FACT SHEET

ABOUT BLU HOMES

Blu Homes is the leading provider of premium prefab homes in North America. Designed in California and built in half the time of conventional custom homes, Blu homes feature soaring ceilings, walls of glass ‘letting the outdoors in’, luxury quality finishes, and integrated high performance technologies for convenient and comfortable living. Blu’s proprietary information technology enables customers to create their unique home design online in 3-D, and receive a clear, fixed price. Skilled craftsmanship and unique steel-reinforced building technology allow Blu to build beautiful, open-plan designs, ship them efficiently and complete them quickly for a simple one-stop process for its customers. Built in its 250,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northern California, Blu’s inspired and nationally recognized products can be found from New York to the Colorado Mountains and the Pacific Coast.

FOUNDING

Blu was launched in 2008 by Bill Haney, an experienced environmental and technology entrepreneur, and Maura McCarthy, an analyst and investor in consumer goods and tech companies. Blu Homes, Inc. is privately owned and operated from its factory and corporate headquarters on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA and Waltham, MA.

BLU BENEFITS

  • Online tools and 3D technology make it easier and more fun to design and build your Blu home
  • Fixed price
  • Architect-designed
  • Shortened building timeframe, with greatly streamlined on-site construction time
  • Simpler process—clients work with dedicated Blu representatives who manage all aspects of design, engineering, factory-construction, project management, shipping, setting and finishing
  • Steel reinforced—enduring strength and quality
  • Energy efficient and environmentally responsible building materials

Home Models

  • Seven architect-designed home models from the compact and versatile Origin to the luxurious and spacious Sidebreeze
  • A line of Blu Garages, specifically designed to work with each home
  • Sizes range from approximately 633 (Origin Pod) to 3,655 (Breezehouse) square feet. Size can be doubled with a lower level finished or walk out basement.

WHERE WE BUILD

  • Blu builds across the US, including California, the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, and the East Coast
  • Blu Homes’ proprietary building technology and steel allow our homes to be set on virtually any land site and to withstand extreme seismic, weather, snow load and wind conditions
  • Blu has designed and built more than 200 home products for 125 client projects

PRICING

  • Blu Homes offers designs at a variety of price points to suit a range of customers, from $145,000 to $595,000+ with a broad set of options and upgrades
  • Home prices are fixed at time of contract signing

BUILDING SCIENCE

  • Blu’s advanced building envelope, sturdy steel frame design and efficient folding technology mean that our homes fit onto standard trucks for shipping across North America, after being fully built in our climate-controlled factory. Once a home arrives at its destination, it is set by Blu’s specialized site team and actually “unfolds” before your eyes
  • Proprietary building science and information technology lets Blu build its durable, reinforced steel frame homes directly from client specifications
  • Homes can unfold to reveal living spaces up to 41-foot-wide and 18-foot-high ceilings with beautiful glass windows that bring natural daylight inside

USES

  • Single-family homes, vacation homes or cottages
  • Additions—master bedroom (en suite), home office, media room, art studio, in-law apartment, game room, exercise studio, or virtually anything you can imagine.
  • Retirement homes—independent single-level living for seniors and empty nesters
  • Faculty housing and other buildings for educational institutions
  • Resort and eco-oriented housing developments

COMMITTMENT TO GREEN

  • Standard features include super efficient building envelope design, recycled steel reinforced framing, LED lighting, smart home automation, Energy Star appliances, water efficient fixtures, low VOC materials, and cradle-to-cradle flooring
  • Blu homes have been installed with solar panels to achieve Net Zero energy status
  • Blu homes use 50%+ less energy than existing homes
  • Folding technology allows for more efficient building and shipping, preserving resources
  • Factory construction has dramatically lower impact on the natural environment than the construction of typical stick-built homes

TIMEFRAME

Build your Blu home in half the time of a conventional custom-built home

  • Step 1. Identify budget, purchase land and secure financing
  • Step 2. Finalize design, working with Blu’s team of designers and 3-D Configurator
  • Step 3. Home built in 8+ weeks in Blu’s factory
  • Step 4. Home delivered and set on site in 1-2 days
  • Step 5. Home completed by Blu’s team of craftsmen in 4+ weeks

AWARDS

  • 2013 Builder's Choice & Custom Home
  • 2013 PCBC Gold Nugget
  • 2013 Architizer A+ Award

and more....

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Bill Haney – Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Maura McCarthy – Co-founder & Vice President of Market Development

Gary Martell – Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Woody Bell – Chief Operations Officer

Kaitlin Burek Haggerty – Vice President of Sales

Ryan Dings – Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

John Pilkin – Vice President of Project Delivery

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Bill Haney
  • Marie Langlois
  • Tim Disney
  • Andrew Russell, Duke of Bedford
  • John Adams
  • Rob Davenport
  • Jonathon Bond

BOARD OF ADVISORS

  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Paul Guilfolye
  • Mark LaLiberte
  • Henry Lee
  • Michael Mullens
  • Lilliane Wong
  • Janet Kraus
  • Karl Daubmann
  • Diane Helfrich
  • Sarah Redlich
  • Loek Malmberg
  • Michael Terris

OFFICES

  • Vallejo, CA
  • Waltham, MA

EMPLOYEES

285 as of September 2014

GENERAL CONTRACTOR LICENSES

  • California: 963352
  • Connecticut: NHC 0013822
  • Idaho: RCE 36191
  • Maryland: 7039
  • Maryland (Montgomery County Only): BC204928
  • Massachusetts: CSL 104471
  • New York (Putnam County Only): PC 6504
  • New York (East Hampton County): 8129-2014
  • Rhode Island: 37424
  • Virginia: 2705152938
  • Washington: CC01 BLUHOHI 896M7