Underwater Resources Inc. (URI) is pleased to announce that we have relocated our offices and yard to 866 Estabrook Street in San Leandro, CA. After 32 years at Pier 26 in beautiful downtown San Francisco, the time had finally come for a change. While we will miss the waterfront views of the Bay, our new location offers many advantages. The move has allowed us to streamline our business while simultaneously giving us more room to grow. We are very happy with our new home and would like to share with you some of the perks.
- First let’s talk about location. While we always enjoy working in San Francisco, the fact is that the vast majority of projects occur in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our new location affords us easy access to all the major highways and the ability to swiftly launch our dive boat at San Leandro Marina. This centralized positioning allows us to mobilize more quickly which translates to client savings.
- Another advantage that our new office has is being surrounded by our most often used vendors. Airgas, Grainger, Penske, Home Depot and several others are now just a stone’s throw away. With less traffic in San Leandro, that once again generates cost savings for our clients. Gone are the days when our crews would get caught in traffic on The Embarcadero or the SF Bay Bridge ramps.
- On top of the geographical advantages, our new location has proven to make our work force more efficient as well. The property offers 3,300 square feet of office space, 6,500 square feet of indoor shop space, and a 12,500 square foot outdoor storage yard which has allowed us to consolidate our two previous locations. Our office staff has a bit more room to stretch and think, while our dive staff has more room to work. This has created a more efficient layout of our equipment and ultimately a more efficient work space.
- Lastly, in the spirit of all this streamlining, we’ve decided to make our website and email easier to use as well. We’ve shortened our URL to www.urdiving.com and redesigned our site to make us easier to find on the web. We hope that if you’ve had a good client experience with URI, you will leave us a positive review on our Google+ page.
We are very excited about our new location and invite all of our clients to come visit the new facility. Drake’s Brewing Company is just 4 minutes down the road as well which, of course, would never interfere with the increased productivity we expect to have during working hours! We hope to see you soon here in sunny San Leandro.
The URI Team