A Chicago-based general contracting firm is moving its Denver office a few miles south.
W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. recently purchased the 19,493-square-foot office space at 5800 S. Nevada St. in Littleton for $5.6 million.
The company purchased its current office at 229 Vallejo St. in 2006 for $750,000, city records show. It plans on moving to Littleton by year-end.
Todd Guthrie, president of the company’s Colorado branch, said it was time for a change after over 15 years in Denver. He said he’s originally from Littleton and moved back to Colorado in 1999 to establish the company’s local presence.
“We’re excited about being in downtown Littleton and it’s a new opportunity for the company,” he said. “We’ve been looking for the right building for a while. This one came along and it really checked a lot of the boxes for us in terms of access to amenities and the quality of the building.”
W.E. O’Neil has 12 offices in five states, including another office in Colorado Springs. According to the company’s website, the company has been operational for over 90 years and is 100 percent employee-owned.
The space was previously the home of the law firm Anderson & Jahde. The firm purchased it in 2016 for $980,000, records show.
Steven Anderson, attorney and seller, said when the property needed significant renovations when he bought it. He said he added new windows, replaced the wall bearings and cut the drywall to give the space very high ceilings.
“I am very happy for the buyer; there was a lot of love that went into this space,” he said. “We absolutely love the space and it has been an extraordinary office. They got a very nice piece of real estate.”
Anderson said he thought it was a good time for the firm to move and evolve. They are also still seeking to find another office to move to.
CBRE brokers Monica Wiley and Jeff Wood, as well as Kyle Benson of Sessions Group, represented the sellers in the deal. Wiley said the property, originally listed at $5.95 million, was put on the market last fall and had a large amount of interest because of the location and renovations.