The Last Word: HiFAB’s Brent Jackson on How Prefab Homes Are Built in His Grand Prairie Factory

“This is the sausage getting made.”

Brent Jackson
.…on how pre-fab homes are built in HiFab’s Grand Prairie factory, via D Magazine. 

Last September, Dallas Innovates wrote about HiFAB, a new venture from Dallas-based Oaxaca Interests, building a new studio and manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie Dedicated to creating modular homes, the new plant aimed to begin by producing Haciendas, a line of homes designed by noted San Antonio architecture firm Lake|Flato

Today, D Magazine published an update on the factory, which has buzzed with activity since its July 10 grand opening. Now, instead of building its prefab houses on home sites, HiFAB is putting them together at the plant in three or four Lake|Flato-designed “modules.” Later, they’ll be put together like Lego blocks once they arrive at their permanent addresses.

HiFAB home designed by Lake|Flato. [Photo: Robert Tsai]

The company does all it can to do as much of the work as possible at the Grand Prairie factory.

We fully finished these out,” Jackson told D’s Catherine Wendlandt as he showed her modules in the factory. “We drywall, tape, bed, mud, paint, cabinets; all that’s installed here.”

You can see inside the factory and find out more about how it works by reading the D story here.

For more of who said what about all things North Texas, check out Every Last Word.

Get on the list.
Dallas Innovates, every day.

Sign up to keep your eye on what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, every day.

One quick signup, and you’re done.

R E A D   N E X T

  • HiFAB, a new venture from Dallas-based Oaxaca Interests, will be building modular homes from its new plant on a seven-acre site in Grand Prairie. The first offering: two- and three-bedroom "Haciendas" designed by the noted San Antonio architecture firm Lake|Flato, starting at $249K and $375K. "Simple design is hard to pull off, but it allows us to focus on the details for a cleaner, more efficient way of living," says Oaxaca and HiFAB founder Brent Jackson.

  • The new 12-acre BigShots venue will be part of the city's EpicCentral entertainment district along SH 161. Featuring a two-story tee-line with 80 interactive, climate-controlled tee boxes and ball-tracking tech powered by TrackMan Range, the venue will also offer a 27-hole tech-driven indoor putting course, an "elevated" sports bar, and more. The news comes a week after the announcement that Dallas' own Jordan Spieth has become an investor, advisor, and brand ambassador of Invited, BigShots' majority owner.

  • September 5 is the deadline to apply for the 2022 Tech Titans Innovation Collider Grand Challenge. The challenge is seeking innovation tech solutions, systems, or applications that will advance sustainability and drive tech innovation for one or more of the U.N.'s 17 sustainable development goals. 

  • The EpicCentral Corridor in Grand Prairie includes new mixed-use development Mayfield Groves, which has landed three anchors to add to the city's entertainment district. City Manager Steve Dye said the city welcomes the new businesses "as we continue to selectively build out our EpicCentral corridor along State Highway 161.”

  • The Big Bounce America is the largest touring inflatable event in the world and features four massive inflatable attractions: the 16,000-square-foot World’s Largest Bounce House; the newly added Sport Slam featuring a customized sports arena; a long obstacle course named The Giant that's more than 900 feet long; and a unique, space-themed wonderland called airSPACE.