When Rob Flippo co-founded MobileHelp, its corporate headquarters was located in the Boca Library.
Now, the medical alert system company, is located in a 45,000-square-foot office space at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus.
“We have grown a little bit,” Flippo said during the recent ribbon cutting. “This is a pretty big milestone for us.”
Flippo said he remembers when the company was starting and an IT closet was used as someone’s first office.
The company grew and eventually moved to Research Park at FAU. Flippo said he never thought they would be able to fill up the 13,000-square-foot space.
But not long after they moved in, they needed to expand. Before the company moved to the BRIC location, it was occupying about 24,000-square-feet.
For MobileHelp CEO and president Dennis Boyle, the new office is a homecoming. He worked in the building in 1998.
“This all started with one employee, one business and one customer,” he said.
Now, MobileHelp employs 236 people and has over 300,000 subscribers, he said.
“The state of MobileHelp is strong,” he said. “We have a group of people who care about our customers and who are about MobileHelp. Our mission is to be someone’s hero every day.”
Mayor Scott Singer pointed out that the company has 16 patents and is the type of business that Boca wants to attract to the city.
“It’s staggering to me to see how you have grown,” Singer said. “We wish you much success here.”