“If you change nothing, nothing will change.” Changes are always necessary in business and in life. These changes make it possible for us to evolve with a world who has no chance of slowing down anytime soon!
My vision is to also have a company that will withstand the test of time. Two major changes that will help solidify our long-term plans is to (1) build a new corporate headquarters that will accommodate our growth and (2) complete our e-Discovery service offerings by entering into the legal document review market. Shown below is a rendering of our new corporate headquarters that will be located about two miles from our current location.
One of the reasons for the new building is that we have literally run out of space in our current location. We are basically landlocked in our building that we own. Growth and expansion is a good thing! I can’t give enough credit to Brad Burgess who has spearheaded the task of finding us a new home. Brad started with me over 20 years ago as a copy operator and eventually transferred to corporate working in both Desktop Publishing and Human Resources. Eventually Brad was promoted to Vice President of Marketing. When he learned we needed to find a new home, he immediately jumped in and volunteered to lead the real estate team. Evan O’Brien, National Director of Marketing, and his team stepped up to fill the gap while Brad focused on real estate.
Brad found eight acres of land for our new home so we would never have to move again. He also secured the property that will reduce our cost per square foot by 36%! This is absolutely an incredible accomplishment. Our goal is to move into the new building by January, 2021. I want to thank Brad for his eagerness to learn new things, teaching others new skills and doing it with an enormous amount of passion and obsession for excellence!
Other Great Changes
The second major change will be IST’s entry into the legal document review arena. We already do e-Discovery, court reporting, and forensics/collections. Document Review was the only missing link. Once implemented, we truly will become a one-stop shop for our clients. This is a major investment, and we will have the space to accommodate the vast numbers of review attorneys we will be hiring over the next few years.
These are incredibly exciting times for IST. As we continue to grow, collaborate and develop winning strategies, all of us will benefit from a company that is truly the best in the business. Thank you for what you do every day. It is a privilege to be associated with all of you.