Offsite construction used at Nash Estates

One of Kiel’s new subdivisions—Nash Estates—hosted an event on Monday, July 19 in conjunction with Drexel Building Supply.

Drexel brought in their food truck along with two flat bed trucks that contained all the walls to construct two duplex condos at Nash Estates.

The two units were constructed across the street from one another, which provided a unique opportunity for Drexel to bring in a team and raise the walls on the two duplex condos in a few days.

The owners of the new units were invited to come have lunch with the Drexel crew and watch their new, future home being built before their eyes.

The walls—complete with windows and weather wrap—were built by Drexel in a warehouse and delivered to the site ready to be nailed up by the construction crew. This process is called offsite construction.

“The advantages are many,” said Drexel Head Coach Nick Whitty. Prior to delivery, the walls were never exposed to the weather, eliminating any chance of mold or warping caused by weather delays. The construction takes place indoors so the crew is working in a controlled environment. Whitty stated that by the end of that week both buildings would be shingled. The crew can accomplish in three to five days what used to take three to five weeks, depending on weather conditions. In the past there was the idea that prebuilt homes were built using less than the highest quality materials. That is no longer the case, Whitty stated, adding that no shortcuts in quality or workmanship are taken. 

Nash Estates was established in 2019 by Pete Kraus and Brian Meyer. It is located on Gaarden East Court in Kiel. Nine of the 25 condo units are sold and two of the seven single family home lots are sold. Learn more by visiting their website or at 920-894-8444.

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