SoClean is expanding its operations through the purchase of the building that served as its first headquarters, storefront and warehouse. SoClean's Peterborough 126,000-square-foot building originally housed Eastern Mountain Sports but will now undergo a complete renovation.
SoClean make an automated CPAP cleaner and sanitizer, and relocated from Oxford, Massachusetts in 2017. With many employees living in the greater Peterborough area, there was a commitment to grow locally, which led SoClean to look at the warehouse next door.
“We looked at many properties in the area and also visited companies across New England to see how they re-envisioned office space that included modern call centers and high-quality employee amenities. We knew we needed to be creative to meet our needs locally and once we were able to let our imaginations run, realized that the EMS building could be reconfigured to include all of the elements required to grow SoClean locally and attract talented employees to the region,” says Eric Burbank, vice president of business operations.
The company currently has 126 employees and projects this to increase to 150 at the end of 2019 and to more than 200 by the end of 2020. This rapid growth created the need for more space now and into the future. The company completed phase one of the renovation in May 2019 and expects to complete the entire renovation in 2021.
Transforming the building into a modern corporate headquarters, call center and warehouse required significant work. The new build-out emphasized bringing in natural light and creating areas designed for relaxation, privacy and group breaks. The call center features LED lighting, white noise ambiance, adjustable desks and sound-proof cubicles. Employees are also equipped with wireless headsets so they can take calls anywhere on the campus.