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First modular home built at Port Mersey ready to ship out


BROOKLYN - A modular-home company that moved into the former Bowater site three months ago announced May 2 its first building is ready to ship.

Lloyoll Built, a Queens County-based company, partnered with Halifax’s East Coast Modern’s architects to build sections and entire homes within one of the former Bowater warehouses. The first – the Beach Pod 2.0 - was on display May 2 for the public and media.

 “East Coast Modern, from their Halifax office will be handling architecture, marketing, and sales, while Lloyoll Built will be handling engineering and construction right here in Port Mersey,” said Jonathon Lloy, president of Lloyoll Custom Building Ltd.

“Congratulations to all at Lloyoll Built and to East Coast Modern, thank you for being a part of the reinvention of Queens,” Mayor Christopher Clarke said at the event.

 Nicholas Fudge, an architect and one of the founding partners of East Coast Modern, designed the homes. The two companies also co-operated to design and create the new Quarterdeck restaurant and suites in Summerville.

Pre-packaged home

In order to remove the house from the warehouse, the walls of the warehouse need to be removed. Lloy said eight houses could be built at one time in the warehouse.

Once the house is removed from the warehouse, it will be taken May 5 by truck to St. Margaret’s Bay, where it will take three days to install.

The first house costs approximately $200,000 and took about three months to construct. A base model of that design starts at $150,000. Other models have prices beginning below $100,000. The modular homes are all Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved.

 Lloy said he sees potential to use Port Mersey Commercial Park’s wharf in the future for shipping homes worldwide.

Three more homes are set to start this spring and summer and two more may be built before Christmas.

 Working and living in Queens

 Lloy said the choice to build his company in Queens was a deliberate one.

“I moved here with my family in 2010... we want to be here,” he said. “We want to be picking neat, fun, interesting jobs, but we don’t want to be traveling all the time.”

 Most of Lloy’s employees also have families and he said being home is important to him and the company.

 Lloy said working with Port Mersey has been very helpful to the new venture thanks to flexible terms and maintenance at the facility.

The company has increased its workforce from nine to 17 since expanded business into modular homes.

“You can’t keep a 17-person construction crew going very easily in Queens, but (Mersey Commercial Park’s) facility will help us do that,” said Lloy.

 

Quick Facts

-       Lloyoll Custom Building Company was started in 2003 by Jonathan and Caralee Lloy.

-       The couple moved to Queens in 2010.

-       Lloyoll Built is a subsidiary of the original company.

Lloyoll Built, a Queens County-based company, partnered with Halifax’s East Coast Modern’s architects to build sections and entire homes within one of the former Bowater warehouses. The first – the Beach Pod 2.0 - was on display May 2 for the public and media.

 “East Coast Modern, from their Halifax office will be handling architecture, marketing, and sales, while Lloyoll Built will be handling engineering and construction right here in Port Mersey,” said Jonathon Lloy, president of Lloyoll Custom Building Ltd.

“Congratulations to all at Lloyoll Built and to East Coast Modern, thank you for being a part of the reinvention of Queens,” Mayor Christopher Clarke said at the event.

 Nicholas Fudge, an architect and one of the founding partners of East Coast Modern, designed the homes. The two companies also co-operated to design and create the new Quarterdeck restaurant and suites in Summerville.

Pre-packaged home

In order to remove the house from the warehouse, the walls of the warehouse need to be removed. Lloy said eight houses could be built at one time in the warehouse.

Once the house is removed from the warehouse, it will be taken May 5 by truck to St. Margaret’s Bay, where it will take three days to install.

The first house costs approximately $200,000 and took about three months to construct. A base model of that design starts at $150,000. Other models have prices beginning below $100,000. The modular homes are all Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved.

 Lloy said he sees potential to use Port Mersey Commercial Park’s wharf in the future for shipping homes worldwide.

Three more homes are set to start this spring and summer and two more may be built before Christmas.

 Working and living in Queens

 Lloy said the choice to build his company in Queens was a deliberate one.

“I moved here with my family in 2010... we want to be here,” he said. “We want to be picking neat, fun, interesting jobs, but we don’t want to be traveling all the time.”

 Most of Lloy’s employees also have families and he said being home is important to him and the company.

 Lloy said working with Port Mersey has been very helpful to the new venture thanks to flexible terms and maintenance at the facility.

The company has increased its workforce from nine to 17 since expanded business into modular homes.

“You can’t keep a 17-person construction crew going very easily in Queens, but (Mersey Commercial Park’s) facility will help us do that,” said Lloy.

 

Quick Facts

-       Lloyoll Custom Building Company was started in 2003 by Jonathan and Caralee Lloy.

-       The couple moved to Queens in 2010.

-       Lloyoll Built is a subsidiary of the original company.

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