As the solar industry continues to grow, companies are taking the opportunity to expand their markets. A growing number of states are becoming targets for these companies’ growth plans. As a result, states are entering the solar market in a number of different ways as all kinds of solar companies expand their business.
Sungevity is one such solar company, most recently having partnered with multiple NHL teams to promote solar at their games. Now, Sungevity is looking to expand its business by creating a new sales and service center in Kansas City, Missouri. The company worked closely with the Kansas City Area Development Council to make this expansion happen. Sungevity is currently evaluating multiple office properties in Kansas City’s central downtown area and expects to have a lease agreement by early December 2014.
Sungevity’s new sales and service center will complement the company’s headquarters in Oakland, California, and will be used to service the company’s expanding base of customers across various time zones. Sungevity currently operates in 11 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the Netherlands, and through a joint venture in Australia.
“Kansas City’s geographical location, depth of professional talent, and inviting business climate make it the ideal location for our new sales and service center,” said Andrew Birch, Chief Executive Officer of Sungevity, Inc. “Our future Kansas City-based staff will enable us to extend our best-in-class solar service offering to more people in more places.”
Sungevity evaluated multiple markets across the U.S. before selecting the Kansas City region. The center will employ a broad range of positions, including sales and operations managers and trainers, solar sales consultants, and design engineers. They will work with residential homeowners, assisting them with design and finance options that make it possible for them to reap the many benefits of solar energy adoption.
“This year has set a record in job attraction for our regional KCADC partnership with 3,200 new jobs committed to our KC region,” said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “We are so proud to welcome Sungevity, its innovative people and 595 more jobs to our business community.”