Progress Supply Inc., a leading Southwest Ohio air conditioning, refrigeration and controls wholesaler has moved their corporate offices to 1201 Harrison Avenue at the corner of Spring Grove Avenue in the Brighton-West End area of the city of Cincinnati. The company purchased a two-story, 8,500 square foot building formerly owned by Fifth Third Bank. The building was constructed in 1920 and originally housed Union Bank and Trust. Progress Supply moved into the building in early October from their former location at 2864 Spring Grove Avenue which will continue to house their store and warehouse.
Mark Faessler, President and CEO, said, “Our former location was inadequate for our needs. Despite stagnant sales due to the recession, we knew we needed to plan for the future once the downturn ends. Moving our corporate office people made sense from a productivity standpoint as well. We also knew we wanted to be close to our current Cincinnati warehouse location, and after five months negotiation, we closed the deal on the property before it was scheduled for demolition.” He added, “We wanted a first-class office facility for our customers and our staff so we made a significant investment for the future and brought in the Cincinnati firm RSL Architects and the Dayton based Miller-Valentine Corporation to completely redesign and upgrade the entire building.”
In addition to housing corporate staff personnel, the new office also has a large training room on the second floor. Plus they have installed a new digital telephone system throughout all their locations that features desk-to-desk dialing and opens up phone lines for easier customer access.
Progress Supply Inc. is a full-line wholesaler of Emerson Climate Technologies and provides HVAC products to customers in over 60 counties in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia from their sales locations in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio.