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2018 World of Modular – Greatest Renovation 1st Place

April 2nd, 2018

Modern Building Systems, Inc. The SMART CHOICE. World of Modular 2018

Modern Building Systems takes first place for Greatest Renovation at World of Modular!

We are excited to announce that Modern Building Systems was recognized by the Modular Building Institute for Greatest Renovation. Modern humbly accepted the first place  Awards of Distinction at the  2018 World of Modular Convention & Tradeshow this past week!

About the Builiding

The original 24’x64’ building was built by Modern in 1996 to serve as daycare facility for the Northwest Regional Educational Service District in Forest Grove, OR. In 2016 the building was no longer needed and donated to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Modern’s donation to Habitat for Humanity also include of purchasing and removing the building at no cost to the ESD.  It then was transformed into a beautiful new renovated daycare facility for Family Nurturing Center to expand services as a satellite campus in Phoenix, OR. The building is now home to their no cost daycare services for 28 children and families.







The newly renovated daycare space is comprised of two classrooms, men’s and women’s restrooms, an office space, and kitchen. Modern worked with Family Nurturing Center board member and architect, Brian Westerhout to redesign the building to fit the needs and desires of the daycare. Additional walls were installed near the restroom and hallway area between the classrooms was widen to allow for greater accessibility. Old windows were replaced by large 8/0 x 6/0 premium vinyl windows to bring in more sunlight into the room. While the upgrades of marmoleum flooring and casework adds additional visual appeal throughout the building. The new exterior features include:  bright custom colors of fiber cement siding and trims. Roofing and welded hollow metal doors were upgraded as well.








The Family Nurturing Center is a nonprofit that is part of Oregon’s innovative and comprehensive response to support children and families in crisis and therefore operates on razor thin budgets. Modern, along with local contractors, gave discounts and donations to help make the project a reality. Repurposing and renovating the previously used building not only saved thousands of dollars as well, but also resulted in less demand to landfills and the utilization of new materials. Once again, our Smart Choice method succeeded in meeting our client’s specifications, budgetary restrictions, and quality standard.


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