We have been involved in the construction industry for 20+ years and built hundreds of homes, apartments and townhomes throughout the western United States. We’ve won several recognitions and been featured in magazines like Dwell and Builder Magazine for our efficient home building practices.
However, the construction industry is extremely inefficient. Just about anyone who has every been involved in home building knows what a frustrating experience it can be. Over budget and behind schedule is the status quo. We became frustrated with the status quo and said there must be a better way!
In 2008, when the housing market crashed, we found ourselves in a situation where we were forced to think outside the box and come up with a better way to build – just to stay in business. The old way of doing business wasn’t good enough anymore.
We set out on a journey in 2008 to find a better, more efficient way to build homes. We tried just about everything to become more efficient. We’ve tried panelized construction, kit homes, prefab components, pre-cut kits and modular construction.
There are both challenges and benefits to each construction method and sometimes depends on the particular project to determine the best method. However, we slowly tweaked and modified our construction methods and now build some prefab modular homes and others as system-built homes.
We currently have two divisions:
Timberhawk Homes – Focused on panelized and system-built homes for multi-home projects like workforce housing, multi-family projects, complete developments, etc.
Zip Kit Homes (zipkithome.com) – Taking the same panelized, system-built concept to more affordable, small homes.
We currently have a small factory is located in Pocatello ID and another factory under construction located in Cedar City UT.
Chris has been involved in the construction industry most of his life. Chris has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah and an MBA from Arizona State University. After completing his education, Chris stayed in the construction industry and was also involved in international business. He has worked and lived in both Brazil and Chile. Chris is passionate about highly-efficient, affordable design and lean building practices. He and his wife Jamie started Zip Kit Homes in 2011 as a DBA of Timberhawk Homes.
Jamie Jaussi has been involved in the construction industry since 1995. She started as an administrative assistant for Ames Construction in Salt Lake City UT. Since then she has held management positions at Timberhawk Homes and is the co-founder of Zip Kit Homes. Jamie is a member of the Navajo Tribe and is very proud of her Native American heritage.
Jamie has lived and worked in many places throughout the United States and world including Brazil, Chile, Arizona, Oklahoma and Utah. She is a wife and mother of four children and considers her family the number one priority in her life. She enjoys being a mom, running, biking, cooking, shopping and traveling with her family. Jamie has an Associates Degree from Dixie College and a Paralegal degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City UT.
5547 South 5th Ave, Pocatello ID 83204