CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PODS Enterprises, LLC, a leader in portable moving and storage container solutions based in Clearwater, Florida, announced its plans to significantly expand its sales and service operations. The company is opening a West Coast sales and service center in Reno, Nevada, which will help to drive PODS' continued growth momentum and lead to additional opportunities throughout its hometown of Clearwater, Florida.
Over the past three years, PODS' sales and service operations has experienced exponential growth. The company expanded its Clearwater sales and service center by acquiring 20,000 square feet of new office space, resulting in the company's ability to substantially increase the number of calls it handles. PODS has also hired 14.6% more employees in Clearwater, compared to previous years, including additional support roles and plans to add approximately 100 associates in 2018.
As part of its five-year growth plan, the company is focused on supporting customers across the country and ensuring data center redundancies. As a result, PODS has committed to developing sales and service operations beyond the Southeast with its new presence in Nevada. PODS plans to hire more than 300 associates during its first two years of operations in Reno.
"Over the past three years, PODS has experienced strong growth across North America," said Eric Higdon, vice president of sales and service center operations at PODS. "We are excited about the expansion of our sales and customer service operations into Reno."
In addition to expanding its sales and service operations, PODS also recently acquired over 38,000 square feet of warehouse space in Reno. Having outgrown its current warehouse in the Reno area, PODS searched for a new location that would provide the necessary space for further growth while improving on operational efficiencies. "The Panattoni project not only offers both of these features, but it is also very well-located," said Dan Knafo, director of real estate at PODS.
"As our business continues to grow, we work tirelessly to enhance the experience we offer our customers," said David Redmond, senior vice-president of residential and chief marketing officer at PODS. "By expanding our sales and service operations, we are better equipped to deliver continuity of service and improved hours of operation across North America."
PODS is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a variety of positions in Reno, Nevada. Job seekers can apply directly to http://careers.PODS.com.
A moving and storage leader, PODS services 46 U.S. states, Canada, and Australia and has made over 3 million deliveries since the company was founded in 1998. Before PODS came along, consumers were at the mercy of a full-service mover or a truck rental company to move and store their belongings, which meant hauling stuff back and forth to and from self-storage units. PODS introduced a whole new way to move and store – using portable storage containers -- becoming pioneers of a whole new industry.
Business partners who assisted PODS with its decision to expand its sales and service operations in Reno include the Site Selection Group from Dallas; David Woods and Matt Grimes of CBRE; Nevada Job Connect; and the Governor's Office of Economic Development.
When PODS invented portable storage in 1998, they introduced the world to a brand new, flexible way to move and store. Now a leader in the moving and storage industry, PODS currently provides residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, and the UK. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 700,000 long-distance moves, has exceeded 3 million deliveries, and has more than 190,000 PODS containers in service. To learn more, visit www.PODS.com.
SOURCE PODS Enterprises, LLC