The Process- How does building a modular home work?

What is a modular home and how is it different? A traditional home is constructed outdoors on your building lot.  Modular homes are just like stick-built homes, but they are built in sections in an indoor factory setting where they are never subjected to adverse weather conditions during the building process. The individual sections move through the factory, with a quality control department checking them after every step. The modular building process produces a high quality, very energy efficient home.

The process of buying a modular home begins in much the same way as a traditional stick-built home. First is the fun part- envisioning and designing the home you’ve always wanted. You can browse through our floor plans for inspiration or bring us a plan you love from somewhere else. Some builders say they offer custom floor plans by offering a few design variations on the same plan, but we listen to your needs and create a truly custom home. Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with us and we’ll discuss all of the exciting possibilities!

The Process - How does building a modular home work?

What is a modular home and how is it different? A traditional home is constructed outdoors on your building lot.  Modular homes are just like stick-built homes, but they are built in sections in an indoor factory setting where they are never subjected to adverse weather conditions during the building process. The individual sections move through the factory, with a quality control department checking them after every step. The modular building process produces a high quality, very energy efficient home.

The process of buying a modular home begins in much the same way as a traditional stick-built home. First is the fun part- envisioning and designing the home you’ve always wanted. You can browse through our floor plans for inspiration or bring us a plan you love from somewhere else. Some builders say they offer custom floor plans by offering a few design variations on the same plan, but we listen to your needs and create a truly custom home. Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with us and we’ll discuss all of the exciting possibilities!

The next step is when your dream starts to become a reality- when you secure your financing and purchase a building lot.

After we’ve gotten to know you and learned what features are most important to you, we’ll develop a 2D rendering of your home design. Once you approve it, our team will get right to work building your home in a climate controlled facility. You don’t have to worry about rain or other inclement weather causing delays or damage while your home is under construction.

As your home is being built, we’ll keep you updated on its progress. You can even visit the factory to see how your new home is coming along.

The next step is when your dream starts to become a reality- when you secure your financing and purchase a building lot.

After we’ve gotten to know you and learned what features are most important to you, we’ll develop a 2D rendering of your home design. Once you approve it, our team will get right to work building your home in a climate controlled facility. You don’t have to worry about rain or other inclement weather causing delays or damage while your home is under construction.

As your home is being built, we’ll keep you updated on its progress. You can even visit the factory to see how your new home is coming along.

The next step is when your dream starts to become a reality- when you secure your financing and purchase a building lot.

After we’ve gotten to know you and learned what features are most important to you, we’ll develop a 2D rendering of your home design. Once you approve it, our team will get right to work building your home in a climate controlled facility. You don’t have to worry about rain or other inclement weather causing delays or damage while your home is under construction.

As your home is being built, we’ll keep you updated on its progress. You can even visit the factory to see how your new home is coming along.

What's Next?

When your modules are complete, we’ll transport them to your site and set them on the foundation. From there, the finishing work begins, and before you know it, you’ll be walking through the door of your brand new home!

We can provide a totally turnkey construction process if the customer chooses- and there are never any hidden costs.

From start to finish, we strive to give you a worry free experience. Building a new home should be a time filled with excitement and anticipation, so enjoy the process and let us take care of the details.

What's Next?

When your modules are complete, we’ll transport them to your site and set them on the foundation. From there, the finishing work begins, and before you know it, you’ll be walking through the door of your brand new home!

We can provide a totally turnkey construction process if the customer chooses- and there are never any hidden costs.

From start to finish, we strive to give you a worry free experience. Building a new home should be a time filled with excitement and anticipation, so enjoy the process and let us take care of the details.

Benefits of RVB Modular Homes

Modular homes are completed 30-50% quicker than stick-built homes. The indoor construction process takes place alongside the site and foundation work. Because the home is built in a factory, there are never any weather delays during the modular home construction process.

Finished modules are covered for protection, then transported to the home site. They are placed on the foundation by crane, then professionally joined and completed by The Home Store or your general contractor.

A modular home conforms to the building codes that are required at the specific location it will be delivered to. In many cases, construction exceeds the required codes. A modular home is also built stronger than typical stick built homes using up to 30% more lumber.

Other Things To Know

After delivery, most homes can be constructed on the job site in one day or less. It’s a very cool building process and you will amaze your neighbors! 

Modular homes can also be completely customized. We can either customize any existing floor plan or our design team can create the perfect home from scratch. 

Sometimes people use the terms ‘modular’ and ‘manufactured’ or ‘mobile homes’ interchangeably, but a modular home and a mobile home (trailer) are definitely NOT the same thing.

Other Things To Know

After delivery, most homes can be constructed on the job site in one day or less. It’s a very cool building process and you will amaze your neighbors! 

Modular homes can also be completely customized. We can either customize any existing floor plan or our design team can create the perfect home from scratch. 

Sometimes people use the terms ‘modular’ and ‘manufactured’ or ‘mobile homes’ interchangeably, but a modular home and a mobile home (trailer) are definitely NOT the same thing.

Other Resources

THE MODULAR HOME BOOK

If you are thinking of ‘going modular,’ this could be your primer: it covers all the steps of the process and features a 16-page color insert that helps you visualize the possibilities.