Advanced Green Technologies and Advanced Roofing, Florida’s top-ranked commercial solar and commercial re-roofing contractor, is expanding its western Florida operations with new facilities and new hiring plans. To stay ahead of growing demand, the contractor acquired a 32,000-sq-ft industrial building close to Tampa International Airport to house its fast-growing roofing, solar and electrical teams.
Fort Lauderdale-based Advanced Green Technologies (AGT) and sister company Advanced Roofing established a Tampa presence in 2015, buying roofing contractor Roth Bros. of Florida. Since then, the contractor has added more than 40 jobs, bringing Tampa staff to over 70 roofing and solar employees.
“We’re investing in Tampa Bay’s economy and community for the long term,” said CEO Rob Kornahrens. With both companies in the new facility, Advanced Roofing is hiring for wide-ranging jobs in its commercial roofing and solar energy divisions. “Making this commitment gives clients confidence we’ll be here for them and streamlines operations for our pipeline of major projects.”
AGT’s and Advanced Roofing’s business on Florida’s West Coast has grown steadily. Recent projects have included major government, corporate, and educational facilities. AGT is currently building over $12 million in solar contracts in the Tampa area alone, with clients including Fortune 500 banking institutions, large private-sector manufacturers, and government agencies. One of AGT’s largest projects in the Tampa area was a $5 million solar carport project for Lockheed Martin in Oldsmar.
“Great people who want to keep learning and moving ahead in their careers are the lifeblood of our company, and we’re actively recruiting in Tampa Bay,” Kornahrens said.
Recognized nationally for strong commitment to workforce development and creating opportunity for employees’ career growth, Advanced Roofing and AGT take a nontraditional approach that includes recruiting and providing fast-track training for military veterans and women, as well as foreign workers who are in the U.S. legally under Temporary Protected Status or H2B Visa programs.
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