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SusEco: Modular Homebuilding
Modular homebuilding means affordable housing according to Max Vega-Sanz, who plans to begin building a truly affordable community in Suwannee County.

Business Florida 2024

SusEco: Modular Homebuilding

| 1/17/2024

Welcome to North Central Florida where a seasoned homebuilder and father of two-year-old triplet girls is preparing to stake his future on a dream he’s been harboring for years.

Max Vega-Sanz is a native Floridian and licensed general contractor with a strong record of excellence in traditional and affordable housing construction. It’s hard work to be sure, but Vega-Sanz enjoys building houses and he’s not ashamed to say that he’s darn good at it too. As head of a crew that builds affordable houses from start to finish, Vega-Sanz is familiar with all aspects of housing construction. For the most part he enjoys the work, but there is one thing about it that bugs him. “It takes way too long!” he says. “I could build an entire house by myself in half the time.”

And that is exactly what Vega-Sanz intends to do when he feels the time is right to open his own home building business. “The average home takes nine months to complete,” he says, “but I’ve learned to do it in three days or less.”

A native of Florida, Vega-Sanz grew up in Miami and later lived with his dad on a farm in Ocala for several years. He returned to his Miami family two years ago after the birth of his triplets and that is where he currently lives when he’s not on the “road” building houses. Vega-Sanz is passionate about affordable housing and is working toward the development of affordable communities throughout the state. He calls his company SusEco, and his motto is “Changing the way we build, one module at a time.” Currently, his eyes are on rural Suwannee County as a prime site to establish his first truly affordable community with the anticipation of completing the project in 2025. And that, he says, is just the beginning.

There’s a lot of open land in rural Florida, and it looks as though Max Vega-Sanz just might have the means and the motive to fill it up.

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