Mericle is renovating the former Wise building at 150 Welles Street in Forty Fort Borough, Pennsylvania, and will have the building ready for tenants by spring. Mericle will subdivide the 5,850 square foot building into office suites as small as 950 square feet.

Renovations will include a new roof, windows, and utility systems said Mericle Vice President of Marketing Jim Cummings. He said the building’s exterior will also be upgraded.

Mericle previously converted an adjacent building, the former Acme Warehouse, into industrial and office space and named the 381,000 square foot facility the Cross Valley West Professional Building. Cummings said Mericle expects 150 Welles Street to be attractive to a variety of office companies but especially medical users.

“We’ve been able to recruit several healthcare providers to the Cross Valley West Professional Building,” he said. “The location appears to be especially appealing to physicians who want to serve people living on the west side of the river. We think this will help us recruit new tenants to 150 Welles Street.”

The building’s location – just ¼ mile from Exit 4 of the Cross Valley Expressway – and the availability of abundant on-site parking will add to its marketability according to Cummings.

This is the latest project under the Ready to Go Program, a major initiative by Mericle to develop a variety of industrial, flex, office, and medical buildings and sites throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. This will be the first existing building to be acquired and renovated by Mericle since the launching of the program last August.

Founded by Robert K. Mericle, Mericle Construction Inc. self-performs virtually all aspects of development and construction, using its own in-house personnel, Mericle Construction is better able to control costs and fast track delivery schedules to meet its clients’ needs. It fashions itself as a throwback to the “master builder” of old when experienced craftsmen self-performed all aspects of the construction process.

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