Blu® Homes Breaks Ground in Canada with Delivery of its Expansive Sidebreeze Design to British Columbia

Sidebreeze house set on Cortes Island, BC, coincides with Founder & CEO Bill Haney presenting on technology innovation in housing, at Urban Land Institute's annual meeting in Vancouver.

VALLEJO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Blu® Homes, Inc. ("Blu"), America's leading provider of premium prefab homes, today announced that it will break ground on its first home in Canada, delivered to Cortes Island near Vancouver during the second week of April. The Sidebreeze, a stunning two story model featuring Blu's signature glass-walled "Breezespace", will be shipped via two ferries and a barge to a difficult-to-reach location on the Pacific Coast, demonstrating that Blu's proprietary home designs and technology make them accessible to even the most challenging building sites.

Coinciding with the Cortes Island delivery, Blu Founder & CEO Bill Haney will be a featured panelist on innovation in housing at the 2014 Annual Spring Meeting of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global organization of housing leaders and developers focused on the responsible use of land, and on creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Blu's first Canadian homeowner, Mark Spevakow, an entrepreneur and businessman in Vancouver, described why he built with Blu: "Blu's designs are stunning, and their technology meant we could build our dream home faster than with a long and antiquated stick build process. We customized an architect-designed home online, chose luxury eco finishes and appliances with fixed pricing, and now have our home being delivered by Blu's team. I'm very proud to be the first-ever owner of a Blu Home on Canadian soil."

The Spevakow family had been researching home options for their property on Cortes Island for years, and chose the Sidebreeze model due to the island property's boot-shaped, narrow topography. The design's two-story views of the ever-changing ocean landscape create a seamless connection between the home and its unique coastal setting.

"We've had significant interest from Canada for some time and are thrilled to build our first Canadian home with the Spevakow family," noted Maura McCarthy, Blu Homes Co-founder and Vice President of Market Development. "Later this summer we will build our first home in Ontario. We see growing interest in Canada and look forward to building partnerships with Canadian developers and distribution so we can reach more of our neighbors up north in the future."

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About Blu Homes

Blu Homes is the leading provider of premium prefab homes in North America.

Designed in California and built in half the time of conventional custom homes, Blu homes feature soaring ceilings, walls of glass 'letting the outdoors in', luxury quality finishes, and integrated high performance technologies for convenient and comfortable living.

Blu's proprietary information technology enables customers to create their unique home design online in 3-D, and receive a clear, fixed price. Skilled craftsmanship and unique steel-reinforced building technology allow Blu to build beautiful, open-plan designs, ship them efficiently and complete them quickly for a simple one-stop process for its customers.

Built in its 250,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northern California, Blu's inspired and nationally recognized products can be found from New York to the Colorado Mountains and the Pacific Coast.

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SOURCE Blu Homes, Inc.

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