In 2008 Method Homes built its first prototype cabin in Glacier, Washington, which was quickly acknowledged in home-building media for its attractive design, its efficiency and its environmentally friendly construction. The project was a collaborative effort by Mark Rylant and Brian Abramson, high-school friends and the company’s founders. Rylant had been working in construction and had grown tired of hauling drywall up several flights of stairs; he thought there had to be a better way to build a house. Abramson worked in commercial real estate and development and had an interest in building prefab houses that were energy efficient, healthy and durable.
“We were drawn to the efficiencies prefab offers and identified that there was a need for someone that could build and execute projects with a high level of quality,” Rylant says.