About Chestnut Company

Since 1997, Chestnut Company has delivered outsourced store development services to specialty retailers and restaurants nationwide.

We have worked on some of the most successful development programs in the nation and have assembled a team with unmatched depth of talent and breadth of experience in owner’s side representation. Our background in project management, architecture & design management, real estate, purchasing, repairs & maintenance and operations was developed by our own experience in-house at Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn, and Peet’s Coffee & Tea. This means that by training and experience, we, like you, are retailers, and we strive to deliver you quality, value, and service, on time and on budget.

Our Business Model

We are proud to be your partners: we represent you and are responsible only to you, the owner.

Unlike an architect or a contractor, we work entirely and exclusively per your direction, your budget, and your priorities without any conflicts of interest. You get accessibility, accountability, and customer service (as you would with an in-house team) without the additional overhead expense. Our pre-negotiated fees assure you a predictable expense line while allowing you to take full advantage of the breadth and depth of our expertise.

Our goal is to deliver real value today even as we seek to build a relationship for the long term.

How We Work

As retailers, we know the importance of flexibility and creativity. Chestnut Company tailors our services to exactly fit your development needs for the present.

Depending on your situation, we can focus on a specific project, work side by side and supplement your existing resources, or do it all – planning and managing the entire development process. In this way, we give you maximum control so that on demand, we can provide you with an array of services including:

  • Value engineering
  • Program planning
  • Design management
  • Site surveys
  • Due diligence
  • Construction management
  • Real estate support
We believe this allows you to remain flexible in responding to the ever-changing staffing needs of your department.
We look forward to a partnership with you in store development.