After 5 years in the Fountain Square Business Center in Germantown, Trivera Interactive is moving to Menomonee Falls. The 13 year old Wisconsin Web site development, Email marketing and Social Media consulting firm is moving from their current office space to the top floor of a 119 year old historic landmark. Effective January 1, 2010, Trivera's new home will be the Schlafer and Huebner Mill Building, erected in 1891 on the bank of the Menomonee River in downtown Menomonee Falls.
Trivera founder Tom Snyder says "Having been raised in the Falls, I've always had a love for that building. And when space became available with our current lease ending, I couldn't turn down the opportunity to move our business there."
Said Snyder, "These old buildings have such character they just radiate creative energy. Milwaukee's Third Ward is replete with firms in our space that occupy similar buildings. We love the concept, but didn't want the daily downtown commute."
The new office is actually two floors tall with a high ceiling, rustic wooden beams and a loft that overlooks the conference room, reception area, production and sales areas. Snyder's office will occupy the loft. Large windows provide lots of natural light as well as views of Menomonee Falls' signature waterfall in the heart of the village and Lime Kiln park.
Although Trivera has spent the last 5 years in Germantown, they are no strangers to Menomonee Falls. After a few years in a basement in Butler, they moved to the Falls Business Park on Hampton and Lilly Rd in 1998. Further growth spurred by the dot com boom, and acquisition by a West Coast firm required a move to larger office in the same park. After 6 years there, and the unwinding of the acquisition to return the company to Snyder's ownership, Trivera moved to their current location on Rivercrest Drive, just North of the Germantown and Menomonee Falls border.
Snyder recounts: "It's sad to leave the space we've been in. With thousands of cars driving by the freeway right outside our front door, we've had tons of visibility. Everyone knows the blue fountain next to my office. The building owners, JBJ Properties, did an awesome job creating a productive workspace for us. And we'll miss our patio out back. Some lucky business will grab that space quickly."
But Snyder only looks back briefly. "As one of the region's oldest and most respected Web firms, our vision has always been forward looking, so we're excited about the change and a new 5 year commitment to our future, the relationships we have with dozens of existing clients and the new ones we are about to build."
Photos of the new space as construction continues can be seen here.
The new address as of January 1, will be N88 W16447 Main St Suite 400, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-2891. The phone number, 262-250-9400, will remain the same.
Trivera Interactive is an online brand management firm that uses Web and Interactive technologies to help their clients reinforce their brand with their customers, communities and media. For more information, contact, Tom Snyder at 262-250-9400.