Falcon Heating & Air Conditioning will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the grand opening of a new 20,000-square-foot headquarters on Trade West Drive in Sterling.
The building includes a heating, air conditioning, and ventilation educational space, as well as office space for the company. The facility not only accommodates the company’s growth, but also provides space to train a new workforce into a field desperate for qualified technicians because of the shortage in the blue-collar labor market.
The company launched in 1988 with a small damaged van and two employees—owners Alex Hosseinian and Bruce Rahmani. Reflective of Loudoun County’s growth, the firm has expanded to now over 100 employees working with national and regional builders across Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
“This is an exciting time for us and our community,” Hosseinian said. “We’ve experienced great success here in Loudoun County, and with this new facility, we hope to continue to grow our business and our community at large. We’ve taken a challenge and tackled it head-on with great enthusiasm.”
This challenge is the shrinking labor force, particularly in the HVAC field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the current HVAC technician shortage at 70,000, and it is expected to increase in the coming years. Falcon’s facility aims to usher in a new wave of employees who want to advance their skills.With a training facility located on-site, tradesmen who are coming to learn are offered a glimpse of how their experience is much sought after in today’s construction sector.
“This facility is a symbol of hope and opportunity,” Rahmani said. “Five years ago, we recognized the shortage and need for HVAC professionals in our area. We decided to create our own solution to this issue and create a training facility for anyone who is eager to grow in this trade. We pride ourselves on being a diverse company, and we give our employees opportunities where they may not have one otherwise. We mentor our staff, and even though our company has grown substantially, we are a tight-knit family. Our mission is to give back to the community.”
A formal grand opening ceremony is planned for Thursday, Sept.26, starting at 10:30 a.m.