Marigold's office overlooks the Arsenal Island bridge, two train tracks, Lock and Dam 15 and the crossroads of the national Mississippi River Trail and American DiscoveryTrail. In the winter one can watch bald eagle's dive for fish 50 yards outside the window. It's centrally located, close to many amenities, and parking-wise situated so business owners can visit discreetly.
Managing Partner Chris Barnard was in the office when the barrier broke and the river filled up River Drive and 2nd Street so quickly, Chris' car was nearly washed away (it remains flooded in the parking lot). He and his dog Mick had to be boated out by the Davenport Fire Department, which was captured live by TV crews. Chris has subsequently enjoyed some celebrity status – at least amongst his family and friends who saw him on the footage used on several national news shows. But, we all know that when there's a disaster, getting the shot of the dog being rescued is the money shot.
Managing Partner Todd McGreevy was returning back to Davenport from an out of state road trip when the levee broke. The next day Marigold's Branding Advisor Larry McDonald equipped Todd with a small kayak and gear to gain access.
The previous record for flooding was set in 1993 at 22.6 feet and in 2019, the river has beat that record by getting to 22.7 feet on May 3rd. The good news is the building has no basement, and the office and warehouse level are at 22.8 feet high in river depth measurement.
Subsequently, at its crest, this flood came within 1” of breaching the Marigold office spaces. The office still has power and until last Friday, had internet and phones. McGreevy even took a couple calls while policing up items in preparation for rising waters.
Now that the river has crested and is receding, and additional measures have been taken to protect the office should the river rise to a new record again, Marigold's customers should experience very little disruption in the high touch service these M&A advisors provide.