September 11, 2013
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Small businesses looking for office space may find themselves drawn to charming vintage loft spaces or older buildings with atmosphere — there’s nothing quite like vaulted ceilings and exposed brick to add creative flare.
Although hardwood flooring and winding metal staircases may be more likely to wow clients and make employees feel at home, serious renovations and costly improvements are often necessary to bring older buildings up to standard. To prevent your loft space dreams from turning into a nightmare, experts advise finding out exactly how much it’s going to cost and what you’ll need to do to bring your office space up to modern standards.
Most small business owners planning a renovation can expect to spend between $20 and $60 per square foot, says Mark Hemmeter, CEO of Office Evolution, a Colorado-based small-business office space provider. Since around 90% of small businesses lease space rather than buy, Hemmeter says, gut renovations are not always worth the money invested.
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July 2, 2013
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OFFICE EVOLUTION SIGNS DEVELOPMENT DEAL TO BRING VIRTUAL OFFICE SUITES TO THE BAKKEN OIL FIELDS IN NORTH DAKOTA
Virtual Office Solutions Provider Launches New Alliance With Hegg Companies To Bring Up To Three New Locations
DENVER, Colo. (July 2, 2013) Office Evolution, a virtual office and executive suites provider, has inked a development deal to bring multiple units to North Dakota, securing a location in Williston and planning to add Minot and Dickinson to the roster. Office Evolution will provide local and international businesses the opportunity to secure a flexible and efficient presence in the booming Bakken Region. This development agreement marks Office Evolution’s first foray outside of Colorado and a new franchise venture with Hegg Companies, an investment and commercial real estate firm.
North Dakota’s bustling business scene, especially in the Bakken oil fields, is an ideal locale for the virtual office brand. North Dakota is a leader in the current trend in hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, a flourishing and rapidly changing industry that perfectly fits the flexible and agile model of Office Evolution’s concept. As a small business incubator, Office Evolution prides itself on offering services such as permanent and on-demand office space, meeting spaces, telephone answering, fax and administrative assistance. Office Evolution provides real, affordable office solutions for those that periodically commute into North Dakota for business and acts as a vital stepping stone for small companies to hone their craft and grow their enterprises. The Hegg Companies, a top commercial real estate company in South Dakota, is teaming with Office Evolution to fill a high demand created by the fracking trade for virtual office spaces and services.
“The Hegg Companies have such a great reputation and we are pleased to bring North Dakota multiple new locations,” said Mark Hemmeter, CEO of Office Evolution. “This is a milestone for Office Evolution and we look forward to serving North Dakota and launching the innovative enterprises of local business community members.”
To learn more about Office Evolution, please visit www.officeevolution.com. To find out more about the Hegg Companies, please visit www.heggcompanies.com.
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About Office Evolution
Office Evolution is a Colorado-based virtual office and executive suites provider with eight locations along Colorado’s Front Range. In business since 2003, Office Evolution is the full-service virtual office solutions authority, providing clients with a professional image, friendly service and convenience by offering executive office space and virtual solutions at a practical price. Committed to help business owners thrive by taking the work out of running an office, Office Evolution delivers quality service and amenities, and providing opportunities to connect and share knowledge with like-minded professionals. Conference and training rooms, business center services, live answering and call management offer the right mix of services to help business owners succeed.
January 25, 2013
On January 16th, Office Evolution members and local community leaders celebrated the grand opening of the Golden facility. This new LEED Platinum building has the highest energy-efficiency designation. Attendees were able to tour the marquee facility’s many amenities. Enjoy the photos of the event, food and music festivities.
January 8, 2013
BOULDER, CO – January 7, 2013 – Within five months of the national franchise launch, Office Evolution® today announced the signing of its first franchisee on December 31. The new location, which will be the ninth location in the Denver Front Range area, was awarded to EdgarHart, LLC, an entity owned by Matt Edgar, a seasoned Colorado entrepreneur. Office Evolution expects the new location to begin operating by this summer.
Colorado-based Office Evolution provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with virtual office services such as conference rooms, live phone answering, executive suites, reception and mail services, as well as a professional address.
“We’ve spent 10 years contributing to the success of small business clients and fostering an environment that’s positive and collaborative, which is why we carefully select our franchise owners to ensure they meet our criteria, especially a passion for helping small business clients thrive. Matt, our new franchisee, has demonstrated those important attributes throughout our selection process and he will represent the Office Evolution brand well,” said Mark Hemmeter, President and Founder.
As an Office Evolution client since 2011, Edgar’s familiarity with the company’s products, service and standards made him an ideal franchisee. “I researched a lot of businesses and really wanted something that not only had room to grow, but had longevity as well,” Matt Edgar says. “As Office Evolution’s first franchisee, I know we are well-positioned for success now and in the years ahead.” He adds that given the market trends, the business is only poised to gain more brand value and public recognition in the future.
The company started in 2003 and has grown to eight Front Range locations. Serving over 10,000 client companies since their inception with a consultative, partnering culture, the company keeps things flexible, simple and easy for their clients. Not requiring long-term contracts gives clients the flexibility to join on a month-to-month or annual basis depending on their choice.
Office Evolution franchisees will tap into the existing centralized call handling, operations, technology, financial and marketing systems that have been refined over the last ten years, yielding infrastructure savings that result in an economical initial franchise investment.
“We are creating a network of innovative franchisees that support small-business people around the country. This is a critical time to incubate small-business success. Matt and our future franchisees possess an ideal perspective to empathize and foster relationships with their clients as a result of their own similar experiences and aspirations,” Hemmeter states.
Learn more about starting your own Office Evolution franchise at www.OfficeEvolution.com/Franchise.
About Office Evolution
Office Evolution is a Colorado-based virtual office and executive suites provider with eight locations along Colorado’s Front Range. In business since 2003, Office Evolution is the full-service virtual office solutions authority, providing clients with a professional image, friendly service and convenience by offering executive office space and virtual solutions at a practical price. Committed to help business owners thrive by taking the work out of running an office, Office Evolution delivers quality service and amenities, and provides opportunities to connect and share knowledge with like-minded professionals. Conference and training rooms, business center services, live answering and call management offer the right mix of services to help business owners succeed.
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December 7, 2012
Office Evolution’s Louisville client, Dr. Richard Green, has just received the Primetime Emmy Engineering Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Dr. Green is the long-time President and CEO of CableLabs. The Academy’s Primetime Lifetime Achievement Award, its premier recognition, honors “a living individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.” Office Evolution gives you the freedom to create the future you’ve always envisioned!