I founded the Brick Factory in late 2011, and in early 2016 we moved into our dream office.  The space is in the heart of DC near the White House and we were able to build it out from scratch.   It is beautiful and we have loved working here.

But right around the time we moved into the new office, our work culture started to change.  

Long time employees who had worked out of the DC office moved to other parts of the world and started working remotely.  As we hired new employees, we found we had access to a larger talent pool if we were open to remote workers. And our DC-based employees who did work out the office began to value being able to work remotely a few days a week.

As a result, over the last few years we have gradually gone from a company that was 50% remote employees to one that is 90% remote.  This has had a profound impact on our culture and the way we work. There have been some hiccups and growing pains, but over the last few years we’ve gotten really good at working as a distributed team.  It works for us.

As a result of these changes, having a physical office doesn’t make sense for us.  So, we are giving up our permanent office and going fully remote as a company as of January 15, 2020.  

This step will allow us to offer a great, flexible work environment for our current team and to hire new employees from around the country and world.  Financially, it will give us the flexibility to get together as a full group more often and invest more in our employees.

While we are giving up our permanent office, we remain a DC-based company.  We have secured a co-working space in downtown DC that will serve as a hub for our DC-based employees, and provide us with a place to meet with clients and partners.  You can reach us at our new address below:

Brick Factory
1100 15th St NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

While I will miss our permanent office and am sad in some ways to be giving it up, my primary emotion is excitement at the increased flexibility and freedom this change will give our team and me personally. 

About the Author
Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.