Jared Levy

Co-founder & CEO of Connect Homes

Jared is a licensed architect and general contractor with over 25 years of experience in the field. He pioneered the modern prefab movement while at Marmol Radziner Prefab, a prefab company he helped launch in 2004. The prefab homes Jared completed while there received worldwide exposure and press, including having the first prefab homes ever to be featured in Architectural Digest and GQ Magazine, as well as appearing on the covers of Dwell Magazine multiple times. Frustrated by modern prefab movement’s inability to grow out of its niche market of early adopters due to high prices and regional constraints, Jared left Marmol Radziner Prefab to rethink the modern prefab process and industry.

Believing that living in modern green homes can be transformational and can lead to a healthier living, Jared, along with co‐founder Gordon Stott, set out to bring modern prefab homes to a much larger market at affordable prices. They developed a patented prefab system that leverages the intermodal shipping network, incorporating the DNA of shipping containers into their housing modules. With this system, Connect Homes is able to deliver homes globally at a fraction of the cost of is competitors. The first home completed by Connect Homes made the cover of Dwell on 2014, with the title “Modern For All.”

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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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