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YardPods® designs cool free-standing rooms typically installed in backyards and used for home offices, studios, and more.

These are not “Sheds” to store your garden tools. YardPods are well-finished, heavily-insulated and comfortable rooms to work, play or relax in. Invented by The Pod Guys (Malcolm and Marvin), YardPods are the sort of rooms they wanted for themselves –modern looking, infinitely customizable, superior craftsmanship, and heavily eco-friendly. A “getaway” room only a few steps away that was their own personal space. Turns out many people also wanted the same thing and so a business was started.

The Pod Guys have backgrounds in architecture, engineering, fabrication, modular housing, and design automation. They are committed to quality and excellence in everything they do and make sure everyone at YardPods shares the same passion.

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Techevate is owned and managed by Malcolm Davies and Marvin Mauer, seasoned executives with extensive global experience in Architecture, Engineering, Fabrication, Modular Housing and Design Automation. Techevate is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Malcolm DaviesMalcolm Davies
Founding Partner, CEO

B.Arch(Hons), Ph.D. Architecture & Building Science (Strathclyde)

Dr. Davies has over 30 years of experience in private and public companies both large and small in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada and the USA, including:- Vice President at General Electric, Senior Vice President at Autodesk, CEO Cadkey, Chief Operating Officer at Hyprotech, Chief Executive Officer at Gehry Technologies, CEO Michelle Kaufmann Designs, CEO Pod Systems.


Marv MauerMarvin Mauer

Marvin has been a marketeer since 1981 with a focus on ecommerce since 1995. He has worked primarily in the software and tech industries for companies including Autodesk, GE Calma, Intuit, IMSI, and Mattel Interactive. In 2003, Marvin founded and was CEO/President of Houseplans.com. In 2007, he co-founded YardPods, a maker and marketer of prefab backyard home offices. Marvin started his career as a Registered Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor in California.