Power Expands with New Headquarters
Power Home Remodeling Group, formerly known as Power Windows & Siding, has relocated its headquarters to the Wharf at Rivertown in Chester, Pa. The move is expected to usher in hundreds of new, green jobs locally and nationally, company officials note.
“We will be relocating to new corporate headquarters more than three times larger than our existing space and doing business in three additional markets in 2011, with additional expansion planned for 2012,” says Jeff Kaliner, Power’s co-founder and CEO. “This expansion will provide more opportunity—both for our current employees and for prospective employees looking for stability, growth and earning potential. This aggressive approach will continue to demonstrate our goal of being the home improvement industry leader and one of the few companies able to continue its growth through a difficult economy,” he continues. “Understanding the significant impact of job creation on our economy, it is gratifying that we are helping to ease the record-high unemployment rates during these tough times.”
Reporting that it is the fourth largest home remodeling company in the country, Power hired more than 300 employees in 2010, and has doubled its workforce since 2007, as it currently has 900 full-time and part-time employees. More than 400 employees will be based at the new 58,000-square-foot state-of-the-art headquarters.
One of Window & Door's 2009 Dealers of the Year, Power’s attributes its success in part to the 2009-2010 energy efficiency tax credit for homeowners. In 2010, Power installed more than 14,000 sites, saving homeowners an estimated $1,200 per year in energy consumption, it states. The company also added roofing to its portfolio of energy efficient exterior remodeling solutions, which include replacement windows, vinyl siding, entry and garage doors, attic insulation, gutters and guards, and more.
The company officially changed its name at the start of this year, with plans to offer comprehensive remodeling packages to homeowners up and down the East Coast—and across the country moving into the future, it reports. For 2011, Power will expand into three new markets including Long Island, Boston, and Atlanta.
Previously located in Brookhaven, Pa., Power's new operation will be located within a 400,000 square-foot innovative, mixed-use office and retail project, located adjacent to a 90-acre waterfront site on the Delaware River. The Wharf at Rivertown features the renovation of an existing building regarded as one of Pennsylvania's most significant architectural and historical structures—formerly the Delaware County Power Plant, it is noted. The project is part of an overall Chester revitalization plan.
In July 2010, Governor Ed Rendell awarded Power a $200,000 Opportunity Grant Program. The grant supports companies establishing a national or regional headquarters to create or preserve a significant number of jobs while offering substantial economic impact within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The grant enabled Power to ramp up its hiring efforts in 2010, and supported the company’s financial investment in its new national headquarters. The package also included $100,000 in job training assistance for new hires.
With the opening of its new headquarters, Power has also become a sponsor of The Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team, which recently opened a waterfront stadium next to the Wharf at Rivertown as part of the overall waterfront revitalization project. The company is also planning a new community relations program called “Power University.” It will involve outreach to local Chester youth, providing them with skills-based business and marketing courses/symposiums, mentorship programs, and various scholarship opportunities.
“Our employees are thrilled to have their ‘home away from home’ on one of the most attractive waterfronts in the country, and we are looking forward to giving back to the local community and contributing to the vibrant success of Chester,” says Adam Kaliner, co-founder and president. “Our corporate headquarters will serve as the ‘hub’ for our customer service efforts and will remain central to our success going forward. This impressive waterfront property will meet all of our needs as we grow and will increase our accessibility to Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”