|By Business Wire||
|June 27, 2014 11:16 AM EDT||
Constellation West, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government and one of the fastest-growing service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged businesses in the country, last night celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The company recently moved its headquarters office to 2677 Prosperity Ave.
“We are very excited with our current company growth, and this move to Fairfax County is a great step for us. It provides a central location that is easy to access for employees, customers and partners,” said Lisa Wolford, president and CEO of Constellation West. “While we considered many areas around the Greater Washington region, from a cost and convenience perspective it made the most sense to move our headquarters to northern Virginia. We found an amazing and beautiful space in the exciting new Dunn Loring-Merrifield area.”
Wolford welcomed the crowd at the event and gave brief remarks on the company’s future growth plans and her enthusiasm about being in Virginia. She was joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Dr. Gerald Gordon, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; Mike Collins, Fairfax outreach director and the representative for Rep. Gerry Connelly; and Joe Montano, regional representative for northern Virginia and the representative for Sen. Tim Kaine.
Constellation West had a Washington, D.C., location at 729 15th Street NW for the past five years. Last year, the company announced the shift of its headquarters from Nebraska to the Washington office.
The company’s new 5,460-square-foot office space in Fairfax includes a secure operations center, hotel offices for mobile employees, a dedicated proposal development center, and office space for future expansion. Prosperity Metro Plaza owns the seven-story building that has a total of 325,645 square feet. Constellation West’s leading agents in the real estate transaction were First Potomac Management LLC and CBRE.
According to data from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Constellation West joins a host of other woman-owned firms in Fairfax County, which is the area of choice for 18 percent of all woman-owned companies in Virginia.
About Constellation West
Constellation West is where extraordinary works. A leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government, Constellation West is one of the fastest-growing service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged businesses in the country. Constellation West delivers award-winning solutions in cybersecurity, geospatial information systems, IT engineering, cloud computing, mobile applications and process management. Constellation West has an Operations Center in Bellevue, Nebraska, from which it supports a wide array of government customers in defense and civilian sectors, including the U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Veterans Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration. Constellation West has been honored with a number of awards for its outstanding services, commitment to hiring veterans, and growth as a small business, including the 2012 Inc. Hire Power Award, Veteran Small Business Services Champion of the Year award by the Small Business Administration, and inclusion in the Top 100 FedList Telecommunications Network Management Contractors by the Federal Times. Constellation West is based in Washington, D.C., and was founded in 1997 by Lisa Wolford, a nationally recognized business leader who started her career as a field radio operator in the Marine Corps. For more information, go to www.ConstellationWest.com.