September 14, 2022

Renovation/Conversion of Office Buildings Next in Line for Long-Time Partner Industrial Commercial Properties

Miller Valentine Construction is in the process of converting a set of call center buildings into light industrial and office spaces for long-time client Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP).

The two-building complex was purchased by ICP in the Kettering Business Park in Kettering, Ohio. Approximately 200,000 square feet each, the two buildings were originally part of the Gentile Air Force Station, a U.S. Air Force installation that was closed in 1996.

In May, Miller Valentine began a full interior demolition of the west building, which most recently served as a Fortune 100 call center. Design work to add dock doors around the perimeter is now underway. The intent is to create leasable space by turning the structure into a “white box.” Plans for the east building have not yet been released.

“These are very unique, solid structures,” said Project Manager Erin Standen. “We’re pleased to work with ICP to transform these buildings into active spaces that will create jobs and generate economic activity.”

Building Certainty for Community Revitalization

Founded in 1996, ICP is the Midwest’s leader in commercial and industrial leasing, property management, acquisition, design-build, and private-public partnerships. The company owns more than 45 million square feet of real estate in six states. In places like Dayton, Ohio, ICP has built name recognition by acquiring and repositioning vacant and underused assets into active commercial ventures.

“ICP plays a critical role in repurposing vacant or underutilized office and industrial products into dynamic spaces that bring jobs, growth, and national recognition,” said Hank Betts, Vice President of Business Development. “We are proud to build on our trusted relationship with a team that is so invested in revitalizing area communities.”

Miller Valentine first partnered with ICP on a 1.8-million-square-foot former Ford Motor Company transmission manufacturing plant in Batavia, Ohio. Over the past decade, ICP has tapped Miller Valentine to transform more than 1 million square feet of that space based on the needs of new tenants.

Today the facility is home to several companies, including Huhtamaki North America — another longtime Miller Valentine client. Miller Valentine, working with ICP, also recently completed the build-out of a best-in-class manufacturing space for ATW, North America’s largest manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of trailers, truck beds, parts, and accessories, at the former plant.

ICP strives to help its clients reduce operating costs, increase efficiency, boost productivity, and improve profits. Miller-Valentine brings more value to every project by building certainty through expert analysis, consultative planning, and single-source accountability.

“We value our relationship with ICP and look forward to opportunities to help their team make the best, most cost-effective use of the assets they purchase and manage,” said Betts. “They are community partners, and we share their goal of transforming this structure into a desired property within the City of Kettering.

“Business relationships are built on performance.  We look for project partners with a depth of experience and the ability to use that experience to creatively solve problems that can arise as we remodel and transform a property.  Miller Valentine has risen to this challenge and produced first-class results for our customers.  Continuing to work with them is an easy choice.”, said Dean Miller, Senior Vice President with ICP.

For more information, contact Hank Betts at 937.528.4007.

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