Tech-consulting firm C/D/H’s Metro Detroit office has become increasingly urban in recent years, capping the journey with a move to downtown Detroit this spring.
The Grand Rapids-based company opened its Metro Detroit office in Southfield in 2005. Not long after that it made the move to downtown Royal Oak, and now it’s moving to the Wright Kay building in downtown Detroit. The reason: to be closer to more clients in the region’s emerging tech hub.
"We like being in the middle of the action," says Sarah Woodruff, sales and marketing manager with C/D/H
C/D/H provides consulting services that specialize in collaboration, infrastructure, unified communications, mobility, and project management in the software sector. It is a Microsoft-certified Gold Partner, a VMware Professional Partner, and has earned top certification with Novell, Citrix, and Cisco Systems.
C/D/H's move to downtown Detroit puts it closer to about 40 percent of its clients, 20 percent of which are also based in the Motor City’s Central Business District. The move will bring 10 more employees to downtown Detroit. The firm employs 30 people and the occasional intern. It has hired two people for the downtown Detroit office in the last week and it currently has four open positions in sales, user interface, sharepoint, and infrastructure.
C/D/H will occupy 3,200 square feet on the fourth floor of the Wright Kay building
, which is located at 1500 Woodward Ave. (a block south of Grand Circus Park). The six-story structure, built in 1891, was originally known as the Schwankovsky Temple of Music, but was renamed for the Wright-Kay jewelry company, which occupied it for most of the 20th century. The building exhibits both Queen Anne- and Romanesque-style architecture, typical of the late 19th century. Its corner turret overlooks Woodward and John R.
"People know where the Wright Kay building is," Woodruff says. "We do a lot of events, so it's nice to have a landmark building."
Source: Sarah Woodruff, sales & marketing manager with C/D/H
Writer: Jon Zemke
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