McKINNEY (April 23, 2015) — Richardson Communications (RCC), a boutique technology and communications consulting firm offering voice, data and cloud/IT execution strategies and services, hosted a ribbon cutting celebration to mark its corporate headquarters move to Historic Downtown McKinney.
The company kicked off festivities with an open house on Thursday, April 16, which included a tour of the building, hors d’oeuvres catered by Kat Mendenhall, a renowned vegan chef from Dallas, and a private VIP shopping tour of three merchants on the square. The night ended with a tour of RCC’s Network Operations Center, which provides managed services to RCC’s clients. The ribbon cutting marked the final celebration of RCC’s relocation.
“I love the historical scene in McKinney and have been eagerly waiting to relocate until the right space opened up in Historic Downtown McKinney,” said Rachel McNeese, founder and president of Richardson Communications. “I started looking for space to lease until I found this building and had to buy it. People don’t often associate a technology firm with a historical location, but we like to be set apart in our industry.”
Rick Autry of Frisco Remodeling led the four-month renovation, transforming the building to give it a vintage ambiance that mirrors other spaces in the historic downtown neighborhood. Autry worked with McNeese to uncover wooden beams that had been sheet rocked, as well as restored the exposed brick walls throughout the building.
Many of the pieces used to complete the renovation were purchased from merchants on the McKinney square. Metal art pieces were made by Jimmy Don Holmes, best known as the metal art guy from the reality series “Fixer Upper.” A photography display was completed by Mark Rush of Mark Rush Photography and McNeese did all of the design work herself, pulling in reclaimed resources when possible.
The building, located at 201 W. Virginia St., is three stories tall and 5,700 square feet. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton occupied the space prior to McNeese purchasing the building. Paxton was the Texas State Senator for District 8 at the time. Neighboring businesses include McKinney Wine Merchant, Bien Salsa, Rick’s Chophouse and Gregory’s Bistro.
McNeese founded Richardson Communications in 2008, working out of a small space in Richardson, Texas. The business has grown 30 percent every year, adding large well-known brands to its client-roster, including Toni & Guy and Gold’s Gym. The company started as a one woman shop and now has 15 employees and growing.
About Richardson Communications
Richardson Communications & Consulting, Inc. (RCC) is a full-service technology and communications consulting firm located in McKinney, Texas. Founded in 2008 by industry expert Rachel McNeese, the firm focuses on voice, data, cloud/IT services and business continuity. With a client-centered model and a dense portfolio of carrier partners, RCC empowers clients to overcome challenges, exceed goals and transform business through the power of technology. To learn more, please visit richardsoncom.com.