My Favorite Things About the funeralOne Headquarters – Part 1

We relocated our funeralOne headquarters from St. Clair Michigan to downtown Detroit about 6 months ago. Since then, we’ve been working like crazy to make it feel like home—and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

Trust me, this isn’t your typical office space. Take a tour through our new headquarters and you’ll get a better understanding of where some of our innovative ideas and out-of-the-box thinking comes from!

So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things about the new funeralOne headquarters!

Open, Collaborative Work Space


Before moving into our new headquarters, we tore down almost all the walls in our 10,000-square-foot space. Why? Because we don’t believe in cubicles, private offices and departmental borders. At funeralOne, we believe an open, collaborative work environment breeds creative and innovative thinking. So the whole office is open to encourage conversations and the sharing of ideas.

The Break Area


We believe that a work-hard, play-hard kind of environment actually increases productivity. I know it may sound crazy, but we work at a pretty fast-pace around here and sometimes it helps to just clear your head and take a quick 5-minute break—sometimes that’s all it takes to lose to your competitor! Our break area is filled with Ping Pong and foosball tables, pinball machines, air hockey and video games. I like to encourage everyone to partake in some sort of activity daily.

The Alice in Wonderland Room


The funeralOne headquarters is far from your typical corporate office setting. Along with our rainbow-colored walls and Andy Warhol paintings we have 4-themed conference rooms. Of which, my personal favorite is the “Alice in Wonderland” room. With sky blue walls and white clouds painted in IdeaPaint, you can literally draw your ideas in the clouds. Combine that with the artificial grass and you feel like you’re outside relaxing, which I think makes for a more enjoyable and productive meeting. Not to mention, you’re sitting in brightly-colored, oversized queen’s chairs. What more could you ask for?

We’re in the Heart of Detroit


Detroit isn’t just the city where our office is located; it’s our home. We believe so much in its potential, that we moved our entire operations downtown to help revive this great city and join the movement of making Detroit one of the greatest technology hubs of our time. Located in the heart of downtown, we are surrounded by legendary landmarks such as the Spirit of Detroit statue, GM Renaissance Center, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Fox Theater, the Fisher Building, Hart Plaza, and my personal favorite, The Joe Louis Fist (pictured above).

The Lego Table


The Lego table in our main conference room is definitely one of my favorite things in the office. And not just for the obvious reason—it’s freaking awesome—but because to me, it symbolizes everything funeralOne is all about. Teamwork, dedication and creative thinking. Everything from conceptualizing the idea, to buying over 30,000 Legos and constructing the 13-foot table, was done by funeralOne employees! I don’t think there’s a better representation of the kind of operation we have here.

This is only a glimpse into the life and culture here at funeralOne. If you thought this was impressive, just wait until you see what I have in store for you in Part 2 of My Favorite Things About the funeralOne Headquarters!

If you’re ever in the Detroit area, stop by! I’d personally love to give you the full tour of our amazing space; I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it!

Joe Joachim


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  1. Kim Stacey

    Wow! That’s quite a space you’ve got there – and in perfect alignment with the funeralOne focus on creative, collaborative, innovative thinking! Congrats, Joe – you’ve “done good”! I hope to get to Detroit sometime soon, to see the office, and enjoy some of that delicious BBQ that everyone keeps talking about. And…while I’m there, I’d like to sit in the hot pink chair in the Alice in Wonderland room. Sweet…

  2. Nicole

    By far, the Lego table is my favorite!  But who wouldn’t expect me to say that. lol.  

  3. Anonymous

     We’d love to have you Kim! The pictures don’t do it justice, it’s so much better in person!

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  5. Jason

    You had me at Lego table!  Coolest piece of office furniture I have ever seen!

  6. Anonymous

    Isn’t it Jason? And it makes it even better that it was built by our very own employees 🙂

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