Centreport Parkway location will allow CIP Finishes to continue to grow its work in multifamily housing construction

CIP Finishes, a Stafford-based construction firm that furnishes and installs interior finishing hardware in large multifamily residential communities, celebrated the opening of its new Centreport Parkway headquarters on Thursday with Stafford County officials and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The 33-year-old firm, which got its start as Closet Interiors Plus and is led by former Stafford County supervisor Paul Milde, completed construction on the 21,000-square-foot headquarters building at 25 Centreport Parkway in April 2020. CIP Finishes was unable to hold a public celebration for a year, due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. But the new warehouse space proved to be a valuable resource throughout the pandemic, allowing CIP Finishes to place advance orders and hold materials for general contractors at a time when supply-chain delays were slowing the delivery of many products used in apartment construction.

“This new headquarters has allowed our team to work hard to keep clients’ projects on-time and on-budget throughout the pandemic, and we are so thankful that we can now welcome our friends and partners in the community to come see it,” Milde said.

CIP Finishes has installed hardware in tens of thousands of residential units throughout the Greater Washington, D.C., area, and is currently working on several notable projects, including a new student housing complex at George Mason University with general contractor Bozzuto and military housing at Fort Belvoir with general contractor CBG Building Company. The firm recently won a bid to furnish interior hardware at the upcoming Hotel Fredericksburg and Amelia House projects being built by general contractor LF Jennings and developer The Vakos Companies on the former site of The Free Lance-Star building in downtown Fredericksburg.

“We’ve continued to see strong growth during the pandemic, and our sights are set on the continued strength of the multifamily housing market as we move into the recovery,” Milde said. “Through it all, we’ve been grateful to call Stafford County home.”

Gary Snellings, Stafford Supervisor representing the Hartwood District, said CIP Finishes is an example of Stafford’s strong business climate.

“For over 30 years, CIP Finishes has expanded their business here, and represents the strength and quality of our entrepreneurial community,” Snellings stated. “We welcome CIP Finishes at their new Centreport headquarters, and thank you for your investment, job creation and success here in Stafford County.”

Susan Spears, President and CEO of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, praised CIP Finishes for its investment in the region.

“The new CIP Finishes facility represents countless sustainable jobs that help make the dreams of their clients come true,” Spears said. “The Chamber thanks CIP Finishes for their strong investment in our community.”