An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D., officially opened Linesight’s new San Francisco offices on the 3rd November, at the landmark Hobart Building, 582 Market Street, during the Enterprise Ireland and IDA trade mission to the US. Linesight is a multinational construction consultancy firm, headquartered in Dublin, and providing professional services and strategic support to the global construction industry. Entering the US market in 2008, the company has more than 40 years’ experience across the Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
In 2018, Linesight will open a central regional office in Texas, to expand the firm’s already robust service offering in the central region, and complement its existing offices in New York and San Francisco. In addition, a major recruitment drive across the USA will see a growth in the workforce of all offices across North America, with 50 new recruits planned for 2018. This is in addition to the hiring of 90 new recruits for its Irish operations.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “Linesight is a fantastic Irish success story, which has been rapidly increasing its international operations in recent years. While more than 230 US West Coast headquartered companies support tens of thousands of jobs in Ireland, this trade goes both ways, with several hundred Irish companies operating in the US. Through Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Government works with companies like Linesight to help them grow their operations overseas and improve their capacity to create jobs at home and abroad. I would like to congratulate the team at Linesight for their success to date and wish them the very best with their ambitious expansion plans in 2018.”
Steven Cooke, Linesight’s Managing Director of USA West Region adds, “I am honoured to welcome An Taoiseach as we launch the next phase of our growth in the United States. Our story is a great example of how an Irish organization can transform into a global enterprise. The driving force behind our expansion and continued success in the USA is repeat business from existing clients; this is testament to the caliber of our service and quality of our people.”
Welcoming today’s announcement, Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland CEO said “Linesight has made an impressive mark internationally, with 17 offices around the world, delivering high end construction projects in 40 countries. The move to a new HQ in San Francisco and plans for new office locations, cements Linesight’s strengthening position in the both US and other international markets. They are a stellar example of an Enterprise Ireland client achieving its global ambition.”
Linesight anticipates that by 2020, its operations in the USA will account for 40% of its global activity. This expected growth is evidence of the seismic shift in the traditional construction model in the USA, as independent cost management services gain momentum. Linesight’s global insights, and depth and breadth of experience can achieve tangible, measurable benefits and sizeable savings on CAPEX for major construction projects.