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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Harris Woodward, One of the Featured Speakers at Modcoach's January 24th Symposium

Harris Woodward, Finish Werks, one of the featured speakers at the January 24th Symposium in Lewisburg, PA on "The Future of Modular in the East" is well known for building custom High Performance modular homes in Maryland.


Here is his description of his topic at the Symposium.

"Remember the nutty-professor types that installed solar panels back in the 70’s when there was no ROI? Or when the Carter administration told us to wear our sweaters indoors? Neither of these periods witnessed a concerted effort by American home builders to increase energy efficiency. In fact, many argue that building quality actually went down. It wasn’t until the early 2000’s when oil prices began to rise again that a serious movement was launched, and since then, high performance (“green”) construction has really taken off. NAHB explains the increased “traction” in a brief report here."

"I’ll discuss how the modular industry – both factories and builders – can participate in the meteoric rise in demand for better homes, simply and effectively; massive innovation not required. Using typical off-the-shelf building materials, and with little planning and plenty of available support, residential owners can finance an investment that not only costs less to live in from month one, but also delivers the valuable upsides of a Zero Energy Ready modular home. I’ll show you how they do it."

Harris Woodward started Finish Werks in 2004 as a way to build better homes, faster, and quickly realized how modular construction, effectively designed, could accelerate differentiation with site built homes. He refocused this emphasis from green building to high performance, recognizing demand for real energy savings over other esoteric green features. This approach has led to better margins and more satisfied customers, and made Woodward a sought-after proponent of the systems-built industry. 

One of three Master Certified Green Professionals in Maryland, and a Founding Member of Efficiency First/MDBPA, Woodward also works as a Trustee on the Boards of MHBA and NAHB BSC.

CLICK HERE for information and reservations for the Jan 24th Symposium.

1 comment:

Harris Woodward said...

Gary, I appreciate the gushing. As a small business owner, I'm always thankful for the positive press! But it's not without hard work that I/Finish Werks got here, and plenty of bumps and bruises along the way. You know - you witnessed them back "in the day"

To the extent I'm able, I will always share with fellow modular pros a way that works better, so that they do not have to blaze the same trail I did. And trust me - the trail is clearly marked..... there is no need to reinvent the wheel. What I will share is straight up common sense.

If I miss you at IBS, can't wait to see old friends again Jan 24. Until then, Happiest of New Years, and stay warm out there!