CruCon Cruise Outlet Announces Expansion Plans
Moultonborough, New Hampshire – Sandra Cleary, owner and President of CruCon Cruise Outlet, is pleased to announce that construction is underway for a new office building for her rapidly growing business. CruCon Cruise Outlet is a specialty cruise travel agency that currently has 75 employees. The new building accommodates the need for the expansion of the staff to approximately 150 by the spring of 2014.
The land was purchased by Cleary in 2012 and construction is now underway at the new location which is across the street from their current location on Whittier Highway in Moultonborough, NH. The building will be 30,000 sq. ft. and will feature an auditorium complete with stage and electronic presentation capabilities as well as a recreation room, exercise room with men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers, and a staff lounge. The search has already begun to fill the staffing needs of the growing company that was started by Cleary in 1995. Many of the current employees have been with the company over 10 years and, according to Cleary, it is due to their camaraderie and working as a close-knit team. “It’s also because we all love living in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire!” states Cleary. “From the day I started this company, my goal was to build a team of professionals who understood the high level of concierge-type service we provide and enjoyed a fast paced environment. They are rewarded heavily for their hard work; but one of the best rewards is just being able to live and work in the Lakes Region!”
The contractor for the project is Jason Drouin Custom Homes, LLC located in Gilford, NH and the design is by Chester, NH Architect Dann Norris Batting. The building is a steel frame and will accommodate parking for over 150. CruCon has over 300,000 clients in North America and their clients seldom visit the office as their services are all provided via phone and email. The new building is solely for the expansion of staff and the need for a place to provide the extensive training from which every employee benefits. “We have a unique business model that seems to work and each and every person who joins our team is personally trained. We teach them how to become a cruise expert, a service professional, and build a successful, long-term career here,” states Cleary.
CruCon Cruise Outlet is an award-winning travel agency that specializes in cruise travel. They are recognized by all the major cruise lines as being one of the leaders in the industry and just this year were provided the first-ever Chairman’s Award from Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise LTD (Combination of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises). This award recognized them for “Overall Achievement for US and Canadian sales” and is the highest honor to be presented by Royal Caribbean. They are members of the National Association Cruise Oriented Agencies, Cruise Lines International Association and the American Society of Travel Agents. CruCon is located in Moultonborough, NH. 1-800-493-