Company Brings Together Customers, and Community and Industry Leaders for “Rock the Block” Party
August 02, 2012 (Manhattan Beach, CA) – Dealer.com, the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, is celebrating its newly expanded West Coast office in Manhattan Beach, CA, on Friday, August 3 with a “Rock the Block” party. The oceanfront, West Coast headquarters was designed to accommodate roughly 100 employees and features an open floorplan with ocean views and fresh air to foster creativity and collaboration; an organic café, oceanfront deck, locker room with showers, and game and music room to support employee health and wellness; and convenient parking.
Dealer.com is inviting customers, local government officials, and business and community leaders to celebrate the company’s growing West Coast presence. Dealer.com opened its first office in California with 10 employees seven years ago to provide better access and service for its West Coast customers – including creative agency partners, auto manufacturers and the some of the nation’s largest auto dealerships. The office now hosts 40 employees, primarily in sales, client service and engineering, and is looking to grow the workforce in those functions as well as IT and marketing.
“We are totally energized by our growth here in California and are so proud to be a part of the Manhattan Beach community,” said Mark Bonfigli, founder and CEO of Dealer.com. “We have proven that tech companies can thrive outside the traditional region of Silicon Valley by building strong businesses in Vermont and now southern California. We believe we are successful in what we do because of our ability to innovate and our deep investment in people. We are fundamentally changing the expectations of today’s work environment.”
“I recognized the potential and value of the project when the proposal first crossed my desk as Mayor,” said Richard P. Montgomery, current Council Member and former Mayor of Manhattan Beach. “The number of jobs created by this project is in line with a goal set by Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-36), and I have invited her to attend the formal building dedication ceremony.”
Dealer.com today has more than 600 employees. In addition to an exceptional benefits package, employees have access to a subsidized organic café and on-site fitness center and classes, and receive discounts at local ski areas, golf courses, and select local and national companies. Dealer.com also encourages employees to engage in activities outside the physical confines of the workplace, including sports team participation, community involvement and helping the environment.