Entekra™ is a design, engineering and manufacturing company that provides a fully integrated off-site solution (FIOSS™) for both residential and commercial construction. Unique to the U.S. market, Entekra’s FIOSS streamlines the construction process by leveraging the integration and application of software, engineering, technology and modern methods of construction (MMC) to consolidate a multitude of tasks that are normally parceled among architects, engineers, building materials suppliers and contractors. The company’s complete building systems offer a more profitable alternative to the inefficient and often problematic on-site stick-built construction methods currently used for more than 90 percent of new-home construction in the country.
The company is led by CEO Gerard McCaughey and a seasoned management team with unmatched industry experience and a proven track record. With more than 100 years of combined experience with MMC and the use of highly efficient automated construction technology, the Entekra team holds a number of patents in Ireland on the manufacturing process and related equipment. Team members have also pioneered several industry-first innovations, including the off-site construction of the world’s first wood framed six-story building and one of the world’s first zero-carbon houses.
Chief Executive and Chairman
Gerard “Gerry” McCaughey is an internationally respected business leader in FIOSS for the residential and commercial construction markets. Named “Industry Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young, McCaughey was an influential force in Europe’s continuing transition to off-site construction of wood frame homes with MMC. In the early 1990s, wood frame homes represented less than one percent of homes built on that continent. Today, FIOSS is used to build more than 30 percent of new homes in the U.K. and Ireland and nearly 70 percent in Scotland.
McCaughey was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Century Homes in Ireland, and later named Chief Executive of Kingspan Century following the $100 million acquisition of Century by the European building materials giant Kingspan Group Plc. By focusing on fully automating the construction process with integrated technologies, McCaughey propelled Century from a small start-up operation of four employees into Europe’s largest FIOSS provider, with market share in excess of 40 percent in Ireland and a dominant position in the U.K. At the time of its sale to Kingspan, Century Home’s unit production would place the company among the top five homebuilders in the United States based on volume.
From 2009 to 2014, McCaughey served as Chief Executive of Infineco, providing executive-level strategy consulting to businesses making the transition to off-site construction, sustainable building and clean energy. In this role, he helped raise more than $75 million for U.S. companies, providing them with the capital to effectively exploit new technologies and attain market leadership positions. See what people are saying about Gerard.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Treanor is a Fellow Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Tax Advisor. He worked in an audit practice for 10 years before making partner in 2008. As a practitioner he specialized in advising large corporate clients and a number of very successful startups. In 2005, he worked in an advisory capacity to the shareholders of Century Homes during its acquisition by Kingspan Plc for €100m.
In 2011, Treanor established a boutique accountancy firm to advise a select number of large corporate clients and high net-worth individuals. He currently serves as the primary financial advisor to the Combilift Group, managing the group finance function. A manufacturer of specialty lifting equipment that is exported to more than 80 countries, the company has grown exponentially over the past number of years with revenue now in excess of €200m. Treanor managed the implementation and roll-out of Combilift's ERP systems in its U.S. operations.
In addition to his role with Combilift, Treanor acted as Financial and Strategic advisor to the Moffett Investment Holdings, which has various business and property investments in five countries, where he has structured and managed large construction projects on behalf of the group.
Chief Operating Officer
Bran Keogh was a founding shareholder of Entekra and serves as Chief Operating Officer. Keogh worked with Century Homes senior management team from 1992 to the time of its sale in 2005. During his time with Century he assisted in defining the strategic direction for the company, managed the regional expansion with the establishment of new manufacturing facilities and then both led and executed the acquisitions strategy in the UK. In 2005, he negotiated and structured the transaction with Kingspan Plc for the sale of the company for €100m.
In 2003, Keogh established Tynagh Energy with two international partners and led the successful €1.5bn bid from the Irish government for development of the first independent power producer (IPP) in Ireland. In 2006, Keogh established a renewables company Western Power, which successfully developed a number of wind farms in Ireland and was subsequently sold to SSE, a UK Plc in 2012.
From 2007 until 2014, Keogh was a board member of Leaf Clean Energy and in 2010 was requested by the board to assume the position of Executive Director to replace the asset manager and establish an operating company with a management team based in Washington, DC, to oversee the company’s assets.
In 2009, he established an energy development company with the Irish state utility Bord Gais to develop four 100Mw “peaking power” projects to facilitate the integration of more renewables onto the Irish grid. In 2011, Keogh was a founding shareholder in ElectroRoute, a specialized energy-trading platform that trades power and related products in Europe. Mitsubishi acquired a controlling interest in the company in 2016. Keogh holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis from University College Galway.
Director of Supply Chain
Gary McCaughey has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management and procurement within the building products industry. McCaughey was a founding shareholder of Century Homes, where he had overall responsibility for purchasing and supply management. Following the acquisition of Century Homes by Kingspan Group Plc, he served as director of procurement. McCaughey has a unique and deep understanding of the timber frame manufacturing process, having managed various functions including estimating, production, supply management, logistics and procurement. During the past two decades, he has built unparalleled relationships with the major international suppliers to the industry, sourcing raw materials, components and traded products for Century's manufacturing locations. McCaughey began his career at IJM Timber Engineering Ltd.
McCaughey has served as an advisor to numerous timber frame companies and actively invests in the building products and forestry technology sector through Sentry Investments, a holding company he controls.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Alan Fannin brings more than 18 years experience in off-site and low-energy construction, making him uniquely qualified to establish and lead Entekra's Engineering department. He has previously worked at Century Homes as a Roof Designer, Training and Development Manager and Building Services Manager. During his tenure in Century Homes, he gained extensive experience in the management and delivery of both bespoke and large-scale construction projects. As Training and Development Manager, he was responsible for the overall management and development of the 3D CAD systems, their integration with advanced automated manufacturing equipment and the management of staff training within the technical department. His subsequent experience in building energy regulations compliance and the adoption of renewable energy systems will be invaluable to Entekra moving forward. Since leaving Century Homes he has been operating his own business designing, engineering and supplying heat recovery ventilation in residential and commercial buildings, in addition to carrying out consultancy design work for highly insulated and airtight timber homes. A Certified Passive House designer and a Certified Passive House Tradesperson together with a background in Engineering, Fannin brings a drive for perfectionism and a passion for the continued development of highly engineered low-energy construction. Fannin is an Engineering graduate from University of Ulster, Jordanstown.
Senior Vice President of Design
William Kilpatrick is a seasoned construction executive with nearly two decades of experience working in the off-site construction industry He led the Technical Design Department of Century Homes, which was at the time the largest manufacturer of off-site components in Europe with five factories in United Kingdom and Ireland. He has extensive knowledge and experience managing complex projects from single family custom homes to multistory commercial hybrid steel and wood frame buildings. As Technical Design Manager with Century Homes he was involved with continuous improvement of the patented design and manufacturing systems and the development of some of the most sophisticated wood frame design software in the industry.
He has also operated his own design and consultancy business in the off-site industry, providing technical design services to a broad range of clients including some of Britain’s and Ireland’s largest builders. His experience includes working on projects in Japan and mainland Europe, providing an unrivalled depth of knowledge on international building codes and practices.