Mueller Communications Moving To The Fortress
PR firm with many clients will relocate from Lower East Side to Brewers Hill.
One of Milwaukee’s largest public relations and communications firms is on the move.
“The new office space, which will be built out to our specifications, will be a smart, intentional and modern use of space,” said CEO Lori Richards in a statement. “As the agency continues to evolve, the space enables amenity and technology updates that will allow us to continue to attract and retain the best and brightest communications and marketing professionals.”
It will lease the space from Alexander Company, which recently redeveloped the building into 132 apartments with lower level commercial space. Mueller and Alexander worked with the other Fortress tenant, JP Cullen, on the redevelopment of Old Main at Soldiers Home.
The company will have access to a 1,000 square feet meeting space and a host of other amenities at The Fortress, including a club room, courtyard, fitness center, dog run and rooftop deck. The Fortress is more than a century old: It was built in phases for the F. Mayer Boot and Shoe Company starting in 1892.
“Our goal was to find a space that met the needs of our current and future workforce and that reflects who we are as an organization,” said CEO James Madlom. “The Fortress is in the heart of Milwaukee; it is a historic redevelopment project and it instantly felt like the right place to continue to grow the business.”
Mueller, named for founder H. Carl Mueller, was founded in 1985. The two current CEOs, Madlom and Richards became partners in 2015 and majority owners in 2020.
Carl Mueller, through Royall MCI LLC, owns the firm’s current home. It is being marketed for sale for $1.5 million. City records indicate it has 6,988 square feet of finished space, but the listing through Ogden & Co. says 11,549 square feet of space.
2018 The Fortress Photos
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