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History – constant growth, lasting success

Swisshaus has been growing and prospering for almost two decades now. What started out as a small company has evolved into the Swiss market leader for the construction of single-family houses – a true success story.

2016
  • Swisshaus celebrates its 20th birthday.
  • 4,000th house built.
  • Swisshaus unveils 9 new house models.
2015
  • 15. anniversary of Swisshaus GmbH in Götzis (Austria)
  • House viewings increase customer closeness
2013
  • Swisshaus markets eight new wooden house models.
  • Swisshaus GmbH named one of the Top 5 best employers in Vorarlberg ('5-10 employees' category)
2012
  • Swisshaus enters a key partnership with Kaufmann Oberholzer (Klimahaus), a wood construction firm based in eastern Switzerland, to reinforce the wooden construction segment.
  • Swisshaus starts planning and building small and medium-sized multi-family houses.
2011
  • London-based investor group Rubicon Partners/Vision Capital LLP acquires Swisshaus AG.
  • Swisshaus celebrates its 15th birthday.
  • 3,000th house built by Swisshaus in October.
2010
  • Götzis-based Regiohaus Bau GmbH in Austria renamed Swisshaus GmbH.
2009
  • Swisshaus enters a major sponsoring agreement to become official sponsor of the Swiss football cup for 2009 to 2011.
  • The Swisshaus/Regiohaus Group gradually withdraws from southern Germany to concentrate on Switzerland and Vorarlberg/Tyrol.
2008
  • New branch opened in Montagny near Yverdon (VD). The ongoing westward expansion from St.Gallen is continued.
  • Partnership launched with STEKO Holz-Bausystem AG for houses made from wooden modules.
2007
  • Wohnprofil AG renamed Swisshaus AG.
2006
  • Wohnprofil AG celebrates its 10th birthday.
2005
  • Munich-based investment company Paragon Partners acquires Swisshaus AG.
2004
  • Ground-breaking for the first house project in Tyrol.
  • More than 120 people work for Swisshaus/Regiohaus, building over 400 houses each year.
2003
  • Munich-based venture capital firm Afinum acquires Swisshaus AG.
  • 1,500th house built.
2002
  • 1,000th house built six years after the company was set up.
2001
  • Founder and owner Hans Hengartner withdraws from operational management.
  • Swisshaus celebrates its 5th birthday.
  • Branch opened in Lenzburg (Aargau).
1999
  • Swisshaus branches opened in Wabern BE (today Niederwangen BE) and Hochdorf LU.
  • Expansion into southern Germany and Vorarlberg (Götzis) with separate firms Regiohaus Bau GmbH.
1996
  • Wohnprofil AG set up by Hans Hengartner in St.Gallen