New Software Company built by Fourth Elm Construction brings jobs to Triad

Fourth Elm Construction is proud to have constructed Florida-based software company Superion’s new High Point location. Overall, it was a project totaling $3.46 million and created 80 new jobs for the Triad area.

Lake Mary, Fla.–based software firm Superion has moved in to its new High Point location, a project totaling $3.46 million and 80 new jobs.

The company announced October 2017 it would be relocating from its facility at 4000 OSSI Court in High Point to the 390,000-square-foot Triad Center.

At the Triad Center where Superion now occupies 43,000 square feet, space has been made for the eventual 80 new employees who will earn an average salary of $57,829, which is 26 percent higher than the average wage in Guilford County of $45,602.

Formerly known as SunGard Public Sector, Superion designs and provides software for public safety, public administration, federal agencies and non-profit groups.

Tom Coffey, Superion vice president of human resources who led the redesign initiative, told Triad Business Journal the company began hiring in the fall, and has already added 43 new employees, bringing the total count to 217 across its product support, professional services and software development departments.

Coffey said he expects to hit the 80 new employee goal in the first quarter of 2019.

The company’s growth is attributable to a strong position in the market, Coffey said, anchored by a core customer base that consistently provides strong references. The company expects double digit year over year revenue growth over the next three to five years, he said.

The move to the Triad Center was made with the assistance of the city of High Point, as city officials unanimously approved $80,000 worth of performance-based incentives last August.

Though Superion was operating in more space at its OSSI Court facility, about 50,000 square feet, employees were spread out across three floors, and the hard wall partitioning at the former furniture showroom made it difficult to efficiently utilize the space, Coffey said.

As the space at the Triad Center was just a shell, Superion was able to build out the space to fit its needs of a more open and collaborative environment, essential for a technology solutions workplace, Coffey said.

Fourth Elm Construction, formerly known as GEMCAP Construction, was contracted for the renovations.

Superion was acquired in February 2017 by Vista Equity Partner, which has offices in Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, and Oakland, Calif.

By Luke Bollinger  – Reporter, Triad Business Journal