Boecore’s CEO, Kathy Boe, started the small space, cyber and missile defense systems company in her basement 14 years ago, and opened a regional office in Madison County about five years ago.
Now, Boecore has doubled its square footage and tripled its workforce at the Huntsville headquarters, according to a Dec. 24 report from AL.com.
“We’ve hired such a great team and our reputation and network here has grown,” Boe told the website. “That’s so critical to help our expansion and to really feel like you have a strong presence in the community.”
Its new, 2,500-square-foot site sits at 225 West Park Loop and employs 24 full-time workers in tech, contract and business development, as well as human resources and recruiting. The previous 1,250-square-foot workspace was located around the corner in the Atrium building. Boecore, which is based primarily out of Colorado, held a ribbon cutting and open house for the new Huntsville facility earlier this month. Some employees will work out of this office, while others are based out of Redstone Arsenal.
The company employs a total of over 200 employees across Alabama, North Carolina, the D.C. Metro area, Colorado, Georgia, California, New Mexico and Arizona. It contracts with the Missile Defense Agency, multiple branches of the military and the Department of Homeland Security.
Boe said that Boecore was involved in a mentor-protégé program established by the Department of Defense, working with Northrop Grumman for more than five years. Just recently, the company was recognized as a Top Supplier by Northrop Grumman Information Systems for a fifth year.
Boecore recently hired Rick Sevigny, now director of business development, to grow the Boecore brand in Huntsville and offer more growth opportunities in the area.
Usually, businesses use strategies such as video advertisements to raise brand awareness. But this task can be a bit more complicated when a company’s target market includes government and military organizations.
Last year, Boecore was awarded a five-year, $30 million contract to support information technology efforts for the the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville and Colorado Springs, CO. The company works as a subcontractor for Northrop Grumman.
But Sevigny said much of the company’s success had to do with the support of the local defense community in the seven years Boecore has been involved in the Huntsville market.
“We are grateful for the support this great community has shown us and are proud to be a part of Huntsville/Madison County,” Sevigny said.