Stephen Hughes

HugheSteel/HugheSolar 
Tonopah, NV, United States  |  Architecture and Planning
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About Stephen
Status: Early stage funding of a 25 year proven plan.

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I'll begin in high school: I graduated in the top 5% of my class, I acquired a 4.0 through the 4 years whenever I wanted, I didn't do it all the time. I attended the University of Nevada at Reno until half way through my junior year I joined the ranks of the construction industry which was having a boom. I started in pick-up where a crew goes into every closed-in frame and adds backing etc., all the things that will be necessary for finishing. This taught me to visualize what wasn't there. As I worked my way through the various phases in construction I often appreciated starting in the visualization phase. This gave me a foundation in all construction that later enabled me to put my own system together using light gauge steel.
I never was comfortable with wood framing, it was very difficult to work with, usually twisted, knotted, split etc. you never got the exact result you were going for. The most detrimental aspect was how members fastened to other members, very hard to keep from splitting, in most cases. So as I moved through my experience with construction I eventually came upon light gauge steel. It didn't take me long to start experimenting with it and coming up with many, many advantages over wood.
I was fortunate in my early contracting years to be getting contracts in a non-coded area (no building dept. - very rare). This allowed me to experiment with my designs and see what worked and what didn't. Structurally I always over built, something a lot easier to do with light gauge steel than wood. On these projects I did everything, even most sub work: drawings, design, foundations, plumbing and often electrical, when it wasn't too tricky.
Eventually I had a complete and very valuable system devised from standard stud and track of light gauge steel components. I now am ready to take the system and modulars to the next level, roll form the materials, fabricate the components (and finished modulars) and produce complete buildings under one roof. That is what I am raising money for now.

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I'll begin in high school: I graduated in the top 5% of my class, I acquired a 4.0 through the 4 years whenever I wanted, I didn't do it all the time. I attended the University of Nevada at Reno until half way through my junior year I joined the ranks of the construction industry which was having a boom. I started in pick-up where a crew goes into every closed-in frame and adds backing etc., all the things that will be necessary for finishing. This taught me to visualize what wasn't there. As I worked my way through the various phases in construction I often appreciated starting in the visualization phase. This gave me a foundation in all construction that later enabled me to put my own system together using light gauge steel.
I never was comfortable with wood framing, it was very difficult to work with, usually twisted, knotted, split etc. you never got the exact result you were going for. The most detrimental aspect was how members fastened to other members, very hard to keep from splitting, in most cases. So as I moved through my experience with construction I eventually came upon light gauge steel. It didn't take me long to start experimenting with it and coming up with many, many advantages over wood.
I was fortunate in my early contracting years to be getting contracts in a non-coded area (no building dept. - very rare). This allowed me to experiment with my designs and see what worked and what didn't. Structurally I always over built, something a lot easier to do with light gauge steel than wood. On these projects I did everything, even most sub work: drawings, design, foundations, plumbing and often electrical, when it wasn't too tricky.
Eventually I had a complete and very valuable system devised from standard stud and track of light gauge steel components. I now am ready to take the system and modulars to the next level, roll form the materials, fabricate the components (and finished modulars) and produce complete buildings under one roof. That is what I am raising money for now.

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Interests: Architecture, construction, light gauge steel design, passive and all solar techniques and applications, computers, wireless applications mostly that apply to home and small business controls and monitoring, guitar, ceramics, classical music and classical art.
Honors / Awards: I take personal credit and awards in everything I have taught myself and experienced through my asking and wanting. I finished 2.5 years of college but what I have learned in living is far more valuable, but I also value my college experience.
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