Greg Parker, CEO of Parker’s Convenience Stores, who has an appreciation for the architecture and history of downtown Savannah, is moving the company’s Savannah headquarters to the historic Philbrick-Eastman House overlooking Chippewa Square, Business in Savannah reported.
Built on one of Savannah’s original trust lots by architect Charles Cluskey, the house features Doric columns, 14-foot ceilings, crown moldings and the original oak floors, Business in Savannah reported.
Ralph Kuhn of Kuhn Construction Co. served as the general contractor, as Parker’s renovated the 15,000-square-foot Greek revival mansion into its new corporate headquarters. Parker’s staff began moving in three weeks ago. The new headquarters is more spacious than the former 6,000-square-foot space above Parker’s Market at 222 Drayton St. that served as the former headquarters.
“We’ve paid attention to every detail to ensure the restoration of this treasured Savannah building respects its structural history while enabling us to expand our operations right here in the heart of America’s most beautiful city,” Parker told Business in Savannah.