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About House of Design Robotics

We develop dynamic automation products to make the manufacturing of building and offsite construction components safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.

Who We Are

We believe in the collaboration of people and robotics and how that connection can lift industries in new, expansive, and unimaginable ways. The repetitive, dangerous, and physically demanding duties done now by machinery frees up the human mind for the critical thinking tasks it’s best suited for. Giving workers the automation tools they deserve provides greater efficiencies and more desirable workplaces.

Our Team

We are a highly skilled, diverse team that is growing and determined. We honor our origins and experience by pairing our foundational knowledge with fresh approaches for the best results. We take care of each other, and that care and purpose extend to our customer relationships and the products we deliver.
How does House of Design develop and integrate robotic systems?
House of Design is an ABB Robotics Value Provider

  • Robotics
    We utilize ABB Robots due to their world-class customer service, wide range of robots, ease-of-use, & their history of manufacturing a quality & innovative product used world-wide.
  • Machine Vision
    House of Design has experience integrating Cognex & Keyence machine vision systems.
  • Design
    House of Design incorporates SolidWorks 3D CAD modeling & ABB RobotStudio for design, customer communication & off-line programming of the system.
  • Standardization
    House of Design aims to utilize standard components, aligning with our customers on common vendors. Our goal is to solve customer’s problems with the lowest costs, easiest implementation & ongoing availability of support.
  • Project Management
    We execute our projects with dedicated project managers aiming to exceed expectations with efficient communication tools & transparent timelines. We are commitment to excellence & a long-term, positive relationship with our customers.
Mission and Values
Mission: To be a leading innovator in transforming industry.
Vision: To CREATE a profitable organization where execution matches strategy, emerging opportunities are captured & team members grow, prosper & their work changes the world.
Values: Collaborate, Respect, Enjoyment, Attention to Detail, Trust, Exceed Expectations.
History and origin of House of Design
The founders of House of Design kicked off a relationship rooted in robotics automation in 2008, designing and constructing an overhead gantry robotic assembly system for the Weyerhaeuser Company. Ben Blaine and Ryan Okelberry were mechanical engineers for the Weyerhaeuser Company, designing and integrating custom equipment for engineered lumber plants. Shane Dittrich was the lead robotics engineer for JLS Automation, the integration company for the project.  In 2011, the same team joined forces again at Transform Solar, creating a game-changing robotic pick-and-place system for SLIVER Solar Cell Technology. The team was officially incorporated under the name House of Design on July 1, 2012.

Since 2012, House of Design has provided engineering consulting services, robotic system and machine vision integration for industries such as aerospace, precision machined components, medical device, electronics, apparel and contract manufacturing organizations. 

Industries Served

Building Components
Offsite Construction



  • Investigation & Proposal
  • Engineering Study
  • Specifications developed with customer
  • 3D model of concept(s)
  • Fixed price quote


  • RobotStudio simulation
  • SolidWorks models
  • Prototyping (3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping)
  • Complete mechanical design
  • Complete electrical/software design
  • Long lead procurement


  • Fabrication
  • Mechanical assembly
  • Electrical controls
  • Software integration if necessary
  • Programming & debug


  • System test with customer at House of Design
  • Final Programming
  • Running equipment at specified rate and reject %


  • Shipment 
  • Equipment assembly at customer site 
  • Complete functional review of system  
  • Running equipment at rate and reject % 
  • Overview safety and operational training 


  • Offsite monitoring 
  • Field support and maintenance 
  • Crucial spares package, ongoing spares procurement 
  • Robot programming training  

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