S2A Modular says it has an aggressive growth plan in Florida. But its public approach to striking a deal is unconventional.
S2A Modular, creator of the first electrically self-sustaining and smart-connected luxury residences and commercial buildings, has launched a concentrated search in Florida for a location to build its third MegaFactory.
From solar panel-charged designer homes to full communities, world-class hotels to lower income housing, the S2A Modular hopes to usher in a new era of building and living that eliminates energy bills and speeds up construction, among other things.Read More
A typical S²A factory has two production buildings, two supply buildings and a showroom. Model homes flank a courtyard facing the showroom.Read More
A technology company expects to hire 250 workers to run new Patterson facilities scheduled to open by the end of this year.
The full-time openings will include construction, sales, engineering and architecture jobs, said John Rowland, President and Co-founder of S²A Modular, a sustainable building company.
S²A Modular plans to begin construction in July, Rowland said, creating a Patterson manufacturing factory where workers will build high-tech single family homes, apartments and hotels. The site plans shows the company will take up 1.15 million square feet along Park Center Drive, directly across the street from the Amazon Fulfillment Center.Read More
Palo Alto, CA-based S2A Modular plans to build a $25 million facility in the Phoenix area in 2021. The sustainable building manufacturer that produces modular homes, apartments, hotels and other buildings is nearing a deal to acquire land needed for a plant, though it has not yet disclosed the specific location.
The factory is slated to include five buildings, ranging from manufacturing buildings encompassing two factory lines, as well as office and showroom space to showcase the firm’s product lines. The company produces small accessory dwelling units to luxury homes.
S2A Modular’s first two factories in California are slated to come online by Q4 2020. The company is planning other factories in factories in markets such as Seattle, Denver, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and by 2023 the firm plans to have 35 locations nationwide. The facilities are capable of producing 2,000 units per year.
An artist’s rendering shows the aerial view of an S2A Modular factory.
(Photo provided by S2A Modular)
During the next two months, S2A Modular plans to close on land to build a $25 million Valley facility along with factories in several other metros, including Seattle, Denver, Dallas and Washington, D.C., said Brian Kuzdas, CEO and co-founder of S2A Modular.
The Palo Alto, California-based company already has plans for two factories in its home state, in Patterson and Hemet, but the company has enough business to open more, Kuzdas said. Each factory has the capacity to build 2,000 units per year, whether they be hotel rooms, apartment units or modular homes.
Kuzdas said the company mapped out locations around the U.S. and into Canada and shortlisted Arizona because there were already many customers from the Phoenix area. However, the 2021 factories are only the first wave of the expansion, by 2023 the firm plans to have 35 locations.
Each factory will employ about 250 people, Kuzdas said. While the firm’s own factories are not built yet, the company has about 30 factory partners that can manufacture its products if its clients are ready to move ahead with building before S2A’s factories are operational. The firm has about 600 units in various stages of permitting.
The factories will include five buildings, including manufacturing buildings with two factory lines, an office and showroom to showcase the firm’s various products, which range from a small accessory dwelling unit to a luxury home.
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April 8, 2020 – S2A Modular is the only modular residential/commercial building entity with the right to feature patented PV Graf technology from FreeVolt, a disruptive European solar company that has developed the world’s first and only graphene solar panel.Existing solar panels on the market face a variety of issues that are now a thing of the past.Read More
S2A Modular – creator of the first electrically self-sustaining, custom and smart-connected luxury residence, the #GreenLuxHome, has been given the right to feature patented PV Graf technology from FreeVolt, a disruptive European solar company that has developed the world’s first and only graphene solar panel.Read More
S2A Modular has a similar goal, but it focuses on reducing residential reliance on the main grid. As many Northern California residents learned in 2019, a planned power outage or even a blackout means that businesses can’t open, homes are left without heat and residents are left wondering how long they can make it without power.
“We build factory-built homes to the same codes as when you build on-site,” said Rowland. “All of the homes run themselves with solar power and battery storage, and we use different types of appliances like water heaters or refrigerators so that the home is as efficient as possible.”Read More