California-based off-site construction startup Entekra has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
The company also said in a statement it has received two BSC Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design, which recognize the year’s best newly constructed systems-built structures, for projects in the manufacturing category of panelized single-family homes.
These awards were announced at NAHB’s 2019 Building Systems Summit, held in October in Pittsburgh.
“Entekra is honored to be acknowledged not only as Manufacturer of the Year, but also for our ground-breaking projects, because the majority of the Entekra team have dedicated their careers to home building, continually striving to create higher-quality houses that are more sustainable and healthier for homeowners,” said Gerard McCaughey, Entekra’s CEO and chairman.
“Since Entekra precision manufactured and assembled our first home in August 2017, we have focused on guiding home builders in the transition from inefficient stick-framing to off-site construction, and it is extremely rewarding to be recognized for our efforts and what we have accomplished in just two years,” McCaughey said.
Founded in late 2016, Entekra has made significant inroads deploying FIOSS (Fully Integrated Off-Site Solutions) as the company is already working or in discussions with a majority of the country’s largest home builders.
To meet growing interest for FIOSS, Entekra is readying a new 200,000-sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Modesto, which, when fully operational in early 2020, will become the most technologically advanced construction-related factory in North America and capable of producing 3,000 houses per year, the statement said.