Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has expanded its operations in Marlborough — bringing with it hundreds of new, green jobs in the greater Boston metropolitan area. Power has already hired more than 50 employees in the Boston region and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 – 250 in 2012. Power will hosted an official ribbon cutting Friday at its Marlborough offices with the support of state and local elected officials, including Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray; ; State Senator Jamie Eldridge; State Representative Steven Levy; and .
“Governor Patrick and I continue to support existing as well as expanding businesses across the state,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. “Power Home Remodeling is a great example of a thriving company that has decided to expand its footprint in Massachusetts by not only creating new jobs and spurring business growth, but also working in partnership with organizations to give back to the community. We welcome Power to Massachusetts, and are excited to celebrate their expansion plans in Marlborough.”
“We are thrilled to expand our operations and to call Marlborough our new home base in Massachusetts,” said Jeff Kaliner, Power’s co-founder and chief executive officer.
The company says it is committed to ingraining itself into the local community and embarks on various community-related initiatives. With the opening of the Marlborough operation, Power is contributing $10,000 to the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition to help support resources and programs for the 10 YouthBuild chapters across the state. The Coalition facilitates cross-program collaboration and sharing of best practices across all chapters.
YouthBuild is a free youth and community development program and alternative school that offers career training in green industries to low-income young people between the ages of 16 - 24 .YouthBuild provides them with the opportunity to work toward their high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) while learning hands-on job skills and improving their chances to be hired in Massachusetts’ growing construction and eco-industries.
Kaliner added, “Ultimately, YouthBuild gives young people the chance to turn their life around. We want to join that mission and help give them the tools to change not only their own lives by developing green job skills and a career, but their communities as well through their positive contributions.”