Entekra Start-Up Showcases a Game-Changing Home Construction Model

August 30, 2017

Last week, veteran carpenter Patrick Johnson teamed up with two other construction laborers of varying experience, Barry McKenna and Benny White, and, in three days, they erected a fully-framed, 3,200 sq. ft. house enclosure in Stonefield Home's Mission Village in Los Banos, about 80 miles east of San Jose, in California's Eastern Valley.

That's right, three workers, three days, and this is what they assembled, with fully integrated pre-designed, engineered, and constructed systems trucked to the site in Los Banos from Entekra's just-up-and-running plant 65 miles to the north in a town called Ripon, Calif.

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Entekra Delivers Its First House, Completing On-Site Assembly in Three Days

August 24, 2017

Entekra delivered the first housing unit manufactured at its Ripon plant for a new community of single-family homes in Los Banos, California. The structural shell of the 2,785-square-foot, two-story home was assembled in just three days by a team of three experienced framers trained the construction of the company’s fully integrated off-site solution (FIOSSTM). The Entekra team responsible for this project has employed modern methods of construction to off-site build more than 250,000 homes around the world.

 

The Value of Off-Site Construction to UK Productivity and Growth

July 25, 2017

This article by WPI, an economics and public policy consultancy in the UK, makes the case for the productivity gains that can be achieved with off-site building and modern methods of construction.

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Entekra Ripon Plant Opening
From left to right: Ed Wanket (San Joaquin County Economic Development Assoc.), Dean Uecker (Mayor of Ripon), Gerard McCaughey (Entekra), Ken Zuidervaart (City of Ripon; Planning Director)

Entekra Receives California Tax Credit for Locating New Facility in Ripon

July 12, 2017

In locating its first manufacturing facility in Ripon, California, Entekra secured a tax credit from the California Competes Tax Credit Committee. The award was first reported in the Manteca Bulletin. In the photo to the left, Entekra CEO Gerard McCaughey (third from left) is congratulated about the tax credit and the decision to operate in the San Joaquin County by (from left) Ed Wanket, San Joaquin County Economic Development Association; Dean Uecker, Mayor of Ripon; and Ken Zuidervaart, Planning Director for the City of Ripon.

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Benefits of Off-Site Building

July 07, 2017

There are convincing arguments to be made in favor of prefabricated housing.

I was skeptical about the supposed benefits of building houses in a factory was an understatement. But I’m no longer skeptical after hearing Gerard McCaughey speak in May at BUILDER’s Housing Leadership Summit, a conference for the nation’s largest home builders. McCaughey is founder, CEO, and chairman of Entekra, which, as he describes it, is an off-site builder (aka prefabricator) of houses and commercial buildings. Entekra’s current manufacturing plant is in Ripon, California, and is capable of shipping product to about a 50- to 100-mile radius of the plant. Here’s how McCaughey changed my mind:

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By Frank Anton
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Entekra’s McCaughey Speaks at PCBC about Off-Site Construction

June 1, 2017

Entekra’s Gerard McCaughey will speak at PCBC 2017, which takes place in San Diego, California, June 28 and 29. PCBC is the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the West Coast region. McCaughey will discuss Entekra's fully-integrated off-site solution (FIOSSTM) during the Thursday, June 29 session “Innovate or Die: The Disruption of Home Building.” For more information about PCBC, visit pcbc.com

 

A Solution to the Labor Shortage Facing Home Builders

May 7, 2017

As U.S. home builders face labor shortages, Entekra CEO Gerard McCaughey discusses how the fully-integrated off-site solution (FIOSS) can reduce reliance of on-site labor in an article published on LinkedIn.

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Entekra CEO to Present Two Sessions at the 2017 Housing Leadership Summit

April 10, 2017

Gerard McCaughey, Entekra’s CEO and Chairman, will outline how U.S. builders can transition to off-site construction during two sessions as the 2017 Housing Leadership Summit, to be held May 8 to 10 in Dana Point, California. He will be presenting during the sessions “The Tech: Elephant in the Room” and “Model Makeover: From On-Site Building to Off-Site.” For more information on this conference, visit housingleadershipsummit.com.

 

McCaughey Addresses the Reluctance to Change in the Construction Industry

April 2, 2017

To address the slow adoption of modern methods of construction in the United States, as well as its ramifications, Entekra’s Gerard McCaughey penned the article “The Most Dangerous Words in the English Language.”

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CEO McCaughey to Speak at the 2017 Housing Innovation Summit

March 30, 2017

Gerard McCaughey will be a speaker at the 2017 Housing Innovation Summit in Denver, April 25 and 26. The Entekra CEO is a panelist for the session “The Elephant in the Room: Housing’s New Off-Site Reality.” For more information about this conference, visit housinginnovationalliance.com.

 

Entekra’s Chief Executive Examines Why Off-Site Construction Hasn’t Been Adopted in the US

March 28, 2017

Despite compelling arguments for off-site construction, CEO Gerard McCaughey explores why these technological advancements have not been widely used in the United States in an article published on LinkedIn.

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As California Prepares for Zero Net Energy Standards in 2020, McCaughey Describes How Europeans Have Built Greener Homes for Nearly Two Decades

March 19, 2017

As new energy-efficiency standards face California home builders in 2020, Entekra CEO Gerard McCaughey, who oversaw the construction of one of the world’s first net-zero energy homes, details how Europeans have been building more sustainable homes with  fully-integrated off-site solutions since the 1990s.

Read article “How Europeans Build Greener Homes with Off-Site Construction and Manufacturing”