American WeatherStar Breaks Ground and Announces Expansion Plans
American WeatherStar is an industry-leader in fluid-applied roof restoration solutions. They’re making room to grow in all areas of their business from the property they own to the jobs they create and the products they produce.
While proudly breaking ground on a new manufacturing facility American WeatherStar Founder and President Brian O’Donnell said, “This is our first groundbreaking, but it will not be our last.”
The new building is critical to the growth that this company is pursuing. In the new facility, they plan to blend the three primary chemistries they currently provide: silicone, urethane and eventually acrylic roof coatings. O’Donnell stated that “the construction of the approximately 10,000 square foot building is just phase 1. Phase 2 and 3 will come over the next few years.”
Founded in Mobile in 2004, American WeatherStar started solely with O’Donnell working from his house. Over the years their systems have proven to stop leaks, reduce energy costs, cool building interiors and improve sustainability.
Since moving to their new location in Irvington in 2020, their overall sales have doubled and the number of employees has grown from 30 to more than 50.
American WeatherStar’s roots are local, but the reach of this company spans nearly the entire country. Their sales team resides all over the United States, from South Florida to Colorado.
“The American WeatherStar team is by far the number one reason for our growth. While I realize that our move [to their facility in Irvington] was an important aspect of our growth, what’s more important than the land we’re on or the buildings we work in are the people who work in and outside them,” said O’Donnell.
There is no slowing down anytime soon. They announced at the groundbreaking that they have purchased the 5-acre lot next door to their current facilities in anticipation of future projects.
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