The Mericle team includes licensed architects, land planners, heavy equipment operators, engineers, surveyors, licensed electricians, plumbers, carpenters, certified public accountants, in-house legal counsel, leasing and marketing professionals, property managers, landscapers, and more. We are the largest privately-owned developer of investment grade industrial, office, and flex buildings and sites along Pennsylvania’s I-81 Corridor.
Since our founding in 1985, we have developed approximately 19 million square feet of space in 15 local business parks. More than 13,400 people work in buildings we have developed and our tenants and clients include 40 Fortune 1000 firms. We have provided commercial real estate solutions throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania for many well-known corporations such as Alexandria Moulding, Amazon.com, Benco Dental, CVS Caremark, Kimberly Clark, The Home Depot, Men’s Wearhouse, Michaels, Nature’s Bounty, Neiman Marcus, Quaker Oats, Sears, Tucker Rocky, United Sporting Companies, and Wegmans among others.
We have never missed a client’s occupancy deadline in our 30+ year history. We are confident that our unique “master builder” structure will help us deliver the space you need as soon as you need it. Please read Mericle Overview – Building a Community to learn more.
Here are Mericle’s Five Points for Success:
1. We self perform all phases of our projects.
We are a true Master Builder and take sole responsibility for all phases of our clients’ projects from site selection to design to excavation to construction, to property management. In short, we do it all.
2. We deliver a quality product at the best value in the market.
Mericle is the authorized Butler Builder® for our region. This close association with Butler Manufacturing Company, the largest manufacturer of pre-engineered building systems in the United States, allows us to offer our clients an unmatched level of innovation and flexibility. Our in-house design and engineering team includes some of the industry’s most experienced professionals in dealing with Butler systems. Every material, coating, part, and process is tested to ensure strict compliance with exact Butler standards. Because we utilize the Master Builder concept we are able to cut out unnecessary profit centers and provide very competitive prices to our clients. Our construction division self-performs mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry functions. These are just a few of the reasons Mericle has become known as the low cost provider of quality commercial real estate in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
3. We have more product available than any other developer.
Since 1985 we have developed 19 million square feet of industrial, flex, and office space in Northeastern Pennsylvania, most of it on speculation. We currently own and manage 12 million square feet. We always have a generous supply of available space allowing us to quickly accommodate tenants needing as little as 1,000 square feet or more than 1.5 million square feet. We also have enough land holdings to continue our aggressive building plan well past 2025.
4. We know the market better than any other developer.
Mericle enjoys a huge advantage over competing developers in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our executive team and the vast majority of our close to 200 employees are natives of this region. We grew up here. We are trusted here. We have strong relationships with local municipalities, permitting agencies, utility companies, and suppliers. This depth of local experience ensures that our projects are completed smoothly and without delay.
5. We work fast.
What’s truly unique about Mericle? We complete new construction projects faster than any other developer. We have our own excavation team, which works year-round preparing ReadyToGo!™ sites. This gives Mericle a great inventory of sites that have already been planned, permitted, subdivided, cleared, and graded. And when we fast-track projects, we really move fast. Because Butler systems can be erected quickly and without expensive on-site modifications and because our in-house excavation and construction crews make meeting deadlines much less complicated, Mericle can cut construction time by as much as 30% compared to the methods used by competing developers.