LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – One of the nation’s largest home healthcare agencies is expanding their local footprint.
The LHC Group held a groundbreaking Friday morning for its brand-new headquarters facility.
While the multimillion-dollar building means great things for the company, and hundreds of future jobs, it also expands diversity in the market; something that has been a goal for quite some time.
With a flip of the shovel from Louisiana dignitaries and LHC employees, the group officially broke ground on a 204,000 square foot expansion to their Lafayette headquarters.
“So much of our success comes from the people, the talent, and the culture of Acadiana,“ LHC Group CEO Kieth Myers said.
The $46 million expansion is being built right next to the 66,000-square-foot facility on Hugh Wallis Road.
The move creates 500 new jobs over a ten-year period, officials said.
“What a blessing that we have the opportunity to expand to this point to serve as many people as we do,“ Myers said.
Governor John Bel Edwards was one of the guest speakers Friday. He said the types of growth and development that have recently been announced in the region would be good news in any area.
“But they are especially critical here in Acadiana while we wait hopefully for the price of oil to get back and the normal exploration, production activities and service components of that get back into full swing,“ the governor said.
Phase 1 of the expansion should be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020 creating capacity for 1100 employees.
LHC also announced a new partnership with the American Red Cross through the Annual Disaster Giving Program.