March 7, 2013
Orem, Utah—March 7, 2013—doTERRA INTERNATIONAL, LLC, broke ground today in a private ceremony. It plans to construct a new corporate campus in Pleasant Grove, Utah, to house the company’s growing number of Utah-based employees. Upon completion of the first phase of the planned development, doTERRA will consolidate its global research and development, information technology, sales and marketing, customer service, and other company operations in the new facilities. Construction on the first phase of the project will begin in April and is anticipated to be complete for occupancy in late summer 2014.
"We are excited to begin construction of our new corporate headquarters in Pleasant Grove," said David Stirling, doTERRA Founding Executive, CEO & President. "We appreciate the support we have received from state and local government and community leaders to help us reach this important milestone for our company. Utah’s strong tradition of education, families, and healthy lifestyles will help us continue to attract the most talented professionals from inside and outside the state." Mr. Stirling added, "Most of our employees live within a short commute of our new location and we are committed to creating comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities for them while making a legacy contribution to the quality of living and economic health of Pleasant Grove City and surrounding areas."
doTERRA currently employs over 400 professional and part-time employees and anticipates doubling that number in the next five to ten years. Recently, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development awarded the company a post-performance refundable tax credit based on estimated new state tax revenues of $83 million, new capital investments of $60 million, and 330 new full-time jobs over the next ten years.
"Our new location will offer convenient access for employees and customers coming from both directions of the valley and throughout the Wasatch Front. Our campus buildings, with surrounding water features and grounds, will be a centerpiece of Pleasant Grove’s new business center and will be a beautiful representation of both the city and state of Utah to the many local, out-of-state, and international guests who will visit our campus in the coming years," Mr. Stirling said. The new facilities will be located east of 1280 west and south of Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Mayor Bruce Call of Pleasant Grove City said, "doTERRA’s selection of this site and commitment to building something of lasting quality and beauty will set the standard for other businesses in the area. As doTERRA moves forward with their project, we are confident other important business partners will accelerate their plans to locate in the Pleasant Grove business park."
doTERRA has selected the architectural firm of VCBO and Jacobsen Construction as development partners and the local firm of Magleby Commercial as strategic advisors for the project. Each of these firms are headquartered in Utah. "doTERRA’s commitment to a project of this size and quality is a reflection of their company mission and values and their natural wellness products. They have made very clear their intention to create something more than just a place to efficiently house lots of people for work. They want to create a place of beauty and serenity for their employees, Wellness Advocates, and the community. We are excited for this challenging opportunity to help brand the doTERRA image and design a project consistent with these values," VCBO Architecture President Niels Valentiner said. "We are absolutely thrilled that doTERRA chose us to build their new global headquarters," said Doug Hronek, project executive at Jacobsen. "We have a wonderful connection with this exceptional company, and we consider it a great honor to help doTERRA advance its mission of changing people’s lives through the healing benefits of its products."
The first phase of the project will include four corporate buildings and an interpretive welcome center with over 200,000 square feet of office space. Future expansion plans for the property include additional corporate buildings and commercial facilities for product inventory, distribution, and light manufacturing. The total cost of the first phase of the project will be $60 million. During construction, the public will be invited to visit an on-site welcome center to see renderings of the proposed buildings and grounds and to learn more about doTERRA.