M3 held a ribbon cutting for its 60,000 square-foot headquarters at 1715 N. Brown Road, Building A, Suite 200 in Lawrenceville. The facility, which features an open layout, is bigger than the company’s old headquarters in Gainesville.
The company moved into the space in late December.
“We were looking for a bigger talent pool, better office space and easier access for our customers,” M3 President Allen Read told attendees. “We looked all around Atlanta and thought Gwinnett was the best place to achieve this.”
M3 works with nearly 5,000 hotels as well as other hospitality related businesses on accounting and other financial services. It has 150 employees from its leadership, sales and services teams at its new headquarters, which involved a major renovation of an existing office space to include more open areas.
M3 signed a 10-year lease. During that time, M3 expected to hire 300 more employees to work at the headquarters.
“With 20 years of business, we’ve relocated to a more central location with the ability to provide additional capacity for our future growth,” Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Scott Watson said. “We knew Gwinnett remains one of the fastest growing counties in the national with a strong technology sector in the community and we’re excited to capitalize on the momentum that M3 has built with this new milestone and this new building.”
The office itself offers some approaches to what an office can have that might be considered different from what could be found in many offices.
The break room alone has four stainless steel refrigerators, counter and table seating, a patio, a small pantry where employees can buy lunch, drinks or snacks, a pool table and two shuffle board table top games. Conference rooms have Bluetooth capable interactive features and at least one wall in each one that is entirely glass.
There is also a fitness room that has free weights, kettle balls, weight lifting machines and cardio machines.
“You are exactly what Gwinnett is all about: creating jobs and creating lifestyles,” Gwinnett Chamber Membership Development Manager Sandy Richardson said.