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Elephant Auto Insurance moving headquarters to Allianz building

UPDATE: AUG. 18, 1:42 P.M. – Elephant Insurance is moving its U.S. headquarters from one Henrico location to another.

The company announced that it will relocate to a 54,000-square-foot space in the Allianz Global Assistance building at 9950 Mayland Drive. The building is the former home of Circuit City.

Elephant Auto has been located in Henrico for five years. The move will nearly double its existing space in size and will allow the company to nearly double its workforce in the next several years, to more than 600 employees.

“Our business growth has been strong the past few years, and we expect that to continue,” said Tim MacAleese, chief financial officer of Elephant Insurance.” Our growth means lots of new jobs in the Richmond area – as our customer base continues to grow so does our need for talented employees.”

Elephant officials liked the building in part because of the uniquely designed environment created there by Allianz. Building amenities include a fitness facility, café, coffee shop, meeting space and back-up power infrastructure.

Elephant plans to move into the new space in early December and be fully operational there by February 2015.  As a direct-to-consumer auto insurance company, Elephant began operations in the Innsbrook area with approximately 40 people in 2009. Today, the company employs more than 350 people locally.

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