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About Proto

Welcome to PROTO HOMES, the world’s first technology-driven building platform

Our mission is to simplify homebuilding and empower builders so that they can go from concept to completed home in a fraction of the time it would take to construct a custom stick-built home and at a fraction of the cost.

Overview

Our proprietary ICBC technology brings economies of scale to homebuilding without forcing builders into a limited selection of predetermined, cookie-cutter designs. Instead, we are able to expand the design possibilities far beyond the typical limitations of prefab and modular homebuilding, opening the door for maximum flexibility and custom projects tailored to fit each individual building site.

Because our homes are easy to build and assembled on site, our clients are able to rely on general technicians to complete the entire structure rather than highly-specialized subcontractors, significantly reducing production time and labor costs. 

The result is a state-of-the-art home designed to evolve with your needs with minimal costs and maximum flexibility in mind.

The traditional homebuilding process is saddled with inefficiencies that lead to ballooning budgets and timelines. It’s an outdated method lacking in precision and in desperate need of innovation and change. The PROTO PLATFORM points a new way forward for the homebuilding industry—simple, efficient, affordable, scalable, and precise.

Welcome to the future of homebuilding.

Welcome to Proto Homes.


THE PLATFORM

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Our proprietary ICBC technology brings economies of scale to homebuilding without forcing builders into a limited selection of predetermined, cookie-cutter designs. Instead, we are able to expand the design possibilities far beyond the typical limitations of prefab and modular homebuilding, opening the door for maximum flexibility and custom projects tailored to fit each individual building site.

Because our homes are easy to build and assembled on site, our clients are able to rely on general technicians to complete the entire structure rather than highly-specialized subcontractors, significantly reducing production time and labor costs. The result is a state-of-the-art home designed to evolve with your needs with minimal costs and maximum flexibility in mind.

The traditional homebuilding process is saddled with inefficiencies that lead to ballooning budgets and timelines. It’s an outdated method lacking in precision and in desperate need of innovation and change. The PROTO PLATFORM points a new way forward for the homebuilding industry—simple, efficient, affordable, scalable, and precise.

Welcome to the future of homebuilding.

Welcome to Proto Homes.

How Does it Work?

It is simple. Just download the PROTO APP and connect with our staff, and we will work with you to design your project to fit your specs and your site. Once the design is set, we will produce the architectural and engineering drawings and generate the permitting documents. After the building permit is issued, we will ship everything you need for the foundation, framing, envelope, and infrastructure from our fulfillment center in downtown Los Angeles according to a delivery schedule set by you.

Components will arrive in stages; with everything you need to assemble your build quickly and easily according to the step-by-step instructions available on the PROTO APP. We source and supply everything you will need for your structure so you can focus on designing and procuring the interior finishes and site amenities. And should anything come up at any step along the way, we are always on call and happy to help.

Letter from the CEO

We are on a mission to reduce the costs of homebuilding.

Historically, homebuilders have always had raw materials delivered to the project site and then used highly-skilled technicians to construct new homes. That’s how they built the medieval castles and more than likely that’s how they built the house you live in today. And yet time and time again, this approach has proven to be unpredictable, costly, and inefficient.

We believe it’s time for a change. 

At PROTO HOMES, we have developed the world’s first technology-driven building platform. The PROTO PLATFORM transforms the fragmented homebuilding process into a streamlined global supply chain that puts materials production and sourcing first. Instead of designing a new home and then addressing building materials and sourcing, the PROTO PLATFORM inverts this process.

With the PROTO PLATFORM, builders design new projects using our Integrated Component Based Construction technology. Our standardized set of easy-to-assemble smart components and just-in-time production process significantly reduce construction times and costs while maintaining maximum design flexibility. This revolutionary approach gives local builders, developers, and consumers a low-cost, high-efficiency way to build well-designed, high-quality custom homes at any scale.  

Our hope is that by making the PROTO PLATFORM widely available we will empower local builders, developers, and consumers to build better, smarter, and more sustainable homes while reducing the cost of homeownership. 

Welcome to the future of homebuilding. Welcome to PROTO HOMES. 

Let’s build together.

– Frank Vafaee

Founder and CEO

TEAM

We are inventors, creators, builders, and dreamers committed to revolutionizing the homebuilding industry. Get to know us. Get to know PROTO HOMES.

Board of Directors
Frank Vafaee
Founder / CEO
Ameet Amin
Board Member
Meredith Finn
Board Member
Board of Advisors
Mark Randall
Supply Chain Expert
Erik Pfahler
Construction & Developer Partnerships
George Casey
Industry Innovation
Adam O'Neill
Real Estate Developer
Divisional Leadership
Zach Toering
Business Development
Amanda
Project Co-ordination
Anne
Finance
Elfidio
Logistics
Yuekun Pan
Manufacturing
Waika
Architecture
Runzhou
Project Management
Matt
Procurement
John
Factors