MEMPHIS BUSINESS JOURNAL | Jacob Steimer
The founder of a Memphis-based communications consulting firm has purchased an 11,000-square-foot Downtown building that was built in 1910.
The approximately half-acre property, located at 11 W. Huling Ave., originated as a National Biscuit Company (NABISCO) distribution center in the early 1900s. It includes 8,500 square feet of office space, 2,200 square feet of residential space, an outdoor courtyard and a rooftop deck with river views.
Doug Carpenter, founder and principal of communications consulting firm DCA, bought the site and plans to move DCA's offices into the building by the end of the year.
“I really just invest in two things: my business and my personnel,” Carpenter said in a release. “I’ve always wanted to provide an environment that’s fitting for myself and the associates with whom I work. With our employee and client growth, we not only need more space, but we also want to put our stamp Downtown both figuratively and, now, literally.”
DCA recently hired three new employees: two account managers and a PR coordinator. According to MBJ's 2016-2017 Book of Lists, DCA had nine employees as of August 2016.
“From our efforts with projects from Tennessee Brewery’s Untapped and the Hickman Building to the reimagining of Loflin Yard, our engagement in Downtown’s transformation compelled me to own part of its history and its future. ... The character of the space is truly unique, and I’ve always been enamored with it,” Carpenter said. “I was enticed by the one-story office off the river with its original pine floors, exposed brick walls and beams, and roll-up garage doors."