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Sustainability Partnership of Cincinnati Completes First Project for Mackey Advisors

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Mackey McNeill, owner of Mackey Advisors, which recently moved to Bellevue, watches as Senator Katie Stine reads a proclaimation during the business’s ribbon cutting and 30th anniversary celebration. / PROVIDED

Written by Amanda Joering with the Burlington Free Press

BELLEVUE — For the past 30 years, Mackey Advisors has been meeting the financial planning needs of individuals and businesses throughout the Tristate. Now, the business has brought its services, and a new look, to a historical building along Fairfield Avenue.

Owner Mackey McNeill started the company in the basement of her Florence home 30 years ago, before getting office space in Fort Mitchell, then in Covington.

A couple years ago, McNeill, who now lives in Independence, said she started looking to buy a new place to house the company, but couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for in places like Covington and Newport.After being urged to check out Bellevue, McNeill and her daughter Sarah Grace Mohr, who works for her, came across an old building on Fairfield Avenue that was in pretty bad shape.

“I didn’t have the vision for this building, but Grace said it was perfect and was going to be great, and she was right,” McNeill said.

After paying about $250,000 to buy the property at 601 Fairfield Avenue, the business hired the company Greenbau, part of Sustainability Partnership of Cincinnati, to complete a $500,000 “green” project including renovations and an addition.

McNeill said most of the cost went into a new geo-thermal HVAC system, new plumbing and a whole new electrical system.

Through the whole experience, McNeill said the City of Bellevue, in particular assistant city administrator Jody Robinson, was very helpful and supportive.

Robinson said it took really vision on the part of company to see the potential in the building, which has been a blight in the city for years.

“They have made such a tremendous investment in that building and have really shown their commitment to being part of the community,” Robinson said.

Along with improving the look of Fairfield Avenue by fixing the building, Robinson said Mackey Advisors has also worked to promote the city by bringing its customers to the area and to other Bellevue businesses.

McNeill said the new building gives the company plenty of room to grow, which is something she hopes to do a lot of in the next few years.

One main goal, McNeill said, is to start doing business throughout the country by building their brand virtually.

Mackey Advisors is a wealth advocacy firm, helping individuals and businesses reach their financial goals through programs they’ve developed including the Prosperity Experience and Prosperity, Inc., which offers customers feedback to show them whether they are getting closer to or further away from their goals.

For more information visit www.mackeyadvisors.com or call 331-7755.

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The Sustainability Partnership of Cincinnati is a locally owned and operated consortium of companies working together to deliver all of the pieces for your projects, no matter what the size. We are  your one stop shop for sustainable design and construction. Be it Residential, Commercial, Institutional, or Governmental projects, we can help. TSPC is a consortium of locally owned, community invested companies with a primary focus on Sustainability. We design, we inspire, we build for the future. Why make ten calls, when you can make one? Contact Ben Haggerty at (513) 257-5256 or haggerty.benjamin@green-streets.net, http://www.Green-Streets.net
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Eco Environments – HVAC / SOLAR / WIND,  With the experience and understanding of Geothermal and wind that Chris Gallager and his associates bring to the table we are extremely pleased to have them available to do any and all of your HVAC, Solar and wind power needs. Water, Steam, Sun, Wind, commercial as well as residential, Eco gets it done. http://www.ecoenvironments.com, 3411 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208, Tel: 513-489-4822

Green Building Consultants – Green Building Consulting provides technical assistance on environmentally-sustainable building and community design, building science, and energy efficiency. Green Building Consulting serves as a consultant to the owner or design team of commercial and residential properties.  Our services provide comprehensive solutions to the make-up of a building in an effort to improve the comfort, safety, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency.  Our expertise spans all phases of a project from conceptual design through construction to project hand-over; in addition to continuous operation and maintenance.  We are structured to work in the manner most appropriate for your project needs. http://greenbldgconsulting.com, 1411 Main St. Ste. B, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone (513) 381-1470

Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy – Green Cincinnati’s goal is to help promote Green Building and provide the public with the resources needed to advocate for the U.S Green Building Council’s LEED Certification process. We were the LEEP AP on our LEED Platinum office and provide LEED documentation services for commercial projects. Also please contact us for assistance developing branding, research, brochures, web sites, technical literature, presentations and publicity that doesn’t “Greenwash” the subject. Contact: Chuck Lohre, President, Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy, the Green Building division of Lohre & Associates, Inc. Marketing Communications, 126A West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202, 877-608-1736, 513-961-1174, Mobile 513-260-9025, Fax 513-961-1192, chuck@lohre.com, http://www.green-cincinnati.com

Greenbau Construction – Full Service Green Design + Build – With Anthony Beck, a Certified Green Professional, and a member of the NAHB and his partner Steve Hampton an Architect, NCARB, and LEED AP you can be confident in the quality and service you will see at every turn. By having design and build working as one, you can be assured there will be no costly miscommunications nor overruns that are so prevalent in construction today. Be it commercial or residential they do it right. P: 513-784-0037  / 2913 Little Dry Run Rd. Cincinnati Ohio 45244, info@greenbau.net, http://greenbau.net/

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Green Streets – At a time in our history when legal concerns and land use must be coupled with protection of the environment while sustaining viable development it is always best to protect yourself as well. Be it Brownfield  Remediation, Planning, to Real Estate Development and almost any legal concern imaginable Henry Sheldon can bring you positive results. We are proud to not only have “Tre” Henry Sheldon available to not only the Partnership but also have him as a new partner to Green Streets as well. Contact Ben Haggerty at (513) 257-5256 or haggerty.benjamin@green-streets.net, http://www.Green-Streets.net

Patterned Concrete of Cincinnati – A premiere creator of patterned and colored concrete  from countertops to drive ways Patterned also offers permeable pavement that allows water to pass through the surface and back into to aquifers. Paul Schneider has beautiful solutions for any project great or small. Paul Schneider | 513.870.9449 | paul.pcoc@fuse.net, 9470 Le Saint Dr. Fairfield, OH 45014  |  http://www.patternedconcrete.us

Tepe Services – Landscape Services, Eco Sprinkler Systems, LED Landscape Lighting – Founded by Gregg & Mark Tepe over 30 years ago these guys truly walk the walk. They have been out on the forefront of sustainable landscapes and water conservation since day one. In fact they created the first certified Rain Garden in Hamilton County. They deliver time and time again on almost client need imaginable.  Whether its drought resistant plants coupled with irrigation techniques that feed only what a plant needs directly to the source via full smart weather station technology, conservation is paramount to the Tepe’s. http:www.tepeservices.com, 513.941.4500

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