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See inside DMG’s new downtown office

With moving day fast approaching, Divisions Maintenance Group is sharing a first look at the inside of its new headquarters.

The design for the new space at The Foundry in downtown Cincinnati draws on DMG’s reputation and history. DMG provides interior and exterior facility maintenance services for tens of thousands of sites across the country. The company’s work, everything from landscaping to plumbing to disaster relief, is essential. It takes grit and determination, and those values are incorporated into the design.

“It’s about energy,” said Amanda Searfoss, a senior design manager for Luminaut, the Cincinnati-based architecture and design firm partnering with DMG. “DMG is big. They’re loud. They make a statement. We want that spirit to come through in the space – anyone who walks into the new HQ will feel the energy and excitement of what DMG does every day.”

Employees will start moving into the new HQ in the first half of 2023. Below are four renderings of the space:

From Fountain Square

This first photo shows the space that will be visible from Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, looking up into DMG’s windows. It’s a café for employees on the third floor of the building, with a bold design in DMG blue – blue floors, blue walls, blue ceiling, blue furniture.

The old Macy's escalator

The Foundry building used to be home to a flagship Macy’s store. Rather than filling in the hole that used to house the Macy’s escalator, DMG and Luminaut turned it into a focal point of the design, featuring a large, winding staircase with stadium seating. This view is from the second floor, showing the staircase winding up to the third

The central core

This view shows the top of the winding staircase as it reaches the third floor. Here, the lighting fixture depicts the eye of the storm, a nod to DMG’s work in intense weather – snow removal after storms, for example, and disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires. The graphics around this area tell DMG’s story, emphasizing the ability to tackle any facility maintenance job, interior or exterior.

The fourth floor

The top floor of the building – at least for now, as DMG does have the option to expand upward – is all about fun and relaxation. There’s a café and bar, games and plenty of comfy furniture. Outside, there’s a rooftop patio for employees to enjoy city views during nice weather.

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DMG was founded in 1999 and is currently headquartered in Newport, Kentucky. But growth has been so rapid that DMG’s local employees are split into three different buildings in Newport and Cincinnati.

“That’s part of why this new HQ is so huge for us,” said DMG Marketing Director Jalan Nored. “Yes, we are moving into one of the most iconic buildings in Cincinnati, but more importantly, we will all be back together under one roof.

“One of our mantras as a company is ‘As One.’ We work together, As One, for our customers, our facility maintenance providers and each other. In The Foundry, all working together from one central hub, that teamwork and collaboration is only going to grow.”

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