Federal Hill Solutions is Rapidly Growing in South Baltimore

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Federal Hill Solutions (FHS) moved into its new 2,000 sq. ft. office at 911 C-1 S. Charles St. almost a year ago and is already outgrowing the space. FHS was founded three years ago by Federal Hill resident Neil Konstantoulas and former colleague Arthur Olshansky. FHS offers resell hardware, outsourced IT, cloud solutions using its own cloud, and backup disaster recovery. FHS part of a growing technology economy in South Baltimore that includes companies such as Parking Panda, MindGrub, Red Owl Analytics, ZeroFox, and many other rapidly growing startups.

photoKonstantoulas, who specializes in sales, and Olshansky, a network engineer, previously worked together in the IT industry before deciding on a whim one day to start their own company. They chose the name Federal Hill Solutions because they both loved the area and thought it would be a “catchy name” in the industry while also appealing to those in the broader area. They originally started FHS working out of their homes and in local coffee shops before moving into an office space on the 800 block of E. Fort Ave.

After landing their first client five months after starting FHS, things quickly began to take off for the company. FHS now employs 16 people, 14 of whom are in FHS’ Baltimore office and two who work out of FHS’ satellite offices in New York City and Amsterdam, Netherlands. FHS has added four new clients in the last 45 days and, within the next year, Konstantoulas and Olshansky expect their workforce to grow to 25-30 employees.

Most of the company’s clients are in the Mid-Atlantic but it also has clients in the United Kingdom and Amsterdam. FHS found a niche in the banking and finance, legal, and accounting industries and some of its most well-known clients include Johns Hopkins and Royal Farms. Konstantoulas told SouthBMore.com that FHS has seen a surge in interest from local companies since adding signage to its Charles St. office last month.

As it continues to grow, FHS is keeping an eye on available office/retail spaces in the area and hopes to secure a second space nearby in the very near future. FHS loves its Federal Hill location and the highway access and local amenities it provides. Konstantoulas and Olshansky also love putting on events at bars and restaurants in the area including an upcoming networking event to celebrate college basketball’s March Madness.

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