Photo Courtesy of KB ProjeKT @ KB Home
Photo Courtesy of KB ProjeKT @ KB Home

Entekra, the Modesto, California-based off-site construction startup, was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders during NAHB's 2019 Building Systems Summit, held this week in Pittsburgh.

The criteria by which Entekra was selected for this BSC Specialty Award included its contributions to furthering the off-site or systems-built housing industry, as well as its innovative Fully Integrated Off-Site Solution®– or FIOSS® – which is unique to the U.S. market.

The company also 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. KB ProjeKt, Where Tomorrow Lives, a concept home built by KB Home, one of the largest and most recognized home builders in the United States, was honored in the category of homes of 3,001 to 4,000 square feet. Castaway at River Islands, a collaboration with California builder Van Daele Homes, won the award for homes of less than 2,000 square feet.

Entekra is honored to be acknowledge 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," added McCaughey.

Founded in late 2016, Entekra has made significant inroads deploying FIOSS 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-square-foot manufacturing facility in Modesto, which, when fully operational in early 2020, will become the most technologically advanced construction-related factory in North America and will be capable of producing 3,000 houses per year.