On May 26 Modern Climate is moving across town to the North Loop of Minneapolis. We're taking our chairs, our desks and a section of the hardwood floor with us. Let me explain...
Modern Climate has always had a particular way in which we look at the world. Constantly curious, our inventive spirit has long been a calling card for the like-minded. This has proven true through both our recruiting and our business relationships. And perhaps most of all through the deliberate connection to our culture and our company's vision. We've built ourselves around a spirit of independence, operating within a highly collaborative model. You could say that we are "all in" with this commitment.
A quote that speaks our language
"But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before." This quote is from Mark Twain's character Huck Finn written more than 130 years ago. Rather than living life by the rules of society, Huck wanted to be free to write his own rules, to do things his own way. To find what's possible.
Beyond the pages of the book, we found Huck's quote to be a connection to the story of our own spirit of invention and discovery. In fact, we liked it so much we painted it across the floor in our current office. It's was right there in the middle of the open atrium. You couldn't miss it. Everyday it reminded us to keep our eyes forward and celebrate what's around the corner. To be inspired by every challenge, big and small.
So as we packed our belongings and prepared to move, it had to be done… we're taking the quote with us. Literally. The physical floor will pried up, packed and shipped to our new office. We'll display the quote in a prominent location and we will continue to look forward, finding inspiration in what lies ahead.
About the move and our new location
Modern Climate, and our Clear Night sister companies Ackmann & Dickenson and GdB, are moving to a shared campus located at 515 Washington Avenue North. The Clear Night Building (formerly the Maytag Building, a.k.a. the Gardner Hardware Building) has been completely renovated and built-out to help us realize our full potential. We will continue to fly our flag of independence and grow the company through the vision and the story we share with our staff, our clients and the curious minds that find inspiration in the territory ahead.