The real estate axiom about location also holds true for businesses. Calvert County’s location adjacent to Washington, D.C., makes it an attractive home for businesses serving the federal government.
Donna Nestor and Tamara Myers of Calvert Systems located their technical services firm here for just that reason. “From our Maryland headquarters location in Prince Frederick, Calvert County provides the best location given the customers we support,” says Donna. “These include Naval Air Systems Command in Lexington Park as well as the intelligence community at various locations across the state.”
The Calvert County Department of Economic Development has had a long, fruitful relationship with Calvert Systems. “The department helped locate our very first office space in Owings,” Donna reveals. “Calvert Systems has always felt grateful to the county for being one of our earliest and most consistent corporate supporters.”
The department also helped leverage support through the College of Southern Maryland’s Business Incubator Program, the Maryland Small Business Development Center and the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program.
In the last 10 years, Calvert Systems has grown to employ 85 people across seven states with 2014 annual revenues exceeding $11 million. Its elite staff includes subject matter experts who support custom system development and national defense strategies. The company’s approach in providing technical services to the Department of Defense and the state of Maryland has earned recognition for top-quality service, adaptive responsiveness and consistent performance.
“Calvert County is our home,” Donna says. “We feel so strongly in this regard that we took the name for the business from the county where we originally incorporated and still retain our headquarters. Here and in our other locations, we pride ourselves in selecting great places to raise families where parents can work where they live and achieve a better work/life balance. In Calvert County we are fortunate to be only 30 minutes from the Capital Beltway while enjoying the beauty of the rural atmosphere that Calvert County offers.”