Blu Homes selling prefab houses in Hawaii

Blu Homes, based in San Francisco and Massachusetts, is now selling homes in Hawaii.

Blu Homes, based in San Francisco and Massachusetts, is now selling homes in Hawaii.

Blu Homes is now selling a line of its prefabricated homes in Hawaii.

The company, based in San Francisco and Massachusetts, partnered with Cutting Edge Development to deliver and install homes in the pineapple state.

The homes will be built in Blu Homes’ Vallejo, Calif., factory.

“Blu homes are a perfect fit for Hawaii,” said Brett Chisholm, vice president of Blu Homes. “Blu Homes addresses many of the unique challenges that developers and homebuilders in Hawai'i face regularly—longer building times, high energy costs and extreme weather and seismic conditions.”

Blu Homes produced eight different models for the Hawaiian market to withstand erosion, hurricane-force winds, earthquakes and excessive moisture.

The company’s model is to produce high-quality, energy efficient homes in its factory that can be transported and assembled onsite. The homes feature recycled steel framing, radiant heat flooring, high R-value walls and energy-efficient appliances.

“When it comes to building in Hawaii, choices are limited and it’s expensive,” said Lars Wenars of Cutting Edge Development. “My team and I have been building green homes in Hawaii for many years and I’m excited to be partnering with Blu Homes to give Hawaii customers more options for beautiful, modern green homes that can be constructed in a short timeframe with limited impact on the environment.”

Read more and see more photos in the San Francisco Business Times.

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