Started in 2011, CEPODS cultivates innovative alternatives to brick and mortar builds using creative design, architecture, and engineering offering consumers, business owners, and real estate developers a new platform to grow and market their business. Mao initially developed CEPODS knowing that small businesses need access to major markets on a global level. Thus, he partnered with like-minded individuals who operated small businesses, real estate firms, event production companies and those invested in real estate. By aligning with dozens of business owners, he shook up their traditions and approach, allowing them to place his shipping container pods anywhere in the world for their business. At CEPODS, Tian manages relationships with government, corporate, non-profit, business improvement district organizations, and community reinvestment firms.
Mao continues to grow CEPODS by doing business with city organizations, private sector business owners and start-ups in the art, food/beverage, retail and housing industries. Tian Mao is currently in discussions with local mayors in Florida and county commission committees about land partnerships to develop affordable and student housing utilizing the CEPODS design / build / develop technology.
CEPODS, LLC is officially a nationally registered (MBE) Minority-Business Enterprise through the (NMSDC) National Minority Supplier Development Corporation. The NMSDC for many years holds Fortune 500 and Fortune 1,000 companies as its members.