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First Tour Of New DocuTAP Building

May 22, 2014, 10:10 PM by Angela Kennecke

First Tour Of New DocuTAP Building
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Will it be the Google of Sioux Falls?  A growing technology company is getting ready to make the move to downtown Sioux Falls.  KELOLAND News got a sneak peek inside the nearly $9 million makeover of the old Western Surety building.

On the outside, it doesn't look much different, but take a step inside the new DocuTAP headquarters and you can see the transformation of this 1980s office building into a new millennium technology center. 

"A lot of the interiors you see here honestly came from my team.  It came from them driving that picture and that vision," DocuTAP Founder and CEO Eric McDonald said.

McDonald says many ideas were borrowed from other successful tech firms.

"I think every tech company would love to have a Google-like environment; and we're getting really close to something like that.  We've already been talking about how do we add a slide?  How do we add things that are just going to make that environment pop? “McDonald said.

DocuTAP is also putting in a food market in its break room with fresh foods that will be replenished every day. And it will have a 4,000 square foot gym in the basement for its employees. 

"They need to know we're investing in them.  That's important.  When I can invest into their well-being it helps productivity.  It helps them know they're a priority for us," McDonald said.  "This is a great example of a huddle environment--where we'll have some couches, a white board."

McDonald originally planned to take over just one floor of the building.  But when it's complete in just a couple of weeks, DocuTAP, which develops software for the urgent care industry, will occupy four out of the five floors.

"We are taking way more than we initially expected.  The reality is I think we're going to grow into it," McDonald said.

Already at 200 plus employees, and adding 50 to 60 new jobs a year, the growth of DocuTAP is exponential as they prepare to move. 

"We're growing at 60 to 70 percent a year; so how do you take an entire month--you can't just stop work and transition the entire team without missing a beat is a bit of a challenge, but I have full confidence we'll do it," McDonald said.

Once this growing company settles into its new digs, all of downtown Sioux Falls is bound to benefit. 

"So this is a big investment and we expect it will pay off.  Downtown is a fun environment for people to be in," McDonald said.

It will take about a month to move all of DocuTAP's employees and equipment into this space, but the company should be up and running here by July.

While DocuTAP will occupy floors two through five of the building, the first floor has space for another office tenant and retail. Lloyd Companies has yet to announce what will be going in there.

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