Kristen Flaharty based her Trilogy model of skincare and cosmetics product line eight years in the past with 2,500 sq. toes of area and no concept how briskly it might develop. By 2020, even with COVID-19 disrupting a few of its medical workplace, spa and hotel-based purchasers, Trilogy stored getting larger.
The corporate simply completed enlargement right into a 7,800-square-foot area that has workplaces, storage, a laboratory and manufacturing heart for the merchandise. Stevens Development managed the $576,000 undertaking.
In August 2020, Trilogy purchased the complete constructing it had been leasing for $1.6 million and now has two different tenants adjoining to its personal area at 10060 Amberwood Street, simply off Treeline Street in south Fort Myers.
“We stored rising and rising and rising and busted out of that unique area,” mentioned Flaharty, who named the corporate Trilogy as an ode to her three daughters. “We ran out of manufacturing area. I knew we wanted to do one thing.”
The interior development undertaking lasted a few 12 months, from October 2020 to October 2021, with among the ending touches with the branding and the signage being accomplished in current days.
“I spent 20 years within the pharmaceutical trade, and I made a decision I needed to develop my very own line of merchandise,” Flaharty mentioned.
The Trilogy model isn’t a family one, as a result of the merchandise it creates are purchased by greater than 100 enterprise companions, together with Azul Pores and skin Well being, Integraderm and Minerale Make-up, that put their very own branding on it.
“Resorts, spas, celebrities, mother and pop skincare locations, web retailers,” the founder mentioned of her shopper base. “We will put the identical product in a special bottle with a special label, and it appears to be like completely totally different. Nevertheless it’s the identical product.”
Trilogy makes physique scrubs, bathe oils and different skincare merchandise on the web site. Flaharty’s staff additionally innovated after the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020.
“I keep in mind sitting in March and considering that our entire enterprise was falling off the cliff as a result of all of the salons and medical workplaces have been closed,” she mentioned. “However what occurred was, concurrently, folks began innovating. They began placing their merchandise on-line. So, our enterprise decreased within the salon and spa area, nevertheless it elevated for those who do on-line gross sales and e-commerce. The underside line stayed related. Besides as we realized the pandemic was right here for good, for some time, we made some pandemic-inspired merchandise. We determined to lean into the pandemic and make merchandise that might assist folks.”
The completed headquarters solely makes their jobs simpler.