LONDON, Ontario –
To accommodate its continuing growth in Canada, CARFAX said it will add hundreds of highly skilled jobs in the next few years. To house the expanding 230-plus person team, the company invested in a new 48,555-square-foot, state-of-the-art office space.
The office space was a relocation of CARFAX’s Canadian headquarters to the historical landmark at 100 Kellogg Lane in London, Ontario.
The company said CARFAX teams in London support the Canadian market and teams that support the U.S. portion of the business.
The company’s shared mission is to help used car buyers and sellers make better decisions about vehicles. That mission, according to the company, unites the efforts of both teams to a common goal.
The company offered additional details about the new space:
— 48,555 square feet of space over 2nd and 3rd floor
— Sit/stand capability and privacy/flexibility elements at every desk
— State-of-the-art AV and technology throughout
— Natural lighting via large windows and glass walls
— Green “living walls” helps air stay fresh
— Almost every white wall is a whiteboard
— Fun brand elements weaved in (such as colours, CAR FOX, and wall wraps)
— 40 meeting rooms suited for various types of work: That includes17 focus rooms: one to two people for individual work or one-on-one meetings. These rooms are named for London, with names such as “Dufferin,” “OEV” and “Thames.” It also includes 11 huddle rooms for small meetings of up to five people. Named to pay homage to Kellogg’s with names such as Corn Flakes and Froot Loops. And it includes12 conference rooms: Sizes range to fit six to 12 people. Includes privacy elements and increased AV capabilities. Names relate to CARFAX such as Recall and VIN.
— Four open organic collaborations zones with couches and tables
— Three wellness rooms for activities such as rest, prayer and first aid.
— One large classroom that can break out into three sections (called “Snap,” “Crackle” and “Pop”)
— Kitchen and work café with booths
— Product demo space
— Fun zone and games centre
CARFAX Canada president and general manager Mark Rousseau said in a news release that the company owes much of its success to the strong talent in London, “so much so that our colleagues in the U.S. now also view London as a centre of excellence for building strong teams – especially in the technology and development sectors.”
Rousseau added that the company is excited about its future because of its recent naming as “Best Large Business” in London, its new office, and its growing business opportunities.
“We’re thrilled to see CARFAX growing here in London and joining the vibrant space at 100 Kellogg,” said London Economic Development Corp. president and chief executive officer Kapil Lakhotia.
“As a leader in our fast-growing technology and digital media sector of over 350 companies, CARFAX is an award-winning employer that’s putting London on the map,” Lakhotia said.
The company noted that until COVID-related health concerns ease, Canadian CARFAX employees are currently working from home, with hopes to be in the new office sometime in 2021. Hiring for various positions is still taking place virtually, and company job seekers can search for open Canadian CARFAX positions.