Home construction firm picks Sanford for new operation, 200+ jobs

RALEIGH – More than 200 new jobs are coming to Sanford after the North Carolina Economic Investment Committee approved state tax incentives for Service Offsite Solutions to build a new facility in Lee County.

Service Offsite Solutions manufactures and assembles various sections – floors, walls, roofs – for homes, the sections being built at a factory and then assembled on site.

According to the company its offsite “framing will help the builder to…

•   Reduce Time and Improve profitability.

•   Reduce framing cycle times from 12 days to 2 days.

•   Reduce time for mechanical trades and insulation from 12 days to 7 days.

The new jobs will pay more than $50,000.

“We heartily welcome Service Offsite Solutions to Lee County – helping us to grow our local advanced manufacturing sector,” said Lee County Board of Commissioners Chair Kirk Smith. “:With Lee County’s location in the heart of North Carolina, placing us in close proximity to one of the largest home building markets in the US, this move will help further accelerate the impact of SOS on our county, state, and country. The company’s investment will positively impact our community and broaden our tax base truly making Lee County a place to live, learn, work, and play.”

Added Sanford Mayor Chet Mann: “The City of Sanford is thrilled to welcome such a high achieving, top quality enterprise focused on the future of the homebuilding process. Our team at the City works hard every day to create a business-friendly environment where companies and their employees can live, work, and flourish.  Their decision to join our community continues to support our Open for Business Agenda.  This announcement is continuing validation of that effort.  Best wishes and a heartfelt welcome to Sanford.”

Sanford Area Growth Allowance CEO Jimmy Randolph noted “SOS adds another asset to Lee County’s advanced manufacturing cluster. Their innovative operation will support our region’s residential construction industry provide more high quality, affordable housing for our growing workforce.”

The company launched in 2020 and is based in Sanford. The new jobs will be created to help build a permanent site for operations with an expected investment of nearly $12 million.

Virginia also was considered as a location for the operation, the EIC noted.

Local and state incentives total more than $3 million.

The company already has 28 employees and 35 contractors.

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