Candoris expands to new $2.1M building
Technology company Candoris purchased a new headquarters in Annville Township with growth in mind, one of its founders said.
The IT services company purchased the former building of a family medical practice at 475 N. Weaber St. The seven acres of land it sits on offer plenty of options for additions to the headquarters as the company grows, said the company's chief accountability officer and co-founder, Stephan Van Der Ploog.
“We don’t have to worry about space for a long time,” Van Der Ploog said.
Candoris started in 2011 with two staff members. When the company moved into its new building this October it had grown to 71 employees.
Candoris specializes in a number of technology services, including software engineering, data center infrastructure and outsourced IT.
The 12,500-square-foot building cost the company $2.1 million and includes a network operations center for secure conversations between employees and customers who are outsourcing IT functions to Candoris.
Candoris spent two years looking for the right location before moving from its last headquarters. The previous quarters was 2,500 square feet, with another 2,500-square-foot building rented out to accompany it.
A goal of the new headquarters is to help Candoris continue to draw in talent that otherwise would be working in larger cities.
“We are in a very competitive field so attracting talent here to Central Pennsylvania is important,” he said. “We put a lot of care in trying to create a workspace people can feel proud of and come to every day.”
Candoris' new building includes conference rooms, scheduling systems and collaboration areas as well as a training room, sit-to-stand desks, ergonomic chairs and 30-inch monitors - all of which help the company compete in the technology space, according to Van Der Ploog.
Candoris hired 12 new employees in 2018 and plans to hire up to 10 more in 2019. The new building has room for 20 new hires, not including those who work remotely.