In 1986 we were full up. The old house at 216 E. McCarty was our headquarters; the farm reports were being done from our original headquarters near Derry's home in Marian; We'd rented two others locations close to 216–one two doors west and the second above Modern Litho Print on Madison. We were running from location to location to get stuff done; and, while serviceable, the three Jefferson City locations didn't have great appeal to visitors and potential employees. And Centertown wasn't an ideal location for studios and backhaul. We needed something better.
I built the building along with Dan and Darrell Gordon, two Jefferson City commercial Realtors. They owned half and I owned the other. Construction took a year; we moved in 1989.