Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin announced last week that SmartRoof, a roof installation company that offers solar panel installation, will be expanding their operation to Fairfax County. The move is anticipated to bring over 400 new jobs to the area over the next five years.
The company will be relocating from their current headquarters in McLean to 11091 Sunset Hills Rd. in Reston, where they will occupy 25,000 square feet of office space. The company expects to invest $350,000 to the expansion.
According to a press release from the governor’s office, Virginia was in competition with Maryland over where the project would be located.
“SmartRoof is an innovative, Virginia-founded company that is changing the standard of service in the roofing industry, and it is exciting to see one of our homegrown businesses thrive and expand,” said Youngkin. “With one of the nation’s largest transportation networks, a skilled workforce pipeline, and a pro-business climate, the Commonwealth is an ideal location for SmartRoof to reach its growing customer base.”
In addition to the employment benefits, this expansion will also mean an increase in available solar energy in the region.
“It’s great to see SmartRoof growing their presence in Fairfax County and adding hundreds of new jobs,” said Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “Our climate change resilience will be powered by solar and other alternative forms of energy, and SmartRoof is helping to lead that effort in both residential and commercial locations.”
The company was founded in 2016, and serves Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland, as well as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida.
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