Project Spotlight: Pivot During COVID - Madison Flitch and Madison Stitch
By John Hinman, Managing Director with Nexus 5 Group
Project: Madison Flitch Building Renovation, 501 E 16th Street, Kansas City, MO (East Cross Roads)
Client: John Pryor
Architect: Clockwork Architects, Chris Jimenez
6,000 sf renovation of a historic building in the East Cross Roads. Scope included new roof, tuck pointing, windows & storefront entrances, Overhead Doors, concrete, tenant improvement for showroom, and wood shop.
John Pryor spent 20 years in the corporate world before moving back to Kansas City with a dream. He wanted to have a custom furniture company that takes trees being removed from Kansas City and transforms them into custom art filled furniture.
In the beginning, he started Madison Flitch on the 2nd floor of a building in the crossroads. After outgrowing this space, he decided to purchase a building. After moving into the building following the renovation, John had his space to continue growing his business.
Six months after moving into the building, the pandemic hit.
The pandemic created several challenges for a small, custom furniture business. John decided to pivot and launch Madison Stitch to start making masks for medical workers and first responders. Madison Stitch then transitioned into manufacturing custom hand bags and purses.
Today, Madison Flitch and Madison Stitch are going strong. John has such a beautiful heart and truly matches the core values and mission of the Nexus 5 Group.
Here are a couple of stories on the Madison Flitch/Stitch pivot.
Project Schedule: Completed in phases over a 1 year period
Result: “On Time, On Budget, Happy Client”
“Nexus 5 managed the renovation of our downtown workshop from beginning to end, coordinating with city officials and vendors to ensure everything met city code and their service standards. They took away the headaches of a major renovation by providing a full suite of general contracting services. We would use them again!” - John Pryor, entrepreneur, Madison Flitch and Madison Stitch