Hundreds were on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony for Ferguson Enterprises’ headquarters campus, to be built in City Center. Located at 751 Lakefront Commons, the project was announced by former Governor Terry McAuliffe in June 2017.
The eight-story, 260,000 square-foot campus will house 1,400 Ferguson employees working in Marketing and Communications, National Sales Center, eBusiness, Human Resources, Information Technology, Security and other corporate functions. As part of the expansion, Ferguson will invest over $82 million and create 434 new jobs. Newport News successfully competed against other locations in the Central and Pacific time zones. Located in Newport News for 47 years, this expansion further solidifies the company’s presence in the City.
Ferguson was named after Charles Ferguson, son of former Newport News Shipbuilding president Homer L. Ferguson, who assisted with the company’s founding in 1953. It is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. Ferguson Enterprises is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services.