Indianapolis-based Galvin Technologies, which helps its clients integrate the Salesforce platform into their operations, said on Thursday that it plans to invest $609,050 into an expansion that will create up to 37 jobs by 2022.
The company, which has 12 employees at its 3,000-square-foot headquarters at 4622 W. 72nd St., said it plans to move into larger offices in central Indiana by the beginning of 2018.
The company’s growth follows Salesforce’s announcement last year that it is expanding its regional headquarters in Indianapolis. The company, which celebrated the grand opening of Salesforce Tower Indianapolis last week, plans to add 800 high-wage jobs over the next few years, boosting its Indianapolis workforce to 2,200.
"Salesforce’s commitment to Indiana sent a signal that Indiana is a leading tech hub, and that is providing tech and Salesforce-centered companies like Galvin Technologies another motivation to pick Indiana for their growth," Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., said in a written statement.
Galvin Technologies was founded by Gary Galvin in 2004 shortly after he moved from Chicago to Indianapolis. It began as a website development firm but transitioned into a full-service Salesforce integrator last year, helping companies improve sales, operations, customer service and marketing with the San Francisco-based tech giant's customer-relationship-management platform.
"When my family moved to Indiana to pursue career growth opportunities, at the time I wasn’t too familiar with Indiana’s business environment,” Galvin said in a statement. “But after being in Indiana for a year and a half there was a clear opportunity to finally start the company and Indianapolis very quickly wrapped its arms around the business and my family, allowing us to quickly grow and thrive here."
The new jobs are expected to pay an average annual wage that's more than double the state's average, which is about $44,000.
The IEDC offered Galvin Technologies up to $750,000 in tax credits and up to $75,000 in training grants based on its job-creation plans. The incentives are performance-based, meaning the company can't claim them until workers are hired.