Company and construction officials are among those who participated in the recent groundbreaking.
From Illinois Business Journal news services
O’FALLON – Visionary Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm founded in Edwardsville just over a year ago, recently broke ground on a 65,000-square-foot office building at 1405 Green Mount Road in O’Fallon, Ill.
The building will have five floors, and most of the fifth floor will become Visionary Wealth Advisor’s O’Fallon office.
The rest of the fifth floor will become a meeting and entertainment venue that can seat 55 for dinner, and accommodate 100 guests outdoors. The outdoor area promises a spectacular view that could include fireworks at night, and the Arch on a clear day. It will be the only penthouse-style venue in O’Fallon.
Attending the groundbreaking ceremony was Visionary Wealth Advisors founder, Brett Gilliland, along with most of the Visionary team; the Plocher Construction team, including its owner, Scott Plocher; Hurford Architects, as well as the building’s engineers, representative from the City of O’Fallon, and the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce.
“We wanted to build something for the community that would be different,” explained Visionary’s Founder, Brett Gilliland. “This is a place where people can entertain clients, or have a wedding reception, and enjoy a unique venue right here in O’Fallon.”
Plans for the first floor of the building are for a restaurant, a bank, and possibly medical practices. The second floor will have office space for lease. The third and fourth floors will become the new home of Kurowski & Shultz, LLC, an area law firm.
Gilliland, a long-time resident of O’Fallon, said he has had his eye on this property for 14 years. “I always thought it was a great opportunity. My wife and I have a passion for giving back to our community and we wanted to add to the landscape of O’Fallon.”
Gilliland believes that his investment into a professional office building on this property will attract similar structures and developments in the future. It’s in a convenient location, accessible from Interstate 64.
The O’Fallon professional building will be Visionary’s fourth location since its founding in March 2014, and its first facility to be built from the ground up. The other offices are in Brentwood, Mo., Miami, Fla., and its headquarters in Edwardsville.
Six to seven advisors from the Edwardsville office will relocate to the O’Fallon office when the facility opens in June 2016.
Visionary currently has 27 advisors and $320 million in assets. Eight new hires are planned within the next 60 days. The O’Fallon office is designed to accommodate the firm’s future growth in the O’Fallon, Mascoutah and Lebanon areas.
The new facility will be jointly owned by Brett and Julie Gilliland, Scott Plocher, owner of Plocher Construction in Highland, and Dr. Jim Powell, an anesthesiologist in Maryville. Plocher Construction did the finish on Visionary’s headquarters in Edwardsville.
Visionary Wealth Advisors is an independent Registered Investment Advisor, founded in March 2014 by Gilliland and Tim Hammett.
For more information, visit VisionaryWealthAdvisors.com.