StudioBuilt™ Homes:
Innovative Housing Solution

Amherst StudioBuilt™ homes is an innovative approach to home development that utilizes industrialized, offsite construction to create new housing supply at scale without sacrificing quality. Amherst’s StudioBuilt™ homes are constructed at our manufacturing facility in Cuero, Texas as well as partner factories across the Southeast – building hundreds of new rental homes for communities every year with a full suite of resident services provided by our property management arm, Main Street Renewal.

Manufacturing Attainable Housing in America

Amherst’s first StudioBuilt™ homes manufacturing facility in Cuero, Texas is creating new jobs, investing in the local economy, and generating new housing supply for Texas communities.

330k sq. ft.

revitalized manufacturing facility

$14 million

in material & sub-contractor payments per year

200+ jobs

created in the city of Cuero and the surrounding area

600+ homes

built per year at full capacity

Opportunity Zones Help Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing

Opportunity zones can play an important role in helping to increase the supply of affordable housing for working families. That’s why The Amherst Group supports Opportunity Zones to help more families to have access to quality and affordable housing.

Amherst has invested millions of dollars to create the supporting infrastructure for building hundreds of affordable housing units and creating hundreds of manufacturing jobs in the process. In totality, Amherst plans to invest over $250 million in opportunity zones across the U.S. These efforts will lead to more affordable housing for working families, more manufacturing jobs, and stronger communities across the country.

Bringing Manufacturing Jobs to a Rural Community

Five years ago, Cuero’s textile mill closed, resulting in 275 residents losing their jobs. In 2021, Amherst purchased the land spending over $7 million with local vendors to repurpose the 330,000+ square foot factory into a StudioBuilt Homes manufacturing facility. As part of this renovation, Amherst removed lead paint and radioactive materials to make the facility a safe place to work.

In just its first year under Amherst’s ownership, the facility has already hired dozens of workers from Cuero and the surrounding communities. Employees are all provided technical training as well as specialized skills training on modular housing production, including framing and construction trades. When at full capacity, the facility will have created 200+ jobs making Amherst the 3rd largest employer in the area.

The Power of StudioBuilt™ Housing

Adding quality, fast, flexible housing supply at scale

Completed Amherst StudioBuilt Homes

Utilizing our partner factories in Atlanta, Georgia, and across the Southeast, we have delivered brand new, high-quality housing stock to communities of opportunity.

StudioBuilt™ Community Housing Designs

Workforce Housing Partnership with City of St. Petersburg, FL

Amherst converted vacant land into 13 new, property-tax producing duplex homes. Four of these units will remain dedicated workforce housing at below-market rent levels for 30 years.

Interested in bringing StudioBuilt™ homes to your community?

[1] Modular construction: From projects to products, (pg. 14) via McKinsey & Co.  

[2] Alabama Manufactured Housing Association: 

See our completed Amherst StudioBuilt™ homes