Modular Manufacturers and Prefab Design

Now that you have perhaps a few prospective parcels of land picked out, you can start thinking about what kind of home you’d like to build. Modular building allows for almost infinite customization, but usually you will start with a standard style of home and build from there.

Deciding on a Manufacturer

Modular Manufacturers

Most of the largest manufacturers own and operate smaller local operations in order to give each home the individual attention it needs.

There are all different kinds of modular manufacturers to choose from, so it may seem like a daunting task to pick one. Narrowing down your options is fairly easy if you know what you’re looking for. First, not all manufacturers will be able to make homes in every state. You can search our database by state to narrow it down to only manufacturers who will build a modular home for your area. Next, you need to decide what kind of home you want. Certain manufacturers specialize in one type or another. Others specialize in a particular aesthetic or budget range.

Once you have a good idea of which manufacturers might serve you well, you might want to consider touring their factories or taking a tour of homes they constructed nearby. You will want to view both newly-constructed homes and homes that are at least 10 years old. One of the benefits of modular construction is that the sturdiness with which homes are built also helps keep the home in good shape as the years pass. A good modular manufacturer will be building homes that stand the test of time.

Choosing Your Home Style

It’s best to pick out 2 or 3 different styles that you’d be happy with and then find out which manufacturers in your area work with those styles. Here’s a rundown on each of the most popular styles of modular homes.

Customizing Your Home

Keep in mind that with most sample floor plans, you can change around almost anything you’d like. If you find a ranch floor plan that you like, but want more room, you can consider adding a second floor, or a T extension on to the house. Go in-depth and learn more about the prefab customization process.


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