PeaPod Homes Wins in Statewide Competition

Congratulations to PeaPod Homes LLC, a newly established tenant in the Door County Business Development Center (business incubator), winners in the Business Services category of the fifth annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. This Sturgeon Bay company will design and distribute solar home packages that rely on patent-pending computer modeling and a unique combination of building materials.

Winners were announced on Monday, June 9 at the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee, and will share in $200,000 in prizes, including cash, legal services, accounting services, information technology services and media-related services.

Fifty-four judges took part in a process that progressively narrowed a field of 250 entries to 51 semi-finalists, 23 finalists and four category winners in Advanced Manufacturing, Business Services, Information Technology and Life Sciences.

Peapod Homes has been steadily garnering regional and national attention since officially launching their product March 12 at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Expo in Boston. The company participated in the prestigious MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Prize competition, was named as one of 29 semifinalists in the MIT Enterprise Forum “Ignite Clean Energy” Competition and took both second place and the People’s Choice Award in an Elevator Pitch Competition held as part of the Entrepreneur’s Connection Conference in Green Bay.

PeaPod Homes LLC is an innovative design concept for homes that achieves dramatic reduction in energy usage. PeaPod Homes will design, manufacture and market truly “green” high thermal mass passive solar envelope kit homes. The homes are beautiful, functional spaces engineered for performance and designed for living. Each core model is designed for further expansion, allowing the home to grow with the customer’s needs.

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