Lockheed Martin employs over 100,000 people worldwide and is a leader in research and development, systems management and development, technology and advanced manufacturing. Areas of expertise include aerospace, aeronautics, defense and homeland security, missiles and fire control, and mission-critical systems of all kinds. Lockheed Martin has designed, developed and delivered many advanced offerings including stealth fighter jets, ballistic missiles, smart weapons, space vehicles and satellites.
The company formed when Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta merged in 1995 and is frequently identified as the largest defense contractor in the world. In 2008 alone Lockheed Martin was awarded over $36 billion in federal contracts and not only in defense. Lockheed also performs extensive work for the Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency. Lockheed’s technology can also be found in all manner of commercial enterprises from video game consoles to helicopters to electronics of all kinds. Lockheed is one of the 100 most valuable companies in the United States.
While it is headquartered in Maryland, Lockheed Martin is also one of the top three employers in the state of Colorado behind only Denver International Airport and the University of Colorado. Both Boulder and the Denver Metro Area have long been centers for leading-edge aerospace and aviation technologies. The contracting giant maintains three separate facilities in Littleton, just southwest of Denver.
- The Lockheed Martin Deer Creek facility at 12999 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, Colorado 80127 can be reached via Ken Caryl Avenue or Deer Creek Canyon Road from the south. This marquee building boasts incredible views of Denver and surrounding red rock formations.
- Lockheed Martin Space is located near Chatfield State Park at 12257 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Littleton, Colorado 80127. The space facility is near to Waterton Canyon, Roxborough Park, Sterling Ranch and Highlands Ranch.
- Lockheed Martin also maintains an office location at 8000 Southpark Way #2, Littleton, CO 80120. This is just west of Broadway and just north of County Line Road.
Both full-time employees and contractors at Lockheed Martin should seriously consider purchasing homes in Littleton. Homes near the Lockheed facilities in Littleton have steadily appreciated since the downturn in 2008-2009. The entire area around Denver has seen large growth in home values and this remains one of the most expensive rental markets of any land-locked city in the United States. It makes good financial sense to create equity rather than burning through money with high rental rates.
The steady rise in home values is partly because there are many things to do and see in Littleton. Nearby Chatfield Reservoir is a haven for boating while fishermen enjoy the South Platte river. There are several world-class ski resorts within an hour and a half. The Colorado Trail begins in Waterton Canyon and runs nearly 500 miles to Durango. The Littleton Public School District has the lowest dropout rate and highest graduation rate of any district in the state. There are also several private school options nearby including Valor Christian High School.
Contact Mark Parsons for a tour of nearby Sterling Ranch. This enormous planned community is anticipated to include over 12,000 homes, several public schools, and a huge list of amenities. At least 8 premier home builders are creating beautiful designs with an eye for modern-living, convenience, technology, and conservation of natural resources. Mark Parsons and The K Company Realty have worked with each builder, reviewed every model home, and are familiar with each available concession. Contact Mark Parsons to ensure you get the best deal on a home in Sterling Ranch and ask about special rebates for Lockheed Martin employees.