The new office of Elevations Real Estate LLC is located just 1 block from the center of Old Town, a ground floor unit in a building that exploded from a gas leak in 1977 and was rebuilt. It measures just a bit under 1300 sq.ft., which means that we're packed in here like sardines, so it's a very good thing that we have some space planning skills among us (and that we all get along well).
Before we leased the space, it was being under-utilized as storage for a The Cupboard, Fort Collins' premier kitchen store. It was dark, worn and dingy and basically needed new everything. We got possession on November 15th, and began our renovation, which included building a new office, a bunch of cubies, a small kitchen space and a reception desk (including a very cool concrete counter), new lighting and new ceiling, new carpet and tile, new paint, HVAC modifications, and a ton of other stuff, such as ethernet and electrical outlets. With the exception of the electrical, HVAC, and carpet, we basically did everything ourselves. Chris Hardy, Steve Balmer and Josh Forster used to build stuff and really know how to do quality work; Pat Hardy is an artist with a paintbrush; and Scott Lee and Mary did the interior design. The rest of us helped out where we could. And a few days after New Year's, we began moving in.
The space is efficient, comfortable and fun. We could have leased space elsewhere which would have given us each more room and private offices, but there are no regrets - we're all really enjoying being in Old Town, and the whole process continues to build our strength as a team.
Mary & Dick Greenberg
Elevations Real Estate LLC
106 East Oak St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524