Marshall Exteriors recently purchased the former Rite Aid on East Union Street in Newark, and will soon transform the building into its corporate headquarters and design center.
The business’ current building on West Shore Boulevard will become Marshall’s production facility.
“We are excited for this next chapter,” said Adam Olschewske, who founded the business 18 years ago. “When we started looking for a space, staying in Newark was important to us. Now that we have purchased the old Rite Aid, being able to repurpose a building that has been vacant for more than three years means bringing life back to the large space. We are proud to build our new corporate headquarters in the heart of the community.”
Marshall Exteriors employs 21 full-time staff, in addition to working with area subcontractors. Olschewske estimates the expansion will double its staff roster in the months ahead.
The headquarters will be home to the sales and marketing offices as well as the design center, a 5,600 square foot showroom where customers will see and experience materials and products, including Integrity windows and doors, Alside siding and GAF shingles.
Customers will see their design plans come to life before making a commitment through a new virtual reality program.
“In a field where companies are known for not meeting customer needs, Marshall Exteriors is leveraging technological advances to stay at the forefront of an ever-changing industry,” Olschewske said.
The remodel of the Rite Aid building is planned to start immediately. Olschewske expects it to open for business fall 2018.
Current and future customers will not experience any interruption in service.
“We’re thrilled to see another local business expand,” Mayor Jonathan Taylor said. “They could have easily looked for a location outside of our community, but instead they chose to stay here and bring new life to an empty building. We wish them the best as they grow.”