Communications and marketing firm Reingold officially opened its new Del Ray office Wednesday with an open house event that featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille.
“I want to welcome Reingold and thank them for choosing us,” Euille said. “If you need anything, I live five blocks away.”
Reingold renovated the building on the corner of Leslie and E. Monroe avenues to fit its workflow with new conference rooms, video conferencing technology and a large HD projection screen. The firm outgrew its offices in The Palisades neighborhood of Washington, D.C. as it took on new accounts and grew in size.
The renovation also included some environmental upgrades like new windows and insulation. Other amenities include a new stairwell, bike rack, landscaping and a rooftop terrace on the building’s northwest corner.
The design and construction process took less than 10 months, architect Jon Hensley told Patch. The building previously housed the Print Services and Distribution Association.
“The building was in a really rough state,” Hensley said. “We really took everything back to its structure.”
Reingold Creative Director Joseph Ney that the firm was drawn to the new office by the property tax climate, its distance from Braddock Road Metro station and available on-site parking.
Reingold Chief Operating Officer Kevin Miller said the location of the new office is advantageous because it puts the firm in proximity to many federal and local government agencies as well as the many associations in Alexandria.
The firm has about 75 employees, promising to enliven the lunch crowd in Del Ray.