Hooksett, NH Merchants Fleet’s staff put down their laptops, picked up some sledgehammers, and started hammering away at a wall, breaking into a new chapter for the 50-plus year-old company. The group gathered as part of a demolition day event celebrating the remodel of what will be the company’s new 55,000 s/f headquarters at 14 Central Park Dr.
The new headquarters marks the latest milestone in the company’s growth and hiring efforts. Merchants signed a 10-year lease on the space this past January, and it is projected to open late this summer.
“This is an exciting time and a milestone moment in the history of Merchants as we embark on a new chapter,” said Michael Sydney, owner and vice president, as he opened the event.
“We have made it a major strategic focus to hire the best and brightest minds in the fleet industry,” said CEO Brendan Keegan. “This new building will give us the resources, space, and environment for those minds to come together, innovate, and create an even better experience for our clients.”
Merchants has been growing its national client base as part of its strategic direction over the past 18 months. The company is currently spread across multiple buildings along Hooksett Rd. to accommodate its growth in size, and the new headquarters will enable all members of the business to sit in one building and collaborate.