Tips to Find the Right Modular Builder for You
Learning more about the modular home building proccess makes it easier to find the perfect modular home builder.
Once you’ve made the decision to build your home with modular construction you may
begin to ponder how to find the perfect builder who will meet all your needs. If you are
feeling overwhelmed by all your choices, this article will help guide you toward the perfect
partnership to build your dream home. The more educated you are about the industry, the
more questions and details you can get out of your first meeting with your potential builder.
This is a relationship that should be considered very carefully as you will be working closely
together for the foreseeable future.
Understand what the builder will do for you.
A modular home builder’s primary role is as your
project manager and they will be the hub for the design, price and ordering of your home
from a trusted manufacturer. It is important to note that the builder is independent from the modular manufacturer and holds all the necessary licenses and insurances to provide all the site related work.
Many home builders offer services beyond this scope and
can provide a more turn-key experience and handle all aspects of the project from
permitting to finishing touches. Other home builders may have a more hands-off approach
and guide you toward experienced vendors who will complete your home for you.
Whichever approach you would like to take, make sure and ask your modular home builder
the process they will use.
Purchase land and have financing plan in place.
Having these important steps completed
can make your meeting with your potential builder more productive. Many homes are
better suited to certain plots of land and your builder can help guide you in the right
direction. Remember your builder will work as the project manager for the building of your
dream home so coming in prepared will provide you with the best estimate possible in your
initial stage of building. Check out our gallery of homes to better understand which style of
home appeals most to you.
Research builder’s experience and skillset.
You want an experienced builder who has built
the type of home you want. Some builders focus on certain types of home within certain
price ranges and some may only build in certain parts of the country while others may build
Initial research into your future builder can be simple and easy. A straightforward internet
search will show their website, what associations they are members of, and the company’s
rating with the Better Business Bureau. These are all important factors to consider before
setting up an initial meeting.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Your first meeting with your potential builder is critical in
setting the stage for the rest of your home building process. This is your first chance to ask all
the questions you can think of and get answers that will comfort you through the
homebuilding process. Feel free to delve deep into the complete process and ask about
each stage of your home. Suggested questions include:
- Is there a set timeline you can follow for your home build?
- Is there any insurance if something should happen while your home is being built in
- What is the payment plan?
- Who will be your direct contact for the project?
- Are there any warranties on your home?
These general tips are just the first steps in your home building adventure. While it can be
intimidating, MHBA members are more than willing to answer any and all questions you may
have. Find a Builder here and reach out to start your home building process today!