One of Ohio’s largest full-service independent marketing and advertising agencies – Hart Inc. – opened a new chapter in downtown Toledo this month. With the grand move back to their original downtown home, CEO / President Mike Hart plans to help revitalize the city through the agency’s investment in the Hylant building. The new 20,000 square meter, two-story office houses around 60 Toledo employees. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a 360-degree view of the city and an elegant industrial look give visitors the feeling of having fled to a larger city.
One thing that you will notice about this spacious place is the use of unique textures and fun, collaborative spaces for brainstorming. From phone booths to cozy meeting rooms for copywriters and strategists, the agency’s space represents the work they produce.
A mixture of modern woodwork by The Collaborative, a local group of architects, interior designers and planners, and innovative lighting by the Rudolph Libbe Group from Toledo underscores their commitment to the place.
Other special details include a full armor that featured in an Ohio Lottery commercial and a quote Mike’s father, the late Thomas R. Hart, wrote on a piece of paper and given him to keep in his desk today 30 years on the wall: “The easiest way to lose success is to believe that you are successful.”
“That’s so true. I really am,” explains Mike Hart. “I know he was like that and I believe we live by it today – better every day. Don’t be arrogant, be cautious. Work hard, be humble . That’s what it’s all about. “
As for their big move, Hart Inc. hopes their new home and identity will continue to grow. More information is available at hartinc.com or on Facebook at Hart Inc.