It is not hard to understand how large the demand is for quick, sustainable housing after natural disasters like 2017's big Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria. Yet rebuilding after a natural disaster can take years. One solution, according Paul Galvin, SG Blocks' Chairman and CEO, can be found in "the humble shipping container."
SG Blocks, a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, has partnered with the largest Verizon Wireless retailer in the United States on a prototype 1,600-square-foot retail store.
SG Blocks, a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, has secured two low-income housing development projects in New York State, representing the largest project awards in the company’s history, according to a release.
Tim Steele stood outside a pair of orange shipping containers on a hillside about two hours northwest of New York City. The large metal cargo door swung wide to reveal a small mudroom inside the corrugated walls, and beyond that an expansive living room, kitchen and small bathroom. Several tall windows looked out on the Catskill Mountains, a vista that stretched for miles.
Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, a premier designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures. The firm – just listed on the Nasdaq in June 2017 – offers a product that exceeds many standard building code requirements...
Mr. Galvin, 52, is the chairman, chief executive and a founder of SG Blocks, a publicly traded company that repurposes maritime-grade steel cargo shipping containers into green building blocks for use in commercial, industrial and residential building construction.
SG Blocks, ("SG Blocks" or the "Company"), a premier innovator and designer of container-based structures, today announced Hillair Capital Investments L.P. ("Hillair Capital") has invested an additional $750,000 in the Company.
SG Blocks was founded in 2007, but the concept for the company was evolving from years earlier. Inspiration and opportunity can present itself at any point in your career and it is important to embrace it.
FROM the second floor of the modern home that Andrew Anderson built on a sandy lot here, expansive views of Napeague Harbor are visible to the north, and a sliver of the Atlantic Ocean sparkles beyond the dunes to the south.
FORTUNE -- It may be the ultimate recycling project: taking retired shipping containers and repurposing them as buildings. It’s not uncommon to see these makeshift structures informally in use around ports or construction sites, but now Paul Galvin is trying to bring them into the mainstream with his company SG Blocks.