Changed the Game
At Hunter, modular construction and blast zone safety go hand in hand. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, but with operations around the globe, we’re proud to serve as the industry leader for blast-resistant modular buildings and products that keep your people, equipment and overall operations better protected. A blast-resistant buildings manufacturer that got its start in 1999, Hunter was driven to design structures that could protect lives — and livelihoods — in industrial areas, conflict zones and communities impacted by natural disasters. Our company’s leaders didn’t just begin a business. With the launch of Hunter, they created an entirely new industry. And as technologies advanced and our understanding of industrial safety needs grew, our offerings followed suit.
Today, we offer a full range of blast-resistant buildings and related structures that create safe surroundings for companies across a wide range of industries. (And our more traditional modular buildings allow for quick, convenient construction with custom features, too.) With options to purchase or rent — and a wealth of other services aimed to help your structure work its best for you — Hunter modular construction offers convenience on every front.
The History of Hunter and the
Blast-Resistant Building Industry
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) begins enforcing stringent regulations to reduce the number of hazardous incidents on jobsites.
The American Petroleum Institute and Chemical Manufacturers Association develop API RP 752, a recommended practice which addresses the growing number of wood-framed trailer collapses taking place at facilities.
Hunter is founded by Mark Massey and Sam LaVergne in Houston, Texas, and is the first blast-resistant building provider serving the U.S. refinery and chemical industries. The company was formed out of the need to provide safer structures for oil and gas workers, those aiding in disaster relief and individuals in conflict zones.
A refinery explosion in Texas City kills 15 workers, injures 180 more and results in extensive structural damage. The event highlighted the need for improved protection against blasts in the industrial realm. It also accelerated the development of Hunter’s blast-resistant buildings and led our company to expand rental options in order to serve a broader range of customers.
The American Petroleum Institute and Chemical Manufacturers Association develop API RP 753, a recommended practice which details “allowable building locations” in explosion hazard areas.
- Hunter establishes itself as an international company with the introduction of our European operations.
- The launch of Hunter Site Services allows clients to replace third-party vendors with in-house turnkey solutions provided by Hunter.
- Hunter partners with ATCO Structures & Logistics, forming a joint venture that allows Hunter blast-resistant structures to be made available across Canada and Alaska.
Hunter enters the Middle East, establishing operations in the United Arab Emirates.
Television viewers far and wide get a glimpse at the power of blast-resistant protection when a Hunter structure is featured prominently as part of a MythBusters experiment.
Hunter blast-resistant buildings become available for rent in Europe and the Middle East.
Hunter expands its product line to include OEM specialized buildings, a move aimed at helping companies and communities better assess and address emergency scenarios.
Hunter adds blast-resistant tents to its growing list of product offerings, making blast-resistant structures available for companies carrying out temporary projects, or whose work requires a quick turnaround.
Hunter Leasing expands to become a standalone platform, an effort aimed at helping to meet increased demand for blast-resistant buildings.
Built for the Blast
Designed to Last
See what makes Hunter different from the rest.
Setting the Standard for Safety: Hunter was the first in our industry to design, construct and sell API RP 752/753-compliant, blast-resistant modular buildings to the refining and petrochemical communities — and the first to submit our buildings to physical blast testing.
Output that Outpaces the Rest: Hunter’s collective operations boast the highest manufacturing capacity in the industry, resulting in quicker turnaround times for companies that are ready to get to work.
A Worldwide Reach Saves Time and Money: Global manufacturing and distribution hubs mean Hunter blast-resistant buildings are always nearby — with shorter lead times and lower shipping costs on your end.
Modular Construction Made Custom: Hunter’s dynamic approach to construction mixes the convenience of modular builds with the benefits of a custom. The end result is a safe and solid structure that goes up quickly and serves your operations’ every need.
Options for Operations of All Sorts: From purchases for permanent structures, to short-term leases, portable blast-resistant tents and site services, too, Hunter is here to serve on every front.
Hunter is worldwide.