Info Tech, a Gainesville, Fla.-based consulting and software company, has announced its intent to relocate its headquarters to the upcoming Celebration Pointe project. The company will build a brand new, 60,000-square-foot headquarters with the help of Celebration Pointe developers.
“We are very excited to be making this announcement today,” said Dr. Jim McClave, CEO at Info Tech. “Our employees are our greatest asset, and Celebration Pointe will provide them with an energy-filled, walkable environment with outstanding retail, restaurants and other amenities literally at our doorstep.”
Info Tech, one of Gainesville’s original Tech startups, was originally founded in 1977 in a room off of Dr. Jim McClave’s garage in NW Gainesville. The company held an office for a short time in the Thornebrook area of NW Gainesville before moving to the Florida Farm Bureau building 1984.
“The Farm Bureau has been a wonderful hom
e for us for more than 30 years,” said Dr. Tom Rothrock, Info Tech President. “The building has been able to accommodate our growth and our relationship with the team here has certainly contributed to our success.”
Info Tech’s 240 employees provide services to public agencies, consulting engineers, contractors and bidders through It’s Consulting and Systems divisions. The Consulting division provides consulting services and expert testimony in the areas of statistics, econometrics, finance, economics and epidemiology and it’s Systems division provides software development, Internet bidding and systems integration services for infrastructure construction management, and also provides highly technical consulting and network communications services.
“Info Tech has always prided itself on being an innovative and forward-thinking company,” said Dr. Tom Rothrock, president at Info Tech. “When we were searching for our new headquarters, it was important to find a location with a true sense of innovation and community that aligned with our core values.”
The project will also feature integrated recreational and sustainable resources throughout the campus, including 100 acres of conservation land east of Lake Kanapaha with a network of outdoor hike and bike trails that will connect Celebration Pointe to the surrounding Lake Kanapaha Conservation Area and Split Rock Conservation Area. The development will also feature multiple new rapid transit stops, which will connect to notable destinations in the area like the University of Florida campus.
Located at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Archer Road, Celebration Pointe is a 125-acre, 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development in the heart of Gainesville’s retail corridor. Along with more than 300,000-square-feet of planned Class-A office space, Celebration Pointe will feature approximately 375,000-square-feet of a unique blend of entertainment and specialty retail, anchored by Bass Pro Shops and a national luxury-seating theatre, which will be the only one of its kind in the Gainesville marketplace. The project will also feature a recently announced boutique Hotel Indigo, nearly 1,000 multifamily residential units and a mix of restaurants, most of which will be new to the market.