- May 27, 2020
-- Verdae Development Inc.'s Rick Sumerel may be gone in body, but his spirit and passion for Greenville and the Verdae community will live on for decades to come
The newest anchor building at 325 Rocky Slope Road within Legacy Square will be known as The Sumerel
—named in honor of the late Rick Sumerel, former President and CEO of Verdae Development. The announcement also comes with much anticipated news of the building's first ground floor tenant—AO-The Space
, a popular Upstate Med-spa, Day Spa and Salon.
Owners and development partners of the recently occupied building at 325 Rocky Slope Road highlight the life and work of a key Verdae executive—gone too soon. Sumerel led the 2005 launch of the 1,100-acre Verdae Masterplan, delivering a number of significant development milestones before his passing in 2019. Most notably, his leadership and careful execution sparked the creation of the 300-acre residential cornerstone, Hollingsworth Park and neighborhood-
scaled retail district, Legacy Square.
"Rick played a major role in attracting NHE to Verdae years ago, and he became a great friend in the process," said Taylor Davis, CEO of NHE, Inc. "I'm sure he would be thrilled with the completion of our new headquarters building, and we wanted to honor him for his part in our success."
NHE recently relocated its corporate headquarters to the new 50,000 square foot building along with noted Southeastern insurance defense law firm Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A.
and DeHollander and Janse Financial Group, a Greenville-based wealth management firm.
Upstate residents have been eager to learn who will occupy the available ground floor service and retail space in the building. AO-The Space
will be the first and will open its new 5,300 SF full-service Med-Spa, Day Spa and Salon in early July.
AO-The Space will offer such Clinical Med-Spa services such as dermaplaning, collagen induction therapy, high intensity focused ultrasound, and medical-grade chemical peels. AO's Day Spa consists of massage therapy, reflexology, ionic foot detoxes, organic facials, full body waxing and sugaring, threading, brow tinting, body scrubs, eyelash extensions and more. AO's full-service salon specializes in corrective color and hair extensions, manicures, pedicures, and foot soaks.
For more information, visit NHE-Inc.com (http://www.nhe-inc.com/