By Heather Lusk
DK Pierce & Associates broke ground on its new headquarters in Creekside Corporate Park Aug. 23 before a crowd of employees and Zionsville officials.
The nearly 18,000-square-foot, two-story building with a walk-out basement is expected to be complete by May 2017 and will house approximately 50 employees, with 23 new jobs doubling the number of current employees. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered DK Pierce up to $275,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans.
“This was one of those things that was in my head, and here we are making it a reality,” DK Pierce President Denise Pierce said.
DK Pierce & Associates is officially the first tenant of Creekside Corporate Park, according to town officials.
“It has been my goal to create a nurturing work environment for my employees, and Zionsville’s Creekside Corporate Park offers the perfect solution,” Pierce said. “Our team is excited to call this our new home.”
“The bold vision that they have planned we believe mimics what we want here in Creekside Corporate,” said Molly Whitehead, executive director of Boone County Economic Development Corp.
Fourteen parcels have been platted in the corporate setting with a planned 38 percent of the property reserved as woodlands. A path will eventually connect the area with Main Street.
“It’s going to be a park setting like no other in the region,” Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak said. “Creekside is a conservation park in every sense of the word.”
DK Pierce helps clients bring products for cancer and rare diseases to market and works to ensure that third-party health insurance companies will support patient access to meaningful treatments.