Green Home Builder Blu Opens West Coast Office Launches New Web Address for mkDesigns Brand, www.mkdesigns.com

WALTHAM, Mass, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Green home builder Blu Homes, Inc. (www.bluhomes.com) today introduces its West Coast team, opening a new office in San Francisco.  Paul Warner, former president of Michelle Kaufmann Designs, and new creative director for Blu's mkDesigns line, will run the West Coast design team.  Joining him is Blair Porteous, director of West Coast operations, and Milli Josifovska, West Coast sales associate.

"California is both the heart of America's green movement and its advanced technology center, so we are excited to be expanding our presence here," said Bill Haney, founder and CEO of Blu. "As one of America's most talented and experienced architects of green prefab homes, Paul Warner played a central role in designing the original Glidehouse and Breezehouse, and in overseeing the construction of more than 30 of these beautiful homes across the West Coast.

We are delighted to have him lead our team to upgrade these extraordinary designs, using our advanced proprietary technology to bring them conveniently and cost effectively to families across the region."

"Blu believes in a team approach to serving its customers. Blair Porteous's talents and experience in developing residential construction projects and negotiating regulatory (permitting) challenges , partnered with Milli Josifovska's rich history of committed customer service, Paul Warner's design skills and the advantages of Blu's proprietary technology combine to offer our West Coast and mkDesigns customers unmatched value," added Haney.

Warner is a registered architect and a licensed contractor in California and has been designing beautiful green prefab homes for 15 years.  Porteous owns an mk home designed by Paul Warner and has a deep background in commercial and residential real estate development, as well as expertise in California regulatory and permitting issues and a long history serving customers in the green prefab business.

Josifovska is a Blu customer as well as West Coast sales rep.  "Milli's Blu Evolution is scheduled to be delivered to her Lake Tahoe property in December.  Milli knows so much about our product, and loves it so much, she decided to buy one," said Maura McCarthy, vice president of sales and marketing.  Milli has an extensive background in technology sales and marketing and has overseen the construction of three homes for her family.

Blu also today announced that it has launched a new web address for its recently redesigned mkDesigns website.  The site can now be found at www.mkdesigns.com.  The mkDesigns Glidehouse was re-launched in August 2010 and the first Glidehouse since Blu acquired mkDesigns is scheduled to be delivered to Washington state in spring of 2011.

What's Unique About Blu?

Blu Process Allows Customers to Design Their Own

Blu's design process allows for extraordinary personalization – you can choose your home model, foundation, size, floor plan including the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, roofing, cladding, finishes, fixtures and accessories, and the placement of windows and doors. Our team of expert designers rigorously research and test all the fittings and fixture choices so buyers can make informed choices. Blu's customization process is all powered by our unique information technology.

Blu Homes Are Built to Last a Lifetime

Our state-of-the-art steel hybrid framing provides unparalleled durability and flexibility. The steel frame combined with 50-year standing seam metal roofing, airtight insulation and efficient windows are all engineered to stand up to extreme weather conditions and together make Blu homes remarkably energy efficient.

Blu's Bigger Spans, Higher Ceilings and Natural Light Make Less = More

Because of our steel framing, Blu is the only prefab home builder that offers spans that are 18' to 20'6" wide with up to 15' high ceilings, making living areas feel more open, sunny and spacious than traditionally more narrow modular spaces. Our proprietary folding technology allows us to deliver these big wide open areas without charging a premium. In fact, our shipping costs are usually less than half those of typical off-site building companies.

Blu Team and Process Offer Custom Home Beauty with Predictable Price Tag

Blu is made up of a team of architects, designers, engineers, and construction and business professionals working to build the highest quality beautiful, green homes.  We design and engineer our homes ourselves, then build in our own factory and ship the home to you.  Blu employees then come to your site to finish your home on your foundation, offering unmatched service to ensure your satisfaction. With this full range of control, Blu can offer a guaranteed price as well as free architectural consultation on personalizing your Blu home.

If you are interested in owning your own Blu home, please contact us at info@bluhomes.com.

About Blu

Blu Homes, Inc. has a variety of residential and commercial eco-friendly, green prefabricated home designs and has delivered homes to families and businesses across the U.S., from New York to the Colorado mountains and the California coast.  With the application of Blu's folding technology, mkDesigns are now available across the country, beginning with the Glidehouse. For more information on mkDesigns or Blu Homes, contact info@bluhomes.com, or visit www.mkdesigns.com or www.bluhomes.com.

SOURCE Blu Homes, Inc.



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