Plant City, Fla. – Nov. 9, 2015 – Florida Agency Network, Florida’s largest network of independent agencies providing title services in 30 locations across the state, today announced that it will expand its headquarter operations in Plant City, relocating up to 30 employees and hiring up to 100 additional staff in the next 3 to 5 years. The new positions will fill a variety of roles including executive management, accounting, human resources, data processing, and information technology.
“This is an exciting time to expand our business in Plant City,” said Aaron Davis, CEO of the Florida Agency Network and its multiple brands, which include Hillsborough Title, Trident Title, Paramount Title, Tampa Bay Title, Cornerstone Title, HomePlus Title, Bella Title, Performance Title & Escrow, StrongHold Title, Progressive Title Solutions, Hometown Title Network, BPM Solutions, and Premier Data Services. “We saw the private sector and the city coming together to strengthen support for growing companies like ours with the establishment of Plant City Economic Development Corporation. We’re looking forward to the new opportunities this organization will bring for our business, as well as the entire community.”
Florida Agency Network will invest $5,175,000 in the project through the acquisition of additional office space at its current location in the Alexander Oaks Office Park at 1507 South Alexander Street in Plant City, the purchase of land on an adjacent parcel, and the building of a new 12,000 square foot headquarter office. The acquisition plus the new build will result in over 50,000 square feet of total space at Alexander Oaks, half of which the company will occupy for its operations.
“We are excited to retain and assist Aaron’s company in their tremendous growth,” said Rick Lott, Mayor of Plant City. “Our homegrown businesses making a choice to stay and invest here is a sure sign of more great things to come.”
To attract and retain the young, educated talent the Florida Agency Network will rely on to grow its operations, the company is designing its new space with an open plan format, which will encourage creativity and collaboration.
“This is a major win for Plant City and all of Hillsborough County,” said J.P. DuBuque, interim president and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation. “We are committed to working in partnership with the newly formed Plant City Economic Development Corporation to provide the permitting, workforce training, and other business assistance services that help companies like Florida Agency Network thrive here by staying focused on their core business.”
The Florida Agency Network has planted deep roots in the Plant City community, Davis is currently engaged in the Plant City Chamber of Commerce and the founding of the new economic development corporation. He has actively managed Hillsborough Title, the founding company of the Florida Agency Network, since 2002. In 2008 he purchased the company from his mother, Gail Calhoun. The company, which has grown by expansion and acquisition, originally started as Hillsborough Title in 1984 in Plant City. It now boasts multiple statewide locations and utilizes its shared back office services, pooled resources, and I.T. infrastructure to allow for continued expansion. Resources and services include multiple on-staff attorneys, access to private title plant and ancillary services, I.T. company, centralized processes & post-closing, agency administration, compliance management and financial oversight.
“The world is waking up to the exceptional opportunities Plant City affords to grow a company, raise a family, and take advantage of an excellent location that is convenient to all of Central Florida, Port of Tampa, Tampa Airport, and major interstates,” said Randy Larson, Chairman of the Plant City Economic Development Corporation. “We know that Florida Agency Network had the opportunity to locate its headquarters anywhere else in the state, but it chose Plant City and Hillsborough County. We look forward to their continued success and supporting them as they expand.”
Florida Agency Network joins an impressive roster of companies that have recently decided to locate or expand their operations in Plant City and Hillsborough County, including James Hardie, Dart Container, Cody Talbert Distribution and Fitlife Foods.
Individuals interested in open job listings may refer to the company’s website at www.flagency.net.