Founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1991, Jetta Operating Company, Inc. is a privately held oil and gas firm operating in the southern and eastern United States.
The firm’s growth over the years had been accommodated by leasing additional space in the office building where the firm was founded, but the building’s small footprint meant that departments and staff were scattered in smaller office suites on different floors. As Jetta grew, the owners realized the disjointed configuration of their workspace represented a significant obstacle to their vision of Jetta’s future success. That vision looked beyond the conservative, traditional workspaces and cultures still found in most oil and gas companies to a highly collaborative and egalitarian office environment.
Their new space eschews the traditional corner office in favor of flexible demountable partitions. This system provides superior flexibility to accommodate rapid changes warranted by the highly cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry. Private offices, where they occur, are similar in size and are moved away from the glass, giving everyone access to the expansive views of downtown Fort Worth and the more distant rolling hills of the Texas prairie.