President & CEO of Simplex Homes
Pat has led Simplex through its greatest growth and expanded the company’s capabilities from initially just residential construction to their present role as a leading residential and commercial builder of college dormatories, townhomes, hospitals, motels/hotels, and much more. Under Pat’s watch, Simplex was also an early adopter of green building technologies and methods. Simplex has won numerous national building, design, and marketing awards in the field of green construction.
Pat Fricchione learned the modular business from the shop floor up and has worked in almost every division of Simplex. In addition to leading day-to-day operations, Pat is responsible for long range planning and overseeing Simplex divisions such as Modern Architectural Modular, Simplex Solar, and Cornerstone Building Solutions – all divisions that came into existence under his watch. Pat has served as President of the Building Systems Council (a division of the National Association of Home Builders). He has also served as the President of the Modular Building Systems Association.
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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