Design pro Gary Chang turned to Modern-Shed after the most devastating wildfire in California history destroyed over 15,000 homes in November 2018.
“I began to think this could be a time to rethink housing and how we live and work,” he said. “That’s where Modern-Shed came into the picture. I had seen their ads in Dwell Magazine
and looked at the website
from time to time. I called to discuss my thoughts with General Manager Tim Vack and Owner Ryan Smith. I also made two trips to Washington to meet, look at models, and visit the manufacturing facility.”
Gary wanted to design, build and sell accessory dwelling units and learned that California laws were relaxing
to allow more people to build these extra spaces on their own lots.
“Why not Design, Create, and Build Villages of these units for people to live more affordably,” Gary said. “Some older people may want to downsize, younger people may want to have a living space that is affordable, and others just want to live a minimalist lifestyle. Also, I saw Modern-Sheds as a way to reduce travel with home offices or create rental units.”
Gary owns Eco Living Resources, which helps people use less energy and water, while living healthier and saving money. He primarily works in the Sacramento Valley from Sacramento to Chico to the Oregon Border.
“The mission is on to find and help people who want to have us design and build a Modern-Shed or perhaps Modern-Sheds to enhance their lifestyle and create joy in their living or work space.”
TACOMA — Jeff Bergerson has always been fascinated with living spaces.
As a child, whenever his parents drove him around local neighborhoods in the Puget Sound area of Washington state, Jeff would marvel at the homes outside his car window.
“When I was a kid, I thought I wanted to be an architect,” he said. “Then, I realized I hated school and didn’t like math, so that didn’t seem like it’d be a good fit long-term.”
Jeff Bergerson is Modern-Shed’s newest member of the corporate sales team working from our Puget Sound based virtual office and assists our clients in: Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Oklahoma and parts of Texas.