Harris and Company Insurance has moved to a temporary location around the corner from its downtown office while the historic building undergoes a renovation that will allow the company to expand into the second floor.

The company announced the move in a Facebook post on Feb. 3. Company co-owner and Vice President Will Harris told The Rant that he expects for the company, which has grown from 3 to 9 employees in the past few years, to operate from 106 Carthage Street until sometime this summer, when the office at 110 S. Moore St. will reopen with a newly renovated second floor.

Founded in the 1930s, Harris and Company moved into the historic building in the early to mid 90s, and co-owner Buck Harris purchased it several years later. The building is estimated to have been built in 1909. Harris said the move is not just a reinvestment in the company, but also in downtown Sanford and explained that while there are no current plans for the building’s third floor, that remains a possibility in the future.