Grocery & Distribution Sector

Today’s shoppers are driven by more than just stocking their pantries. Shopping has become an experience fueled by healthy lifestyle choices, food exploration, and the social component of sharing meals. We design grocery stores, food markets, and convenience stores with that customer experience in mind. In addition, we also design the “behind the scenes” facilities that serve these stores such as distribution centers and refrigerated warehouses. We know what it takes to seamlessly integrate mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, with other critical systems such as refrigeration, fire protection, technology (telecom/security), and lighting with a sustainability lens.

Explore our Grocery & Distribution Sector practices and learn more about our relevant project experience. Discover more about Henderson’s extensive experience in other market sectors here.


Our leaders are industry experts, well-respected for their experience, drive, and people-first approach. Full of passion, creativity, and wisdom, our leadership is highly collaborative and committed to delivering nothing but the best. Henderson’s vision is to build a better world, and we believe that starts with leaders who embody our company culture and core values.

Tony Welter

Grocery & Distribution Sector Executive | Principal

Bret Willett

Grocery & Distribution Sector Client Relationship Director | Principal

Megan Oberg

Grocery & Distribution Sector Marketing Manager

Grocery & Distribution SECTOR LEADERS

Robert Baehr

Grocery & Distribution Sector Operations Director | Principal

Joe Brauchle

Grocery & Distribution Sector Convenience Store Practice Director | Grocery Store Practice Director | Principal

Sean Eisler

Grocery & Distribution Sector Technical Director | Principal

Jen Jewers Bowlin

Grocery & Distribution Sector Cold Storage Practice Director | Distribution Center Practice Director | Principal


We believe good design requires great building partners to bring it to life. Our sister company, Henderson Building Solutions, bridges the gap between design, construction, and ongoing building maintenance. Together, we seamlessly combine our engineering knowledge with in-the-field expertise to provide an unmatched client experience.

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We could tell you all day how we always find new ways to innovate, but we’d rather let our projects speak for themselves. Browse our project gallery to discover what we’ve been working on in the Grocery & Distribution Sector.

Walmart Neighborhood Markets

Delivery Stations - Confidential Client

RaceTrac City Market

Cold Storage Fulfilment Centers - Confidential Client


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EC&M Interviews Henderson CTO About Impact of Generative AI

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