You are free to manage your own home building project. You can simply hire us to build, deliver and set a custom modular home on your foundation if you wish.
However, many of our clients don’t have the time or desire to run a full-blown home building project, and they will instead choose to hire us as their General Contractor. We can handle every aspect of the building project for you, including obtaining building permits, hiring surveyors, and arranging for subcontractor specialists to clear the lot, dig and construct the foundation, put in the well and septic system (or hook to city utilities), build your garage/porch/deck, and anything else you would like done. Our General Contracting fee is 13% of all site work that is managed by us.
The equation to figure out your total costs when you have us coordinate the site work is as follows:
[HOME COST] + [SITE WORK] + [13% OF SITE WORK COSTS] = [TOTAL]
So, let’s say you choose a home that will cost $85,000 delivered and set, and you want us to coordinate $60,000 in site work for you. Your total costs would be [85,000] + [60,000] + [7,800] = [152,800]
And yes, you can hire your Uncle Bob to put in the septic system (assuming he’s licensed). When you choose to manage a portion of the site work yourself (like the foundation or well or septic, etc.), we will not charge you our General Contracting fee for that portion of the work.
Here is a partial list of things that are considered upgrade/optional for your new modular home: Dormers on the home – garages – porches – landscaping – metal roofing – concrete driveways – stone veneer on home – premium vertical siding – dormers – kitchen appliances – stone countertops – solid hardwood doors – laminate or hardwood floors – premium cabinets (hickory, cherry, etc) – ceramic tile floors.
All of these optional items and finishes will need to be priced out on an individual basis. Please contact us for a complete list of standard specifications for your home.
Set & Finish includes setting and fastening the modular home to your foundation, fastening the various sections of your home together, crane rental fees (assuming normal lot conditions), finishing roof venting and ridge cap shingles, running PVC drain vents through the roof, house-wrap and siding installation on ends, aluminum soffit and fascia installation, porch light installation, interior marriage-wall drywall finish and trim work, repairing any transportation cracks in drywall, ceiling texturing at the marriage wall, carpet and linoleum transitions, adjusting interior/exterior doors as needed, and final interior touch-ups as well as a final sweep and vacuum. Everything you need to get the interior of your custom modular home move-in-ready!
Please Note: Unless specifically noted in the description, the 2nd floor of our Cape Cod Modular Homes will come as unfinished attic space for the price shown (Two-Story modular homes always come finished upstairs).
Also, for all homes the HVAC system (Furnace and A/C), home foundation, garages, porches, and all Major Utility Connections such as well and water main hookup, sewer system and drains under home, electric service and hookup, and gas service and piping hookup are priced separately on a case-by-case basis.
Your home can be built, placed on the foundation and finished within 90 to 120 days.
The complexity of all the other work being done on site (attached garages/porches, stone veneer, landscaping, etc) will determine the overall term of your project.
For custom modular homes built in Mishawaka, Indiana, the countdown begins as soon as we place your home order at the manufacturing plant.
If the home is paid for with cash, we begin construction on your new modular home as soon as we have a finalized list of home options and your down payment.
For those with bank financed construction loans, we order the home as soon as the bank closes your construction loan and authorizes us to place the order.