Caldwell Trust Company moved into its new headquarters at 1400 Center Road, Venice, just before the holidays and starts the new year in its new building—but one thing is not new and will never change. That’s the company’s commitment to its core values, said R. G. “Kelly” Caldwell, Jr., CEO and president. “We will always be personal, traditional and independent, and we will remain faithful to ‘What We Believe,’ our founding principles. We have a plaque with these principles inside our grand foyer, where we see them every day,” he said.
A Paver brick walkway amid decorative plantings leads to the oversized front doors, which open on that 1,500-square-foot, 17-foot-high, marble-floored grand foyer. The Italianate-styled, one-story building is set on four acres of a ten-acre, park-like setting with a 55x25-foot garden courtyard and two parking lots. The structure has a 26-foot tall parapet in the center but is generally 18 feet tall, with 17-foot ceilings for the foyer and main conference room. Designed as a multifunction facility, the $3 million building’s classic look belies the sophisticated, high-technology equipment within. Kelly Caldwell said that construction exceeded code requirements for the 11,500-square-foot building, enabling it to withstand winds of up to 180 miles per hour. It contains a concrete-encased vault to protect valuable records.Read More