History

Jesse and Matthew Hufft are co-owners of Hufft Projects, Jesse owning 51% and Matthew 49%. From the beginning the plan was for Jesse to run the company and Matthew to perform great design. Things gained complexity quickly. In ten years the company has grown to 54 people and multiple divisions. The original plan is still intact: Jesse runs the company and day to day operations in order for Matthew to focus on the high design that Hufft Projects is known for – it is a formula that propels the company forward.

2005

• Hufft Projects is created in New York, NY with one residential commission in the Midwest and one residential commission in New York
• Jesse and Matthew hire the first employee

2006

• The first commercial project begins – Green Circle Shopping Center in Springfield, Missouri
• Jesse secures the company’s first piece of press on the Line House in St. Louis AT HOME Magazine
• Jesse and Matthew move the office to Prairie Village, Kansas in the lower level of their home
• The second and third designers are hired

2007

• The company moves to office space in Westport, Missouri
• The team continues to grow in numbers
• The Green Circle Shopping Center achieves the first LEED Platinum rating in the US

2008

• Hufft Projects begins a small metal studio
• Jesse secures a feature in national publication Bon Appetit Magazine

2009

• Hufft Projects expands into a 4000 square foot warehouse, doubling fabrication capabilities by adding a wood studio and CNC Router and more metal capabilities
• The Shed and Curved House (residential projects) win local AIA Awards

2010

• Custom fabrication of furniture begins in the shop/studio
• Construction begins on the ‘living showroom’ residential project, Showhouse

2011

• A showroom, Edwin Blue, is created to display the custom furniture which Hufft Projects takes over an additional 2000 square feet at the Westport Location
• The Showhouse is complete and begins its ‘life’ as a integral sales tool

2012

• Jesse and Matthew begin pursuit to purchase a 60000 square foot building at 3612 Karnes Blvd.
• Jesse completes the Kauffman Foundation, FastTrac Growth Venture Course

2013

• Hufft Projects will move offices and begins renovation on the new space at 3612 Karnes Blvd.
• The Hufft Projects team grows to over 20

2014

• Hufft Projects moves to its current home at the Grocers Warehouse in January
• Hufft Projects hires a graphic designer to offer this service in-house
• Hufft Projects wins such commissions as the executive architect for the renovation on the Savoy Hotel and major urban development and residential projects across the country

2015

• Hufft Projects turns 10 years old
• The 50th employee is hired
• Jesse is featured by the Kauffman Foundation, acknowledging her contributions to the company’s growth
• Design and construction begins on the Studio Lofts inside the Grocers Warehouse