When I started SimBco, I worked out of a bedroom in my home. We only had one kiddo, and I worked mostly alone. But as SimBco and my family grew, it became obvious that we needed some space for me to work. Nine years ago this month, we opened the Beaverton SimBco office. While the company was six years old at the time, it was a big jump for us. The whole team finally had plenty of space and great WiFi. Coffee was free, and the kegerator was always cold. It was a brave new world for us.

In February of 2020, I renewed our lease for three more years intending to continue making use of the space or perhaps even get a bigger office. And then in March 2020, the whole world shut down. I had the team come and grab anything they needed from the office for what we thought (like everyone else) was going to be a couple of weeks of working from home full time. Since our company had started fully remote and had continued to work in a hybrid mode, the switch didn’t disrupt our workflow at all. But two weeks became months of working from home, and as the team transitioned, it became clear that our need for an office had changed forever. During the pandemic, I would come to the office every couple of weeks to check the mail and water the plants, mostly just to make sure no windows were broken or pipes were leaking. When the kids went back to school, I came back to the office a couple of times a week. But since March of 2020, I am the only one on our team that has worked from the office. And while I love our space here, it just doesn’t make any sense to keep it.

SimBco continues. I have procured some smaller office space (closer to home), and we will be officially moving to that location by the end of March 2023.

Thanks to all the people who have visited us at this location, and I look forward to seeing you at our new offices. If you need to send anything to SimBco in the future, please direct it to:

18265 SW Alexander St.
Beaverton, OR 97003

Sim Bateman and the SimBco Crew

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