MHW moves to Conroe; marks “great investment” for city of Conroe
MHW moves to Conroe; marks “great investment” for city of Conroe”
“I’m excited about moving the business to Conroe,” said Czajkoski, who is also running for Conroe mayor in the November election. Czajkoski is president of MHW.
“Our investment group purchased the building, making an important investment in downtown Conroe to preserve
its history and also bring that building up to modern-day standards and providing it with modern amenities.”
His company for several years had been in a multi-story office building on Grogan’s Mill in The Woodlands.
“We wanted to take the opportunity to bring MHW back to downtown Conroe, where we started. We are one of the major commercial investment firms now in Montgomery County and Conroe is the place for growth businesses to be. 336 N Main Street is one of many investments MHW has made in this city.”
The building is being completely rehabilitated, but some aspects of the original historic building will remain, such as utilizing exposed and stained original wood beams wherever possible for an office industrial look. The total square footage of the building is around 11,000 square feet.
MHW will occupy about 2,500 square feet on the 2nd floor, leaving another roughly 2,500 square feet available for office/business incubator lease space.
The downstairs already has commitments from the University of St. Thomas and Blue Epiphany Vineyards, which will be relocating from current space on Highway 75.
Larry Foerster, chairman of the Montgomery County Historical Commission, applauded MHW’s decision to renovate a city historic landmark.
“I’m just delighted that Jody sees the value in saving the building and preserving it for future generations. The fact that it has a lot of history associated with it, and it is also still a very functional building, particularly with the remodeling he’s doing to it,” Foerster said.
Foerster said the location has featured several different businesses. One of the first business operating at that location was a mercantile store that burned down in 1912 after a major fire destroyed a number of other buildings on the square in 1911.
The store was rebuilt and continued as a mercantile store until around 1919. In 1930, Robin Carter, a pharmacist who would later serve as mayor pro tem during World War II, moved Carter Drug Store to the location. The Trailways Bus Company for a time used the store’s side entrance as a bus station. Over the years several other law offices and other businesses have utilized the building.
Czajkoski said he is excited to be bringing new life to the building and downtown.
“We did that with no city funds, no tax incentives, simply good old-fashioned hard work and recruiting. Our new investment fund, MHW Assets, will be headquartered here. We started MHW at 318 N. Main about eight years ago, so this is bringing us back to Conroe. We’re coming home. Conroe is a great investment,” Czajkoski said.
About MHW Commercial Real Estate
Name: Stephanne Davenport
Email address: Stephanne@mhwre.com
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