The first electrically self-sustaining, custom luxury homes are changing the way the world understands residential buildings – creating a new standard in stylish design, construction speed, tailor-made features with high-end materials, “surplus energy income” (Net Zero) and smart-connected living.
From constructing the latest in Tesla Powerwall-charged designer homes, full communities, commercial buildings to world-class hotels, S²A Modular’s stunning MegaFactory is a one-of-a-kind manufacturing center, producing impeccable structures that usher in a new era in better building and living. No more energy bills. Faster construction. Immediately higher home value compared with traditional “site-built” structures.
President & Co-Founder
John Rowland is the president and co-founder of S²A Modular. A visionary with a passion for designing homes, communities and real estate – John’s career has focused on land entitlement, land development, and development feasibility analysis. In most recent years, he has shifted to a primary focus of engineering the most advanced self-sufficient homes in the world – paving the way to his success in building the second off-grid Tesla Powerwall-powered smart home in the United States.
Since 1997, John has kept his pulse on home buying and home building trends. During this time, he has designed and engineered projects secured prime buildable land and developed custom residential projects. He has produced over $15M in development projects in Southern California, with his 100 plus projects valued at over $50M.
As president and co-founder, John takes and cultivates vendor and supplier relations to ensure S²A maintains the best pricing and product selection, as well as vetting and handling contract negotiations with sub-contractors.
With a steadfast focus on engineering and building the most energy-efficient, renewable-energy smart homes both domestically and internationally, John works to change the way homes are built inside and out, while achieving a Net Zero energy rating.
Born and raised in Orange, California, John embraced the art of home building at a young age, learning from his father who built spec homes in Southern California. Shaping his career as a real estate developer, John attributes his expertise, successes and work ethic to his father.
In 2002, John moved from Orange County to Murrieta to entitle and develop land in the Inland Empire while training his two daughters, Lauren and Ashley, to carry on his legacy. John is a licensed real estate Broker in the state of California, a Licensed GC in the state of California and the premier engineer for energy-efficient homes in the state.
Brian Kuzdas is the chief executive officer of S²A Modular. As a self-made entrepreneur, business visionary and successful team builder, he began his real estate career by specializing in commercial sales in 1985. Five years later, Brian opened his own company, Brookshire Investments, a boutique commercial office, which represented retail and multi-family projects in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Throughout his career, Brian has been part of several commercial real estate ventures. From 1997-2006, Brian served in an acquisition role purchasing more than $350M in Chicago real estate and converting 4,000+ apartments into condos through his condo brokerage firm, OwnACondo.com. Brian leveraged the OwnACondo.com name by placing it in Wrigley Field and US. Cellular (home of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox at the time) in addition to having it on hundreds of expressway billboards, radio & TV making it a household name throughout the Chicago metro area.
The housing-crisis of 2008 caused Brian to shift his priorities and use his unique expertise to help various banks auction foreclosure portfolios (REOs). In 2010, after learning extensively about the liquidation process, Brian purchased the domain RealEstateAuctions.com (REA) and by 2016, has been able to expand the company to more than 93 counties in 14 states across the U.S.
While expanding his focus to include buying and auctioning other types of properties, Brian met John Rowland, CEO of Rowland Development, and began discussing the concept of building efficient modular homes. Together, they developed S²A Modular and are now erecting a 140,000+ sq. ft. modular home factory to build 5,000 modular homes and 5,000 apartments/hotel units over the next five years.
From small-scale beginnings with Terrace Homes in Central Wisconsin, Lance Lowrey is accomplished and renowned for his custom modular design expertise, for both residential and commercial real estate sectors. His home designs and architectural masterpieces can be found coast to coast in the United States and in Canada.
For twenty-four years, Lance has established his career as a design and engineering manager, and business owner/consultant. Hands-on from the start, Lance has systematized construction methodology in manufacturing plants to expedite the building process, shorten lead times, and eliminate materials waste. He has helped develop and implement a CAD system enabling engineers and architects to frame buildings before production.
Lance has left no stone unturned, having worked on tiny homes, classrooms, large custom homes, professional office buildings, churches, apartment buildings, residential neighborhood subdivisions, and hotels. Consistent with the community outreach of our Leadership, Lance worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration as a post-disaster home inspector. His generosity with his time and experience illustrates his indiscriminate reach and extensive capacity to meet all design needs.
For S²A Lance’s curriculum vitae is commensurate with the company’s vision to build high-efficiency homes using modular construction. Lance is instrumental to the Executive Team and will help troubleshoot, devise, and tighten the entire modular construction process from inception to completion.
Lance is one of the best-known and most highly respected modular home designers in the United States. Lance loves to engage in his creativity and articulation in the modular design process and likens this to putting a puzzle together. His pièce de résistance is a home he and an architect designed and built in Lake Tahoe, California, for Gary Erickson, Owner and Founder of CLIF BAR®.
Lance and his wife Stephanie have two grown daughters, Keira and Jordan, and a grandson named Roman. Lance and Stephanie live with their two dogs, Catalina and Autograph, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lance is an avid collector of high-end sports memorabilia.
Director of Investor Relations
Weiwei Chen brings a strong background in the start-up sphere combined with her Business Administration in Management from San Jose State University. She began with founding a company akin to Craigslist specifically for WeChat users, providing a platform of human capital and resources to one billion users worldwide. Weiwei’s second venture is in the restaurant business, opening in May 2017, an Asian establishment in the Fremont/Newark Tri-City.
As Director of Investor Relations, Weiwei will service the Company in multi-faceted ways. She’ll bridge her APAC clients to investment opportunities in the Bay Area, develop the Company’s network, work with venture capital firms to understand their needs and travel to symposiums to widen her reach.
Weiwei’s primary language is Mandarin and can speak English fluently as well. Weiwei is based in Palo Alto, California and in her spare time competes in Chinese dance and enjoys hot pot.
Director of Business Development
Sunnie Li is Managing Partner of Future Homes Fund, and previously Co-Founder and CEO of Fang88.com, (assists overseas Chinese and US residents) to buy homes. She is heavily involved in marketing, acquisitions, retention, growth, operation, sales, and raising capital. Her prior experiences rest in building and leading high-performing teams in customer-concentrated businesses.
With her business savvy, Sunnie is now managing real estate investment funds and will focus on development, construction, and property management, combining innovations in flexible living, materials, digital technology and zero energy systems to build homes for everyone at any life-stage. For S²A she will comb through existing deficiencies to market the company through various channels, cultivate global strategy, and broaden investor relations overseas and in the United States.
Sunnie earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs and Governance with concentrations in Marketing Strategy and International Business. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Construction Management & Budgeting
Meng Lin (Lemona Lin) has a design background for both landscape architecture and urban design. She started her career in China as a designer in an architectural company and focused on the environmental, brownfield renovation and lifecycle design. Later she went to the United States to pursue a higher-level education. During her studies, she went to a furniture wholesale store to fulfill her internship program and gained all her knowledge about furniture materials, design defects and online marketing.
Soon after she worked as a project coordinator in a steel construction subcontractor for commercial properties. She went to the job site every week spending her time in coordinating drawing problems, accessibility problems, scheduling problems, materials problems…etc.
After 2 years, she moved to another company working as an owner representative for residential properties. She spent time working with the general contractor in searching, purchasing and installing high-end and high-tech products to meet the owner’s requirements. She controlled the budget for the houses while managing 3-additional residential rental properties for the company owner. She saw the opportunities of real estate and later decided to get her California salesperson license.
Lemona is married and lives in Milpitas, CA. She also owns a number of personal rental properties as well.
Director of International Relations
Sharon has been involved in facilitating the necessary movements to help her clients expand and establish business in the United States. Co-Founder of Thimbo, LLC, a relationship management company, Sharon was a professional service agent working closely with executives, investors and organizations in both China and the U.S.
With her experience in business and innovation, Sharon is working with S²A to help facilitate the building of modular homes with her international clientele. With her ultimate passion in real estate design and development, along with her wanting to be one of the top developers in the future technology home industry, S²A couldn’t be a better match. Sharon will be working closely with both her clientele to purchase and development modular real estate projects while helping to facilitate the systems inside S²A to service the volume.
Sharon earned her Associate’s Degree in Business at City College of San Francisco, and her Bachelor’s of Art in Statistics and Economics at University of California, Berkeley. Sharon speaks English and is proficient in Cantonese and Mandarin. Sharon is based in San Francisco and enjoys outdoors in her leisure time.