(June 15) Total Quality Logistics Inc. built a 25,000-square-foot addition to its Milford, Ohio, office in June 2005 when the company had about 300 employees.

It wasn’t big enough.

TQL plans to complete a 100,000-square-foot, four-story headquarters by Feb. 1 in Union Township, Ohio, said executive vice president Kerry Byrne. TQL, which will move about 5 miles to the Ivy Pointe business complex, will have room to build two more 100,000-square-foot buildings.

Byrne expects to need that extra space.

“We believe that significant growth can be maintained because we recruit, hire and develop high-quality people who are obsessed with execution and customer service,” Byrne said. “ Our folks work harder than anyone else to cover loads, and they communicate every step of the way. Customers respond to that.”

Thirty new employees started at TQL on June 5, giving the 9-year-old, third-party logistics company more than 500 employees, said marketing and public relations coordinator Vince Marotta. Another group of 30 new employees was expected to push TQL to more than 550 employees when the group starts June 19.

“We have a lot of recent college graduates coming in at this time of year,” said Marotta, who added the company had less than 5% turnover.

TQL started with two employees, partners Ryan Legg and Ken Oaks, in 1997 in Cincinnati. The company moved into a 15,000-square-foot office in 2002 in Milford, and opened the 25,000-square-foot addition last year.

Byrne said the company expected to have 700 employees by the end of the year and had set a goal of $350 million in sales. TQL had sales of more than $190 million in 2005, up from $101 million in 2004 and $52 million in 2003.