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Blu Homes leases more space in Vallejo

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Workers do construction inside of the Blu Homes warehouse on Mare Island in Vallejo in 2011. The company is expanding its operation at the site. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file)

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From page A10 | January 20, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Blu Homes is expanding its Mare Island operation.

The company builds prefabricated homes in Building 680, a 257,750-square-foot building where Navy workers once built parts for submarines. It opened there in April 2012.

These prefabricated homes range in price from $155,000 to more than $600,000. They have steel frames, high ceilings and lots of windows. They have names such as Glidehouse and Sidebreeze.

Blu Homes has leased more than 103,000 additional square feet on Mare Island. This consists of 89,693 square feet at 1310 Railroad Ave., 7,823 square feet at 1175 Nimitz Ave. and 10,000 square feet at 690 Walnut Ave., Blue Homes spokeswoman Dana Smith said.

It is closing its designs operations in Ann Arbor, Mich., and moving them to Mare Island, Smith said. That office had been located in Ann Arbor because the company has recruited many of its designers from the University of Michigan, she said. It is also moving people from its Waltham, Mass., office to Mare Island.

“We really feel to optimize efficiency and innovation, having operations and design and project management all under the same roof is a really good move for us,” Smith said.

She wasn’t certain how many additional employees are coming to Mare Island.

In addition, Blu Homes on Jan. 27 plans to install a prefabricated home on Mare Island to use as a model. The prefabricated homes are placed on concrete foundations and unfolded to their final configurations. Company officials have compared this unfolding to origami.

The public will be welcome to watch the home installation, Smith said. Details such as time and location will be forthcoming.

Please go to www.bluhomes.com for more information on the company.

Do you have a Biz Buzz item? Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929, or beberling@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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