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E M I H I V E B U I LT H O M E S – H I V E M O D U L A R THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Hive Built Homes builds modular structures, including housing for oil and gas workers.. • North Dakota “Now I’m seeing entire developments where people are planning on building modular.” // MARC ASMUS, co-owner five were in Williston and two were in Minot. All but one were modular.” Asmus estimates modular construction saves 85 to 90 percent of the labor required by on-site construction and reduces dependence on strained local resources and avoids the high prices that can result. Boom Home Building The philosophy at Hive Built Homes is that it takes more than a vinyl-clad box to make a family happy in a booming region like North Dakota. [ BY RUSS GAGER ] FACTORY-BUILT HOMES The North Dakota homes were built in factories contracted by Hive Built, but were designed by Hive Modular, which is the architectural firm also co-owned by Asmus, who is an architect, and two partners. “We vet the factories pretty carefully,” Asmus emphasizes. “One we like, Stratford Homes, has been a key factory partner in the Bakken, with two plants that can supply us across the northern U.S. and western Canada. “Hive Modular’s innovation in the modular industry has been introducing better design and more contemporary products,” he says. “Our experience at Hive Modular over the last nine years has been creating high-end, modern, modular architecture. We’re bringing some of that open-plan, dramatic space, modern design sensibility and modular experience to a more traditional offering at the upper end of entry-level.” The niche of developer Hive Built Homes is to use modular construction to speed projects and keep quality high, but to also design homes with sister company Hive Modular and M.A ArPROFILE chitecture that are not perceived as modular. “This last year, we built seven houses – not a huge number, but it feels like a good foot in the door,” Hive Built Homes Co-owner Marc Asmus says. “The first Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular. | Headquarters: Minneapolis Projected 2012 revenue: More than $2 million | Employees: 4 | Specialty: Modular structures 94

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012