Home building company chooses Sanford for new operation, more than 200 jobs

RALEIGH- More than 200 new jobs are coming to Sanford after the North Carolina Economic Investment Board 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, with the sections being built in the factory and then assembled on site.

According to the company, its offsite coaching “will help the builder…

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.

New jobs will pay upwards of $50,000.

“We warmly welcome Service Offsite Solutions to Lee County, which helps us grow our local advanced manufacturing sector,” said Lee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kirk Smith. “With Lee County’s location in the heart of North Carolina, putting us close to one of the largest homebuilding markets in the United States, this move will help further accelerate the impact of SOS on our county, our state and our 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.

Sanford Mayor Chet Mann added, “The City of Sanford is thrilled to welcome such a high-performing, high-quality company 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 thrive. Their decision to join our community continues to support our Open for Business program. This announcement continues to validate that effort. Best wishes and welcome to Sanford.

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

The company was 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 was also considered 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 subcontractors.