Kentucky’s Largest Ad Agency Moves Into Kentucky’s Tallest Building

Posted on October 12, 2017

Scoppechio Moves Into New Offices At 400 W. Market Street And Celebrates 30 Years

Louisville, KY – October 12, 2017 – Kentucky’s largest independent advertising agency, Scoppechio, moved into its new office space on the 14th and 15th floors of 400 W. Market in downtown Louisville, and celebrated with an open house and 30th anniversary party on October 12. Scoppechio left its longtime home at 437 W. Jefferson St. for new open-concept, modern offices in the heart of the Louisville Central Business District.

“The design for our new space was driven by the agency’s omnichannel value proposition,” said Jerry Preyss, CEO of Scoppechio. “Our goal was to create a spatial experience that promotes effective collaboration across all practice disciplines within the agency, eliminating work silos while providing an inspiring and fun place to work every day,” added Preyss.

The new office was a total custom design renovation with a wide open scheme that allows plenty of light to enter the space and offers striking views of downtown Louisville and the Ohio river from every vantage point on both floors.

Modern communication technology is featured throughout the open space work areas and particularly in themed conference rooms and teamwork centers which draw inspiration from famous leaders from the worlds of art, architecture, sports, exploration and entertainment. The news and break rooms provide live newsfeeds. Team members can relieve stress with rowing machines, games, and a built-in sliding board that connects one floor to another. And they can take advantage of learning opportunities through video streams that feature fresh, relevant content, from TED Talks to training modules. The space also features a sprawling café on the 15th floor and an attractive social beverage center on the 14th.

It’s About the Boat

A signature piece of art for the new Scoppechio headquarters is an original 45-foot cedar racing shell that suspends over the majestic wood stairway connecting the 14th and 15th floors. The boat was designed by legendary rowing icon, George Yeoman Pocock, a primary character in the best selling book, Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. It also features life-size sculptures of athletes at the oars created by Louisville artist Joel Pinkerton whom Scoppechio commissioned for the work. “Rowing provides any company with a great metaphor on how to run its business well, “ said Preyss. “Values like teamwork, competitiveness, pulling your own weight and harmony are important to how we roll here at the agency. The boat is wonderful reminder of what we stand for here at the agency and everyone that sees it is pretty much blown away,” Preyss added.

30 Years and Still Growing

The move to the new space and several other announcements in 2017 have signaled continued growth and change for Scoppechio in its 30th year in business. These include a new office in Cincinnati, the acquisition of an experiential marketing agency in Columbus, OH, the steady stream of new talent joining the agency and several new client partnerships including, one locally, with Brown-Forman’s el Jimador Tequila brand.

Scoppechio moved from the corners of South Fifth Street and West Jefferson Street to 400 W. Market Street. The move comes after 23 years at the West Jefferson Street. location.

Scoppechio Facts

  • Located at 222 South 1st St. from 1987-1994 (7 Years)
  • Located at 437 W. Jefferson St. from 1994-2017 (23 Years)
  • Renovations of new office began in March of 2017 (6 Months)
  • Contractor: Clune Construction Company
  • Collaborative partner: 601W Companies
  • Employees- 185
  • New Square Footage of Space- 40,000
  • Property Management: Hines
  • Commercial Real Estate: Hoagland Commercial Realtors and JLL
  • Interior Design – Daniel Ostfeld in collaboration with Anne Swope & Jessica Adams of Swope Design Group

400 West Market Facts

  • Name of Building: 400 West Market
  • Tallest Building in state of Kentucky at 549 Ft.
  • 35 Floors
  • Architects: John Burgee & Phillip Johnson

About Scoppechio

Founded in 1987 and one of the nation’s leading independent agencies, Scoppechio is a full-service omnichannel marketing services provider located in the heart of the Louisville business district. With billings of over $225 million and over 180 employees, it serves a broad client portfolio that includes Brown-Forman, Darden Restaurants, Yum! Brands, Gold Star Chili, Coney Island, GE Appliances, LG&E and KU Energy, Baptist Health System, Community Health Systems (CHS), and more. In addition to its headquarters in Louisville, Scoppechio office locations include Cincinnati, OH and Columbus, OH. For additional information, visit