House of Design Announces Builders FirstSource Places Order for Eight Additional Robotic Truss Systems 

Release date:
June 16, 2022  


[NAMPA, IDAHO] House of Design LLC, a leading provider of automated solutions for the building components and offsite construction industries, announced today that Builders FirstSource has placed an order for eight additional robotic truss systems: four roof truss systems and four open-web floor truss systems. The lines will be installed in 2023, in new or existing Builders FirstSource facilities throughout the US.

Builders FirstSource is the nation’s largest supplier of structural building products, value-added components and services to the professional market for single-family and multi-family construction and repair and remodeling. More than 20 percent of the company’s 565 locations across the country offer roof and floor truss manufacturing solutions for residential and light commercial projects. The new robotic systems purchased will be in addition to two systems already installed in Builders FirstSource facilities earlier this year. 

“Following our initial successful implementations with the House of Design Robotics systems, we are excited to further our strategic investment in their technologies,” said Mike Farmer, President of Commercial Operations for Builders FirstSource. “We’re confident the company’s automated systems will help us improve the consistency and quality of our components, while easing our industry’s labor shortage and reducing the strain on our truss assemblers. House of Design has been an exceptional partner, and we look forward to continued collaboration with them on innovative manufacturing solutions to propel our industry forward.”  


House of Design’s automated roof and floor truss systems are collaborative solutions designed to maximize efficiency and increase production. The lines utilize robotics for lifting, preplating and assembly, lessening the physical demand on personnel and improving safety in the process. House of Design’s proprietary software can produce complex variable trusses and wall panels without robot retraining or resetting, making the systems easy-to-use, empowering workforces to do more and manufacturing high-quality trusses.

“Builders FirstSource’s leadership position in the industry is apparent and makes them a strategic customer for House of Design. Their pain points are the same ones being experienced by nearly all  

manufacturers – big or small – across the country. Its willingness to implement new technologies for the safety of its workforce and to increase production to meet unprecedented housing demand is helping transform the industry mindset,” said Michael Lindley, House of Design’s VP of Sales and Marketing. 


About House of Design 

 House of Design is the leading provider of robotic automation solutions for the offsite residential construction industry. Utilizing proprietary software to automate the production of complex variable trusses and wall panels without robot retraining or resetting, House of Design systems enhance workplace safety, increase throughput, improve consistency and reduce costs for building component manufacturers. House of Design is majority-owned by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a premier private equity firm investing in middle market growth companies exclusively in three sectors: Financial Services, Healthcare and Technology & Business Solutions.

About Builders FirstSource 

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is the largest U.S. supplier of building products, prefabricated components, and value-added services to the professional market segment for new residential construction and repair and remodeling. We provide customers an integrated homebuilding solution, offering manufacturing, supply, delivery and installation of a full range of structural and related building products. We operate in 42 states with approximately 565 locations and have a market presence in 47 of the top 50 and 85 of the top 100 MSA’s, providing geographic diversity and balanced end market exposure. We service customers from strategically located distribution and manufacturing facilities (certain of which are co-located) that produce value-added products such as roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, vinyl windows, custom millwork and pre-hung doors. Builders FirstSource also distributes dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, millwork, windows, interior and exterior doors, and other specialty building products. 

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