Transparency & Honesty
51Blocks was started by our very own Michael Borgelt back in 2009 when he was living in Portland, Oregon. As with most startups, he was operating out of his home with a single client in his stable. Initially, the company was a way to supplement his income while Michael pursued his passion of officiating basketball. Eventually, Michael realized that his true passion was in helping businesses grow and he put all of his efforts into 51Blocks. Shortly after this decision, he hired his first contractor and that’s where things really took off.
In 2012 Michael moved back to Denver, hired two more employees and started working out of his garage. The business boomed and soon two employees became seven. Wouldn’t you know it, the 400 square foot wasn’t cutting it and they moved into an actual office. After trying out a few different office solutions, he realized that going completely remote would allow 51Blocks to grow much faster with a far wider talent pool to choose from. This strategy has been massively successful, and 51Blocks now employs highly skilled Account Managers from all over the country.
Integrity and transparency are hard to come by these days. That’s why we’re completely transparent with our work and don’t require contracts. When we agree to work with someone, our singular goal is to help grow their business. This is where Michael’s Minnesota roots really start to shine through. We want people to want to work with us, which is why the only “contract” you’ll ever have with 51Blocks is a handshake. Off the bat, we provide our new clients with a 90-day roadmap to show exactly what we’ll be doing to help their business over the next few months. We provide detailed monthly reporting complete with analytics, task lists, and insights so you know exactly where each of your marketing dollars is going.