Jared Levy and Gordon Stott founded 5mmodularhouses to offer an affordable alternative for those looking to live with great design and experience a better way of building. The inefficiencies within conventional home building lead to a process for both architect and owner that is too difficult and time consuming.
Before starting the company, both worked at Marmol Radziner Prefab for over 5 years, where Jared served as director of architectural services. While there, they won several national design awards and their homes were published in numerous magazines such as Dwell, Builder, Newsweek, Time, Architectural Digest (a first ever for a prefab house) and GQ (dubbed “Masterpiece in a Box”).
Background photo by Joe Fletcher of a Marmol Radziner Prefab home.
But after spending close to six years working in the prefab world, they saw a lot of problems in the prefab industry as a whole and in particular, the modern design segment that they were part of. They decided to set out to find a better way.
So they spent two years developing and patented a modular system that dramatically reduces delivery costs. Drawing on our previous prefab experience, we designed our system and our homes to be simple, smart and efficient. Typical prefab systems complete only 55% of the house in the factory. We complete 90%.
Through careful design and construction, our homes:
• Connect people to the outdoors.
• Provide a turnkey, green home.
• Have smaller footprints, both ecologically and literally.
• Ship at a fraction of the cost of standard modular homes.
• Streamline the design and construction process.