Indiana’s skilled trades workers are in short supply and high demand. With the economy robust, the need for new building steady, and unemployment low, construction and repair companies are having trouble finding enough skilled laborers to do the work.

Enter Hamilton County entrepreneurs David Decker and Travis Tucker and their plan to build the Hub & Spoke Design Center in Fishers – a $15 million, 86,000 square foot complex that will bring back the art and appeal of learning skilled trades.

The heart of the project will be the Community Connect – a magnetic atmosphere of interactive coworking, retail showrooms, and makers leading the way to innovation and a greater good. The space will leverage connection, collaboration, and growth for entrepreneurs, innovators, and students – as well as industry and community members. The Community Connect will have indoor and outdoor space, provide entertainment and recreational activities, and will host community events.

The makerspace combines manufacturing equipment, tools, technology, and arts with training and education. Kids, adults, and entrepreneurs are empowered to create, explore, challenge, tinker, discover, and innovate at Hub & Spoke. The makerspace will include an art studio and will offer equipment such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, wood- and metal-working tools, and CNC equipment.

The city of Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern schools have partnered with Hub & Spoke to provide an experiential educational journey like no other where the community becomes the classroom. Experts in the plumbing, lighting, homebuilding, real estate, and supply industries (and more) will be on hand to share their knowledge and lend their professional guidance. Ten home-building related businesses will anchor the complex with retail showrooms.

Hub & Spoke will encourage community interaction. It will be open to the public to explore, shop, and meet. There will be membership-based access for the makerspace and coworking areas.

Visit our website at HubandSpoke.Works for more information, to stay up to date on developments, or connect with David Decker.