Thrive Media, a company that specializes in publications, consulting services and video production, is wrapping up the final touches on a renovation project that spruces up an old building in Lower Macungie. The company transformed the vacant building into fresh office space for itself and another company.
“The project is 95 percent done,” said Jeff Tintle, owner of Thrive Media.
Tintle has been in business for nine years and moved his firm from the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown last year to this new site at 4847 Hamilton Blvd. in Lower Macungie.
Jeff said his father, Jeff Sr., joined the company to work part-time and helped with the renovations, serving as the general contractor who coordinated the design and construction for the project.
“Many times businesses are passed down from generations,” Jeff Jr. said. “In this instance, he was successful in another business and wanted to join mine to help part-time.”
Jeff Jr. said he signed a letter of intent for a tenant to move into the first floor of the 2,200- square-foot building. The tenant will be a large, regional senior health care office, Jeff Jr. said.
Thrive Media, which has five employees, is now in the second floor of the site, he added.
While the project took three months longer than expected to complete, Jeff Jr. said the company was on budget, down to the penny.
This property once was the regional office for Lutheran churches but sat vacant for four to five years, Jeff Jr. said. Hamilton Capital Partners, a real estate holding company, owns the building, Jeff Jr. said.
“It’s almost like nobody ever saw this building,” Jeff Jr. said. “I think it was the catalyst for the adjacent property to be sold.”
An accounting firm, Werner and Co., purchased that property and will possibly move in this summer, Jeff Jr. said.