West Bend-based Epic Creative, an advertising agency and production company, plans to move its headquarters from a building on the city’s south side to a new facility downtown. The company, currently located at 3014 E. Progress Drive, will build a new, two-story, 33,630-square-foot facility on a one-acre site along the southern portion of Veteran’s Parkway in downtown West Bend. Construction of the new facility is expected to start in November.
The facility will house office space and a production sound stage capable of accommodating photography and video shoots. "I can’t think of a more exciting time in EPIC’s history," said Jim Becker, president of Epic Creative. "When the agency first started, we operated out of a garage, so to move into a building of this magnitude-it solidifies 19 years of hard work and dedication from a multi-dimensional team of talented, creative people."
The site for Epic’s new headquarters is located east of the Milwaukee River, an area of the downtown that city officials have been working to redevelop. "We are so pleased to have an anchor like Epic kick-start development in the downtown area," said West Bend Mayor Kristine Deiss. "Not only is this a boost to our beautiful downtown, but it’s also further confirmation that West Bend is a great place to do business."