Submitted by La Junta Economic Development
April 1st, 2014
For Immediate Release
Tiny Homes Mean Big Business in La Junta, Colorado
In February, Sprout Tiny Homes, LLC selected La Junta, Colorado for its manufacturing headquarters. The startup company exhibited its first production tiny home at the Denver Home Show on March 14th – 16th. The company manufactures high quality tiny homes to address the rapidly growing tiny home movement whereby consumers are giving up their McMansions in favor of tiny homes that maximize space, have the latest in high tech and eco friendly amenities with very low utility costs. Consumers are buying tiny homes for a variety of use cases including their primary residence, a guest house, rental property, vacation home, an in-law unit and some are even configuring them as a retail store.
The homes range from 18 to 24 feet with plans to deliver to customers in CO, KS, NE, WY and TX through strategic partners such as JAX Mercantile, Big R Ranch Supply, and is in discussion with Bass Pro Shops.
The Company is even offering the buyer to participate in the build if they choose to do so. The homes take about 2 – 3 weeks to manufacture and can be towed to the home site behind a ½ ton pickup or larger. Ryan Stevens, the Director of La Junta Economic Development, commented “we are thrilled to see Sprout Tiny Homes select La Junta as their headquarters. This company will help to diversify our manufacturing base and it brings an exciting new business to La Junta and the rest of the Arkansas Valley.
It will be exciting to see their business grow.” Mayor Lynn Horner added, “In these changing economic times, we are blessed to have a company choose to set up their manufacturing operations in La Junta. Sprout Tiny Homes will soon know what many of our growing manufacturers already know, La Junta is a great place to do business.”
Sprout Tiny Homes plans to hire up to twelve employees with hopes to expand by the end of the year. The company will be looking for employees with general to advanced construction skills (framing, plumbing, and electrical skills). To apply, contact the Colorado Workforce Center at (719) 383-3191 or apply online at www.connectingcolorado.com.
Sprout Tiny Homes is led by Chief Sproutologist Rod Stambaugh who has over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience. Mr. Stambaugh cited affordable manufacturing space and the city’s business friendly environment as some of the key reasons for selecting La Junta as its headquarters.
Sprout Tiny Homes is a uniquely talented team of entrepreneurs with custom home building experience and technical innovation. They pride themselves on building the highest quality tiny homes with the homeowner’s personality in mind.
From their streamlined manufacturing facility to their network of innovative vendors of Tiny Home accessories, furniture and sound systems, they are the premier manufacturer of quality and efficient tiny homes. For more information on Sprout Tiny Homes please visit www.SproutTinyHomes.com.
La Junta Economic Development is committed to expanding the employment base in La Junta, Colorado by attracting new businesses and retaining & expanding existing businesses. For more information on La Junta Economic Development, please visit www.LaJuntaEconomicDevelopment.net.