Hagerty Announces Bridge Park as its Dublin Home
January 24, 2020
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Hagerty announces Bridge Park as its Dublin home
Quickly-growing automotive lifestyle company seeking top IT, sales and claims talent
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Hagerty, the world's largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicles and owners, today announced the Bridge Park development in Dublin, Ohio, as the base for its latest expansion.
The company’s new operations center eventually will employ about 200 full-time IT, licensed sales agents, claims and insurance product professionals.
The facility will provide additional geographic coverage and support numerous services such as inbound support for members of the Hagerty Drivers Club, servicing new and existing insurance policies, claims handling and technology development. With more than 1.5 million members, Hagerty Drivers Club offers exclusive events and experiences, discounts, premium roadside assistance and more.
Located adjacent to Dublin's new pedestrian bridge and Riverside Crossing Park, Bridge Park is Dublin’s newest and only walkable mixed-use development, combining upscale residential living with unique dining, shopping and entertainment attractions in downtown Dublin.
“It’s a dynamic development in the heart of a beautiful city, which made it an ideal choice for us,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty.
The company will operate temporarily out of offices at Metro II, 555 Metro Place North beginning in early February, moving to 6767 Longshore Street across from the soon-to-open public market, North Market Bridge Park, in the Bridge Park development this fall. The company plans to add about 75 new employees to its Dublin operation this year. Long-term, the company expects to hire about 200. The new facility will occupy more than 41,000 square feet of the Bridge Park facility, including space on the first floor and the entire second and third floors. Similar to Hagerty’s Traverse City headquarters, the first-floor lobby will feature a rotating collection of enthusiast vehicles.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Hagerty join us in downtown Dublin,” said Brent Crawford, principal of Crawford Hoying, owner and developer of Bridge Park. “The office and showroom will add even more energy to the operations of everyday business and contribute to the vibrancy we’ve built here at Bridge Park.”
Hagerty has been steadily adding services and offerings to meet the demands of car enthusiasts. Last year, the company expanded its award-winning magazine (Hagerty), published its first book (Never Stop Driving: A Better Life Behind the Wheel), and acquired North America’s largest motorsport membership and event management system (Motorsportreg), as well as the renowned Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Hagerty said the Columbus Region’s vibrant business community, automotive sector and highly skilled employee base will help Hagerty continue its rapid North American growth. Hiring for new positions at its Dublin facility are underway. Hagerty is known for its competitive pay, outstanding benefits and progressive work culture, which emphasizes personal and professional growth in a fun, stimulating atmosphere.
Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty has additional offices across the U.S., U.K., Germany and Canada, employing roughly 1,200 people. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com. For information on careers at Hagerty, clickhere.
Hagerty is an automotive lifestyle company dedicated to the love of driving. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty magazine and Motorsportreg, and is the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance for enthusiast vehicles. The company also supports keeping car culture alive for future generations through numerous youth programs and by supporting the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) and the RPM Foundation. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.
About Bridge Park
Bridge Park is the newest and only walkable, mixed-use community in downtown Dublin, Ohio. Spanning 30 acres along the Scioto River, it is the cornerstone of the city’s long-term vision for the Bridge Street District. The unique community features luxury condos and apartments, restaurants, shops, Class A office space, entertainment venues, free parking, a hotel and conference center and multiple green spaces. To learn more about Bridge Park, visit www.bridgepark.com.
About Crawford Hoying
Crawford Hoying is a full-service real estate development company, based in Dublin, Ohio concentrating in all aspects of acquisition, design, development, construction, management and commercial and residential brokerage. In the past five years alone, they have developed more than $1 billion of mixed-use, multifamily, office and retail properties. Crawford Hoying creates a sense of place, focused on consumer needs from a commerce, culture and community perspective. Bridge Park, www.bridgepark.com, and Water Street District, www.livewaterstreet.com, are examples of Crawford Hoying’s transformational development capabilities. To learn more about Crawford Hoying, visit www.crawfordhoying.com.