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Austin Local Media Covers HHS’s Upcoming Headquarters Relocation


Posted on January 22, 2015

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HHS plans to relocate the office headquarters to Dripping Springs where the new space can continue to expand with the company.

“We were looking for a long-term home for our headquarters, a space that could evolve and grow with our organization as we continue to expand.  We chose to move out of downtown Austin and settle in Dripping Springs for this reason as well as to help our team members access more affordable living opportunities close to their work place,” says CEO Joe Terry.

Read more about it in the Austin Business Journal, the San Marcos Corridor News, listen on KLBJ.com or local NPR station KUT, and watch it on KVUE.

 

The full press release follows below.

 

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HHS, LLC to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Dripping Springs, Texas
Hospital Support Service Provider to Create 86 Jobs in Greater San Marcos Region

January 20, 2015 – SAN MARCOS, TX – The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), the economic development organization for the City of San Marcos, Hays County and Caldwell County, today announced that HHS, LLC, formerly known as Hospital Housekeeping Systems, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Austin, Texas to Dripping Springs, creating 86 corporate administrative jobs with an average annual salary of $60,000. The new 45,000 square-facility will be located at 12495 Silver Creek Road, Dripping Springs, TX.

“The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metro area provides a diverse array of options for companies to operate,” said Adriana Cruz, President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership. “Hays County provided HHS an option within the metro region to continue their rapid growth and support their future success.”

HHS is a privately owned company that started in 1975 (as Hospital Housekeeping Systems) serving a single hospital with a single service line. Today, they serve over 350 hospitals with multiple service offerings, including: Environmental Services, Culinary and Nutrition, Patient Flow, Facilities, Clinical and Biomedical Engineering, and Linen Utilization and Laundry Management. Company representatives credit its growth to being accomplished by identifying trends and strategic partnerships that generate new sources of revenue for the company and its clients, and by adding value to each customer it serves. In 2013, the company changed its name to HHS to represent the formalized gathering of our evolving service lines under one parent organization.

“We were looking for a long-term home for our headquarters, a space that could evolve and grow with our organization as we continue to expand.  We chose to move out of downtown Austin and settle in Dripping Springs for this reason as well as to help our team members access more affordable living opportunities close to their work place,” says HHS, LLC CEO Joe Terry.

GSMP staff worked with the company’s representatives to provide information and make connections for Hays County incentive process as well as provide information on the current workforce and industry trends in Dripping Springs.

On December 16, 2014, the Hays County Commissioners approved an Economic Development Incentive Agreement with HHS, LLC, and its affiliated entities, providing incentives in the form of 75% rebate of Hays County property taxes for ten years with an initial investment of $9 million.

“GSMP applauds Hays County for their decision to enter an agreement with HHS, making our region more competitive for this corporate headquarter relocation and creating jobs while increasing investment in the area,” Cruz added.

Including HHS, LLC, since the formation of GSMP in October 2010, the Partnership staff has worked 241 projects or requests for information (RFI) resulting in 23 announcements, 1,358 jobs announced and more than $29 million in capital investment. Thirteen of these announcements were located in the city of San Marcos announcing 603 jobs and over $20 million of capital investment.

About HHS, LLC

HHS has grown from a single hospital with a single-service offering to a company of 11,000, now serving 40,000 patients daily and covering 40,000,000 square feet each day.  Named as one of “Healthcare’s Hottest 40” by Modern Healthcare, HHS is the recipient of the Healthy Work Environment by Austin’s Green Business Leaders, was a finalist in the Outstanding Growth Awards 2014 by ACG, and its Culinary line was named a 2013 Top 50 Contract Management Company by Food Management Magazine.

About the Greater San Marcos Partnership

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the formal 501(c)6 regional economic development corporation serving Hays and Caldwell Counties focused on directing quality future growth and positioning the region for a wider diversity of industry jobs for all with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to promote sustainable, responsible and comprehensive economic development in the greater San Marcos region by implementing a five-year economic development strategic plan. Visit greatersanmarcostx.com for more.

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Contact:

Ashley Gossen | Director of Marketing & Communications | Greater San Marcos Partnership

C: (512) 660-0808 | E: ashleyg@greatersanmarcostx.com

Megan Renart | Director of Communications | HHS, LLC

P: (512) 478-1888 | E: mrenart@hhs1.com