Architect Patrick Chatfield (left) helps WhitePages’ Joel Osborne, Rose Laughlin and CEO Alex Algard cut the ribbon during party to celebrate its renovated downtown Seattle office. Photos courtesy of WhitePages.

Just a few weeks ago, WhitePages turned a huge page in the company’s history when it bought out its venture capital investors, paying $80 million to buy back shares from Technology Crossover Ventures and Providence Equity.

WhitePages CEO Alex Algard speaks at the company's party to celebrate its renovated office space.
WhitePages CEO Alex Algard speaks at the company’s party to celebrate its renovated office space.

But that’s not the only big change happening to the 16-year-old Seattle company. WhitePages has completely renovated its offices on the 16th and 17th floors of the Rainier Tower in downtown Seattle.

It hosted a big party Thursday night to celebrate.

Among the noticeable differences inside the space, which is home to more than 90 employees — WhitePages has 130 employees worldwide — are new meeting rooms, hydraulic desks and a spacious open community area on the main floor with a fully stocked kitchen, whiskey bar and an awesome custom-built kegerator. In addition to gathering for all-hands meetings, the company is hoping to host community events in the renovated space.

“We are really excited about the amazing creativity and ideas that all came together to create this space,” WhitePages CEO Alex Algard told us. “We had a space before that worked not for us, but against us, quite frankly. This is really a dream come true in terms of having a space that works for us.”

We got a chance to tour the new offices and you can check out the new digs with the video below.

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  • Guest

    Neat! What do they do?

    • Anon

      Landline phone numbers and address searching. Revenue based on advertising.

      • Guest

        I have a mobile phone and Adblock. Now I understand why I hadn’t heard of them.

      • Nathan

        Actually, we are quite interested in the mobile side, both in number lookup and in apps. Our mobile app is highly rated. Give it a try!

  • http://startedinseattle.com/ ChetCrunch

    When are we going to have our first Startup Weekend at this amazing new space!! :)

  • http://www.seattleofficespaces.com/ Seattle Office SpaceS

    Nailed it! Great to see how tech companies utilize Class A high rise space in Seattle. More often than not, tech companies shy away from these ‘Corporate’ type of buildings. But Whitepages figured out how to make it work exceptionally well.

    • Gadfly

      Not difficult when you acquire space abandoned by Wamu when they went under

  • Patrick Chatfield

    Proud and happy to be part of the project. WhitePages was an awesome client, and Alex Algard had the vision to provide a fitting and forward-facing workspace for his devoted staff. IA | Interior Architects simply put (cool) form to his ideas …!

    • Tom Donlea

      Nice work Patrick!

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