Derek Richardson

Co-founder & CEO of Deako

Derek Richardson has fifteen years of high-tech experience in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, engineering, and executive management. He has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 2

Modular builders have taken the art of prefabrication to an entirely new level, where entire rooms with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring are made in a factory. These rooms (called “modules”) are transported to a building site and then stacked next to and on top of one another to form a home in days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for as much as 50% the cost of building with local contractors.

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