Adaptive Reuse in Broad Ripple

After realizing that maintenance costs of its 1931 Gothic brick church were a burden, the New Paradigm Christian Church congregation put the building at 6202 Carrollton on the market where it was snatched up in 2019 by entrepreneurs looking for a home for their tech start-up firm, Olio Health. Ben Forrest, Olio’s CEO, and Eric Huebner, vice-president of business development, created 6202 Carrollton Ave. LLC with another partner to buy the church building and transform it into a contemporary open concept office space. Both Forrest and Huebner say they grew up in Broad Ripple and were delighted to find a space that can accommodate the company’s rapid growth. “Sixty percent of our employees could walk to work,” Forrest said. Olio isn’t the LLC’s only tenant, a counseling group has taken a short-term lease for the basement space which Forrest said Olio will eventually need for the estimated 60 employees slated to work on-site.

“Before” photo provided by Olio Health. “After” image, IMM photo.