Faulconer Construction, of Charlottesville, will be moving their shop and maintenance facility to Zion Crossroads in Louisa County.
Kevin Willis, division manager for the civil CM Group, said that the company is hoping to be operational in this new location by the end of this year or first of fall.
Currently, the company has completed most of the clearing of the property and a large majority of the grading. Willis said they plan on having building contractor, Harman Construction, of Harrisonburg, on-site to start the foundation by early July.
Deciding to move their facility to Louisa County was a result of a combination of factors for the company.
According to Willis, the initial impetus for moving was due to the fact that Virginia Department of Transportation acquired their existing shop property in Charlottesville for construction of a by-pass.
The move to Louisa in particular was driven by a couple of factors. He believes Louisa County is a good business-friendly environment and that Zion Crossroads has exhibited good growth and is poised for more growth in the future.
Another factor is the easy access to I-64 and Rt. 15.
Faulconer has an office in Raleigh, NC and, logistically it made sense to build in the Zion Crossroads location.
To read the entire story, see the June 27 edition of The Central Virginian.