The latest expansion of Loudoun County-based Falcon Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., was highlighted today during a groundbreaking ceremony of Falcon’s new 20,000 sq. ft. Dulles headquarters and training facility.
From humble beginnings in 1988, Bruce Rahmani and Alex Hosseinian started their HVAC service and repair business with very little money, one rented truck and constantly seeking the next client.
“It was very tough at times. We didn’t have the means and we were in a market saturated with competition,” said Rahmani. “We pushed forward, often 7 days a week, sacrificing everything with faith that our hard work and perseverance would carry us through and striving for the American dream.”
“We also knew Loudoun would grow and surviving throughout its growth, recessions, and expansions, we became very loyal to our Loudoun roots,” said Hosseinian.
Fast forward 29 years and Falcon has grown to employ over 100 full-time staff members, servicing both residential clients and contracting with some of the largest builders and developers in Loudoun County.
“We don’t need to be the largest company but we certainly want to be the best. Our reputation through excellent service to our customers is our top goal as well as offering equal opportunity, diversity, and empowerment to women in the workforce,” said Rahmani.
“We have experienced great success in the Loudoun community, but like so many other companies employing blue-collar workers, our growth can only be sustained with a steady flow of skilled employees,” said Hosseinian.
Falcon’s new headquarters will not only be home to its core staff but will be a state-of-the-art HVAC training facility.
“Our business is continually growing, and we constantly find ourselves in need of skilled and trained employees,” said Rahmani. “This is often difficult in Loudoun because so many families push higher education as the goal, which is fine, but skilled labor is still in huge demand as an art and craft. We embrace those who want to learn the trade.”
“This is also one way we are giving back to Loudoun and our community. Our new training facility will help bring in a new wave of employees eager to advance their skills, their trade and help us and the community grow even further,” said Rahmani.
“We also need to thank our wives, Bernadette Rahmani and Tracey Hosseinian for their sacrifice and dedication—we spent many long nights and weekends in the field growing the business while they continued to raise our families and tirelessly support our efforts.”
Falcon’s expansion in Loudoun comes on the cusp of tremendous growth as the county is slated for more residential construction and business development than ever before according to officials at Loudoun County Economic Development.
Present at the groundbreaking were Loudoun County Board of Supervisors members Ron Meyers (Broadland’s District) and Suzanne Volpe (Algonkian District) along with Tony Howard, President, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce.
“[Bruce and Alex] go the extra mile for the community and ensure they are giving back. We are grateful for your investment into and friendship to the County,” said Meyers.
“One of my favorite sayings is ‘activity breeds activity.’ Us moving this dirt this morning is the beginning of a wonderful process where you will literally see a dream come true. We are here for you every step of the way,” said Volpe.
“Thank you again for your investment in our community. You have created jobs and economic opportunity and provide a great service to your customers. You help Loudoun County grow and grow in the right way. You can never underestimate how much it means for a business to invest in the community it serves,” said Howard.
Symbolic of the strength and humbleness Rahmani and Hosseinian are known for at Falcon, Rebecca Rahmani, Falcon’s Human Resources Manager, cited a prayer during the groundbreaking.
O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad-tidings. O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world. O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors and is deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to Thee through Thy bounty and bestowal.