Window hanging

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 :: Final Frame
Sean P. Johnson
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

When O’Connor Connective decided to renovate a tired space in downtown De Pere for its new digs, one of the first features to catch Bridget O’Connor’s eye was the curved windows over the front door — a unique architectural feature that made the building’s façade stand out.

Unfortunately, the window and glass work could not be saved in the original form during the renovation of the 100-year-old building. But O’Connor was not about to let the eye-catching feature fade into history. With a little restoration work and a solid wall for anchoring, the iconic windows have found a new home as art in one of the company’s creative common areas.

Founded in 2013, O’Connor Connective is a strategy and marketing communications company working with senior leadership for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors.

The company purchased its current home at 355 Main Ave. in late 2014 and completed a six-month renovation in May 2015 (see more in economic development on page 38). The renovation included the removal of more than 10 Dumpsters filled with construction debris to expose the original brick and 20-foot wood beams.