Where do I purchase your homes? Can I get a quote from the company?

Our homes are sold through independent builders and retailers. We cannot provide price quotes directly to prospective homeowners. To locate the retailer or builder nearest you, please go to the "Find a Builder/Retailer" section.

What is a modular or state-code compliant home?

Modular is simply a construction process, not a type of house. We use the same grades (and often better) of lumber and construction components as someone building locally stick-by-stick. We just do it inside, using sophisticated tools and equipment, and then put the 'modules' together at your location.

Modular homes are constructed to the same code as site-built homes with requirements set forth by state and local government for the specific locality. Various model building codes serve as the basis for most state code requirements. Examples include the International Residential Code (IRC), Uniform Building Code (UBC) and the National Electrical Code (NEC). Homes built to local requirements can be financed through conventional mortgage institutions.

Modular is simply a construction process, not a type of house.

What is a manufactured (or HUD) home?

These are homes built entirely in the factory under a federal building code administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (commonly known as the HUD Code) went into effect June 15, 1976. Manufactured homes may be single- or multi-section and are transported to the site and installed. The federal standards regulate manufactured housing design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and quality. The HUD Code also sets performance standards for the heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal and electrical systems. It is the only federally-regulated national building code. On-site additions, such as garages, decks and porches, often add to the attractiveness of manufactured homes and must be built to local, state or regional building codes. (Courtesy of the Manufactured Housing Institute)

What is the difference between a modular home, manufactured home, and a mobile home?

The term ‘mobile home' refers to factory homes built prior to 1976. Manufactured or "HUD" homes are homes built after the 1976 federal standard was created. Modular homes are built to the same stringent codes as conventional stick-built homes.

Is a manufactured or modular home better than a conventionally built home?

We think so! Most estimates suggest between 20-40% more lumber and fasteners are used in factory-built homes compared to similar site-built homes. All our homes are inspected by our own highly-trained quality control personnel, and by independent third-party agencies. Even FEMA confirmed that modular homes withstood hurricanes better than conventional site-built homes.

How can I finance my home?

Your retailer or builder should be able to provide financing resources.

How long will it take to build my home?

Our homes can usually be built within 4-8 weeks from the time they are ordered - typically much faster than traditional site builders. The homeowner and your retailer or builder still need to arrange for site preparation, the home needs to be transported and put together ("set"), and any remaining mechanicals completed.

Can I customize your homes?

Most of our modular homes can be customized, and many of our manufactured homes can be as well. Your retailer or builder will work with you and with us to determine what we can do to customize your home.

Can add or upgrade options?

Absolutely! All of our homes come with a range of options or upgrades.

Can your homes be placed on a basement?

Yes, most of our homes can be built on a basement. Please contact a retailer or builder for specifics.

Can your homes be built so garages and decks can be added?

Yes. If you already know you will be adding a garage or deck, your retailer or builder will help make sure the home is built to accommodate the garage or deck.

What is the price of your homes? How much do they cost?

The price of your home will be based on many factors. Please contact your local retailer or builder. We do offer multiple series of homes to fit in most price ranges - whether you are buying your first home, looking to move into a bigger house, or searching for a smaller home after the family has left.

I'm a builder. How can your homes help my business and customers?

Modular homes offer substantial value to builders and developers. Simply put, our homes are built ‘inside' rather than ‘outside.' We follow the same building codes and use the same graded lumber. Issues such as weather delays, theft and vandalism, wet lumber, and multiple subcontractors are eliminated or reduced. Homes can be built to your schedule, allowing builders to better manage their cash flow. The benefits continue - please call our corporate office at (574) 533-7100 to speak with one of our representatives to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

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