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Vallejo firm bets on modular housing to meet critical shortage

October 19, 2017
For decades, developer Rick Holliday has been one of the Bay Area's most prolific and forward-thinking builders of both market-rate and affordable housing, creating thousands of units from West Oakland and Emeryville to San Francisco's South of Market and Bayview districts. Now Holliday is betting that the future of multi-family housing in the Bay Area will take shape not in a particular neighborhood or community but in a cavernous 250,000-square-foot historic shipbuilding facility in an industrial part of Mare Island in Vallejo.
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Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch

June 14, 2017
VALLEJO, Calif.—Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue. The Mountain View, Calif., company is finalizing an order to buy 300 apartment units from Factory OS, a modular-home startup, in a building likely to serve as short-term housing for Google employees, according to executives from both companies.
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Latest from Factory_OS

David Baker Architects on Going Modular

November 20, 2017
David Baker Architects has designed over 1,000 units of multifamily modular buildings in a variety of project types and construction types.

Terner Center and Factory_OS Host Lindbacks

November 9, 2017
In October 2017, the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and Factory_OS had the pleasure of hosting Lindbacks in the Bay Area. Swedish-based Lindbacks is one of the preeminent off-site manufacturers in the world, and over the course of the weeklong visit, we learned a great deal from this experienced off-site manufacturer.

Delancy St strategic partnership developed

August 17, 2017

Factory_OS formed a strategic alliance with the Delancey Street Foundation and will be working with the Foundation to provide vocational training for substance abusers and convicted criminals.

Union Agreement Signed

August 12, 2017

Factory_OS signed a Union Agreement with the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council and is proud to announce that it will be employing Bay Area union laborers to build housing.

Holliday Development takes possession of building on Mare Island

July 15, 2017

After signing a lease with Lennar Mare Island, Factory_OS took possession of 1245 Nimitz Avenue in Vallejo, CA (Building 680 on Mare Island). This building consists of approximately 256,000 Square Feet and serves as the headquarters of Factory_OS.

Holliday Development + Cannon Constructors complete modular housing project

July 16, 2016

Holliday Development (as developer) and Cannon Constructors (as General Contractor) completed the construction of 5880 3rd St. in San Francisco. This 136-unit project in the Bayview neighborhood is the largest multifamily, off-site construction project in the history of San Francisco.


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Housing Goes Modular

Robert Gammon | Oakland Magazine

As Rick Holliday strolled through his massive warehouse on Mare Island, he recalled the moment when he realized he had to change his business. The Oakland-based developer has spent much of his career building workforce and affordable housing for middle-…

SF set to start process for building modular housing for formerly homeless

J.K. Dineen | SF Chronicle

SF set to start process for building modular housing for formerly homeless By J.K. Dineen January 22, 2018  Doubling down on its commitment to using off-site construction methods to create faster and less-expensive housing for the formerly homeless, city officials are…

A promising little homeless solution

Kevin Fagan | SF Chronicle

Nearly two years after a smattering of tiny homes popped up in the Bay Area as a peculiar new way of housing homeless people, the technique is exploding from one end of the region to the other. Nearly 1,000 tiny…