Scorpion Celebrates Groundbreaking on New High-Tech, Employee-Centric Headquarters in Valencia

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The Internet marketing company’s new headquarters will have open, creative workspaces and unique amenities for employees. The building is expected to help foster growth in the area’s tech sector.

With the tremendous growth Scorpion has been experiencing in recent years, we decided it was time for a new corporate headquarters building—namely one that reflects our culture and values as a company.

Scorpion recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new corporate headquarters in Valencia. On Nov. 30, local business development representatives, architectural designers, and key building developers joined Scorpion executives as they donned hard hats, took up shovels, and ceremonially broke ground on a plot of land where Scorpion’s new headquarters will stand.

The new headquarters will be located next to the Sunkist Growers building, just east of Six Flags Magic Mountain. It is being designed to include creative workspaces, unique workplace amenities for employees, and environmental efficiency features that will qualify the building for CALGreen certification.

Allen Trowbridge, the commercial real estate professional serving as an advisor to Scorpion on the project, said Scorpion’s new headquarters definitely stands out from the norm.

“This is one of the early, true high-tech interior environments in the Valencia market,” Trowbridge said after the groundbreaking ceremony. “It’s being designed around the employees and their needs and wants, which is why it’s going to have an in-house cafeteria, multi-function rooms, training rooms, gyms, showers, and an outside eating area. The Valencia market is unique in that the area will allow the employees to have a place to live and work at the same time.”

Kevin Urban, Project Manager at Snyder Langston—the general contractor working on the building’s core, shell, and tenant improvements—added that the new headquarters will also have a main lobby with a 2-story-high, 3-D vertical wall element and an integrated LED display screen. Some of its environmental efficiency features will include electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, energy-efficient lighting, and eventually solar panels in the parking lot.

“Snyder Langston is proud to be part of the team that is building this project,” Urban said. “We look forward to seeing it through completion and providing Scorpion with a new home for their business.”

Holly Schroeder, President and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC), said Scorpion has been a significant asset to the local community and a leader in the SCV’s growth as a tech hub.

“We’re thrilled that Scorpion is placing permanent roots in the Santa Clarita Valley,” Schroeder said. “This building, beyond allowing Scorpion to grow great jobs here, will be a visible sign of the strength of our growing tech sector. What Scorpion has accomplished is an inspiration for all tech startups. This building is a sign of the company’s maturity, I think we are going to see more tech companies interested in the Santa Clarita Valley due to the pioneering leadership and success Scorpion represents.”

Design Driven by Employee Needs & Environmental Sustainability

Scorpion CEO Rustin Kretz explained his company’s motivation behind the new building.

“With the tremendous growth Scorpion has been experiencing in recent years, we decided it was time for a new corporate headquarters building—namely one that reflects our culture and values as a company,” said Scorpion CEO Rustin Kretz. “Our employees are the heart and soul of Scorpion, and we want to do everything we can to keep them happy, healthy, and in a motivating environment. We believe the well-being and satisfaction of our employees directly translates to the well-being and happiness of our customers.

“We also believe in being good stewards of our local community, which means using construction practices that result in low environmental impact. The new building is not only a step in the right direction for Scorpion’s growth, but also for the growth of the Santa Clarita Valley as a generator of jobs in the tech industry.”

Karina Silva, Project Designer at commercial interior design firm Wirt Design Group, said the goal is to create a space that truly reflects Scorpion’s identity and culture. The firm is designing the interior of Scorpion’s new headquarters.

“What we’re working to do is really embody Scorpion’s culture, who it is as a company, and how its employees work within its space,” Silva said. “I think what’s really great about Scorpion’s executives is they’re very much into creating a space that feels like a home for its employees, not just an office.”

The groundbreaking of the new headquarters comes in the same year that Scorpion was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ as a fastest-growing tech company in North America, and also to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies for the sixth year in a row. With the majority of Scorpion employees working at the Valencia headquarters and calling Santa Clarita home for their families, they are quickly making the SCV the “Silicon Suburbs”—a place where technology and family life can both thrive. To learn more about Scorpion, visit http://www.Scorpion.co or call (886) 622-5648.

About Scorpion

Scorpion helps businesses attract more customers through the Internet. The digital marketing agency's services include award-winning website design, paid search advertising, video advertising, search engine optimization, social media marketing, online reputation management, and more. Scorpion is a Bing Elite Partner, a Google Premier Partner, and also the 2016 Google Customer Satisfaction Champion for North America. To learn more about Scorpion, visit http://www.Scorpion.co or call (886) 622-5648.

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