Downtown Frederick

Inspiring Offices: Jean Peterson Design

In The City of Frederick, business spaces go beyond basics. Here, unique offices allow businesses to cultivate creativity, express their company's culture, and create a work environment that inspires. From industrial to classic, artsy to funky, historic to high tech, spaces abound to meet a variety of needs.

Inspiring Offices is a feature that highlights some of the creative and unique office spaces in Frederick. Get a behind-the-scenes look at 

Jean Peterson Design's

inspiring office space. 

Established in 1996, JPD is an award-winning firm specializing in the development of compelling communications that deliver results. They are located in the

Everedy Square

in Downtown Frederick. 

Jean Peterson Design

Q&A with Emily Dorr, 

Vice President, Creative Director, Jean Peterson Design 

Why did you choose your current 

office location and how long has JPD been located here? 

For 20 years Jean Peterson Design has been strategically located in downtown Frederick. When we moved to Everedy Square 7 years ago, we had previously been in a location on Church Street very close to Market Street. Being in the heart of downtown allows us to be integrated into the community that we serve. Plus, we simply love downtown and all the amenities it offers our business and our staff. From the amazing restaurants where we can take our clients, to the exciting events that happen nearly daily, it seems there is always something to do and experience in downtown Frederick. Since we host client meetings, having free off street parking is a big perk of being in Everedy Square, and something you don't get at many locations downtown. 

Was it “move in” ready or did you have to design/fit it out?

Originally built in the 18th century to house The Everedy Company, Everedy Square was restored and preserved by Bert Anderson, 40 years ago. Our office has housed several design and marketing firms and we could see why. It's inspired and inspiring and the reason we felt at home the minute we came for the walk-through. While many modern build-outs try to emulate the old warehouse feel, there's nothing like the real thing. Old buildings have their challenges but they have immensely more character. 

What inspirations did you use to decorate/design the space?

The previous Jean Peterson Design office was filled to the gills with our own creative work. With this space we allowed the building to really shine through keeping artwork to a minimum and furnishings modern with clean lines. The artwork we do have is contemporary and done by mostly local artists such as Ed Remsberg. Most people notice the warehouse nature of our space followed immediately by our large Apple monitors. 

What are the most unique aspects about your office space?

Our office features exposed brick walls, rough sawn beams, and high ceilings – everything you'd expect from an old warehouse. Add to that lots of glass, a semi-circular conference room, corrugated metal paneling and unique rooftop views of Frederick. 

What do you or your employees like best about the office space?

Our staff loves the location not only because we are downtown but because of the warmth of the Everedy Square and Shab Row community of businesses—everyone looks out for one another here. For the out of town commuters employed at Jean Peterson Design, access to the major highways and Rt. 15 is a big plus. The open floor plan is another feature the staff likes. It allows for collaboration throughout the day, which in the creative field is highly necessary, and we have enough breakout space for private meetings or phone calls when necessary. 

The Perfect Truffle is Made in Frederick


Randy Olmstead, Chef/Owner of The Perfect Truffle, creates hand-crafted chocolate confections in his Downtown Frederick location. 

In The City of Frederick, many local businesses make and manufacture their own products. From distilled spirits to dog treats, companies are choosing Frederick as a place to make their products and do business.  


Made in Frederick is a feature that showcases these businesses and their products. 

Randy Olmstead, Chef/Owner of The Perfect Truffle, creates hand-crafted chocolate confections in his Downtown Frederick location. This month, he shares his secrets for sweet success in Frederick. 




Q: What makes your product different or unique?
A:  First, we are the only chocolate shop in Frederick who makes their product in Frederick. Our production is done onsite. When you walk into the shop you can take in all the different aromas. Secondly, we utilize modern techniques alongside classic techniques in our chocolate making process which provides bright colorful geometric shapes with classic full bodied flavors.








Q: What do you want your customers to know about your product?
A: Currently we have approximately 65 different flavors. Seasonal flavors rotate in and out. We constantly offer different flavors in our store. Each time you come in you will most likely see flavors you did not see from your last visit. We continually push ourselves to create new robust flavors and stunning appearances.







Q: Why are you located in Frederick?
A: Frederick provided a great opportunity for a small business in its infancy to begin and grow. Proximity to DC, Baltimore, Harrisburg, and N. Virginia






Q: What does Frederick offer a company like yours?
A: Frederick supports small business like mine.  We are not overshadowed by large global companies.





Visit The Perfect Truffle
25 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701

HoursSunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

 www.theperfecttruffle.com 

Photography by Melissa Dryman, Fall 2016 Hood College Intern

Inspiring Office: First United Bank & Trust Finds New Office Space in a Former Cannery



In The City of Frederick, business spaces go beyond basics. Here, unique offices allow businesses to cultivate creativity, express their company's culture, and create a work environment that inspires. From industrial to classic, artsy to funky, historic to high tech, spaces abound to meet a variety of needs.

Inspiring Offices is a feature that highlights some of the creative and unique office spaces in Frederick. Get a behind-the-scenes look at First Untied Bank & Trust

First United Bank & Trust
Q&A with Dave Esworthy, Market President at First Untied Bank & Trust.


Why did you choose your current office location and how long have you been located there?

We wanted to find a new location in downtown Frederick and were attracted to the prominence of the Monocacy Valley Cannery Building on the new Gateway into the City. The quality and character of the building is unmatched and we did our best to leverage these strengths in the design of our new office. We also like the location since it is right in the center of planned development on the east side of Frederick, convenient to I-70, and within walking distance to the historic district. We have been open since April and have been very pleased with our choice.  
 

Was it “move in” ready or did you have to design/fit it out?
We leased space in the historic section of the building which was just a shell, so we needed to fit out the entire space.   



What inspirations did you use to decorate/design the space?
Our goal was to leverage the historic charm of the building yet create a very contemporary and welcoming space for our clients. We retained some of the characteristics of the Cannery using new materials like sliding glass doors as well exposed brick and beams.
 



What are the most unique aspects about your office space?
We have a mural in our vestibule that has pictures of the Cannery in operation early in the 20th century. It showcases some of the technology and people that worked here, and occasionally we have folks stop in that knew someone who worked here. We’ve also had compliments on our community room that is available for non-profit organizations and clients for meetings.



What do you, your employees, or customers like best about the space?
Many people come in and ask, “Is this a bank?”, and they are really impressed with the technology and unique features to handle routine transactions and complex financial needs. Clients love the openness of the space along with the mix of contemporary finishes and historic charm with the exposed bricks and beams.   



Find Your Own Inspiring Office
If you are looking to open or expand a business in Frederick, we can help.  Contact us, and let us help you find your own inspiring office space so you can build your dream. 

If YOU know of any interesting office spaces, let us know and we will put them on our list to feature.

Transformative Projects of Frederick - New York New York Salon & Day Spa



Story by Bobby Baumler with photography by Melissa Dryman

This new series will highlight a variety of transformative projects within The City of Frederick. These projects provide a significant change through capital investment, improving community conditions, expanding access to employment, or more. 

Our first project provides a look back at the rehabilitation of the historic mansion and former Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home located at 1201 North Market Street. New York New York Salon & Day Spa owner Mary Louise Riser purchased the property and embarked on a two-year renovation and complete rehabilitation of the property. The mansion dates back to 1878 and is now the new home for New York New York. 

The salon is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Frederick and debuted its custom-designed salon and spa with a ribbon cutting and grand opening on October 18, 2016.  Scroll down for a series of "before and after" pictures, demonstrating the meticulous attention to detail and stunning final design of the space.

The men's grooming and barber room features both the original marble fireplace and hardwood floors.




Extra effort went into incorporating this former fireplace into a storage area for hair products.
A view from the front foyer area. The new nail station area included the beautiful dental moldings and original wainscot paneling.
This upstairs restroom retained its original tile and vanity top. The refreshed space is now pristine and chic.

This framed piece sits atop a stone fireplace in the basement of the salon and encapsulates this transformative project.





Various images in early 2016 as demolition work began on the property.




















In the lower right picture, observe the original hand-painted wallpaper that was preserved behind the bed.


The New York New York team posed for a staff picture in late August as construction was nearing the final stages.


Recent Tour Highlights 3 Reasons Why Frederick Remains an Attractive Location for Business



Commercial real estate professionals from Frederick and beyond attended the 2016 Taste of Downtown Frederick Property Tour on October 20, 2016. Participants had the opportunity to tour Downtown Frederick and learn more about available office and retail properties, major City projects, and available programs to encourage rehabilitation within Downtown Frederick. The tour departed from City Hall and included a walking tour of Carroll Creek and the Downtown Frederick commercial district. Along the way, guests enjoyed sips and samples from a several of Frederick's culinary destinations.

The commercial broker community serves as a vital economic development partner.  Brokers actively market Frederick as a business destination and often serve as the first point of contact in the Frederick community for prospective businesses.

3 Reasons Why Frederick Remains an Attractive Location for Business
  • Quality of Life and Location - Frederick is a desirable location for residents and businesses to locate.  Businesses locating in Downtown Frederick can enjoy funky and fun office spaces with exposed brick and original charm, while being a part of a vibrant and strategically located metropolitan area.  Here are a few highlights:
    • Two-thirds of the U.S. population is within a day's drive
    • Within 50 miles of 3 international airports 
    • Close proximity to federal agencies 
    • Top 10 Best Downtowns (Livability.com, 2014) 
    • Well-educated - Nearly 40% of residents hold a Bachelor's degree or higher 
    • Award-winning public education system. All high schools rank in the top 10% National Challenge Index.
  • Programs to encourage investment - Participants learned about the available tax credit and grant programs available to property owners and businesses to encourage investment and rehabilitation in Downtown Frederick, including:  
    • Facade improvement grant - In partnership with the Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements. This program is also available along the Golden Mile and in the East Frederick area. 
    • Business personal property tax phase-out - In 2015, The City of Frederick adopted a 10-year phase-out of the business personal property tax. Additionally, manufacturers that have acquired new business personal property after January 1, 2015 may be eligible for a 100% tax credit.
    • Vacant commercial rehabilitative tax credit - The credit encourages properties to be rehabilitated and placed back into active use. All commercial properties that have been vacant and marketed for at least 18 of the last 24 months prior to the start of rehabilitation are eligible for the tax credit. This rehabilitative tax credit can be claimed for 7 years.
    • Historic preservation tax credits - Properties located within the Historic District may be eligible for tax credits on both City and County real property taxes.
  • Business infrastructure - The City of Frederick remains committed to making investments in public infrastructure that are necessary to attract and retain private investment and business growth. Recent projects highlighted on the tour included:
    • Carroll Creek Park - The multi-modal urban park project was completed in May 2016 (Phase II) and is expected to attract over $150 million in new private construction, hundreds of new jobs, and increased tax revenue.
    • Downtown Frederick Hotel & Conference Center - The Marriott hotel will feature 207 rooms and 24,000 SF of meeting space and will serve as an anchor along Carroll Creek.  The $84 million project will create 280 jobs (110 direct) and $26 million in annual economic impact.
    • Wastewater Treatment Plan Upgrades - The plant upgrades ensure compliance with recent EPA mandates and will reduce nitrogen and phosphorus discharges to the Chesapeake Bay.  This $51 million project (Phase II) will be completed by January 2017.
The Taste of Downtown Frederick Property Tour was organized by the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development in partnership with Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Frederick County Office of Economic Development.  The event was made possible with support from our sponsors:





Looking For a New Business Space?
The Department of Economic Development (DED) provides no cost business location services, including access to the CoStar commercial property database. 


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Grants Give Downtown Businesses a Facelift

In collaboration with The City of Frederick, Downtown Frederick Partnership, and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), nearly 100 businesses in historic Downtown Frederick have received matching grant funds to enhance their facades since 2004The Facade Improvement Program is funded through DHCD's Community Legacy program and is targeted at strengthening the community through commercial revitalization, business retention, and attraction

Take a look at some of the most recently completed facade improvement projects within Downtown Frederick:



10 S. Bentz Street 
629 N. Market Street

35 N. Market Street

31 West Patrick Street


Interested in Applying?
Business owners along the Patrick Street Corridor may be eligible for a matching grant under the Facade Improvement Program.  The Program is administered jointly by the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development and its partners - the Downtown Frederick Partnership, the Golden Mile Alliance, and East Frederick Rising.

Details on each grant opportunity is provided below:
 
Downtown Frederick
  • Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements up to $10,000. For details, contact the Downtown Frederick Partnership at 301-698-8118 or download the application.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

East Frederick

  • Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements up to $10,000. For details, contact the Department of Economic Development at 301-600-6360 or download the application.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Golden Mile

  • Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements of up to $22,000. For details, contact the Golden Mile Alliance at goldenmilealliance@gmail.com or download the application.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.




Inspiring Offices: Rustic attic office offers light and warmth




By Michelle Kershner

In The City of Frederick, business spaces go beyond basics. Here, unique offices allow businesses to cultivate creativity, express their company's culture, and create a work environment that inspires. From industrial to classic, artsy to funky, historic to high tech, spaces abound to meet a variety of needs.  

Inspiring Offices is a feature that highlights some of the creative and unique office spaces in Frederick.

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek inside TWO inspiring offices in Frederick - Warner Commercial and Gallagher Design. These offices share an eclectic and rustic attic space in the heart of Downtown Frederick. On the corner of West Church and North Court Streets, the offices have high ceilings, wooden beams, and natural light.

Learn what these companies love about their Downtown attic office space. 

Warner Commercial 
Q&A with Jonathan Warner, owner of Warner Commercial.
 

Why did you choose your current office location and how long has your company been located here? 

Downtown is the heart of my business and also my life in Frederick. The energy and vibrancy of Downtown Frederick impacts everything I do.

Was it “move in” ready or did you have to design/fit it out? 

The space was an attic with a grand staircase up to it. I worked with my brother, Mallory, to custom design the space and transform it from a dusty attic full of old junk to a bright light office environment.  

What inspirations did you use to decorate/design the space? 

We used a barn and natural wood theme with exposed ceilings that loft up and vertical wood planks to form walls. The structural elements of the building play a key role in giving the space character and warmth. Large barn type door slide across to provide a visual barrier between offices while the space above is all open to the ceiling.   The only enclosed spaces are the bathroom and conference room.  The rest of the space is airy and bright complemented by the four skylights that were added.



What are the most unique aspects about your office space?

The windows were covered with exterior storm windows that masked the windows unique half moon detail that matches the windows across the historic town green on the Trail and Mathias Mansions.

We removed the storm windows and added clear interior storms so now everyone looking up from the street can enjoy the beautiful detail of the windows on both sides of the historic green.  The common window design adds architectural symmetry to entire town green as envisioned by some of the originals architects and builders of Frederick.  I was pleased to restore this elements to the streetscape while bring increased light into the space.




What do you or your employees like best about the office space? 

Everyone loves the airy open feeling of the space and the unique warmth of the natural wood and historic structural elements of the building. The space speaks to what I love to do in my commercial real estate business. I love to bring old building and spaces back to life and Downtown Frederick is the perfect place to work!




Gallagher Design
Q&A with Patrice Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Design and frequent collaborator with Warner Commercial.

Why did you choose your current office location and how long have you been located there?

I’ve been in this location for almost 8 years. I happened on the space accidentally, when I called Jonathan Warner about an office space in Middletown. Turned out that space was way too big for my business, but the space he was subletting here, in his own office, was just perfect! We hit it off well the first time we met, which helped a lot in making my decision to rent the space. I feel lucky to be here, every day.

Was it “move in” ready or did you have to design/fit it out?

It was “move in” ready. My furnishings worked very well in the space.



What inspirations did you use to decorate/design the space?

This space is full of wood beams and barn doors and high ceilings which were perfect for my rustic tastes. I was living in a log house at the time I took the office space!




What are the most unique aspects about your office space?

The building is historic and not very large, so we tenants know each other pretty well. And… did I mention the wood beams and barn doors and high ceilings? :-)

What do you, your employees, or clients like best about the space?

Everyone who comes here comments on two things:
-- How refreshingly unusual the design of the office is.
-- How out of shape they feel after climbing the three flights of stairs to get up here!






Find Your Own Inspiring Office
If you are looking to open or expand a business in Frederick, we can help.  Contact us, and let us help you find your own inspiring office space so you can build your dream. 

If YOU know of any interesting office spaces, let us know and we will put them on our list to feature.

Michelle Kershner is the Business Development Specialist for the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development. 

New Funding Available to Continue City's Facade Improvement Grant Program



Business owners along the Patrick Street Corridor may benefit from new grant funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Community Legacy program.

DHCD awarded $100,000 to The City of Frederick to continue and expand a city-wide façade improvement grant program and to pilot a building reuse program in Downtown Frederick. 

Frederick’s program funds supports the continuation and expansion of a Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program within the Patrick Street Corridor Community. 

The Frederick Façade Improvement Project is administered jointly by the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development and its partners - the Downtown Frederick Partnership, the Golden Mile Alliance, and East Frederick Rising.

Of the $100,000 grant award, $56,000 will be allocated to the Downtown Frederick Partnership, $22,000 to East Frederick Rising, and $22,000 to the Golden Mile Alliance.

Details on each grant opportunity is provided below:

Downtown Frederick
  • Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements up to $10,000. For details, contact the Downtown Frederick Partnership at 301-698-8118 or download the application.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Mission Interior - Eligible businesses may receive a matching grant of up to $5,000 on qualified interior improvements. For details, contact the Downtown Frederick Partnership at 301-698-8118 or download the application. The deadline to apply for this program is Friday, May 18th at 5:00 PM.

East Frederick
  • Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements up to $10,000. For details, contact the Department of Economic Development at 301-600-6360 or download the application.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Golden Mile
  • Facade Improvement Program - Eligible businesses may receive a 1:1 match on qualified exterior facade improvements of up to $22,000. For details, contact the Golden Mile Alliance at goldenmilealliance@gmail.com or download the application.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Made in Frederick: ShieldCo

In the City of Frederick, a variety of local businesses make and manufacture their own products. From popcorn and coffee to dog treats, many small businesses are choosing Frederick as a place to make their products and to do business.

Made in Frederick is a feature that showcases these businesses and their products.

Made in Frederick: ShieldCo

ShieldCo is a family and veteran owned business, owned by brothers Luke and Neil Markey, along with their father, Peter Markey. The company is located in Frederick, Maryland and creates custom business signage and interior décor for a variety of clients. 

From business plaques to sports logos, ShieldCo can make a quality piece of interior artwork for any customer. ShieldCo has made custom products for the University of Maryland, Columbia University and many other clients. The company has even created custom metal pieces of Central Park and the Frederick skyline.

The City of Frederick's Department of Economic Development had the chance to stop by ShieldCo's offices and talk to co-owners, Luke and Neil.


Q&A with ShieldCo Co-Owners, Neil and Luke
Neil and Luke took the time to answer a few questions about their business, their products, and why they enjoy doing business in Frederick.
SheildCo co-owners and brothers Luke and Neil Markey.
Photo courtesy of www.shieldcoart.com. 

How long has your company been in business?
2013

What is your product/products?
Custom 3D business signage and interior décor.

What makes your product different? 
We turn logos and designs into art. Our technique allows companies to take a 2D logo and make a unique 3D representation. All our pieces are laser cut and industrially powder coated so they can be used inside or out and will last lifetimes.

What do you want your customers to know about your product?
It will make their company or organization stand out from the rest. It is durable and will last and is made locally in Frederick, Maryland.

What does Frederick offer a company like yours? 
Great support from local customers who believe in us and want to see us succeed. Great artisan and artistic culture that appreciates quality and design. 


Want more information on ShieldCo?
If you would like to see more of the products ShieldCo produces or would like to get information on how to purchase your own piece of custom artwork, visit ShieldCo's website.


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Want to be featured on our blog?
If you or your business has a product that's made here in Frederick, contact us and your local business could be featured in our next blog post.

This story was completed by our fall 2015 intern from Hood College, Nick Masucci. 

A Company's Mission Inspires its Office Design




In The City of Frederick, business spaces go beyond basics. Here, unique offices allow businesses to cultivate creativity, express their company's culture, and create a work environment that inspires.  From industrial to classic, artsy to funky, historic to high tech, spaces abound to meet a variety of needs.  

Inspiring Offices is a feature that highlights some of the creative and unique office spaces in Frederick.


Enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek inside this month's inspiring office in Frederick - Someone With. Paula Jagemann-Bane is the CEO and Founder of Someone With Group. The company began as an online marketplace for breast cancer products, and has expanded its corporate vision of "Innovation for Life" to include membership based financial services for those suffering from a chronic condition. 

The company's mission has inspired its office design. Pink is the classic awareness color for breast cancer, and it can be found infused into all aspects of the office's design. 

Learn more about inspiring office, Someone With. 
Someone With CEO and Founder Paula Jagermann-Bane answered a few questions about what she loves about her office space.

Why did you choose your current office location and how long has Someone With been located here?

I've always wanted to have space downtown.  My last venture we raised $92M for insisted that to be a “credible” software company, we’d have to headquarter in Northern 
Virginia. NOT THIS TIME! 

Was it “move in” ready or did you have to design/fit it out? 

The space was not ready to move into, but, the second the elevator doors open to hunter green and burgundy swags, I told Joe Donegan, my agent “I’ll take it”.  He was frosted that I 
said that in front of the landlord, and took away his negotiating power, but, the space just spoke to me.  Everyone who comes here loves it, thanks to Rhonda McLaughlin (the designer).

What inspirations did you use to decorate/design the space? 

Since it was so Victorian and heavy, I wanted to lighten up the space, and mainly go with monochrome walls and carpeting and use modern lighten fixtures and eye popping furniture to add New York-style contemporary.  We also have an original Virginia McLaughlin 10-foot mural of our logo, in pinks and purples to reflect the breast cancer portion of our business.  

What are the most unique aspects about your office space? 

From the street level, looking up, we have the two front turrets facing Market Street, best view of the City ANYWHERE.  Shhhh, we also have a deck off the back! 


An Office With A View






"Shhhh, we also have a deck off the back!" said Paula. It offers stunning views of the twin spires and Downtown Frederick. 

"I wanted to lighten up the space, and mainly go with monochrome walls and carpeting and use modern lighten fixtures and eye popping furniture to add New York-style contemporary." 










Even the bathroom pops with pink and bright colors.
This painting symbolizes Paula's philanthropic work with the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" fundraiser that raises money for the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Foundation at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Walls are personalized with art throughout the space. 

Paula jokes that Bryan Voltaggio watches over her kitchen. His cookbook and bobble head figure are perched on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen area.  
Find Your Own Inspiring OfficeIf you are looking to open or expand a business in Frederick, we can help.  Contact us, and let us help you find your own inspiring office space so you can build your dream. 

If YOU know of any interesting office spaces, let us know and we will put them on our list to feature.

This Week on Carroll Creek - November 12, 2015


Grading, brick work, pedestrian bridges with handicap access, and landscaping continue on the sections of Carroll Creek Park near the Union Mills Building owned by Douglas Development.
The Union Mills Building is buzzing with activity as the property is renovated to welcome its first tenant, Regent Education. They plan to move into the space early next year, taking over 26,000 feet and bringing 85 employees to the new location.

Union Mills building looking west

Union Mills building looking west

Brick work and other paving work continues near McCutcheon's and the Mill Pond, a widened section of the creek where a new fountain will be installed.

Finally, new planters have been added near the Galleria Fountain, waiting for spring and a pop of life and color!


Made in Frederick: McCutcheon’s Apple Products, Inc.



In The City of Frederick, a variety of local businesses make and manufacture their own products. From popcorn and coffee to dog treats, many small businesses are choosing Frederick as a place to make their products and to do business.

Made in Frederick is a feature that showcases these businesses and their products.

McCutcheon's Apple Products

Fresh, local apples are
the key to their popular cider.
McCutcheon's Apple Products, located right next to Carroll Creek, produces and sells all of their products from their factory in Frederick. McCutcheon's is a family-owned business that has been making their products in Frederick since 1938. The company sells a wide range of specialty fruit products, including apple cider, jelly, and butters. 

McCutcheon's currently has over 30 full time employees, some of who are third, fourth, and fifth generation members of the McCutcheon family. Our office had the opportunity to tour McCutcheon's factory and to meet with the President, Bob McCutcheon III.


Q&A With Bob McCutcheon
Bob answered a few questions about his business, products, and why he enjoys doing business here in Frederick.

How long has your company been in business?Since 1938

What are your product/products?
Apple Cider, Apple Butter Preserves, Jellies, Condiments, Hot Sauce, Teas, Olde Time Sodas and much more.

What makes your product different?Everything is home-style, just like Grandma made.
   
What do you want your customers to know about your product?
We get products that are the best tasting, highest quality, and made in Frederick.

What does Frederick offer a company like yours?
Frederick is a vibrant growing city situated in beautiful Downtown Frederick. It's a great place for us to live, work, and play.


McCutcheon's facility is powered by 546 solar panels. You can view the daily output of the solar panels at McCutcheon's website.


Apple cider production at McCutcheon's. 



If you go

McCutcheon's has a full retail shop that is open 6 days week and it offers all of the company's products. McCutcheon's products are also available to resellers. For more information and hours, visit McCutcheon's website.





For more recipes using McCutcheon's Apple Products, visit their blog.

Want to be featured on Made in Frederick?
If you or your business has a product that's made in The City of Frederick, contact us and let us know more about your business, product, and why Frederick is a great business location for you. 

This story was completed by our fall intern from Hood College, Nick Masucci.