Palm Coast – The Northeast’s largest restoration supply company, Ground Up Inc., has announced they are relocating their operations from Connecticut to Palm Coast. Ground Up is more than just a restoration supply company; they are an innovator in the industry leveraging technology and e-commerce delivering quality parts with quick delivery through their popular website SS396.com.
“The City of Palm Coast welcomes Ground Up and we’re excited to see this business and its customer base grow,” Mayor David Alfin said. “And with this move, they bring additional job opportunities to grow with the company. We welcome them to Palm Coast and thank them for their investment and commitment to our community.”
Ground Up cited lower costs of doing business, regulations, a significant portion of their customer base within 25 miles of Palm Coast, great quality of life, and ease of working with the City as drivers in their decision to move to the area. The company has made a significant investment in the community acquiring the facility at 2 Commerce Blvd with plans for renovations. This new facility expands their operations from 40,000 square feet to over 70,000 square feet and brings 30-40 jobs and exciting opportunities for local students to the community.
“When thinking about where we wanted to settle our business for the long haul, we knew Palm Coast would be the perfect location,” said Joseph Santoro, co-owner of Ground Up with his father, Ken Santoro. “We’ve successfully grown our business to have a close-knit family-feel and we are excited for the opportunity to work with young adults here in Palm Coast and help them grow their careers with Ground Up.”
Ground Up Inc. is a trusted company in the industry with a solid history of growth. The company began in 1990 in Long Island in a 500 square foot warehouse. By 2004, the company had continued to expand and moved to Connecticut to a larger facility. In 2010, the company relocated again to a 40,000 square foot distribution center and showroom in Naugatuck, CT.
Job opportunities are available now at www.ss396.com/cars/employment. The Santoro’s plan to hold a job fair in November to share additional career opportunities and meet potential candidates. Ground Up plans to begin operations at the Palm Coast location before the end of the year.
Media Release: City of Palm Coast. Brittany N. Kershaw, Director Public Information & Engagement