East Idaho News prominently featured Melaleuca’s new home office in a story that discussed the facility and its March 16 open house. You can read the East Idaho News story here.
Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot presented the company’s new global headquarters to the media and members of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Melaleuca employees—who have been working in the building since November—got to welcome their families for the first time to the sparkling new 350,000-square-foot facility.
Sitting on a 195-acre campus, the new Melaleuca home office brings together the majority of employees based in the area. Previously, employees working in several departments were spread over eight different locations in and around Idaho Falls. And while over 1,700 employees are able to work under one roof now, the building is large enough to house three times that many people without having to expand.
Built from the ground up, the new headquarters is a departure from the frugal Melaleuca tradition of finding and renovating existing buildings from which to operate. Since 1991, Melaleuca’s home office was the remodeled Ziggy’s Hardware store— the largest vacant building available in Idaho Falls when Melaleuca purchased it.
However, this impressive new home office was still built and completed under Melaleuca’s long-standing policy to operate without incurring any debt. The building and all of the state-of-the-art equipment inside it were completely paid for with cash.
Melaleuca’s new global headquarters contains office space—including 38 conference rooms and a call center—multiple audiovisual production and broadcast studios, several laboratories for research and development, a fitness center, a restaurant, and an events center that can seat 1,700 people.
The interior of the building is highlighted by custom woodwork throughout, two large fireplaces, a grand staircase, and a three-story atrium.