Richmond Electrical Supply Co. (RESCO) and GE Electrical Distribution (GE) have announced that GE will be the preferred source of electrical distribution products and systems for the 250-acre professional and amateur sports and fitness complex called SportsQuest in Chesterfield County, Va., just southwest of Richmond.

RESCO and GE are working with project founder and developer Steve Burton on the complex’s varied electrical distribution needs and have received the first order of what could possibly be many others as the project moves from infancy to completion. The complex will include a world-class competition and training facilities, entertainment facilities, and fitness centers for all purposes and age groups in 30 sports.

Burton anticipates more than 200 Olympic athletes will be housed on the campus, and more than 500 will train there. “This promises to be an exciting economic engine for Chesterfield County, and we are proud to be participating with GE as a preferred source of product and systems for SportsQuest to fulfill the many indoor and outdoor electrical needs this terrific complex will have today and in the future,” says Alan Herman, president of RESCO. “This is close to my heart because my family and I reside in Chesterfield and we see this as a project that will benefit many different people — residents and those world-class athletes who choose to be based at SportsQuest.”

Steve Burton, SportsQuest CEO and the developer, says that the complex will be a unique sports and family destination. “It will have many aspects, including sports training and recreational and youth development; be a fitness wellness, health care destination; a breeding ground for high-performance athletes, and a birth place for the next generation of Olympic athletes; and it also will be a platform for special events, including sports celebrations, indoor and outdoor concerts, as well as conferences, conventions, and even graduations.”