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Thanks to Trane for sponsoring HIVELA2017 ! We are shaping the future of how people live, work, and play.

Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors and partners!  

Don’t miss our sponsors in the HIVE Innovation Lounge which will leave you inspired and thinking differently about housing.

Ply Gem

Ply Gem is more than just a leading manufacturer of exterior building products; it’s a powerhouse of industry-leading brands that deliver exceptional value to builders, remodelers and homeowners. The company manufactures and sells, through its broad distribution network, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 20 different product categories. Since its beginning in 1943, Ply Gem has been a forward-thinking company – focused on innovation, design, and business growth and management. 

Ply Gem took its commitment to innovation a step further in 2013 with the opening of Foundation Labs, a business division solely dedicated to accelerating the incubation of new ideas, technologies and products for the residential and home building industry. Foundation Labs is housed in Ply Gem’s new Insight Center, a dedicated research and applied science center in Durham, N.C., capitalizing on the Cary-based company’s headquarters close proximity to the Research Triangle Region — one of the most prominent research areas in the United States. 

While a market leader in vinyl siding and windows and patio doors in North America, Ply Gem does deliver a full exterior home solution that is beautiful, low-maintenance and energy-efficient. 


Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, based on deep consumer insight. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative and sustainable solutions, developed in close collaboration with professional users. The products include refrigerators, ovens, ranges, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. For more information go to



Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including LP OSB sheathing, structural framing products like LP SolidStart, LP TopNotch sub-flooring, and LP SmartSide exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction.From manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. As a global leader in engineered wood products, LP is engineered to perform—both as a company and as a manufacturer of innovative product solutions for the building industry. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX.

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology, with a portfolio of groundbreaking consumer and enterprise products, including one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands.

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DuPont Protection Solutions applies building and materials science to solve emerging needs and create value for its residential customers. Its products include DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems which offer the best balance of properties to help effectively seal the building envelope. DuPont™ Tyvek® building wraps and DuPont flashing products contribute to more sustainable, durable and comfortable structures by controlling air and water infiltration and allowing interior moisture vapor to escape.

When builders choose DuPont products, they get products that meet the highest performance standards and are backed by industry-leading building science and unrivaled industry support provided by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialists Network and the DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center.

The DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center is the source of the DuPont product and technical information needed to build quality, durable and energy-efficient structures. It also provides resources, including the DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialists Network ®, a national group of highly trained field representatives. From the latest updates on building codes, to keeping up with current trends and challenges, your local DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialist can provide on-site guidance and training to help make sure the job gets done right.

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The use of Humboldt Redwood lumber and timbers for timber framing and exposed beam construction can produce dramatic results and lend the natural beauty and strength of wood to interior and exterior building projects. Offering Redwood and Douglas-fir timbers in 6″ and larger sizes, in lengths up to 24′, Humboldt Redwood can custom cut special order timbers up to 18″x 24″x24′.

Humboldt Redwood timbers are renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. Sourced from Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified forestlands (FSC-C005200) in Northern California, Humboldt Redwood timbers feature a low overall carbon footprint.

Humboldt Redwood is working to cultivate a lasting legacy of environmentally responsible forestry and sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution of top-quality redwood lumber and timber products.

Complete CSI 3-part and Canadian architectural specs for redwood lumber and timbers are available to download for free at Please visit our website for additional product availability and information:



Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating (Mitsubishi Electric) is a leading marketer of Zoned Comfort SolutionsT and
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air‐conditioning and heating technology in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean
and Bermuda. In 1982, Mitsubishi Electric introduced its state‐of‐the‐art, ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in
North America and later expanded its product line with VRF heat recovery systems using INVERTER technology to offer
simultaneous cooling and heating capabilities.

The division also offers dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS), building automation controls, integration solutions,
compressors and a full line of air‐conditioning accessories. Mitsubishi Electric products have won more than 58
innovation and excellence awards and continue to deliver exceptional performance in applications of all sizes and types.
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For more than one hundred years, Whirlpool brand has been inspired by how people care for their families.  Whirlpool brand is designing home appliances that are focused on improving how families give and get the care they need with the latest technologies and innovations – whether that means most flexible refrigerator storage for all types of family needs, induction technology for efficient cooking and easier cleaning or laundry pairs that sense and adapt to clothes with the latest in connected technologies. Whirlpool brand is part of Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Whirlpool Corporation is also one of Habitat for Humanity’s largest corporate partners for over 15 dedicated years, donating a refrigerator and range to every new Habitat for Humanity home built in North America.

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MiTek is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial construction sectors. MiTek Industries’ passion for its associates’ well-being, and its customers’ success, is the company’s hallmark. Founded in 1955 and a Berkshire Hathaway company since 2001, MiTek has operations in more than 40 countries on six continentsMiTek serves the construction industry with better technology solutions that deliver a better way to work and build. Our extensive offering gives your business the efficiency of SAPPHIRE design and estimating software, along with our full range of innovative structural connections and design tools. Structural optimization and workflow efficiency. All supported by MiTek’s leading-edge team, focused on your success and growth. Please visit our website to learn more.



Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand is all about air – cool air, warm air, clean air. As a world leader in HVAC systems, services and solutions, Trane controls the comfort of the air for people in homes and many of the world’s largest and most famous institutional buildings. Trane applies expertise in environmental technology and energy conservation to make a difference in energy efficiency around the globe. Trane residential offers a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; dehumidifying and air cleaning products; service and parts support. Trane systems and services have leading positions in residential markets – a reputation for reliability, high quality and product innovation; supported by a powerful distribution and dealer contractor network. For more information, visit


Cadsoft is the global software developer of Envisioneer, 3D BIM technology. From the initial design concept through delivery of material on site, Envisioneer is the design hub. Easy to use design, visualization, estimating and working drawing tools, make it a robust package for residential projects.

Envisioneer has direct VR connectivity. Imagine being fully immersed in a new space as you design. Use it to confirm your design choices and show clients as a virtual showroom of their new home. Have informed conversations, before problems arise on site. Need a take away sizzle, use the Envisioneer VR app to share immersive panoramas and Google Cardboard scenes with clients, so they can view their project on their own time and device!

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