ST. PETERSBURG — Squaremouth, a company that pioneered a comparison engine for travel insurance products, recently settled into its new home: a nearly 60-year-old, 20,000-square-foot church at 4355 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.
Squaremouth bought the property, which covers an entire city block, for $1.4 million earlier this year after it had outgrown its downtown headquarters. The company is also amid a growth surge that saw revenues exceed $10 million in 2017, up by more than $3.4 million since 2016.
Squaremouth also announced an ambitious plan to renovate the space. Amenities in the works include tree houses, a suspension bridge, nap pods, a bar, a gym and a spa. Future plans include a public coffee shop and co-working space, according to a press release.
“Our greatest investment will always be in our employees,” states Chris Harvey, Squaremouth’s CEO and co-founder, in the release. “Purchasing this building gives us the freedom to create whatever we want. We ask everyone to contribute their ideas, and we discuss the construction plans weekly during company meetings.”