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Outlook: 20 years of Swisshaus!

1996. Back then the founder of what would become Swisshaus AG had no idea his company would one day be the Swiss market leader in the construction of single-family homes. Swisshaus – a success story.

Since its founding in 1996, the traditional company has built more than 4,000 homes. On average that is the equivalent of roughly 200 houses per year, making Swisshaus the market leader in Switzerland.

Founding years and branches

In 2016 the general contractor can look back on two decades of history. Wohnprofil AG was set up by Hans Hengartner in St. Gallen in 1996. Swisshaus branches then opened in Wabern BE (today Niederwangen BE) and Hochdorf LU. The construction company has also operated in the Austrian market since 1999.

In 2001 the branch in Lenzburg (AG) was opened. Six years after its founding the company already built its 1,000th house.

Expansion in Western Switzerland and Austria

In 2004 the general contractor opens a branch in Vorarlberg and began the first construction projects in Tyrol. Swisshaus already had more than 120 employees at this time.

Wohnprofil AG celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006. The following year, the company was renamed Swisshaus AG. The motivated employees contribute greatly to the company’s success. A new branch opened in Montagny near Yverdon (VD) in 2008. The ongoing westward expansion from St. Gallen is continued.

3,000 houses in 15 years

In 2011 Swisshaus AG in Switzerland celebrated its 15th anniversary and completed its 3,000th house. In 2012 the experienced construction professional enters a key partnership with Kaufmann Oberholzer (Klimahaus), a wood construction firm based in Eastern Switzerland, to reinforce its position in the timber construction segment.

Swisshaus enters the multi-family house segment

Swisshaus starts planning and building small and medium-sized multi-family houses in 2012. All house designs are available in solid or timber construction. Demand for multi-family houses increases as families, communities of heirs and small investors seek investments, retirement planning and income property.

But what makes Swisshaus so successful?

Swisshaus is the Swiss market leader for good reason. The houses in solid or timber construction are based on tried and tested house models. At the same time, they serve as an inspiration. That’s because Swisshaus also builds architect-designed houses according to your personal wishes.

By working with regional specialist partners using branded products, Swisshaus ensures consistent and premium quality. We also provide state-of-the-art solutions for household systems and energy efficiency. In addition to an air/water heat pump, developers can fit your home with a solar or photovoltaic system or assist you in making your dream of owning a home in the certified Minergie standard come true.

Reliability, cost transparency and fixed price guarantees are even more reasons to select Swisshaus. Even more good reasons to choose Swisshaus for building your home can be found here.

We look forward to celebrating a successful anniversary year with you in 2016.

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