NY: Bankers Healthcare Leases Office Space in Historic Syracuse Firehouse
17 Mar, 2016
Due to corporate growth and increased demand in the marketplace, Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, has expanded its offices in Syracuse, New York. The company has leased one of the most unique workspaces in the city: the historic Engine 14 fire station located at 238 Division Street.
The building was constructed in 1915 and used by firefighters until 1961. Since then, the station has housed numerous companies. Now, the station will give BHG 4,700 square feet of additional office space for a 5-year lease term and potential renewal.
"We moved into our financial headquarters at 201 Solar Street in 2013 and quickly reached the point where every desk was filled," said BHG CEO Al Crawford. "We had to make room for more growth. With its unique characteristics and convenient location directly across the street, the fire station was a perfect fit."
More than 100 of the company's 270 associates nationwide are located at its financial headquarters in Syracuse, including BHG's full-service internal marketing agency, which will now live in the firehouse workspace to accommodate the department's rapid growth.
"The BHG marketing department has grown immensely over the past year—now we're a full service agency, from content to design to development," said BHG CMO Chris Panebianco. "The team is excited to move into a new work environment with such personality and history. The greatest benefit for our team is the increased space for small group collaboration, which is a major part of our day-to-day."
The historic structure maintains its original tin ceiling panels, brick interior walls and six wooden lockers, a brass fire pole where one of the originals once stood, as well as six fully functional fire hoses hanging in the tower.
BHG worked with Sedgwick Business Interiors to select new furniture and workstations. Grey tones and lightwoods set the foundation, while bright blue, orange and green accent furniture adds a pop of color. Together, the design compliments the age of the building and enhances it with a modern twist—the perfect mix for fostering creativity.
To learn more about career opportunities at BHG, visit www.bhg-inc.com/company/career-opportunities.
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare professionals, including personal and commercial loans, credit cards and insurance services. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company ten times for growth and job creation.