Express Employment Professionals, the newest tenant in the Albany West complex, is open for business and helping employ the community. They are located at 607 Church Street, Suite C. Gateway met with owner Kim Whitworth recently, and discussed how finding the right place takes time but is worth the wait.
- Give us a brief description about your business here in Decatur. We are a staffing employment company, so we have workers that we go out and find jobs for.
- When did you move into this space in Albany West? We officially moved in in the middle of July, but we started construction back in April.
- What were requirements for you in searching for a new location for your business? Easy access. Ample parking. And the opportunity for the inside to be built out to our specifications. We couldn't find anything existing that was built out exactly to what we need.
- Was Gateway helpful in helping you acquire this space? Absolutely. They were phenomenal from the very beginning. We were moving here from Atlanta and drove around Decatur looking at properties. I decided to walk into the Gateway office, and spoke with Matthew Morehead, who showed us many different properties around the Decatur area. We then met with Em and just kept coming back to this space. Gateway was willing to work with us in building out exatly what we needed. The customer service provided by Gateway was exceptional. The subcontractors assisting with this build were top-notch from the get-go!
- We've enjoyed watching your business build out this space. Are there advantages to building out your own space vs. move-in ready? For us, we had very specific needs as far as layout design (reception, private office, bullpen, IT), so by having the option of building to suit, we were able to meet the franchise specifications for security, as well as our own personal wants for design of the space.
- Anything special we can look forward to or tell our readers about Express Employment Professionals? We are hiring associates and we go out to talk to companies and other businesses. We have qualified associates ready to go to work, so come see us. We would love to help you find your new job.