081713 CruCon Groundbreaking

MOULTONBOROUGH — Sandra Cleary, owner and President of CruCon Cruise Outlet has announced that construction is underway for a new office building. CruCon Cruise Outlet is a specialty cruise travel agency that currently has 75 employees, but the new building will allow for the expansion of the staff to approximately 150 by the spring of 2014.

The land for CruCon's new office building was purchased by Cleary in 2012 and construction is now underway at the new location, which is across the street from their current location on Whittier Highway. The building will be 30,000 square feet and will feature an auditorium complete with stage and electronic presentation capabilities, as well as a recreation room, exercise room with men's and women's locker rooms and showers, and a staff lounge.

The building is a steel frame and will accommodate parking for over 150. CruCon has over 300,000 clients in North America and their clients seldom visit the office as their services are all provided via phone and email. The new building is solely for the expansion of staff and the need for a place to provide the extensive training from which every employee benefits.

"We have a unique business model that seems to work and each and every person who joins our team is personally trained. We teach them how to become a cruise expert, a service professional, and build a successful, long-term career here," states Cleary.

The search has already begun to fill the staffing needs of the growing company that was started by Cleary in 1995. Many of the current employees have been with the company over 10 years and, according to Cleary, it is due to their camaraderie and working as a close-knit team that they have chosen to stay.

"From the day I started this company, my goal was to build a team of professionals who understood the high level of concierge-type service we provide and enjoyed a fast paced environment. They are rewarded heavily for their hard work; but one of the best rewards is just being able to live and work in the Lakes Region!"