Bohler Engineering, a civil engineering firm with offices throughout the northeast, needed new office space to house its thriving—and growing—Albany office.
Chris Boyea, Bohler Engineering’s Albany branch manager, said he was aware of The Anderson Group’s “track record and reputation for providing excellent service to their tenants,” so the firm partnered with The Anderson Group and set off on a search for new space.
They found it. Four months ago, Bohler Engineering moved to 17 Computer Drive West, an Anderson Group property. Although it wasn’t a big move in terms of distance (they were moving just down the street from their previous office building), Boyea said the move was a big step up in terms of space and growth potential.
Bohler Engineering, which provides commercial site development and residential land development services for hotels, fast-food restaurants, and retail outlets for major national and local clients, pinpointed location as a key factor in its search for new space. Bohler Engineering’s Albany office staff manages projects across New York State (north of the Tappan Zee Bridge) and throughout Vermont. In addition, its employees hail from counties throughout the Capital Region and depend upon a centralized office location within walking distance of restaurants and shopping.
“We have 14 years under our belt being located off of Wolf Road, and we love the area. We didn’t want to move very far,” Boyea says. “The work we do, the clients we service, and the people we employ depend upon access to Wolf Road, Albany International Airport, and the major highways. This is where we need to be.”
Bohler’s new office, totaling more than 7,000 square feet (an increase of 3,500 square feet over its previous office space), is made up of individual offices and open spaces designed for employee collaboration and staff meetings.
“Our new office gives us the perfect amount of space for now, plus some growing room—whether it’s in our existing building or somewhere else in The Anderson Group’s portfolio,” Boyea said. “We already took the step of putting down options on future-growth space with The Anderson Group.”
Boyea said The Anderson Group worked hand-in-hand with Bohler and its interior design team prior to and during move-in. He said he was also impressed with the leasing process, calling it “straightforward and seamless.” And he is quick to add that The Anderson Group’s attention to detail and responsive service doesn’t end when the lease is signed.
“Quality and follow through are the words that come to mind when I think of The Anderson Group. If they say they are going to do something, they do it,” Boyea said. “The staff is polite, and the upkeep is great. They are in it for the long haul, and they give us the professional image we want to project.”