Big Agnes, the Steamboat-Springs-based outdoor equipment brand, recently announced that it has secured a long-term home for the company’s headquarters in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Located in the heart of downtown at 840 Yampa Street, just steps from the Yampa River, the building has been home to both Big Agnes and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue for the previous two years. Firehouse Holdings, LLC, an entity wholly owned by the Big Agnes ownership group which has leased the facility to Big Agnes, closed on the purchase of the building on June 30, 2023.
“Retention and expansion of quality jobs and primary businesses like Big Agnes makes the Yampa Valley’s economy more diverse and sustainable. Thank you to Big Agnes’ owners and the City of Steamboat Springs for working to keep Big Agnes downtown,” said John Bristol, Routt County Economic Development Partnership executive director. “This work builds on our strategy to make Steamboat Springs and Yampa Street home to the most innovate and sustainable outdoor gear brands.”
The 12,810-square-foot facility, previously the city’s police station, currently houses Big Agnes’ brand headquarters in the upstairs level while a majority of the lower level, not occupied by Big Agnes staff, is leased back to the City of Steamboat Springs for fire station use until the new station location is being built. Once the city’s fire operations vacate the facility, Big Agnes will expand into the full building by adding offices, meeting rooms, a product development suite and possibly a public retail location.
“We are excited to secure our long-term home in downtown Steamboat Springs,” said Bill Gamber, Big Agnes co-founder and president. “Nestled in the mountains and just a few steps from the Yampa, it’s ideal for our current staff and those being recruited, due to its proximity to year-round recreation and gear testing. We’re thrilled to keep our roots planted in Steamboat.”
About Big Agnes: Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and was founded there in 2001. The company produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads, tents, packs, insulated apparel, camp furniture and backpacks. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.