KAT5 is a green technology informational resource website that is dedicated to providing resources and educational information to those interested in developing building projects using shipping containers.
The goal of KAT5 is to create awareness, and to showcase projects and ideas on the variety of uses that re-purposed, recycled industrial shipping containers can be used for as the basic building components for residential and commercial use.
Remarkably versatile, durable and cost-effective, container structures can be quickly arranged into a variety of innovative configurations and architectural designs.
If you are a Architect, Contractor, Builder who would like to arrange an interview, share media, and have your container building project shared through our website, please feel free to Contact KAT5 Container Housing Resources Here >>>
Bill Hinchliff - Containerization
Bill Hinchliff is a residential and commercial green building space enthusiast. He started the KAT5 website on his spare time in an effort to help those considering developing a project using shipping containers find the resources they need to move the container building industry forward.
Much of the content contained in this website is for the purpose of both inspiring and educating the general public, as well as construction entities who are interested in learning, developing, and sharing information on best practices in the use of shipping containers for sustainable building projects.
As a Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, Bill saw an ever increasing interest among both the general public and general contractors in the use of shipping containers to build sustainable housing and commercial building projects. With very little information available, Bill decided to find a medium in which he could connect with others who are just as passionate about sustainability and the use of shipping containers for building purposes.
The KAT5 informational website and industry blog is an environmental innovation and a humanitarian vocation. The drive behind KAT5 for Bill is both personal and professional, and ultimately dedicated to influencing positive change, and the hope to be a part of sustainable projects that involve creativity and worldwide opportunities. His dream is to put a house over every child’s head by providing information and creating awareness of green and affordable housing solutions worldwide.
Jeff Hammond – Lead Designer
Jeff Hammond specializes in both residential and commercial design. The skilled designer specializes in historically themed design. Jeff’s past projects include the master planning and building design of Riley’s Farm, Volume Zero Architects, the Tulane University Office of Environmental Affairs, as well as other construction and architecture companies. He currently owns and operates Hammond Design.
The expert in computer graphics and design software enthusiast leads the push for effective green technology with practical uses. Jeff believes that shipping containers make great buildings, and the world needs housing. His goal is a home for every person.
Edward Pacheco - SEO / SMO and Marketing
Edward Pacheco is currently in charge of Marketing for KAT5 Homes, and is the SEO and SMO Specialist for Source Interlink Media. In these positions Edward is responsible for coordinating many of the indirect marketing efforts and maximizing search engine exposure across all of both company’s web properties.
He got his start in SEO while working for a web publication company in Irvine, CA. Edward has since learned a lot about business, web development, sales, and most importantly, SEO while still working strongly in the same field. He believes in having a creative mind, technical skills, objective thinking, and a great set of tools get you the furthest in the online business. Find out more about Edward here: EPSEO.net
Gene Kraus - Construction
Gene Kraus has more than 40 years experience in commercial construction. His work spans from office, industrial, institutional and medical buildings under his company, Kraus Construction, Inc. The longtime Orange County resident is behind South Bay Lexus dealership in Torrance, Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs and BMW of Palm Springs. He currently works on Waldorf School of Orange County in partnership with KAT5 Homes.
In his work with KAT5 Homes, Gene looks forward to creating practical, green buildings with a twist. Containers are cutting-edge for this developer and he’s ready to explore new avenues in sustainability. When he’s not creating the next project, you can catch Gene on the ski slopes, playing volleyball on the sand or flying above his buildings as a pilot.