The 5 Largest Companies Headquartered In Boca Raton
Over the past few decades, Boca Raton has transformed from a waterfront gem to a bustling entrepreneurial hotbed. This growth has only compounded in the past few years, with the city and state vying for both new startup opportunists and major corporate relocations. While there are many mom & pop businesses, local nooks, and special legacy companies that built their brand in Boca Raton, for our blog we focus on the biggest, the richest, and the most significant employers in Boca Raton. Learn a little bit more about these international names and their significance to our city, and the economy as a whole.
Tyco Integrated Security
- HQ - 6600 Congress Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33487
Tyco Integrated Security is the single largest company headquartered in Boca Raton. The company can trace its founding to the earliest days of commercial security in the United States, launching in 1874. After merging with ADT in 1997, the company grew to become one of the largest security providers in the world, eventually splitting into three companies in 2011. As of 2012, Tyco Integrated Security spearheads residential and commercial security systems solutions, which include electronic security products such as supporting software and integrated hardware, along with their installation and service. The company currently has over 200 North American offices with over 10,000 employees.
- HQ - 6600 N. Military Trail. Boca Raton, FL 33487
One of the best-known brands on this blog, Office Depot has been as synonymous with the office as Home Depot has been with the home. Despite a steady decline in brick-and-mortar retail in general, Office Depot has been successfully operating in Florida from its very inception. The first store opened in October 1986 at the Lakes Mall in Lauderdale Lakes, later expanding to include over 950 retail locations and over 9,000 business accounts. For everybody else, Office Depot is a recognizable one-stop shop for everything from paperclips, to print services, to laptops and more.
ADT Security Services
- HQ - 1501 Yamato Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431
Part of the broader scope of Tyco Security, ADT is best recognized for its blue and white hexagonal logo placed in front of homes and stuck on front-facing windows, warning would-be burglars that the home is alarmed. In addition to protection from intruders, ADT offers fully integrated solutions including fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide alert systems. By the 1960s, ADT had monopolized security systems in America, providing almost 80% of central station alarm services in the country. By 2011, the aforementioned Tyco split would occur, and the ADT we know of today was born. Today the company employs thousands and can be seen in a vast majority of commercial and residential buildings utilizing electronic alarm systems.
The GEO Group
- HQ - 4955 Technology Way. Boca Raton, FL 33431
The controversial GEO Group is one of the corporate faces of the so-called "prison industrial complex." Due to the challenging and oft-debated nature of this industry, their online reviews show a combination of satisfied past employees and angry former inmates. Regardless of where you stand on the question of crime and punishment, the GEO Group is one of the largest companies in Boca Raton, hence its mention in our blog today. Once better known as the Wackenhut Corrections Corporation, this company founded in 1984 now includes over 100 facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa.
- HQ - 6501 Congress Ave. #260 Boca Raton, FL 33487
On a lighter note, who doesn't like putting people back to work?! Founded in 1981, CareersUSA is one of the premier staffing solutions companies in the world. They focus on the evaluation and placement of temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hiring job placements, limiting exposure to liabilities and reducing administrative challenges. They work with companies to personalize their requirements and refine candidacies to the best match, reducing turnover, HR costs, and supporting local businesses on a bedrock of mutual trust and relationship building. With so many new people relocating to Boca Raton, it's a significant benefit to have a jobs placement giant like CareersUSA right in our backyard.
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