The Hertz Corp. last week announced that Turner Construction Co. has been selected to build the Hertz worldwide headquarters facility in Estero, Fla. Hertz expects to break ground later this year and complete construction in 2015.
Hertz announced on May 7 that it would relocate its worldwide headquarters to Southwest Florida from Park Ridge, N.J. The company selected a site at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Williams Road in Estero for the location of its new headquarters building. As of October, Hertz will establish temporary headquarters operations in Naples, Fla., while the Estero building is under construction. The company estimates that 400 jobs could be filled locally, with approximately 300 positions being filled by Hertz employees relocating to the Estero area.
“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,” said Todd Poste, executive vice president, global supply chain and fleet for Hertz. “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.
“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.”
Hertz Global Holdings, through its subsidiary The Hertz Corp., operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands. Its equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., is No. 3 on the RER 100.