How to create future out of history
Take yourself on a journey through the 107-year history of the HUF HAUS family business. The milestones depict happy and hard times.
You will appreciate that sustainable management relies on a pioneering spirit, family values and future guidance.
Johann Huf founded a sawmill and carpentry business in the Westerwald region. Just two years later, the entrepeneur was called up for duty in the First World War.1912
Johann Huf passes his Master Carpenters certificate with flying colours despite the hard work and dedication he is pouring into his own company.1913
Industrial Revolution in the trade
Johann Huf invests in a modern recipocrating saw.1935
Enter the second generation
Franz Huf joins his father’s company.1949
A true champion
Franz Huf is no longer "just" a businessman but also a highly trained master in carpentry.1954
Solid construction work
Challenging carpentry methods quicken the heart beat of all skilled craftsmen during the post-war period.1956
World Exhibition in Brussels
Johann Huf OHG was awarded the priviledge to build the German pavilions and the Arab pavilion.
At the department store you can buy…
Almost everything you need in the time of the economic boom, even houses – are produced by Huf in Westerwald.
The Premiere for the Huf Ideal house
With the launch of the HUF company program not only is large scale production optimized, but its own marketing/distribution system is established.1964
A product shapes a brand: HUF FACHWERKHAUS 2000
The light-filled timbered architecture starts its unprecedented rise.
The highest recognition
One of the highlights of the entrepreneurial creativity and social commitment: the Federal Cross of Merit is presented to Franz Huf.1977
Accross the Atlantic
The first house in the U.S.A marks HUF as a forerunner for potential international success.1984
Together – with a vision
HUF HAUS brings together all forces and focuses on the timber framed house 2000, and its consistent further development.1985
The creation of a new concrete production plant
HUF HAUS founded the pre-cast basement company IDEAL Beton, offering its customers a one-stop solution for house and basement.1991
Transparent – The HUF ART
Franz Huf decided spontaneously to design and build the HUF HAUS ART 8 as his "flagship" in the HUF village in Hartenfels.1992
The third generation of entrepreneurs
Georg and Thomas Huf take over the family business from their father Franz Huf.1996
HUF HAUS goes international
The company has consistently and successfully implemented its strategy for internationalization. And branches out from its core European market to China and other countries.1996
Save energy and preserve nature
HUF HAUS becomes a leader in energy efficiency and is awarded with the Solar Award 2001.2000
The founding and development of the HUF group
Reliable services from HUF basements to customised furniture to garden design, all from a single source.ab 2004
A revolution in the evolution
With the introduction of the new generation of HUF houses the green[r]evolution excells high energy efficiency previously not achievable in timber/glass houses2009
Opening of the first Energy Plus house from HUF HAUS
Based on the latest Huf generation green[r]evolution, the energy-plus house generates more energy than it consumes.2011
One Family. One company. HUF HAUS celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012.2012
MODUM New Attitudes. New Lifestyle.
With the MODUM design, HUF HAUS has created a future-oriented house concept that meets the needs of everyday life as well as the living environment. It has a flexible room program with an intelligent modular design system and can be built in a relatively short time.2013
HUF HAUS: a “Hidden Champion”
HUF HAUS is awarded with the “Hidden Champion” prize as European market leader for modern timber-framed houses by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Simon.
40th anniversary of IDEAL Beton
What a good reason to celebrate! More than 550 guests celebrated the jubilee of IDEAL Beton in Montabaur, Germany.
Franz Huf erhält Diamantenen Meisterbrief2014
Start HUF City Living
The HUF HAUS City Living project is a multi-storey and forward thinking design concept established in the city of Montabaur, Germany. The concept has been realised to match the high demands of energy efficiency while integrating the latest technologies harmoniously into the construction.
HUF City Living opens its doors
Georg Huf welcomed over 100 guests to the opening celebrations for the remarkable HUF City Living project.
HUF architects have much experience in commercial construction design, with a design portfolio to include office buildings and retirement homes. The architectural principle appointed in these commercial designs was adapted to a multi-storey concept with 44 residential units.
HUF HAUS launches first UK Show House
HUF HAUS, the company who pioneered high-end pre-manufactured timber and glass homes, is launching the company’s first ever UK show house, which is located at Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey.2015
Ground-breaking ceremony for hospice St. Thomas
The charitable project "hospice St. Thomas" was designed and realised by HUF HAUS.2016
Ten years of cooperation with GO21
In September the Sport and Health Center "Go21" celebrated its 10th anniversary. As part of the celebrations marking the anniversary the team organised a Thomas Huf memorial walk to gather donations for the charitable hospice St. Thomas in Dernbach, Germany.2016
Gold for HUF HAUS
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (German Society for Sustainable Building Council) granted gold certification for every newly built HUF house2016
HUF HAUS opens first show houses in Romania
HUF HAUS entered the Romanian market, by opening its first two show houses near Bucharest. “The Romanian market has a great potential in acknowledging the quality and innovative technology of a HUF house. That’s the reason why we chose to expand our business in the country." Georg Huf, CEO HUF HAUS.2016
HUF HAUS was awarded for its innovative residential project HUF City Living
HUF HAUS was rewarded by the Federal Association of Surface Heating and Surface Cooling at the BVF Award Gala held in Berlin for its exemplary residential project HUF City Living, established in Westerwald, Germany.2016
HUF HAUS celebrates 15th anniversary of HUF HAUS Finanzierungsservice
A good reason to celebrate: There have been more than 1.000 happy HUF House owners in the past 15 years that benefited from an individual financing concept made by the HUF HAUS Finanzierungsservice. In Germany, around 80 % of all HUF clients use this service to get the best financing conditions.
Platinum for HUF HAUS
HUF HAUS, the pioneer of bespoke, pre-manufactured homes, has set a new benchmark in sustainable construction, with a brand new accreditation from the German Sustainable Building Council or DGNB – the first award of its kind to be granted in the UK.
As recipients of a Platinum certification from the DGNB for its UK show house – Riverview in Weybridge, Surrey, HUF HAUS has received the highest possible recognition for its commitment to designing and building eco-conscious homes that offer residents the opportunity to live carbon neutral lifestyles. Going forward, every Huf House that leaves the factory in Germany will be credited with a Gold certification; however, a Platinum certification can be sought on a case by case basis through further application to, and assessment by, the DGNB.
Topping-out ceremony for new Show House in Mannheim
A new Show house will be opened in May 2017 in the Show House Exhibition in Mannheim, Germany. The flat-roof building was designed by Alexander Huf, the fourth generation of the HUF family.
Happy Birthday - Franz Huf celebrates 90th birthday
Franz Huf was born 90 years ago and celebrated his anniversary together with friends and family in Hartenfels.2017