Why was Blokable founded?
While working with Amazon on Amazon Go and Amazon Books, our founder, Aaron Holm started to connect the inefficiencies of custom built architecture and construction with what he was seeing with homelessness and housing affordability in Seattle. There was a huge need for new housing but no new solutions. Every build was a custom job that started from scratch and took many months or years to build even the simplest of projects. The process was incredibly inefficient; like hiring a team of people to take a year to build you a car in your driveway. It seemed obvious that someone needed to build a housing product that could be ordered, built just in time in a factory, delivered on a truck, and installed on site in a matter of months or weeks.