Real Capital Solutions hires Vantage Builders, Inc. for 22,000 s/f office renovation for Thompson Habib Denison

January 03, 2020 - Owners Developers & Managers

Lincoln, MA Vantage Builders, Inc. completed a new office renovation for Thompson Habib Denison (THD) at Lincoln North, 55 Old Bedford Rd. The 22,000 s/f office will serve as THD’s new corporate headquarters.

THD, a full-service marketing agency specializing in integrated fundraising and donor engagement, moved to Lincoln North from Lexington, Mass. The firm needed a larger office to meet demand for its wide-ranging services and growing team. Vantage was hired for the build-out by building ownership, Real Capital Solutions, and worked closely with the leasing team of Dean Blackey, Mike Ogasapian, and Elizabeth Holmes of R.W. Holmes Commercial Real Estate.

“We value the contribution of each of our team members. Each of them is integral to driving the success of our client relationships and our growing business,” said Carol Dane, senior vice president, people & operations, THD. “With a layout that promotes collaboration and communication, our new office better equips us to create the strategies and solutions that help our clients maximize their fundraising efforts and fund their important missions.”

Vantage followed designs by the McGuinness Group. Working in an active three-story office building, Vantage took care to keep construction noise to a minimum. The project began with demolition of the previous office to prepare the space for THD’s new footprint.

The layout features an open office area that encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Vantage built two new executive offices and 15 private offices, each with full-height glass fronts. Five conference rooms of varying sizes support THD’s workflow and meeting groups. The largest conference room features multiple floor boxes for staff to easily rearrange the movable furniture to support meetings of different uses, including training sessions.

Visitors are greeted in a well-lit, welcoming reception area, featuring THD’s branding and signage. 

Two café areas, with luxury millwork, stone countertops and luxury vinyl tiling (LVT) flooring, provide space for staff to have lunch or take a break and recharge. The office area features new Mannington carpet tiles, while specialty pendant and linear lighting fixtures throughout create a bright workspace. To accommodate the floorplan, new thermostats were installed and ductwork was rerouted.

“Office renovations make up the largest part of our business,” said John Connor, principal, Vantage Builders. “And just as every business is different, so is every office renovation project. It’s exciting to see how a new office can support a company’s vision and mission, while energizing the team.”



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