March 23, 2017 (San Diego, Calif.) Seven months after iDemand Energy Storage Inc. opened its doors near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the company is moving to new quarters that more than triple the amount of space at its current location.
“We launched the company with four people,” said CEO Walter Ellard, referring to himself, co-founder Ray Trejo, a bookkeeper and a technician. “Now with 30 employees onboard, we’ve had to put two and three desks in each office.
“Orders continue to ramp up, and we’re running out of room to store our manufacturing inventory. We’re stacking pieces and parts to the ceiling in the warehouse.”
iDES3 manufactures a lineup of sustainable energy storage batteries suitable for residential, commercial and agricultural needs, as well as microgrids.
In a deal finalized on March 8, 2017, iDES3 leased 17,080 square feet of warehouse/office space at 8380 Camino Santa Fe, suite 100, in the Camino Santa Fe Business Park. Ryan Spradling and Brant Aberg of Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, RREEF America Reit II Corp., in the transaction while Alex Weiss of Lee & Associates represented iDES3.
The move from 5,000 square feet of space at 7766 Arjons Dr., suite A, about two miles from the new headquarters facility, is currently under way and is expected to be completed on April 1.