Features include music-themed conference rooms, indoor putting green, and onsite media center
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 18, 2022) – Prompted by record staff growth that is expected to reach 30% year-over-year in 2022, AutoPayPlus has expanded its corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida by 20%. This year’s projected growth rate follows a 24% staffing increase of in 2021, triggering the need for additional space and bringing the company’s total office size to 18,307 SF.
The sustained staff growth is primarily in the sales and member support departments. It coincides with the September 2021 launch of AutoPay+PERKS, the industry’s first fintech solution to increase dealer profit and service retention via dealer-branded debit cards, along with increasing demand for the company’s AutoPayPlus F&I service that gives dealers a solution to extended loan terms and rising interest rates.
The open design and other fun elements reflect the vision and personality of AutoPayPlus CEO Robert Steenbergh, an avid golfer and musician who once played in a rock band.
- Music-themed conference rooms showcasing Steenbergh’s sizeable collection of signed guitars. They include the Margaritaville room with a Jimmy Buffett-signed guitar, the Meat Loaf room and guitar, and the Ozzy Osbourne room with a signed Hello Kitty guitar. “That one’s a story,” Steenbergh explained. “I got a last-minute invitation to go backstage at Ozzy’s concert in Tampa, and the only faceplate pick guard I had time to grab was from my daughter’s guitar. Ozzy was amused that the Prince of Darkness was signing Hello Kitty.”
- Indoor putting green adjacent to the office’s wide open reception space. “I wanted to showcase the ‘wow factor’ that’s our big expansive view of the downtown Orlando skyline and add another fun element that shows yet one more of my vices,” Steenbergh said. Adjacent to the putting green is a colorful AutoPayPlus Family Tree that illustrates the various department branches, each with specific talents, and how they intertwine with each other along with the company’s six core values as its foundation. “AutoPayPlus is not just a company, but a family constantly seeking new ways to grow and innovate, leading to a one-of-a-kind organization,” he added.
- Onsite media center created specifically to integrate video production into the company’s growth strategy. “As AutoPayPlus continues to expand its efforts as a Fintech company, we believe this will play an integral part in promoting our brand and connecting us better with our members and partners,” explained Chief Marketing Officer Katherine Pett.
AutoPayPlus recently achieved a benchmark 2,500 five-star reviews on Trustpilot and Dealers have voted it the top biweekly payments company in the industry for seven consecutive years. “Our office expansion was imperative for us to continue providing the level of service our dealership partners and customers have come to expect,” said Steenbergh.
About AutoPayPlus by US Equity Advantage
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, AutoPayPlus is an industry leader in automated biweekly and early loan payoff services for automotive, RV, boat, home and student loans. A seven-time Dealers Choice Diamond Award-winning biweekly loan payment service, AutoPayPlus helps members budget better by matching their loan payments to how they are paid; all while offering them credit protection and avoiding late payment fees. The company also offers dealerships AutoPay+PERKS, an industry-first fintech solution for increasing profits from customer-pay service and boosting customer retention by combining the company’s biweekly loan payment service with the added advantage of a Mastercard debit card at no additional cost to the customer or dealer. For more information, visit www.AutoPayPlus.com.