Coworking U.S. franchisor doubling down on explosive growth with second Virginia location
BOULDER, Colo. – Office Evolution, the largest coworking franchisor in the U.S., is further expanding its footprint with a new location in Herndon, Virginia opening March 15.
Located at 205 Van Burren Street in the heart of the Dulles Technology Corridor, the 6,400 square-foot center is operated by Martin Gruszka and will service small-business owners in the Herndon, Reston, Ashburn, Sterling and Chantilly areas. Gruszka is a believer in the category and brand. This is the first of at least two Office Evolution locations that Gruszka will open.
“Business owners and entrepreneurs need workspace to conduct their business. In my career, I have been fortunate to have been exposed to consultants, startups and the creative workforce. I participated in this workforce myself, so I understand the needs of a small-time technology consultant or a professional meeting at Starbucks,” Gruszka said. “I am thrilled to contribute to this community with the Office Evolution brand, their support, unique service offering, and culture.”
An experienced technology professional with decades of experience in project management, leadership, IT Management, software development and more, Gruszka is excited to bring his well-rounded background to his own business. Born in in Poland, Gruszka immigrated to the United States in his early teens. . His father, a political refugee paved the way for the family to settle in Northern Virginia, where they
studied, worked and live to this day. Over the years, Gruszka nurtured an entrepreneurial spirit, eventually leading to his new business venture.
“Entrepreneurship was always something inside me,” Gruszka added. “I was excited to launch a business but decided that my start-up years were behind me. Franchising with Office Evolution is the best of both worlds, one that I am confident will flourish in the Herndon business community.”
Office Evolution, with 62 locations open and nearly 80 in various stages of development, is the largest coworking franchise and the fourth largest network in the U.S. The model is based on local owners who are committed to their serving their community, backed by the resources and distribution of a national brand and network is unique to the category. With more than 24 million non-employer businesses in the U.S. and more than 3.5 million U.S. businesses with four employees or less, demand for shared office space is high.
“We are thrilled to welcome Martin to our Ohana. His entrepreneurial and technology background well positions him to provide Herndon business owners with workspace and services that enhance business performance,” Office Evolution COO and Global Workspace Association Board Member William Edmundson said. “Our rapidly expanding network of workspaces is home for business owners living in the suburbs who need a place to realize dreams. Owners like Martin bring the ideal experience set to ensure our Members’ have the space to do their thing! We are excited to support the Herndon community.”
With dedicated workspaces, including private offices, conference rooms and shared workspace, Office Evolution has solutions for every business. There are also phone-answering services, address & mail services and other professional capabilities to make each small-business owner exceed their goals.
About Office Evolution
Founded in 2003 and franchising since 2012, the Colorado-based company is the largest coworking franchisor in the U.S. With 62 locations open and nearly 80 in various stages of development, Office Evolution is leading the workplace revolution that is projected to see nearly 30 percent of all office space become shared office space by 2030, according to a JLL report. Office Evolution is currently operating in 23 states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. For more information, please visit https://www.officeevolution.com/