By Emily Hernandez
Published on Jan 30, 2024
Georgetown will soon welcome hundreds of single-family houses as construction begins later this year. The development, called Rocking Wilco, is managed by Aztec Group, a Florida-based real estate firm. The group put forward $33.25 million toward construction for phase one of the subdivision, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Onx Homes will handle the construction with its cutting-edge building technology, X+, that drastically cuts down the time needed to build a single house. Melissa Pinto, Onx’s vice president of marketing and communications, told MySA that Onx builds each room and the “bones” of the house, including the foundation, walls, and roof, at an offsite factory near the subdivision in Georgetown.
“That’s how we’re able to build much faster versus any other traditional construction builder in the country,” Pinto said. “The finishing of the homes, so a lot of the facade and the exterior finishing, all of that is done on site.”
Pinto said Onx’s factories have the capability of producing three homes every day, but once a home is delivered to its on-site destination, assembling the rest of the structure can take 30 to 60 days depending on building inspection at various stages.
Onx plans to start construction on the 921 Georgetown homes by July, and the group expects to put the first 40 to 50 homes on the market by October, Pinto said. With market variability, the price is subject to change, but Pinto said the homes will be competitively priced around $350,000 to $450,000. The houses will be between 1,800 to 2,400 square-feet, she added.
Pinto said this is Onx’s first venture into Texas from Florida, where the three-year-old construction startup has built more than 500 homes.
“This is going to be our first project in Texas. We’re very excited about it,” Pinto said. “We have plans to grow and build over 1,500 homes yearly from 2025 onwards in different parts of Texas.”