Hertz Corporation has announced Turner Construction Company has been selected to build the Hertz worldwide headquarters facility in Estero, Florida.
Hertz expects to break ground later this year and complete construction in 2015.
“Turner Construction Company has been building in Florida for 105 years, employs over 250 employees in the state, and completes an average of $400 million of Florida projects annually.
“Turner also has an excellent track record of efficiency, timeliness and quality which made them the best choice to help Hertz establish a long term headquarters presence in Southwest Florida,” said Todd Poste, executive vice president, global supply chain and fleet.
“Additionally, Turner has awarded well over $100 million of business to small, minority and women owned sub-contractors in Florida over the past five years, which represents a strong commitment to these important segments of the contracting market.
“Finally, Turner is a leader in sustainable construction, another important consideration in our decision,” Poste added.
Hertz announced on May 7th, 2013 that it would relocate its worldwide headquarters to south-west Florida from Northern New Jersey.
The company selected a site at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Williams Road in Estero Florida for the location of its new headquarters building.
As of October 2013, Hertz will establish temporary headquarter operations in Naples, Florida, while the Estero building is under construction.
The company has said it estimates that 400 headquarter jobs could be filled locally, with approximately 300 positions being filled by Hertz employees relocating to the Estero area.