A Muncie-based construction and facilities management firm plans to add as many as 316 jobs to its current workforce of about 150 by 2024, in addition to investing $2.3 million to establish a new corporate headquarters.
A-son’s Construction Inc. already has started hiring for the new positions, according to an announcement Thursday from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The jobs would include management, human resources, administrative and client support positions.
Founded in 1999, A-Son's is a construction firm that also provides facilities management services for thousands of commercial, residential and hospitality properties across North America.
A-Son's currently is located at 1301 E. Riggin Road in Muncie and also has a facility at 2101 W. Enterprise Ave. The firm intends to consolidate those locations into an existing facility, Chief Business Development Officer Nathan Vannatter told IBJ on Thursday. However, A-Son's won't announce the location until later, he said.
The firm expects to begin work on the facility in June, and for it to be operational by the fall.
The vast majority of the new hires will be for a service center located in the headquarters, answering calls from clients across the country. The new jobs will pay around $13 per hour with benefits, Vannatter said.
IEDC has offered A-Son’s up to $2.6 million in tax credits and $200,000 in training grants based on its job creation plans. The tax credits are conditional, meaning they can’t be claimed until jobs are filled.
The city of Muncie is considering tax abatements and other incentives for the project, according to the IEDC.
Editor's note: This story was updated on April 10 to reflect that an announcement on the location of the headquarters had not yet been scheduled, and that the jobs included benefits.