Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales (right) addresses the crowd at the ground-breaking ceremony for Flooring Services Southwest.[/caption]
Center in Pflugerville on Monday.
The subsidiary of Dallas-based
FS Builder Resources will open with 140 jobs with an expansion to 200 jobs in the next five years, according to Amy Madison, Pflugerville Community Development Corp. executive director.
The facility will be built on Impact Way near East Pecan Street and SH 130. It will include several FS Builder Resources companies, including Flooring Services Southwest, Interior Builders Supply Lighting, Design Gallery, Stone Resources, Premier Stair and FS Blinds. The company is relocating from two Austin locations on Long Vista Drive and Metric Boulevard.
Phase 1 is a 187,000-square-foot facility with office space, the first regional design and lighting gallery in the state, and a large warehouse for materials necessary in single-family new home construction services. The second phase includes an additional 73,000 square feet for stone countertop fabrication. The general contractor on the 260,000-square-foot building is Structure Tone Southwest in Austin.
“The team at Flooring Services Southwest wanted their own custom-designed facility to meet their customers’ needs,” Madison said. “They searched other communities but found Pflugerville to offer exactly what they required for their business: affordable, shovel-ready land located right on the highway for great access and high visibility, and a talented, capable workforce to help grow the company and provide exemplary services for builders.”
Flooring Services Southwest closed on a 30-acre tract of land purchased from the PCDC in November. The first two phases will be built at 130 Commerce Center, and the remaining 15 acres will be used for future growth.
“Historically we have always taken into consideration the predictions of expanded growth, both in the community in which our buildings would reside and within our own company,” Flooring Services Southwest CEO Harry Crosby said. “We needed a location that would offer us the opportunity to recruit talent, keep us ahead of the curve and coincide with the efficiencies of our business. I would like to thank the city of Pflugerville for [its] enthusiasm, for making this decision so easy and for welcoming us with open arms.”
At the ground-breaking ceremony, Crosby said the company will build a state-of-the-art facility that will be the epicenter of growth for the company, which also has operations in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
"Welcome to our new home," he said to employees who attended. "We love it here."
Mayor Victor Gonzales welcomed the company to Pflugerville and lauded the teamwork of the PCDC and the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce in bringing the company to the city.
"It was a great effort by a number of people," Gonzales said.