Phillips & Jordan Inc., a heavy civil and right of way infrastructure contractor, plans to locate a regional headquarters just east of the State Road 52 and Interstate 75 interchange.
The national company has purchased 5 acres and is investing more than $15 million in a 47,432-square-foot facility, according to a news release from the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc.
The national company is building the new Class A office building in the One Pasco Center business park.
The site plans for the project have been submitted to Pasco County and construction is expected to start late this year.
The company plans to move 40 employees onto two floors of the office building, leaving one floor available for speculative space, the release says.
“This is going to be a huge project for the area,” Bill Cronin, president/CEO of Pasco EDC said in the release. “Not only is this their regional corporate office headquarters, but they are including speculative space in the project, which is in high demand right now. I’m thrilled to see the investments in that area come to life.”
Art Phelps, vice president of Phillips & Jordan, said “we are excited to continue our growth in the state of Florida having found a perfect site right off of I-75 that is so close to the skilled workforce we are looking to attract.”
“This site is strategically located close to Connected City and Wesley Chapel in north Tampa Bay, and it provides a larger operation base for P&J to serve all of our clients throughout Florida,” Phelps added, in the release.
The Pasco EDC assisted the company with advisory services to its site consultant, regulatory assistance and expedited permitting. It also will assist with workforce and training needs in the future.
Ron Oakley, chairman of the Pasco County Commission, also weighed in.
“The diversification this project brings is great for an area that has long focused on agriculture,” Oakley said, in the release.
Published September 11, 2019