Blu Homes Acquires Prefab Builder Modern Cabana
Blu to Provide Homebuyers with Greater Options on Size, Convenience and Price
GREENBUILD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO Calif. — November 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — California and Massachusetts-based green, precision homebuilder Blu Homes (www.bluhomes.com) today announced that it has acquired the assets of Modern Cabana, a leading builder of modern accessory dwellings in the U.S. Modern Cabana has gained national recognition for its elegant, economical spaces that make it convenient and cost-effective to add accessory space to any home, and has installed its buildings for scores of customers across the U.S.
Modern Cabana aligns with Blu’s commitment to help homeowners build high quality, beautifully designed structures at a predictable price. Like Blu’s homes, Modern Cabanas can be put up much faster than conventional construction and embrace environmentally thoughtful principles and products. Modern Cabana’s units can be integrated graciously with a customer’s site by Blu’s award winning architects, and will be built in Blu’s California factory, delivered to a customer’s location and installed by Blu craftsmen.
“Modern Cabana helps customers build small and beautiful spaces like yoga studios, carpentry shops, playhouses, garden sheds, workshops, home offices, and simple storage space. They are ideal sister products to Blu’s more spacious Origin designs, which offer fully conditioned living and work spaces, and can serve a multitude of purposes from bedroom additions to elegant and playful homes,” said Bill Haney, founder and president of Blu Homes. “I’m excited to expand Blu’s ways of serving our customers with the addition of Modern Cabana’s designs. Modern Cabana’s commitment to high quality design, building integrity, and green ethos make it a superb addition to the Blu family.”
Founded in 2004, Modern Cabana designs and prefabricates “cabanas,” which can typically be erected without a permit over the course of a weekend and provide a simple, fast way to add space to a property without the headaches of the traditional building process.
“We’re thrilled that Blu Homes and its national presence will bring Modern Cabana’s designs to a wider audience,” said Modern Cabana co-founder Casper Mork-Ulnes. “Modern Cabana will benefit from Blu’s impressive design team and its state-of-the art manufacturing facility, which will allow it to meet customer interest nationwide. It means so much to to know that our customers will be cared for by a company that shares our aesthetic, environmental commitment and dedication to customer service.” Blu Homes will offer Modern Cabana’s products for sale beginning next year.
Visit Blu Homes at USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference in San Francisco on November 14th -16th.
Greenbuild attendees can learn more about Blu Homes’ acquisition of Modern Cabana as well as its complete line of green, prefab homes and homebuilding solutions by stopping by booth 5628W in the West Hall in the 500 Mile Pavilion of Moscone Center.
About Blu Homes
Blu Homes, Inc. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built homes in North America. Built in its own 250,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vallejo, California, Blu’s inspired and nationally recognized homes can be found from New York to the Colorado Mountains and Pacific Coast. Blu’s proprietary steel framing and building technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; that ship efficiently; and are conveniently finished on site by our own teams. Blu homes are more economical, healthier to live in, require lower maintenance, and are much stronger than conventional construction. Visit www.bluhomes.com. Blu is also the proud builder of the Sunset magazine 2012 Idea House in Healdsburg, California. For more information on the Sunset Idea House, click here.