A message from Scott Packard, chairman and CEO, Wright Service Corp.
It’s hard to believe, but we’ve hit our fifth year being in this corporate office location in the Grand Technology Gateway! I wanted to take a moment to celebrate this milestone and share some history…
Prior to occupying this office, the Wright Service Corp. corporate office was located in Valley Junction and from the 1970s up until 2012. As our field operations grew, our office had to grow along with it. Because we were landlocked in Valley Junction but had a strong desire to stay in West Des Moines, our executive team worked with West Des Moines city leaders to explore new options. The city was responsive in helping us find solutions and making the transition seamless. The company found various opportunities, but ultimately decided on our current development that resides in the Grand Technology Gateway. We solidified the deal and moved here in March of 2012 with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony that same May with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.
At that time, we had about 60 employees in the corporate office. Fast forward to today and we’ve grown to about 100 employees occupying this location! (Not to mention our 3,400 employees nationwide!) In 2015, a few years after we moved in, we renovated the 5950 building next door to accommodate a new training facility and allow for growth for our family of companies.
This milestone isn’t just a celebration of our time here in the corporate office but a celebration of our employee owners who make our company what it is today.
With all this history in mind, watch the video below to share in our celebration!