GEICO breaks ground on new location at The Bridges; plans to ramp up hiring upon completion
TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2018 – GEICO broke ground at its new location in The Bridges and laid out plans for future hiring when the complex is completed next year. GEICO President and CEO Bill Roberts and Regional Vice President Michelle Trindade were joined by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres, Bourn Companies CEO Don Bourn, representatives from Tucson City Council, Pima County and local business and community leaders at the event.
"I am confident that this new location at The Bridges will give us the resources we need to thrive in Tucson for many years to come," said Roberts. "More importantly, we'll have room to add new associates once we settle into our new home."
GEICO plans to hire 700 new associates over the next several years after its expected move-in date of late 2019. Tucson is now home to more than 1,500 GEICO associates who manage insurance operations for 1.4 million customers in seven western states including: Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Bourn Companies will handle all construction related to the new site, which consists of a 200,000 square-foot, three-story building that will occupy 20 acres of land. Amenities for GEICO associates at the new site will include modern open workspaces, an onsite cafeteria, fitness center, credit union and 20,000-square-feet of patios and outdoor space for associates to use during breaks.
"We've been working with GEICO for a long time to find just the right location for their new regional headquarters to keep GEICO in Tucson, and we think we hit the mark with The Bridges," said Don Bourn, founder and CEO of Bourn Companies. "With its central location, abundance of amenities and dynamic mix of uses, The Bridges is poised to be one of the most desirable employment hubs in Tucson."
Additional project partners include Sun Corridor, Inc., Renaissance Companies, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Pima County and the City of Tucson.
"GEICO, a recognized leader in corporate America, has operated successfully in Tucson for many years and this groundbreaking and new location solidifies GEICO's long-term presence for many more years to come," said Joe Snell, president and CEO, Sun Corridor Inc. "We congratulate GEICO for joining several corporate brands that have operations here in Southern Arizona including Amazon, Caterpillar, Raytheon, HomeGoods, Comcast and others."
Delighted to be breaking ground for GEICO’s new regional office at The Bridges are, from left: Craig Porter, The Renaissance Companies president; Michelle Trindade, GEICO’s Tucson regional vice president; Don Bourn, Bourn Companies founder and CEO; Shirley Scott, Tucson city council member; Mayor Jonathan Rothschild; Bill Roberts, GEICO president and CEO; Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres; Shane Wheeler; GEICO claims officer; and John Alutto, GEICO underwriting officer.
Rendering of GEICO's new Tucson regional office (Bourn Companies)
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 43,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.