Ohio-based Messer Construction Co. says it will pump $1.6 million into relocating its Indianapolis regional office downtown. A spokeswoman also tells Inside INdiana Business the company is planning to add more than a dozen workers by the end of the year. Messer currently employs around 100 Hoosiers.

March 18, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Construction manager and general contractor Messer Construction Co. has purchased 13,712 square feet of office space located at 2441-45 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis, adjacent to Ivy Tech and Fall Creek Place. The decision to make the $1.6 million investment was made March 13 and solidifies the company's plan to move its office off of East Shadeland Avenue to the newly acquired location just minutes north of downtown.

Work on the property is slated to begin in May and will be managed and performed by Messer. A target move-in date of January 2015 has been set.

“We're thrilled to be moving our operations near downtown and to invest in Indianapolis,” said Steve Bestard, vice president and Indianapolis region leader for Messer Construction Co. “We've considered moving our office for quite some time now, and when this property came to our attention we knew we needed to jump on it.”

The site consists of two adjoining, two-story buildings and a 50-space parking lot behind the building. A complete gut and remodel is planned for the interior of the vacant building, as is a partial tear-down and reconstruction of the exterior fa?ade.

Messer employs more than 100 people who live and work in Indiana, so according to Bestard, accessibility to the highway and downtown was a major selling point for the move. Employees spend a majority of their time at client construction jobsites throughout the region, so having an accessible, central office location further encourages employees’ non-profit and community commitments across the city and region.

“With plans for continued company growth, the flexibility of the space and the prime location made this an easy decision for us,” Bestard added. “Not only will this place us close to the heart of the city, its central location will allow our employees to more easily mix work with their commitment to the community.”

About Messer Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial building projects. An employee-owned company, Messer builds better lives for its customers, communities and each other, and delivers value through quality construction and client experiences. Founded in 1932, Messer's footprint has grown to nine regional offices located across the Midwest and Southeast. The company is consistently ranked among the country's 100 largest contractors by Engineering News-Record, and in fiscal 2013, Messer put in place more than $830 million in commercial construction.

Messer now stands as one of the nation's leading health care and higher education builders, and also boasts extensive, award-winning work in the life sciences and industrial market segments. Messer employees live where they work, resulting in the company's sustained commitment to building better communities. That commitment has remained paramount throughout Messer's growth, and it is achieved annually through the company's own foundation and through the time, service and dollars invested by its employee-owners in community organizations and causes.

Source: Messer Construction Co.

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