A warehouse, loading dock, production facility and professional office space all in one unit
Operating in Rockville, Maryland, since 1992, this Signs By Tomorrow location is the company's #1 franchise: women-owned, family-run and supporting 15 employees. Signs range from banners to whole-building appliques. The plant is located in PS Business Parks' Metro Park North at 7676 Standish Place.
Meet the Customer
Mary Lou Goehrung, Franchise Owner:
"Prior to moving to PS Business Parks' Metro Park in Rockville, MD, we were located in a shopping center on a major street for 20 years. Several factors entered into our decision to move to a flex space: we were looking to double our space as we continued to grow; the majority of our customers no longer shopped on their feet, but online; and the square-foot cost of a shopping center was no longer justified or feasible if we were to expand.
"It turned out Metro Park North was the perfect answer to our needs. We were familiar with the campus, as it was located in our community. With a leap of faith, that our mature business base would follow us, we moved from 8,000 sq ft to 14,000 sq feet. The clean, professional look of the Metro Park campus combined with flexible space that provided a warehouse, loading dock, production facility and professional office space - all in one unit - was exactly what we needed.
"Prior to moving, we had looked at several options, including buying a building. After a few meetings, PS Business Parks explained how they would handle the build-out for us, provide turnkey service and continued maintenance if desired, We signed a ten-year lease and were more than happy to turn the stress over to them and concentrate on running our business.
"We have been in Metro Park North for more than a year now and we are totally satisfied all around. Even though the move was four miles away from our old location, the majority of customers followed us and new customers found us as well. Customers and employees love that there is plenty of parking and no major road traffic to contend with. Corporate loves the ease of reporting issues and always getting a response in a timely manner. Most of all we feel PS Business Parks cares about us and the success of our business."