House of Design Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Go West Robotics

Release date:
May 02, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[NAMPA, IDAHO] House of Design LLC, the leading provider of automated solutions for the building components and offsite construction industries, announced today that a definitive agreement has been made to acquire Go West Robotics, Inc (Go West). Go West develops software for robots across a wide array of industries, including industrial automation, manufacturing, retail and consumer robotics. The acquisition will strengthen House of Design’s robotic engineering and software systems capabilities, accelerate product innovation, and extend its leading market position through greater software offerings and capabilities.

Go West was founded in 2013 by Gerry Ens and Tuong Anh Ens. The Boise, Idaho-based company has cultivated a highly skilled team of engineers, developers and project managers focused on high-value robotics software. Go West has served House of Design as a key independent contractor since 2019 and is intimately familiar with House of Design’s systems and technology.

Upon closing of the transaction, Go West’s CEO, Alex Irwin, will join House of Design as VP of Business Transformation, and Go West’s CTO, Gerry Ens, will become House of Design’s CTO, responsible for all engineering. Go West’s software and engineering teams will also join House of Design. The transaction is expected to close in June 2022. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“With their deep knowledge base and continuous support over the last three years, acquiring Go West was an easy decision,” said Todd Mansfield, House of Design’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “As we continue to develop best-in-class automation solutions for the construction sector, expanding our team and robotics expertise for the benefit of our customers is absolutely necessary.”

“The entire Go West team is looking forward to the obvious synergies this acquisition will unleash,” said Alex Irwin, Go West’s CEO. “The close working relationship we’ve developed with House of Design, along with our unique set of software engineering talents, ensures that we can immediately accelerate their product innovation efforts.”

“House of Design is on the forefront of robotic automation, continuously pushing the envelope with their state-of-the-art software,” said Gerry Ens, Go West’s CTO. “Go West’s deep expertise in robotic product development and large-scale software systems is a perfect match for House of Design’s new product offerings and rapid growth.”

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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 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.

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