Green Home Builder Blu Adds Prefab Home Pioneer Michael Harris to Board

Brings 30+ Years of Experience Running Leading Modular Home Builders with a Customer-centered Approach

Oct 26, 2010, 11:34 ET from Blu Homes, Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Green home builder Blu Homes, Inc. ( today announced they have hired Michael Harris as a consultant and appointed him to its board of advisors.  Harris has been a career-long innovator in the prefab housing industry. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Lindal Cedar Homes since 2006.  Prior to that, Harris was President and CEO of Deck House, Inc. of Acton, Mass. where he worked for 31 years.

"Not only is Michael one of the most experienced leaders in the home building industry, but he's known for his customer-oriented approach," said Bill Haney, founder and CEO of Blu. "We are honored to have Michael's expertise to help us refine our growth plan and scale our business."

"Blu is approaching the business in a truly novel way," said Michael Harris, consultant and Blu advisor. "I like their strategy, their technological approach and I really like their people.  I'm excited to help them any way I can."

Michael is a two-time graduate of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning where he earned his BSAD and M. Arch degrees in 1973 and 1975 respectively. His master's thesis studied the collaboration of an architect, a modular housing producer, a real estate developer and the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency.

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 16' 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.

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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, or visit or

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