Education (Third-Party Conferences, Seminars/Webinars and Networking Events)
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Gas Card

Apply Now