Greater Orlando's vigorous growth is boosting demand for many services for homes and offices, and US Heating & A/C of Altamonte Springs is among companies riding the wave.
The 25-year-old enterprise, which does business as U.S.H.A.C., is looking to make its first move in 16 years to much bigger headquarters that are also in Altamonte Springs.
"It's become a situation where we need more space," said owner Arie Konforte.
Business is brisk, with roughly 80 service vehicles coming in and out of the current facility, said Neal Hiler, the project's engineer.
The facility Konforte has under contract is at 1000 Pine Hollow Point, made up of two contiguous parcels totaling 9.5 acres that carry the same address.
One is about 1.5 acres and contains an 8,000-square-foot building that could be used for office and warehouse space. Some 5,000 square feet would go for office use and 3,000 for warehouse under the configuration Konforte has worked out.
The other parcel is about eight acres and is mostly wetlands, but needed for the Pine Hollow Point roadway it provides to the easternmost point of Sandano Road, where it meets W SR 434. Konforte is seeking from Seminole County planners a planned development amemdment to allow the heating and AC operation at the site.
The building's size compares with 4,800 square feet the company currently operates out of at 624 Douglas Ave.
Konforte declined to say what he has committed to pay for the new property, but it has been listed on Realtor.com for $899,000.
The property's owner is Arjer Enterprises, Inc., whose officers are listed in property records as Arlys and Gerald Schiedel. Attempts to contact them were unsuccessful.
The one-story building was built in 1985 and has a fenced yard with a paved truck court.
U.S.H.A.C provides HVAC, electrical, plumbing, air quality and pool and spa services. The company has satellite offices in Tampa and Davie.