History of The JDQ Building

The Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry Consulting Engineering firm began business in 1936 as Johnson & Depp. The JDQ Building (as the property was renamed in 2017) is located at 2625 Frederica Street in Owensboro, Kentucky. The building was constructed in 1958 using a new construction technique called “lift-slab”. The 12,000 sf+ building initially housed Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry Consulting Engineers and Max Bisson Architecture firm. The property consists of just under 2 acres, which includes a 12,000 sf Mid-Century Modern office building and an 8,600 squad foot building, JDQ East, on the east end of the property.

 
The Founders of Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry. This photo was taken at the opening of the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport. Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry engineered the airport.

The Founders of Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry. This photo was taken at the opening of the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport. Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry engineered the airport.

 

When The JDQ Building was constructed, it was near the edge of town. It now sits in the middle of Owensboro, across from the newly-renovated Wesleyan Park Plaza.

 
The JDQ Building in 2016, just after being purchased by Tab & Vicki Quisenberry. The first item to replace was the roof, which sustained damage during when a tornado tipped over the cooling tower.

The JDQ Building in 2016, just after being purchased by Tab & Vicki Quisenberry. The first item to replace was the roof, which sustained damage during when a tornado tipped over the cooling tower.

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The Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry building under construction in June of 1958. This view is looking at the front north-west corner of the building.

The Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry building under construction in June of 1958. This view is looking at the front north-west corner of the building.

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View of the east and north sections of Johnson, Depp and Quisenberry in June of 1958. Not that the majority of the Double-T concrete roofing system have been installed. The door in the upper left-hand corner was the fire-escape.

View of the east and north sections of Johnson, Depp and Quisenberry in June of 1958. Not that the majority of the Double-T concrete roofing system have been installed. The door in the upper left-hand corner was the fire-escape.

The back of The JDQ Building in 2016 while the old roof was being removed and the new roof installed.

The back of The JDQ Building in 2016 while the old roof was being removed and the new roof installed.

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JDQ Partners and Employees

In November 2016, Tab (grandson of E. S. Quisenberry, founder) and Vicki Quisenberry purchased the property and incorporated as The JDQ Building, to honor the founders and the tremendous amount of engineering work produced by the firm over decades.

Thanks to the efforts of those who made the renovations possible, The JDQ Building is a cutting-edge thriving multi-tenant business center that incorporates the iconic 1950’s Mid-Century architecture of the building with modern amenities (like secure fiber net and office and event space offered by the hour) to provide a unique location for businesses to begin and grow.

See our list of tenants.

 
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Architect rendering of the renovations and updates for The JDQ Building by Aaron Nacey, AXIOM Architecture, conveniently located on the second floor.

The elevator lobby should be finished Fall/Winter 2019.