A provider of premium prefab homes, Blu Homes, is moving its corporate headquarters to Mare Island, in Vallejo, California
. Blu has now added an additional 100,000 square feet of storage and office space to its existing 250,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities on the island.
Blu’s new headquarters will be centered at 1245 Nimitz, a building most well known for its important role in rebuilding the Pacific Fleet after Pearl Harbor. Known as Building 680, Blu’s factory is part of the historic Mare Island Naval Shipyard—the first United States Navy base established on the Pacific Ocean.
“Two decades after closing down, the tremendous work by Lennar’s Mare Island team in cleaning up and repositioning this glorious landmark for the innovation economy, this elegant building now centers a new vision for premium home building and green manufacturing in America,” said Blu CEO Bill Haney. “Two years ago, Blu opened this facility with 20 factory employees. With this move, we now have more than 260 craftspeople, engineers, architects, product development, project management and business professionals here.”
“Blu’s luxury quality prefab homes are built by our team of highly skilled craftsmen and women in this facility,” said COO Woody Bell. “By moving our headquarters to Mare Island and bringing all of our business units—from manufacturing and engineering to product management, design and project management—under one roof, we will increase collaboration and enhance innovation. Consolidating our talent streamlines our ability to achieve our 2014 goals of significantly expanding production and delivering beautiful homes to our customers in half the time needed for conventional custom homes.”
“Vallejo has always been a place where creative ideas and hardworking people have come together to build great things,” said Jason Keadjian, Spokesperson for Lennar Mare Island. “Blu Homes is now continuing that tradition on Mare Island, and we are proud to have them as a major part of our growing business community.”