SmartPads Prefab Homes Gain Traction

Home-grown, Steamboat-based building company, SmartPads, surpasses all expectations on price and quality of prefab homes with its sale of a single-family home in the new Sunlight subdivision for $874,000. Steamboat’s most recent single-family subdivision has seen 13 sales spanning over the last 15 months. The SmartPads prefab home sold for $461 per square foot, which is the second-highest sale on a price per square foot and actual sales price basis for the subdivision. The home is located at 1513 Sunset Way and was sold by the Fryer Group at Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty.

“A lot of people have preconceived notions about prefab homes, but this sale reinforces the fact that consumers today are on their way to being well-informed about the advantages of prefab homes which are built in a facility with controlled conditions,” said Ryan Cox, co-owner of SmartPads LLC. “These homes are built more efficiently which means shorter build times and reduced cost variability. Our prefab homes are sold at a fixed cost, and we’ve found that when our clients partner with the right local General Contractor there are real savings for the owner. On the back end, these homes can resale at a premium based on modern design aesthetics, quality construction and finishes, and energy efficiency, making them a great investment opportunity as well.”

“This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom single-family home design, known as The Shasta, is the optimal convergence of modern luxury design and indoor/outdoor living,” commented Cox. “With multiple decks, including a generous rooftop deck off the master bedroom, this design is the perfect fit for those who like to move freely from the indoors to the outside.”

“The efficiency we deliver with our prefab models translates to savings in time, energy, and money which are all passed back to the home-owner,” noted Cox. “It’s a streamlined process with less bank interest, less rent to pay while you’re waiting, no engineering and architectural fees, and limited contingencies. Most of our homes take only three to six months to build compared to 12+ months for custom builds.”

Contact for more information: Ryan Cox m: 970-819-5359 or