NOC Business Group fired up a $1 million expansion a month ago that will quadruple its space.
Business at the Washington-based computer repair, IT and internet provider has been booming as demand for its service has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to President Greg Johnston.
That, following years of increasing customer interest, has prompted the company’s move from its current 3,000-square-foot location at 902 E. Sixth St. into the 12,000-square-foot former First Bank building, 1816 Highway A. With the physical expansion, Johnston said he and Vice President Jon Lober plan to grow the 20-person staff to 70 by 2026 as it continues to grow nationally.
NOC, which has $2.5 million in annual revenue, already has doubled its customer base to more than 2,000 in three years, with 95 percent based in Franklin County and the majority business rather than residential customers, he said.
“The amount of footprint we’re getting out there now is substantial, and it’s really exciting for me to see how many people we’re able to help,” Johnston said. “Getting people internet is life-changing in some cases.”