If you’ve been following along with our conversations around housing supply solutions, you’ll enjoy this episode with John Geary, CEO and Co-Founder of Abodu, the ADU company. Abodu builds no-compromise backyard homes (also called Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs) that expand a property’s livable space. John and Co-Founder Eric McInerney founded Abodu to streamline the process of installing an ADU. Together they have created an innovative concierge service that project manages the entire process of building an ADU from permitting to installation, in under six months.

In this episode, John shares his insight into how Abodu has approached streamlining the ADU permitting and construction process. He highlights their process including factory construction, jurisdiction partnerships, and shipping, explains the difference in types of prefab construction, shares how Abodu accommodates variations in site conditions, and much more.

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Show Music:

Intro – “Keep Calm and Chill” by Soundroll

Outro – “Bounced Back” by Blue Topaz

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