The power of modular,
the brilliance of automation.
Explosive housing demand and a severe shortage in construction labor have created a housing crisis. Autovol is pioneering a solution. Our first-of-its-kind factory brings together the best practices of modular construction and automation. Now up and running, the Autovol factory is building in a whole new way. Robots do the backbreaking labor with speed and precision. Solutioneers practice the trades with pride and joy. Communities get higher quality housing in less time at less cost. That’s construction 3.0.
A tough, unpredictable job loaded
with challenges and excessive cost.
Saves cost and time—still some
tough work and inefficiencies.
Robots do tough tasks—time and cost
further reduced, highest quality yet.
FROM HERE TO THERE
Our People, Partners, and Progress
Solutioneers and automation in full swing.
Autovol is now fully operational and building multi-unit housing in our factory—with breakthrough speed, cost savings, and quality. Hear what it’s like to make history in this new kind of factory from Solutioneers in operations, engineering, project management, culture, and finishing.
"What I like most about what I do is, we’re making people's dreams come true every day."
Cultivating a hybrid plant. A groundbreaking vision—now in full view.
Just two years ago, the site where Autovol is now building apartments was an empty field. Watch the CEO and CTO share what was still a vision at the time.
"There's huge demand for affordable housing, and that demand is not being met."
Feeding a massive need. Automation power meets housing crisis.
Quality living in sought-after places on a modest budget: Pacific Companies CEO Caleb Roope shares his affordable housing legacy and his hopes and vision for its future.
"The potential for automated volumetric in the affordable housing space is a complete reset in cost and time…"
Building an elite team. Staffing and partnering up.
Why join Autovol? Meet some of our early team and partners for an inside-take on the unique culture, spirit, and literal ground-floor opportunities in this emerging industry.
"I’m a part of something bigger than myself…"
“Modular” units or modules are built in a factory, then shipped to a site. “Volumetric” modules are fully enclosed, six-sided structures with finished interiors. “Automated” processes do back-breaking and repetitive processes with repeatable data-driven precision. It’s a triple-threat attack against the housing crisis.
The factory floor is approximately 400,000 square feet, with an adjoining office space of 30,000 square feet. The factory combines human and robotic functions. It can produce multiple extremely high-quality living units each day. Finished modular units are shipped to the final building site. At the site, they’re assembled into apartments, condos, and hotels in a few weeks’ time.
Our Nampa, Idaho location offers freeway and rail system access. We are strategically located in an ideal hub to serve cities throughout the West. One of America’s fastest growing communities, the Treasure Valley has a growing population, good property availability, and attractive cost of doing business.
There continues to be a major shortage of skilled labor in the construction trades. Autovol will create hundreds of jobs within our factory, and many more in companies we rely on for outside services. Autovol’s technology innovation creates ground-floor careers in a new kind of workplace that combines engineers, programmers, machine operators, and the construction trades. Also, with robots reducing the physical demands, more types of people can now work in construction.
We’re building a team of Solutioneers in a variety of functions: engineering, project management, integration, human-controlled automation, finish construction, and more. We will emphasize hiring locally, with some supplemental expertise from out of state specialists as needed.
Autovol is not only inventing a new way of building. We’re doing it in a state-of-the-art facility with comfortable conditions, hours, and benefits. We’re also inventing a cultural movement of inclusion where all ideas are welcomed and heard. Our sleek glass walls encourage transparency, equality, and removal of barriers of status or title. Our natural wood accents reclaimed from barnwood found onsite remind us we are bringing together the best of the past and future—with a heart. Our facial-recognition sign-in and out requires a smile, and our Solutioneers all work to keep that smile on each others’ faces all day.