March 6, 2018, Ormond Beach, Fla. – Tomorrow evening Security First Insurance Company will officially break ground on the site of its
133,000 square foot new headquarters. The building will sit on 48 acres in Ormond Crossings, a mixed-use development in Ormond Beach, Fla. The campus will include employee-centric features ranging from collaboration areas to in-house dining facility, yoga studio, fitness center, and an outdoor walking trail.
The family run, privately-held company is creating a larger space to return its current workforce of more than 300 employees to a functional and aesthetically pleasing space under one roof. Currently employees are spread across four sites in Ormond Beach and Holly Hill. The new building will also allow for ease of reconfiguration to accommodate the addition of up to 250 new jobs over the next five years.
According to Melissa Burt DeVriese, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Legal Counsel, “We’re not a traditional homeowner’s insurance provider. We consider ourselves a data-driven, technology company focused on transforming the insurance experience, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Our employees embrace the edge that technology gives us, and they’re the reason we’ve grown to become the second largest home insurance company in the state. This commitment is also the reason we’ve been able to hire more than 100 new employees in 2017 alone. Our new building will allow us to continue to expand our family of employees and allow us to collaborate under one roof, right here in our hometown.”
DeVriese is spearheading the development of the new facility and has sought out employee input throughout the process to gain an understanding of how teams collaborate, and to gauge workplace preferences unique to each functional area. Many of the features selected for the new headquarters were based on this feedback, and the company will continue to collaborate with its teams as the new building takes shape. In the coming weeks, DeVriese is hosting several small group meetings with employees to review floor plans, interior designs and features. You can keep up to date on the progress of the project by visiting this page.
Security First Insurance is currently hiring for a variety of positions, including graphic designer, marketing automation specialist, business analyst, and claims examiner. Insurance expertise is not a requirement for many positions, and the company aims to recruit professionals who embrace change and are driven by innovation.
To learn more about the career opportunities currently available please visit our careers page.
About Security First Insurance
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla., Security First Insurance is built on more than 100 years of history and experience in the insurance industry. The company has an acute understanding of Floridians’ vulnerability to natural catastrophe. Company founder, Locke Burt, was serving in the Florida Senate in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew made landfall. It was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, leaving behind more than $26 billion in insured losses and a crippled insurance industry. Locke wanted better for the state and its residents and created Security First Insurance. The company now serves policyholders living across the state, storm after storm, year after year®.
Security First Insurance has been assigned a Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc. and is strongly committed to improving Florida’s homeowners insurance market and initiatives that support and protect residents and communities of the Sunshine State.