Conroe, TX (October, 2019) –Small businesses are part of America and make up over 47% of the work force. Small businesses vary in size, organization, and management style, but having a physical address and a professional place for potential clients to visit or hold meetings is the perfect solution for start-ups or 2-3 office employees. Office Evolution is the contemporary, shared workplace provider now open at 525 Woodland Square Blvd, in Conroe off FM 1488 at Old Conroe Road in the Marcel Town Center, across from the Xscape Theatre.
With 43 separate office spaces and 7 micro-offices, businesses can have their own office space and a receptionist at the front desk. Each office space has their own key to their locked furnished office, phone number, personalized voicemail, live phone answering service, private mailbox with physical address, secure Wi-Fi internet service, meeting rooms, and a shared lounge area with a community kitchen. Members can access their workspace 24/7 at the home location or any of the 65 Office Evolution locations nationwide, with a starting fee as low as $179 a month. Printing, copying, and scanning services are available for each member.
The location is ideal for small business owners since it is conveniently located in 3 different communities; The Woodlands, Magnolia, and Conroe. It is often said to be in in all 3 communities by different descriptions.
Phil Anderson and Roger Tietze, the franchise owner/partners of Office Evolution of The Woodlands, wanted a place where they could continue their chemical consulting business of 4 years and support professionals in the community through collaboration, learning from other businesses, and sharing services in a hospitality focused office environment.
“We enjoy meeting the different people that operate small businesses in our local community,” expressed Phil. “It’s quite different than the large multi-national corporate world we existed in for over 30 years in the global chemical industry. We offer skills and our business members share their skills with us. We are a growing community of like-minded people”.
Phil and Roger are hosting Lunch and Learn get togethers expanding into the local restaurants in the center including Tapped Drafthouse and Kitchen; Noe’s Crepes, Coffee and Tea; World’s Burger; Citizen’s Grill, and Burger & Bordeux restaurant. Their monthly Networking Events offer informal ways to learn from the members and their visitors to enjoy personal interactions and learn from other entrepreneurs. The Marcel Town Center, which has been developed by The Marcel Group, first broke ground in November of last year. The shopping center is approximately 70,000 square feet with room for over 400 parking spaces. Other amenities include Delta Life Fitness, Apricot Lane Boutique, The Adventure Begins Games & Comic Books, Malibu Nail Spa, Woodland Lakes Dental Studio, Woofgang Pet Bakery and Grooming, a compounding pharmacy, the Xscape Theater, Watermere Retirement Living Condominums andThe Enclave at Woodland Lakes Apartments.
“Work together, play together is a formula that works”, bragged Roger. “As business owners we can learn a lot over a meal and maybe a beer. Our offices are beautiful, contemporary, brightly lit with lots of windows, natural lighting and next to so many amenities. The contemporary The Enclave Luxury Apartments at Woodland Lakes are right next to us with fountains outside our west side offices. What more could you ask for in affordable office space?”
The training room is a beautiful bright space with 105 -inch white board and 75- inch Smart TV accommodating 20 as a training room set up, 30 people with tables removed in a speaker format, and 16 people as a board room meeting space. Always free coffee, tea, and parking available at Office Evolution.
Phil and Roger both came to the Woodlands in 2005 to work for a major chemical company. Phil was a Product Manager/Compliance Specialist and Roger was an R&D Manager/Applications Expert. Together they have combined experience in 15 patents, 21 product introductions, 4 qualifications of product, 2 major chemical plant expansions, and other auditing experience involving chemicals. They believe that their expertise and experience in R&D, application testing, analytical testing, qualification of products, bringing products to market, and expertise in market evaluation will be beneficial to the entrepreneurs of the Woodlands.
Phil says the typical member is a start-up business, a one person “solopreneur”, or a 2/4-person office looking for convenient affordable professional space. Office Evolution offers the ideal physical space with the opportunity to learn from other small business entrepreneurs in a community setting in a supportive work office culture. “We have a wide variety of members joining us from different professional fields- sales, logistics, legal, oil & gas equipment supply, real estate, international import/export, and franchise headquarters. Lately we have attracted community organizations to host meetings at Office Evolution”.
Office Evolution is very active in the community. Phil is the outreach guru connecting business minded professionals with activities within the building and centered around the building. Several networking groups meet in the building-Women on a Mission to Earn a Commission (WOAMTEC), Montgomery County Women Entrepreneurs (MCWE), Network in Action (NIA) and Business Mentors of Montgomery County.
The local tenants of the Marcel Town Center partner together to bring supported activities within the area bringing more awareness to each individual venue including a Health and Wellness Fair, a Batman Day with the Batmobile, and The Big Event with moonwalks, vendors, and food. So much happening since the center just opened Spring of 2019!
A Business Center Manager greets guests and members Monday through Friday, a beautiful upscale contemporary office space with tall ceilings, orange, teal, and tan décor paint, contemporary art work throughout building, a 1 G bps internet and best of all 12 zones for air conditioning and heat control- 1 thermostat for every 4 offices to mitigate the hot Texas sun.
One of the members to join Office Evolution is Delta Life Franchising, an all women boutique fitness gym with over 30 franchises across the country, and one of the top 100 franchises in the nation.
"We are lucky that Phil and his partner brought Office Evolution to this area”, said Josh Cherry, CEO of Delta Life Franchising. “Mid-size companies like Delta Life Franchising can have the big company amenities of professional conference rooms, a kitchen, a call center, mail room and more at a modest price. Moving our corporate headquarters into Office Evolution took us to the next level of professionalism."
Office evolution is a community designed to transform the way you do business.
Discover the professional difference Office Evolution will make to your business by visiting 525 Woodland Square Blvd , Suite 250, Conroe at the Marcel Town Center located off FM 1488 west of the Xscape For more information,
Written by: Phil Anderson
Office Evolution has more than 70 locations open, 140 units sold in markets across the country and is poised for further growth as the demand for affordable and safe, workspace close-to-home continues to rise.