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2024 CEOs of the Year | Sumner Douglas

Sumner Douglas | 2024 CEO of the Year

2024 CEOs of the Year | Sumner Douglas

Founder & CEO | Stack Homes

What has been a significant challenge you’ve faced? How did you overcome it?

Modular construction only accounts for a small portion of total projects, which shows how great the need is for education around its benefits, such as more predictable costs and timelines, quality control, and greater sustainability. We’re still in the process of breaking through the barriers of tradition to solve the housing problems before us. The solutions we need most won’t always fit into old boxes. 

What are you most looking forward to accomplishing in 2024?

This year, we look forward to accomplishing scale with our partners and achieving a higher level of efficiency within our manufacturing facility, producing two to three modules per day. We’re very excited to be taking on meaningful projects like supportive and affordable housing that will benefit communities throughout the Western United States. We’re also assisting in nationwide rollouts for franchise owners and successfully deploying a large-scale tract home development. This is by far the biggest year for Stack Homes, with the most dynamic spread of projects.

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Savannah Beth Withers Taylor is the assistant editor of Utah Business and a graduate of the editing and publishing program at Brigham Young University. Beth has written content about travel, academics, and mental health for Stowaway magazine, BYU College of Humanities and United Way. She enjoys traveling, reading, eating, and mercilessly defeating loved ones in anything competitive.