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Preferred Building Systems

Preferred Building Systems survived the recession and outlasted much of its competition,
becoming known for meeting clients' needs.

STRONG EXPERIENCE

tion equipment that the company requires its people to use,
Huot says the company takes it a step further by incorporating
behavioral-based safety initiatives.
"We have many individuals who may have years of experience
that come to us, but if they want to work for us, we let them know
this is going to be a safe environment," he says. "It's not just a stateof-the-art facility with safe equipment, it's about getting to the
hearts and minds of the employee to think safe. That bleeds over
not only into the workplace, but also in their home life."
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In the past 10 years, Preferred Building Systems has become an
industry leader in the New England market and proven to be a
company that can provide clientele with what they want and need.
"When we started there were about 10 other modular companies
in New England," Huot says. "Today there are only three. So we've
been able to survive the recession this country went through, but
also we've been able to thrive because we really have been able
to lead the way in the New England area on the energy-efficient
aspect, and really show the country that it is possible to build modular passive houses."
"So much so that we have fielded calls from other factories and
industry stakeholders on how we build to this level in a modular
factory setting," Huot added. "We were even invited to participate
in an Offsite Construction forum with the University of Utah and
a Scottish Delegation from the UK."
The keys to the company's success have included a good relationship with vendors and incorporating some of the newest design
technologies in the marketplace. "We have garnered attention from
architectural circles too as we are recognized as the company that
can not only figure it out, but incorporate the high performance
and energy efficiency aspects into projects," Huot explained.
In addition, Huot notes persistence is another key. "There are
remarkable people out there and assembling the right team is
pretty rewarding when everyone is lined up," he says. "After that,
things can become fun and exciting. But it takes a lot of hard work
and rolling your sleeves up to get there." )


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