Governor Branstad to Celebrate Thomas L. Cardella & Associates’ Grand Opening

June 4th, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, June 2014 – Thomas L. Cardella & Associates (TLCA) is hosting a grand opening of its new corporate location, 4515 20th Avenue, SW, in Cedar Rapids. Governor Branstad will be in attendance to commemorate the company’s growth.  

WHEN: Tuesday, June 10th

             TIME: 1:30- 2:30 pm

            WHERE: 4515 20th Avenue, SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

After a tour of the facility, the Governor will be speaking about local job creation and its impact on Iowa’s economic future. Thomas Cardella, Founder and President of TLCA, will also provide comment on his commitment to growing jobs in Eastern Iowa.

TLCA began transitioning its business into the building at 4515 20th Avenue in October of 2013. “We simply outgrew our former location. Our continued growth is proof of the trust our clients place in us,” stated Thomas Cardella, Founder and President, “and of the success our talented representative teams have in meeting and exceeding client goals.”

Today, Thomas L Cardella & Associates employs approximately 320 professionals in the new location and is projected to employ 500 in Cedar Rapids by the end of the year, and 1,000 in Iowa overall. “We have several initiatives for growth in the very near future that are well suited to the available workforce in the Cedar Rapids area,” said Cardella. “We continue to drive business to this facility largely because of the customer–focused employees we find.”

The building is familiar to many of the TLCA long-term employees, having formerly housed Access Direct, another call center business founded by Thomas Cardella. The building has housed call center operations since Access Direct occupied it first in 2000. TLCA was recently ranked as the 18th largest integrated contact center provider in the world.

About Thomas L Cardella & Associates

Thomas L. Cardella & Associates is a 100% employee-owned company, offering a unique combination of experience and expertise in the ability to manage a variety of inbound, outbound, email and web chat programs in both the sales and service environment.  Founded in April of 2007, the company has received recognitions for quality and excellence every year since its doors opened.  Most recently, the company ranked on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing private US companies and was recently selected as an entrant for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Central Midwest Award. The company has grown to four locations in the state of Iowa: Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Keokuk, and Marshalltown, with more than 900 employees. For more information about Thomas L Cardella & Associates, please visit


Thomas L. Cardella, President, Thomas L Cardella & Associates

(319) 730-4000 or [email protected]

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