Manufactured home manufacturing company makes its mark in the Olympic Valley

With dozens of homes already erected in the Olympic Valley, Plant Prefab announced that it has won a tender to prefabricate the final phase of custom homes in The Palisades luxury home community in Olympic Valley.

Plant Prefab, which has been building homes in the area for several years, brings a different approach to construction in the Sierra. By pre-fabricating a large portion of a house in a factory, then shipping it in modules made up of living spaces like kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms, homes can be built in as little as one day. -noon.

Plant Prefab’s most recent deal is its third with San Diego-based developer The Brown Studio, and is for three 4,627 square foot custom homes. Since being selected to build one of the homes in the first phase of the development, near Squaw Valley Road on Creeks End Court, Plant Prefab has since prefab 33 of the development’s single-family homes.

“We are honored to partner with The Brown Studio to complete The Palisades community,” said Deep Bhattacharya, President and COO of Plant Prefab, in a press release. “As the first new residential development in the Olympic Valley in over a decade, The Palisades showcases the value Plant Prefab can bring to developers of architectural housing in markets subject to weather and labor. work – where reliability, time and profitability are essential.”

Plant Prefab has built homes from 2,630 to 2,800 square feet in the past, but the larger-scale homes it’s been contracted to build will require a different approach, said founder and CEO Steve Glenn.

“It’s going to be about three months in the factory per house,” Glenn said. “It will take two or three days to install, then a month or two to complete.”

Work after installation includes drywalling, grouting, waterproofing and hooking up electrical and plumbing.

The prefab plant has other projects underway in the Truckee area, although Glenn declined to announce where because details with the developers are still being worked out.

When it comes to working in the Tahoe area, Glenn said the biggest challenges come from transporting the modules, which can weigh up to 40,000 pounds, from his Rialto plant to the area.

“But one of the big benefits is that you’re taking a significant part of the building process and moving it to an all-weather indoor facility,” Glenn concluded. You mitigate a lot of the weather factor.

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Justin Scacco is an editor at the Sierra Sun, a sister publication to the Tribune. He can be reached at [email protected].