One Call consolidation to create one of largest Downtown employers

One Call consolidation to create one of largest Downtown employers
Fred Pensotti, Pat Rowland, Mayor Lenny Curry, Dale Wolf, Rep. John Rutherford, Will Smith and Jimmy Patronis at ribbon-cutting for One Call’s new signage on the former Aetna Building on the Southbank.

Three weeks after One Call’s 80-by-16-foot signs were installed at the top of company headquarters, employees and guests celebrated the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 12 in the lobby of the 22-story skyscraper at 841 Prudential Dr.

The health care management company provides business services in the workers’ compensation industry and is moving 500 workers to the Southbank from its Baymeadows office. About 1,500 employees will work in 200,000 square feet of One Call’s headquarters when the move is complete later this year, and will make the company one of downtown Jacksonville’s largest employers.

“I’m a transplanted Yankee and I’m delighted to call Jacksonville my home for the last four years, and it will be the last home I ever have,” said Dale Wolf, CEO, who said the 33-year-old company has about 3,000 employees nationwide, formed from the merger of two companies in 2012. “We look forward to increasing our involvement in the Downtown community and raising awareness for local charities throughout the area at the same time we grow our business.”

Among the speakers were Congressman John Rutherford, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

“It’s my belief that free enterprise, free markets and capitalism has done more in history for individuals than any government program, so the jobs, the opportunity you fight to create every day for your employees, for the people in Jacksonville, that’s what makes things happen, and I know, coming from the private sector, that’s not easy,” said Curry. “We are focused on our Downtown, our quality of life…reviving it, and while much is happening, it’s really the private sector that is going to do much more than what government can do.”

The 63-year-old building is owned by IP Capital Partners, which is making extensive renovations for its tenants.

By Kate A. Hallock
Resident Community News

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