[caption id="attachment_37843" align="alignright" width="360" caption="Champion Home Builders plans to construct HybridCore-equipped demonstration homes near Washington, D.C., and in North Dakota this fall like this one finished in Santa Rosa last fall."][/caption]
SANTA ROSA -- HybridCore Homes, a designer of modular rooms to make construction faster and more efficient, has signed an agreement with a major factory home builder to make the units throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
The deal with Troy, Mich.-based Champion Home Builders, one of the largest builders of modular homes and structures with more than 1.7 million units completed, will produce HybridCore's kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms from 27 factories. HybridCore will provide designs for the modular rooms, and Champion will make and sell them through its network of distributors, retailers, developers and builders. HybridCore would get a royalty.
"It's a big step for our company," said Shaun Faber, one of the founders of HybridCore and managing partner. "It relieves a lot of the sales burden from our company in staffing up."
The company currently has three salespeople.