Ted Risdall poses in the company's old office. Photo courtesy of Risdall
Risdall has moved to Roseville.
After 16 years at its New Brighton offices, Risdall, one of the top ten marketing agencies in the Twin Cities in terms of revenue, officially opened for business in a new space Monday.
The 35 staffers have moved to an 16,000-square-foot office in the Rosedale Corporate Plaza close to Interstate 35W and County Road C. The office is about 2,000 square feet smaller than the old location, but the company says it has better usable space with high ceilings, a workout facility, more collaborative work space and a conference room large enough to host up to 70 people for presentations or industry events.
“Over the last 44 years, we’ve found success by constantly evolving with new technology and industry advances,” said Chief Executive Ted Risdall, in a statement. “We’re excited to continue our evolution into the next phase, with a modern office feel, equipped with the latest technology to best serve our clients, contractors and employees.”
The office in New Brighton was out of date at best with dropped ceilings and drab furniture. While the old office was lacking in terms of natural light, the space was brightened with colorful photos and memorabilia. There will still be touches of the Risdall style (including its trademark bowls of candy) in the new office.
Risdall has done work for Affinity Plus credit union, McNally Smith College of Music, and the RE/MAX real estate company. It has also handled public relations for the Star Tribune.
Company founder John Risdall never shied away from props. Photo by Glen Stubbe