CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A homegrown Chesterfield company is expanding its business and bringing more than 100 new jobs to the community.
At Networking Technologies and Support, Inc., employees in Chesterfield provide IT services locally and as far away as Hawaii.
It started with two people and will grow to nearly 300 as part of a $1.5 million expansion. NTS got its start in 1997 with a mere $4200 investment.
14 years later, the company is expanding its Chesterfield headquarters. The addition of 140 new jobs over three years will bring the total number of employees to nearly 300.
NTS President and CEO Bernard Robinson said the company's unique selling style in the beginning helped build a solid customer base.
"We came up with the concept of being on-site within four hours, part in hand so we had to triage over the telephone," said Robinson.
NTS works with federal, state and local agencies as well as commercial companies and the healthcare industry. That includes an agency within the Department of Defense that provides communication links to troops overseas.
When something goes wrong at one of the agency's 15 data centers nationwide, NTS gets the call.
Locally, the IT company provides desktop support and hardware maintenance for the DMV through a contract with Northrop Grumman. But over half of its employees focus on clients in the healthcare industry including Bon Secours hospitals, VCU Health Systems and UVA Medical.
Everything from troubleshooting to seamless transitions from one operating system to another.
"This is a good example that businesses come to Chesterfield, they're successful and they will expand here," said Will Davis, Chesterfield's Economic Development Director.
Robinson said Chesterfield is just a great marketplace to provide infrastructure and support to companies.
Governor McDonnell made the announcement this morning. McDonnell said he's thrilled the company has maintained its Virginia roots.