MODUS Companies partners with HercuTech and Kinella to construct community
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
MODUS Companies is announcing the opening and availability of the Arcadia Views Lofts found at 2640 N. 52nd St. in Phoenix.
Built in partnership with Kinella Construction and HercuTech, the manufacturer of HercuWall — a patented ‘green’ wall building system that is not only mold, insect and fire resistant but also hurricane rated — this will be the first-ever Net Zero Energy multifamily project in Phoenix, representatives of MODUS Companies report.
“By partnering with Kinella and HercuWall for this development, we have been able to provide not only a structure that’s safer than using traditional lumber, but it also cuts down on the utilization of natural resources, lowers our carbon footprint and offers cost-savings in the form of utility bills being a third of the normal price,” said Founder of MODUS Companies Ed Gorman.
After partnering with Kinella Construction and HercuTech on this project, Mr. Gorman coined a turn of phrase “The Tesla of Built-to-Rent” that he says best encapsulates the budding private sector partnership.
The HercuWall building system alone — which is made from EPS foam, reinforced with a patented steel ShearStrip, laminated with a weather-resistant barrier, and followed by site integrated concrete — provides superior strength, durability and safety for homeowners compared to traditional wood build outs.
“We are extremely proud of this project and honored to partner with MODUS and Kinella. This team has the vision, commitment, and passion for offering sustainable, eco-conscious housing in the multifamily space,” said HercuTech CEO Jason Rhees.
“To be among the first in the area to offer this is not only a major win for us but also for the residents, who will recognize measurable cost-savings, healthier air quality, and a quieter living experience, all in a stronger and more environmentally efficient community. As energy costs increase every year —- especially for those of us living in America’s hottest big city —- we believe everyone should expect this quality of residential construction that the HercuWall system maintains.”
Designed with a single-family feel and multifamily amenities, the two floor plan options offered at Arcadia View Lofts are a two-bedroom loft in a two-story building and a one-bedroom in a one-story building.