Specialty contractor UMA Geotechnical Construction plans to build a larger headquarters in Colfax, North Carolina, with an expected move-in of fall 2022.

The geotechnical contractor serving the Mid-Atlantic region has announced that construction will soon be underway on the 15.5-acre parcel at 8051 National Service Road it acquired in December 2020. The facility is currently in the design phase.

“UMA is growing rapidly, and we’re expanding our team and equipment fleet to manage our increasing workload,” says President Brian DeSpain. “This new and improved facility will allow us to accommodate that expansion for years to come.”

The new 24,000-square-foot building will substantially larger than its existing headquarters. In a release, the company says the new building can accommodate four times the number of offices and twice as much shop space. The parcel will also contain enough unused land for secondary specialty shops to be constructed.

The company says the new headquarters will also offer some features that were not included in the existing building, including a dedicated paint room, parts storage areas, multiple conference rooms, and dedicated offices and locations for employees.

UMA is targeting a building completion date of June 2022, barring any unforeseen issues with the municipal approvals process. The contractor plans to occupy the new headquarters in September 2022.

UMA Geotechnical Construction Inc., a leading developer of polymer grouting techniques, works to save clients money with specialized ground engineering solutions. The UMA team, which includes experts in structural support, earth retention and soil stabilization, was among the first to use lightweight structural polymers to improve subsurface soils at depths greater than 40 feet. For more information, visit www.team-uma.com.