CloudHauz, a provider of disaster-resistant dwellings, formally launched the company months earlier than anticipated in order to address the emergency dwelling situation worsened by COVID-19 outbreak at its manufacturing complex in Radford, Virginia.
Company officials said in conjunction with strategic partners, it queued up its East Coast manufacturing facility in Virginia, “and are ready to accept architectural drawings and begin mass producing structures immediately. CloudHauz will begin manufacturing any and all types of structures needed in this crisis including: homeless shelters, accessory dwelling units, medical facilities, warehouses and more. The factory is exempt from the quarantine, and will remain open for business as usual, as this manufacturing is considered essential for building emergency dwellings to support the crisis.”
Formed in June 2019 and headquartered in Moraga, California, CloudHauz is a leading provider of hazard-resistant dwellings. CloudHauz is planning to open a manufacturing facility on the West Coast which will take approximately 9 to 15 months once funding is secured. It's estimated the company needs to raise approximately $7 million for the West Coast factory and is looking to build on Mare, Island in Vallejo, Calif. which is an opportunity zone, helping to build jobs and restore the community. In the interim, the East Coast factory will be operating 24/7 in order to help meet the great demand on the West Coast.
CloudHauz uses a patented steel-composite construction technology that has been used around the world for over 30 years and is currently in 70,000 dwellings in 28 countries. The company said its steel and composite structures are more durable than wood which doesn't stand up in fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and is prone to molds and dry rot. CloudHauz is launching the company based on a superior durable, construction technology to promote its ability to build fast, safe, long-lasting and eco-friendly dwellings that use less wood, which also reduces deforestation.
"CloudHauz dwellings will absolutely shelter us from the storm in these chaotic times," said Lisa Copass, CEO and Co-Founder of CloudHauz. "With CloudHauz we can build for the next disaster giving ourselves the best chance of survival."
"We're all in this together," said Chip MacDowell, COO and Co-Founder. "And CloudHauz is here and ready to help."