RICHMOND, Va. — SmartRoof will invest $350,000 to expand in Fairfax County, Va., relocating from its current location in McLean to occupy 25,000 square feet of office space at 11091 Sunset Hills Road in Reston. Virginia competed with Maryland for the project, which will create over 400 new jobs over five years.

“SmartRoof is an innovative, Virginia-founded company that is changing the standard of service in the roofing industry, and it is exciting to see one of our homegrown businesses thrive and expand,” said Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin in a release. “With one of the nation’s largest transportation networks, a skilled workforce pipeline, and a pro-business climate, the Commonwealth is an ideal location for SmartRoof to reach its growing customer base.”

Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick said the state looks forward to supporting SmartRoof, saying it has "exceptional quality, customer service, and rapidly evolving product offerings."

"We are proud to partner with companies like SmartRoof that support high-quality job creation in the Commonwealth,” said Merrick in a release.

Joshua Jerge, CEO and founder of SmartRoof, said the company's mission is to "positively impact lives through roofing and solar," which begins with supporting its employees in the communities where the company works.

"We were founded in Virginia and are excited for the opportunity to keep our headquarters in Fairfax County and improve the lives of Virginians for years to come,” Jerge said in a release.

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Fairfax County, Va., SmartRoof has  become a top 50 roofing company in the country. SmartRoof services Northern Virginia, Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern Jersey, Northern Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Florida, and has helped transform the lives of over 7,500 customers.

“It’s great to see SmartRoof growing their presence in Fairfax County and adding hundreds of new jobs,” said Jeffrey C. McKay, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, in a release. “Our climate change resilience will be powered by solar and other alternative forms of energy, and SmartRoof is helping to lead that effort in both residential and commercial locations. We’re proud to have their headquarters here and look forward to their continued innovation.”