SG Blocks Partners With Housing Startup to Bring Affordable Container-Based Homes to the Market

SG Blocks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGBX), a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, today announced that it has partnered with RhoHouse LLC, a technology-focused housing startup in Asheville, NC, to bring well-designed, affordable houses to the market using RhoHouse’s CORE modules.

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CORE modules combine the mechanical, electrical and plumbing functions of a home into a single appliance, which is built in a controlled factory setting. After inspections, these “CORES” are delivered to their homesites—complete with bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, electrical panels and all major mechanical systems of a home.

“We are excited to help RhoHouse bring a new twist on the current homebuilding process and implement innovative solutions for more affordable housing,” said Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks. “By relocating much of the skilled labor to a controlled factory setting, this solution eliminates the barriers and bottlenecks of traditional construction process.”

“Using containers as a structural, and easily transportable, chassis for our CORES is an ideal marriage between pre-fab and site-built approaches—offering the advantages of both,” said Dale Freudenberger, CEO and co-founder of RhoHouse LLC. “Our collaboration with SG Blocks is a big step toward scaling to what we ultimately hope is an international effort of bringing thoughtfully designed affordable homes to people who need them all over the world.”

The first RhoHouse homes using SG Blocks’ signature GreenSteel™ are expected to begin construction in the next 30-60 days.

About SG Blocks, Inc.

SG Blocks, Inc. is a premier innovator in advancing and promoting the use of code-engineered cargo shipping containers for safe and sustainable construction. The firm offers a product that exceeds many standard building code requirements, and also supports developers, architects, builders and owners in achieving greener construction, faster execution, and stronger buildings of higher value. Each project starts with GreenSteel™, the structural core and shell of an SG Blocks building, and then customized to client specifications. For more information, visit

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