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EPS adds Richard Hoppe to their Land Development Division

EPS Group, Inc. (EPS), a locally-owned Arizona full service civil engineering firm, announced the addition of Richard Hoppe to their Land Development Division. Hoppe has been in the engineering profession for over 35 years with experience in engineering, master planning, design of major land development projects, and infrastructure improvements. Past positions include City Engineer for the Town of Gilbert and Engineering Manager for the City of Chandler.

Hoppe worked nine years as Del Webb’s exclusive consultant/direct contact and project manager for all Phoenix Metro projects. His project experience includes due diligence, planning and design of large master planned communities for the development of subdivisions, golf courses, recreation centers, and major infrastructure and treatment plants.

“We are excited to have such a talented engineer join EPS Group,” said Bryan Kitchen, head of Land Development at EPS Group. “Richard has worked on major projects throughout the valley and his experience will further expand our portfolio”

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Valley Partnership on conquering the hill

Valley Partnership defines itself as an advocacy organization with responsible development at its core. Behind the organization’s educational Friday Morning Breakfasts, networking mixers, fundraisers and annual community project, Valley Partnership has three committees that work year-round on the organization’s advocacy efforts on a federal, state and cities/county issues.

“Keeping with Valley Partnership’s focus on supporting water security for our economic vitality, economic development tools such as state land funding and consistent policies on taxes and fees, we had a successful year to build toward 2016 with the federal government, Arizona State Legislature and Valley cities,” says Cheryl Lombard, president and CEO of Valley Partnership.

Law of the Land
Arizona is the sixth-largest state, yet only 17 percent of its land is private. The role available land plays in economic activity is incomparable to East Coast states, says DMB Associates Executive Vice President Karrin Talyor.

States on the East Coast are nearly 98 percent private land, meaning there is a higher percentage (or less land) that exists as productive tax-producing land. Such disparity can make it difficult to draft legislation that can fairly apply to all states, says Taylor.

“When you overlay the federal land, conservation land, clean water and critical habitats, there’s nothing left,” says Taylor. “You overlay all these regulations and you wonder, ‘How do you pay for economic activity?’”

Taylor says there is the possibility of more land that may be taken away from productive use in the name of conservation before the end of President Barack Obama’s second term. She notes that former President Bill Clinton created the Sonoran Desert Monument before the end of his term. It was a designation that she says removes land from being leased for grazing, mining or other economically vital purposes.

Valley Partnership’s Federal Affairs Committee, which Taylor helped form about three years ago, is a gathering place for representatives from different delegations to discuss these topics.

“Part of it is raising awareness,” says Taylor. “We routinely have four or five representatives from delegations every month to exchange information. I don’t know if some of these staffers get together in other situations.”

The Arizona State Land Department (ASLD) is one such group that attends committee meetings.

“Valley Partnership Committees (give) ASLD the opportunity to meet with local government representatives and discuss issues of mutual importance including land planning efforts that can enhance the value of ASLD land and increase economic opportunities,” says Bill Boyd, legislative policy administrator for ASLD. “Valley Partnership provides a forum helping ASLD to be active in the local business community by sharing information about land acquisition and development opportunities while contributing to an ongoing understanding of the condition of the local and regional economy.”

Cue the Water Works
In 2014, Intel Corporation, Sundt Construction, Carollo Engineers and the city of Chandler entered into a unique public-private partnership to tackle one of the biggest resource issues facing Arizona — water.

When Intel expanded its Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, its facility was going to create more waste streams that would add pressure to the city’s reverse osmosis facility (CHRO), which treats water for reclamation.

Salinity and total dissolved solids, referred to as TDS, are rising in reclaimed water throughout the Valley and most growing cities. Reclaimed water is what’s used to irrigate public spaces in the city of Chandler. As reclaimed water quality drops, water shortages sit on the horizon. This is particularly an issue that arises when an industrial facility like one expanded by Intel increases its own need for water. Therefore, Intel went to work on developing the Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility, which would accommodate the increased waste streams and also contribute to upgrades at the CHRO facility. In the end, The OBRF project also eliminated discharges from the CHRO facility to the sewer – improving operations at the city’s water reclamation facility.

This project is an example of what Valley Partnership’s members are about. Sundt Construction, one of the oldest Arizona-based construction companies at 125 years old, is ahead of its time in bringing together the private and public sectors to build a project that’s responsible and sensitive to the future of Arizona.

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Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility wins AWA award

The Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility expansion project, led by McCarthy Building Companies, was recently named the 2015 Water Reuse Project of the Year by the Arizona Water Association.

The $105 million dollar expansion project, located at 905 E. Queen Creek Road in Chandler, Ariz., underwent a 7 million gallons per day (MGD) expansion that allows the Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility to treat up to 22 MGD. The project was completed in September 2014 on schedule and under budget.

Throughout the construction process, all elements of the plant remained operational and capable of producing A+ reclaimed water. The project included expanding the headworks facility, installing new aeration basins, new clarifiers, expansion of the filtration and flocculation facilities, as well as a new finished water reservoir.

“The City of Chandler has one of the most robust reclaimed water systems in the state,” said Frank Scopetti, Business Unit Leader for McCarthy’s Infrastructure Group. “This dynamic project team, which included the City of Chandler and Wilson Engineers, executed an exceptional expansion that was recognized for achieving the highest standards for safety and for developing innovative solutions to challenges throughout the design and construction process.”

“The team of McCarthy Building Companies, Wilson Engineers and the City of Chandler worked together seamlessly to accomplish a large, complex project on a very compressed schedule,” said John Pinkston, Wastewater Facility Superintendent for the City of Chandler. “This project benefited greatly from McCarthy’s experience and expertise and was critical to the success of a project serving important customers along our developing Price Road Corridor.”

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RED Awards 2015: Best Industrial Project

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

Brine-Scan-001Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility

Developer: Intel Corporation
Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc.
Architect: Carollo Engineers
Size: 130,680 SF
Location: Chandler
Completed: April 2014

The expansion of Intel Corporation’s Ocotillo Campus generates additional waste streams, which are discharged to the nearby City of Chandler’s Reverse Osmosis Facility (CHRO) for treatment and reclamation. The CHRO facility required upgrades to accommodate the new building, including brine treatment. This is where Sundt Construction and Carollo Engineers came in to construct the Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility (ORBF). Salinity and total dissolved solids (TDS) are the largest challenges facing municipalities in the Valley. As TDS rises, using reclaimed water to irrigate locations, such as golf courses, decreases. This issue could mean a shift in the use of millions of gallons of potable water daily in Chandler. The OBRF pulls salt from water before it’s sent to the aquifer and works to maximize on waste water from Intel’s fabrication facility. Furthermore, many of the pumps, even the brine concentrator, are recycled or refurbished.

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McCarthy, Sundt JV awarded $120M Ocotillo Water facility project

A joint venture between McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and Sundt Construction Inc. was recently selected as general contractor for the $120 million Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility(OWRF) Expansion and Process Improvement Projects for the City of Chandler. The project includes $100 million in new construction and $20 million in upgrades to the existing plant.

Located near the southwest corner of Queen Creek and Price roads in Chandler, the OWRF expansion project will include upgrades to the existing 10-mgd wastewater treatment plant and the construction of an expansion facility that will be built for a future capacity of 30-mgd. The new facility will utilize membrane bioreactor technology (MBR), which is the combination of activated sludge treatment together with a separation of the biological sludge by micro- or ultra-filtration membranes. The technology allows for a smaller footprint and reduced sludge production.

For years, the 10-mgd OWRF plant has been considered an innovator, as it recycles all its treated water. The water isplaced in storage lakes, recharged to the aquifer, sent to an industrial user or sent to an adjacent Indian community for agricultural use. It was named Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year by the Arizona Water Association in 2010.

“We anticipate that this new facility will meet the growth needs for the City of Chandler well into the future,” said Frank Scopetti, senior vice president and business unit leader of McCarthy’s Water Services and Infrastructure team. “The expanded plant will also improve operations and maintenance of the existing10-mgd plant.”

“This is an important project for Chandler and will ensure our continued ability to serve our residential, business and industrial customers using state-of-the-art technology that helps conserve our valuable water resources,” Chandler’s Municipal Utilities Department Director Dave Siegel said. “McCarthy and Sundt have been great partners in the past and we look forward to working with them on this project.”

The project is expected to begin in January 2015 and be completed in December 2017.

McCarthy recently completed a large-scale expansion project at the City of Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility, taking the facility from a 15-mgd wastewater treatment plant to 22-mgd. The $105 million project, located at 905 E. Queen Creek Road in Chandler, was awarded a STAR designation as part of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Voluntary Protection Program, which demonstrates exemplary and comprehensive safety and health management systems.

In addition to McCarthy’s work for the City of Chandler, the company has a number of other significant water/wastewater treatment plant projects underway in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Nevada and California. Nationally, McCarthy’s Water Services team has completed more than 50 water/wastewater projects, totaling more than $2.4 billion in value.


Ryan Companies wins City of Chandler RFP

Chandler City Council has awarded Ryan Companies the request for proposal for the premier downtown property known as Site 6, located on Arizona Avenue, directly across from Chandler’s award-winning City Hall.

Ryan Companies, a nationally recognized company specializing in office development, construction and management, proposes to develop and lease a mixed-use project consisting of two office buildings and related retail and restaurants. Their plan includes outdoor dining, pedestrian walkways and open space.

“We expect this to be a signature development project in downtown,” said Kim Moyers, Downtown Redevelopment Manger for the City of Chandler. “It is expected to open up much-needed office space, bringing jobs to downtown, while building on the momentum we have as an entertainment destination.”

The project is proposed to be built in two phases based on market conditions and pre-leasing. Staff will begin negotiations on a development agreement to be presented to the council by spring 2015.

The 4.25 acre site is vacant, and entirely owned by the city.


Chandler opens RFP for retail, entertainment

The City of Chandler is looking for proposals to add mixed use development, including retail and entertainment to its downtown.

The City has opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 4.6-acre property located on the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue commonly known as Sites 1-2-3. This property acts as the northern gateway to Chandler’s vibrant Downtown and is expected to be a catalyst for future growth of the area.

Over the last 15 years, Chandler’s Downtown has moved from being a place in need of redevelopment to a thriving destination location.  As such, the low vacancy rate has become an impediment to recruiting new business to the area.
There is an enormous demand for commercial space, with an office vacancy rate of 4.4 percent, and retail and restaurant vacancies at about 2 percent.

The University of Arizona and Arizona State University both have a presence in the area, and two new apartment complexes will bring 450 new housing units to market, complementing the fully-sold townhomes built over the last five years.

Site 1-2-3 is currently vacant and entirely owned by the City of Chandler, requiring no site assemblage.  The RFP will be open through Friday, Oct. 24, and is available at www.chandleraz.gov/downtown.

For questions, contact Kim Moyers, Downtown Redevelopment Manager at 480-782-3045.

Rendering of Continuum business park in Chandler. (Courtesy of PHArchitecture)

OnTrac Moves Corporate Headquarters, 850 Jobs To Continuum In Chandler


OnTrac, a regional overnight package delivery service in eight Western states, is moving its corporate headquarters to Chandler, and Continuum Business Park.

The new offices are located in the Price Corridor at 2501 S. Price Rd. The new building provides the company with additional space and the opportunity for future growth.  It will also allow OnTrac to grow its company culture and continue raising the bar for OnTrac’s standard of excellence.  The company will occupy 65,000 SF of space in the building, with an option to expand.

“We’ve begun construction and will spend in excess of $5M on the relocation of our corporate headquarters,” said Rob Humphrey, president of OnTrac. “And, we expect to bring more than 850 jobs to the City of Chandler over the term of the lease.”

“Chandler’s central location and quick access to the interstate and freeways make it an excellent choice for businesses that have a diverse workforce,” said Jay Tibshraeny, Mayor of Chandler. “We are seeing the benefits of that as businesses such as OnTrac and other notable companies choose to locate in the Price Corridor.”

OnTrac joins other employers in the Price Corridor in key industries of aerospace, life sciences, high technology R&D/manufacturing and advanced business services.

OnTrac is currently occupying space in Phoenix until improvements are completed.



General Motors Selects Chandler as Site of its 4th IT Innovation Center



General Motors together with Gov. Jan Brewer, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), announced today GM has selected Chandler as the site of its fourth Information Technology Innovation Center.

These IT Innovation Centers enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities, strengthening its global competitiveness.

With the announcement, GM expects to invest $21M in the new Chandler facility and hire 1,000 high-wage employees over the next five years.

“GM could have chosen to locate this premier facility anywhere in the country, so it is a tremendous credit to our state and everything we have to offer that GM has decided to build right here in Arizona,” Gov. Brewer said.

“Today’s announcement speaks volumes about the business-friendly environment we have created in Arizona, including our high-tech workforce, competitive tax policies and lean regulations. I could not be prouder of our state or what this announcement means for the future of the Arizona economy.”

With today’s GM announcement, Chandler joins previously disclosed locations for Innovation Centers in Warren, Mich.; Austin, Texas; and Roswell, Ga.

“The greater Phoenix area is a fantastic hub of emerging technical talent – from university graduates to working professionals. GM needs these kinds of world-class and skilled employees to be as successful as we want to be,” GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott said.

“Chandler is the perfect addition to our overall Innovation Center market strategy, locating in great communities that are on the leading edge of innovation and technology.”

GM’s IT Innovation Centers are part of a companywide transformation to improve performance, reduce the cost of on-going operations and increase its delivery of innovation.

“This is exactly the type of technology employer we need in Chandler and in our state,” Chandler Mayor Tibshraeny said. “The GM Innovation Center is a perfect complement to Chandler’s Price Corridor, and furthers the City’s reputation as a regional hub for innovation and high-tech businesses.”

GM will begin recruiting and hiring software developers, database administrators and system analysts immediately. The new Innovation Center is expected to be operational by 1Q 2014.



“We are thrilled with GM’s selection of Arizona and its significant increased investment in our community. The company’s long-term commitment grows and strengthens our economy in the form of quality jobs, high wages and capital investment, building on the technology and economic base in our state,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “It has been wonderful working with GM’s team throughout this process, and we look forward to a continued successful partnership for many years to come.”


“General Motors could not have found a better innovation partner than the City of Chandler, which has worked hard to earn its well-deserved status as one of the western U.S.’s top technology cities,” said GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome. “GM’s investment is testament to our skilled workforce and quality lifestyle, as well as competitive and uncomplicated business landscape. Indeed, today’s announcement is a win for the entire region, and we look forward to developing a lasting partnership with General Motors.”



The Rockefeller Group Presses Forward with Plans for Extension of Coronado Street at Chandler 101


The Rockefeller Group announced that it is moving forward with plans for a southern extension of Coronado Street in Chandler. The road will serve as primary access to Chandler 101, the mixed-use project the company is developing in Chandler’s prestigious Price Corridor.

“The Rockefeller Group is pleased to start this important phase in the development of Chandler 101,” said Mark Singerman, Regional Director, The Rockefeller Group. “We believe that the construction of the road to the project will aid us in securing one or more anchor office tenants.”

Chandler 101 will be located at the intersection of Loop 101 and Chandler Boulevard and will include 844,000 SF on 22 acres with 8- to 10-story office towers, restaurants, retail, and a parking structure on the Southeast corner of Chandler Blvd. and the 101 Freeway.

Arizona State University announced in 2011 that it will locate its newest W.P. Carey Evening MBA and Custom Corporate MBA programs at Chandler 101.

According to Christine Mackay, Economic Development Director for the City of Chandler, there is a tremendous need for additional Class A office space near the 101 Freeway and Chandler Boulevard.

“We have been approached by a number of companies looking to locate in Chandler but right now we do not have the contiguous Class A office space available that they require. We are confident that Chandler 101 will serve that need,” Mackay said.

The Coronado Street extension not only will aid The Rockefeller Group in securing an anchor tenant for the project, but it will serve as a shortcut for commuters looking to head east on Chandler Blvd. and avoid the northbound Price Road/Chandler Blvd intersection.

The intersection of Loop 101 and Chandler Boulevard has one of the highest traffic counts in the Southeast Valley of the Phoenix metro area. The Loop 101 freeway carries more than 120,000 cars per day, and Chandler Boulevard and Price Road combined have more than 60,000 per day.

“Extending Coronado Street south and connecting it to Price Road has been part of the city’s transportation plan for more than five years,” Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said. “The Rockefeller Group will invest more than $3 million to construct the road. We’re excited that this road will aid the congestion at Price and Chandler while speeding up the timeline for breaking ground on Chandler 101.”

Singerman said that in the first half of 2013, The Rockefeller Group will work with the city staff and its team of consultants including the architect, civil engineer, landscape architect, geotechnical engineer, dry utility consultant and traffic engineer to design the road. He expects to name a general contractor during that time and break ground on the extension by summer.



Rock the Block! Chandler Accepting Applications for Vendors

The 3rd annual Achen-Gardner Construction “Rock the Block!” presented by Mark-Taylor is accepting applications for retail, arts, crafts and food vendors for their block party taking place in downtown Chandler on Nov. 10.

Vendor booths are available in either 10’ x 10’ or 10’ x 20’ spaces. Accepted vendors will have the opportunity to feature and sell their products and services for the entirety of the event.

Rock the Block! is an annual family-friendly block party that celebrates the fun, dynamic lifestyle that Chandler offers while promoting Chandler-based businesses. Last year the block party attracted more than 12,000 guests.

The event will feature:

● Live entertainment on three stages

● A 12,000 SF. Kids Zone including interactive games, face painting, giant inflatables and a zip-line hosted by Arizona Bounce Around

● More than 100 retail, arts and crafts vendors

● Various food vendors including some of the top food trucks in Arizona

● Beverage vendors featuring two beer gardens and a VIP area

The event will run from noon until 8 p.m., on Arizona Ave. between Chandler Blvd. and Frye Rd. in Chandler.

Vendor applications can be found at the Rock the Block! official website : chandlerblockparty.com.

Deadline for submissions and payment is Oct. 19. For more information, please contact David at david@slentertainment.com or call (480) 284-6033.




New Intel R&D Facility In Chandler Expected To Create Almost 1,000 Construction Jobs

Intel Corp. is adding a $300M research and development facility at its Chandler campus — a project that is expected to create almost 1,000 construction jobs.

Intel today announced plans for the 2-story, 285,000 SF facility that will be used to expand its packaging operations.

“This significant investment in R&D reflects Intel’s principal role in defining the future of technology,” said Babak Sabi, Intel vice president and director, Assembly and Test Technology Development.

“The innovation set to take place within the walls of this new research center will influence technology trends for years to come, and we’re delighted to bring that distinction to the community of Chandler and the State of Arizona.

“This speak for jobs,” Sabi said. “That’s what this is about.”

The facility will create several hundred Intel jobs and nearly 1,000 construction jobs. Hiring for Intel positions will occur over the next 18 months. About half of the positions will be filled by individuals with advanced engineering degrees.

Other positions are open to candidates with technical degrees and relevant experience. Military veterans with technical training are often well suited for a variety of roles within the company and Intel will specifically recruit veterans for these positions.

“Intel recognizes that highly skilled military veterans are a valuable resource,” Sabi said. “They bring real-world experience and proven expertise that complements the Intel culture.”

Intel’s new Chandler facility will be built to support packaging operations for the company. The research conducted in Chandler is strategic to the company’s future product roadmap and will promote Intel’s leadership role in technology innovation.

“For more than three decades, the City of Chandler has been a proud partner with Intel as it continues to expand here in our community,” Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said. “Intel’s dedication to research and development is commendable and will ensure a long and prosperous presence here in the region. This announcement once again shows Intel’s continued commitment to Chandler and confirms that the state of Arizona is a great place to do business.”

News of this additional investment comes as Intel forges ahead with construction of Fab 42, its new manufacturing facility in Ocotillo. Upon scheduled completion in 2013, Fab 42 will be the most advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world. Intel’s combined investment in the two new Chandler facilities will exceed $5.3B.

Site preparation for the R&D facility began in June; construction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2013. The building is designed to pursue LEED certification. M + W Group will be the design/builder for the project.

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QBE First - Call Center

QBE First Leases Operations Center In Chandler

QBE FIRST, part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, signed an 11-year lease on a new operations center at 2700 Frye Rd. in Chandler.

The 183,000 SF facility will house a significant QBE FIRST call center and is expected to accommodate more than 1,000 associates.

“This facility offers us the ability to grow, not only in the number of people we employ but also our infrastructure and information technology capabilities,” said Steve Lindstrom, regional operations executive for QBE FIRST.

QBE FIRST, through a business it and its affiliates acquired from the Balboa Insurance Company in mid-2011, has been a long-standing employer in the City of Chandler.

“As one of the largest employers in Chandler, QBE FIRST is pleased to remain a partner in the community and we look forward to continued growth in the future,” said QBE FIRST Chief Executive Officer CD Davies. “This facility will serve as a showcase for visiting clients and become a major servicing center for our customers.”

“It is great to have QBE expanding into the Chandler business community,” Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said. “This announcement shows the confidence they have in Chandler. We look forward to continuing this partnership and appreciate their recognition of a talented regional workforce to help them grow. A lot of people worked very hard to make this happen and we welcome QBE’s continued expansion in the Price Corridor.”

“GPEC places a significant emphasis on attracting investment from internationally-based firms as a prime source of growth and employment in the region, so we are pleased to welcome Australia-based QBE to Chandler,” said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Together with partners like the Arizona Commerce Authority, we will continue to work toward creating quality job growth in Greater Phoenix.”

QBE FIRST plans to begin moving into the new facility sometime during the fourth quarter of 2012. Regent Properties is the owner/developer of the property.

The lease was arranged by Jones Lang LaSalle on behalf of QBE and Bill Blake, Principal with Lee & Associates on behalf of Regent. “We’re grateful to the City of Chandler and the pro-business attitude of city leaders for making this project possible,” Lindstrom said. “And because the building is located next to the Chandler Fashion Center, it will also add revenue to the food and retail shops nearby. All in all, this facility is a win-win for QBE FIRST and the City of Chandler.

“This decision demonstrates Arizona’s competitiveness and the optimal operating environment Governor Jan Brewer, the legislature and business community have been building in order for employers like QBE FIRST to continue to operate here and grow,” said Sandra Watson, Executive Vice President and COO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “The ACA is pleased to see QBE FIRST grow in Chandler while maintaining good jobs and creating more opportunities for Arizona workers as it expands.”

For more information on QBE First, visit their website at www.qbefirst.com.

Infusionsoft - Park Place

Infusionsoft Moving Its Corporate Headquarters To New Chandler Office

Infusionsoft, which creates sales and marketing software for small businesses, is relocating from Gilbert to a new 86,000 SF headquarters in Chandler at the end of this year.

Infusionsoft worked closely with the City of Chandler and the Arizona Commerce Authority to find a new home at Allred Park Place in the Price Corridor. Expecting to grow to 1,000 employees over the next three to four years, Infusionsoft will occupy the entire two-story building.

Willmeng Construction of Mesa is the general contractor and Balmer Architectural Group of Phoenix is the architect. CBRE will handle the leasing of space.

“We invested a great deal of time in our search for the ideal home for Infusionsoft as we continue this next phase of explosive growth,” says Clate Mask, CEO and co-founder of Infusionsoft. “Chandler’s Price Corridor represents a budding center for tech companies and talent. In the City of Chandler and the Arizona Commerce Authority, we’ve found true partners committed to our expansion, and to the success of our small business customers.”

Mayor Jay Tibshraeny of Chandler goes on to say, “Infusionsoft is a perfect fit for Chandler and the high-tech, creative class workforce we continue to recruit. Collaborative partnerships are critical in this knowledge-based economy, and we know Infusionsoft will be a stellar addition to the technology hub being created in the Price Corridor.”

Infusionsoft is rapidly approaching 300 employees, growing its workforce at a rate of 15% per quarter, and is currently hiring across all departments. With more than 32,000 users in 62 countries, Infusionsoft’s Web-based all-in-one-one sales and marketing software helps small businesses get more customers, increase sales and save time.

Infusionsoft integrates CRM, email marketing, e-commerce and marketing automation into one simple-to-use system that helps small businesses automatically market to prospects and customers. In the 1st quarter of this year, Infusionsoft customers captured 11 million leads with the software and $281M in e-commerce dollars were processed through the Infusionsoft shopping cart.

“Infusionsoft is a rising star in Arizona, and the ACA is pleased to see this company realize such success,” said Don Cardon, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Infusionsoft was one of the first companies to take advantage of Arizona’s Angel Tax Credit to raise seed funding, and subsequent venture capital.  One of the ACA’s main priorities is growing our own — we provide assistance to help Arizona companies expand. Infusionsoft is a marquee employer in a growing industry sector.  The ACA is proud to have them as a partner in Arizona.”

Mask continues, “In this new location, we’ll create a world-class headquarters that represents the vibrancy and innovation of Infusionsoft. It will become the training center for small businesses in Arizona, and worldwide, to get the tools and education to help power their success.”

Working with the developer, Douglas Allred Company, Infusionsoft is creating a remarkable new work environment that will help the company continue to be one of the Best Workplaces in America and a Best Places to Work in the Valley.  The new space is designed to give employees a culture of inclusiveness, innovation and fun. Infusionsoft’s team will occupy the entire building, which is the first major speculative office building to be built in Arizona since 2009.