Epic halts 15-year HQ expansion as construction catches up to growing workforce

For the first time since 2003, construction has hit a standstill at Epic's 1,100-acre headquarters in Verona, Wis., according to Xconomy.

The company's existing development is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion, according to a May 2017 report by the Wisconsin State Journal. But as of now, the EHR giant doesn't expect to begin building another office until 2019, Steve Dickmann, Epic's chief administrative officer, told Xconomy.

"For the first time in almost two decades, our office building construction has finally caught up to the growth of the company," Mr. Dickmann said. "In the future, we hope to be able to have additional office buildings come online as additional staff come on board."

Epic's workforce has more than tripled in the last 10 years, growing from 3,000 employees in 2008 to about 10,000 today. All but a few hundred Epic employees work from its Verona campus, which is known as the "Intergalactic Headquarters."

Most of Epic's office buildings are themed, touching on ideas from literature, the Wild West and mythical beasts, to name a few. The company tapped architects from Disneyland to design its buildings, often described as "whimsical." It recently purchased the famous outdoor carousel and circus-like art from a local, now-shuttered restaurant known as Ella's Deli.

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