A Colorado company that connects homeowners to handymen announced Friday it’s relocating its headquarters to Denver.
HomeAdvisor plans to relocate about 300 employees from Golden to an office underway in Denver’s River North neighborhood. The move gives the state’s largest digital company room to grow in one of Denver’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, HomeAdvisor spokeswoman Brooke Gabbert told Denverite Thursday.
HomeAdvisor already has offices in Denver, as well as in Colorado Springs, Kansas and New York.
“We’ve outgrown our office in Denver West and are still adding employees across the company,” Gabbert said. “We wanted a space that was convenient and walkable. This area has the A Line located across the street and easy access from the highway, as well as a lot of potential for growth.”
When Denver Mayor Michael Hancock talks about the A Line as running through a “Corridor of Opportunity,” this is the sort of thing he has in mind. Tami Door of the Downtown Denver Partnership cast the move in a similar light.
“Their commitment to staying here will provide their several hundred employees at this location an ease of access to everything the downtown area has to offer for the new workforce, including mobility options, unique amenities, and a variety of housing options,” she said in a news release.
The company did have another incentive for the move. HomeAdvisor could get up to $14 million in state tax credits over the next eight years for adding employees in Colorado. The company currently employees more than 1,200 people statewide and at least another 800 globally. It wasn’t immediately clear how many new jobs the company plans to add.
The company’s sales and customer service operations will stay in Golden, Gabbet said. HomeAdvisor expects to start operating on the top floors of a planned mixed-use building north of 36th and Walnut streets in early 2018.
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