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Ground broken for new Sentry building

New office reaffirms Sentry’s commitment to central Wisconsin

Stevens Point, WI—Ground was broken today by Sentry leaders and Stevens Point-area dignitaries on a new 270,000-square-foot office. The seven-story building will be located at 1501 North Point Drive, across from Sentry’s national headquarters. The office will at first house approximately 500 associates—with room for expected growth.

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“Sentry is a growing company,” said Pete McPartland, Sentry’s chairman of the board, president, and CEO. “The 1501 North Point building will accommodate our growth, and give us more flexibility with other aspects of our campus.”

The building features a myriad of customizable office spaces, along with meeting and conference rooms. It will include an on-site cafeteria, fitness and wellness centers, and health services. The complex will also include a four-story parking ramp, terrace and gardens, and indoor/outdoor spaces for associates to take breaks.

The new building will be located on the southwest corner of Division Street and North Point Drive. Sentry purchased the land in 2011 with an eye toward future growth and improving the entrance to the city. Site preparation work began in 2016. J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., of Madison, will oversee construction. The building and campus was designed by Flad Architects of Madison, the same company that designed the Sentry headquarters, which was built in 1977.

“We are pleased to partner with J.H. Findorff and Son, and Flad and Associates,” said Ken Erler, Sentry’s chief administrative officer. “We’re confident the design and craftsmanship of the office will result in a facility that will delight Sentry associates, and be a source of pride for the community.”

Heavy construction will take place in earnest during the remainder of the summer with the project timeline calling for the building and campus to be complete in late 2018.

Sentry Insurance 1501 building at sunsetSentry has a long history in Stevens Point. Hardware Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Wisconsin—Sentry’s original name—moved from Berlin, Wisconsin, to Stevens Point in 1912. Sentry has been a stalwart of Stevens Point and central Wisconsin since. The company employs about 2,500 people in the Stevens Point area.

For more information, please contact Randy Winter, Manager – Corporate Communications at 715 346-7104 or news@sentry.com.

About Sentry:

Sentry Insurance is one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance companies in the United States, holding an A+ (superior) rating from A.M. Best. Sentry and its subsidiaries sell property and casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities, and retirement programs for business and individuals throughout the country. Headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Sentry employs more than 4,000 associates in 41 states. See a complete list of underwriting companies.

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