Modular Home Manufacturers & Builders Directory
Chief Industries/BonnaVilla Homes
PO Box 127, 111 Grant Street
Aurora, NE 68818-0127
Chief Industries/BonnaVilla Homes Description:
"...The BonnaVilla has long been recognized as a "luxury" home in the manufactured and modular home industry. This series of homes incorporates beautiful design, quality materials, and close attention to details. The BonnaVilla is available in Single Section and Double Section (Built to HUD and IRC Codes..."
Providing these building styles:
- Ranch modular homes
- Contemporary modular homes
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
CO, IA, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, SD, WY
|How Long in Business||1970 Housing Division (1954 General )|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||300-400
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||None provided|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|No architects available|
|Location of Factories||Aurora, NE|
|How to Buy a Home||Through their network of builders|
|Building Materials||Wood home construction|
|Energy Efficiency||Roof blown in cellulose insulation (optional up to R50 rating), R19 Owens Corning fiberglass insulation walls, optional R21 wall insulation, continuous vapor barrier around exterior walls.|
|Construction Timeframe||3-5 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Individual products can be customized but most structural aspects can not be.|
|Amount of Floorplans||50 standard floorplans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$50-$70|
|Avg. Transportation Costs||Varies by location|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Varies by location|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Garages and decks are possible|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Not offered|
|Guarantees||One-year structural warranty|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Varies on final building location|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Dependent on final destination|
|Information Package||Information available on their website. |
|Editor's Rating ||
|Editorial Review||BonnaVilla Homes which is part of Chief Industries builds good quality homes but their focus is on manufactured mobile homes and their modular selection suffers from this. Most of their "modular homes" are simply multiple manufactured homes placed together and will not blend in well with stick-built homes. That being said their construction is above average quality. Their website has good information and a 20 page online brochure with many photos. This would be a good option for the lower end of the marketplace or for those not worried about blending in with stick-built homes.|
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Personal Reviews of Chief Industries/BonnaVilla Homes
Robert Fessenden from South Fork, CO
I purchased my home in July 2007. For the most part it is a very nice home. It is a prow home that I believe is the Frisco model that I can no longer find in the BonnaVilla brochure. I ordered special shingles for this house with a 6/12 pitch roof. The shingles are rated for 130 mile an hour wind if installed correctly. I used the same shingle on my garage roof and with winds over 80 miles an hour no problem. This morning after high winds last night I found a piece of a shingle in my front yard. The cellophane over the seal down strip was still in place. I went to the back of the house and a very large area was blown up. I had no choice but to go up and do a temporary fix to keep the house dry. There is no felt paper under the shingles and the seal down strips can not seal with the cellophane still in place. I am lucky that in 6 years I have not had a serious problem as I am gone sometimes for more than a month. I also had big problems with the dealer that I bought the home from and a lot of the original set up work was done poorly and I ended up doing it either myself or hiring the work done. I can not give BonnaVilla a good recommendation with a roofing job that was not done properly. This is very serious.
Herman Bigman from Sweetwater,AZ
We bought a Bonnavilla home several years ago and its by far the best house we ever lived in.It's really holding up to its name in this high desert rural community.
Rayetta from Burns, wyoming
We love our home, there are no words to descibe, we would definately buy another one!!
Linda Young from Ames, Iowa
Anyone who takes time to compare modular homes will quickly see for themselves how much better built Bonnavilla's are. I have owned and lived in 3 different homes in the past 50 years and would buy nothing else. The higher price is easily regained in the utility savings, resell value, and overall quality of life. I do agree that there some poor quality sales people out there and I've had my share of those. But Bonnavilla is by far a superior home.
Earl Bastian from Aurora, Colorado
My wife and I enjoy our home and plan on purchasing another. Can you forward the following concern I have to someone who can help me about my siding. The house was built 10/10/01, Bonnavilla, Model number 870GB-10, S/N NEB 20-A29079. Some of the Vinyl Siding in front of the house was installed too short, when it contacts you can see the backing. Thank you for your time.
JoAnnette Sieve from Buena Vista, CO
I have lived in my BonnaVilla home for almost 6 years and I could not be happier with it. In my lifetime I have owned 9 houses, 6 of which were new. All were stick built except this one. Some were custom built as well. I designed this house, knowing by now what I like and didn't like. I have to say that I like this one best. The distributor and his service manager, no longer in business unfortunately, were just great. There may come a time in the near future that I will buy another house and at this point I would not hesitate to buy another BonnaVilla. That is why I am on this site, to see if they are still in business...which thankfully they are.
terry brando from st. michaels, arizona
i own a goldenvilla home and i like the quality of the home. this is my 2nd home and i am very happy with it. I recommend a chief industries home to anyone in the market for a manufactured or modular home. this company has been around for quite some time now and they are very flexible in meeting your needs.
Rebecca Webb from Kansas City, MO
We are S-O-L-D on the Bonna Villa homes! Jay at Westwood Manor in Liberty, MO gave us a tour of your homes and pointed out all the superior construction features. He gave us that tour nearly 2 years ago and we have been living with the dream of owning one of your homes since then! Looks like the time is just about here because we have found a site we want to put it on at Linn Valley Lakes south of Kansas City. Thank you for offering such a great product.
Shawna Schaefer from Pine Bluffs WY
When we decided to buy a modular home we did our homework very thoroughly and chose a BonnaVilla home. We are so pleased that we did. We love our home and the construction and quality are outstanding. The factory was very willing to work with in customizing portions of the home and our sales staff was very accommodating. We were somewhat prepared for a nightmare, like so many other stories that we had heard, but we have been pleasantly surprised. The home was delivered on time, and was set within 1 1/2 weeks and completely done within 3 weeks. Any issues that we had were taken care of promptly by the sales staff and also the manufacturer. We went with a dealer in Scottsbluff Nebraska and our after sale service has been amazing. We could not be more pleased.
mike daniel from hooper, ne.
we are very pleased with our 2005 BonnaVilla home. the dealer we bought it from is no longer in business, and was not a very good product support company. the carpet was wavy, and they tried to fix it, and tore the carpet, and did not offer to replace it. I called the sales person to report it, and he said he would see if they had any of our type of carpet. He did not do anything about it either.
Karen Stewart from Grand Junction, Co
The quality of the home is fine. The issue is with the selling distributor. We had more issues than we imagined possible with them. The house was set on the foundation incorrectly and bathtubs and showers do not drain properly. Always a puddle in a corner. We pointed out the exact problems that needed to be fixed and their attitude was one of "we are done with you". This leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
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