Commodore Homes of Virginia
(Division of Commodore Homes)
525 Kentuck Road
Nanville, VA 24540
Commodore Homes of Virginia Description:
(Division of Commodore Homes)
"...Being one of the oldest system-built plants in the Southeast, our experience and quality presents a very high standard. Our Corporate design team insures that the available home plans are some of the most innovative in the marketplace. Our strength as a company is transferred to you, the homeowner, so that you receive the best value for your hard earned dollar. .."
Providing these building styles:
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
- Ranch modular homes
- Cape Cod modular homes
- Contemporary modular homes
NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
|How Long in Business||1952|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||200-300
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||MHI (Manufactured Housing Institute)|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|Draftsmen are available|
|Builder Network||Over 80|
|Location of Factories||Cherryville, NC|
|How to Buy a Home||Through their network of retailers|
|Building Materials||Wood home construction |
|Energy Efficiency||R19 exterior insulation. OSB sheathing |
|Construction Timeframe||4-6 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Individual products can be customized but most structural aspects can not be.|
|Amount of Floorplans||70 standard floorplans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$60-$95|
|Avg. Transportation Costs||Varies by location|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Varies by location|
|Site Preparation||Handled by local builder|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Porches are available|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Not offered|
|Guarantees||One-year structural warranty, extended 10-year warranty program|
|Delivery Range||Mid Atlantic USA|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Varies on final building location|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Handled by builder|
|Information Package||Information available on their website. |
|Editor's Rating ||
|Editorial Review||This Mid Atlantic division of R-Anell Homes provides modular homes. The quality of work is good. They are a safe choice for most home buyers. They can't build a mansion but they do a good job providing homes for entry level and middle class home buyers. In 2014 they combined with R-Anell Homes which has a great history of good modular home construction.|
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Personal Reviews of Commodore Homes of Virginia
Amy Carter from Bedford, VA
We were so excited to finally have our own new home. We expected some repairs from transport, such as cracks to be required after delivery. Our home has been so held up it isn't funny. 4-6 weeks is an absolute joke. Now I have found out that the employees working on our home were only there long enough to complete the outstanding orders for that factory and they are now shutting down. As we looked through our new home after it was set it became obvious of just how little these folks losing their jobs really cared about the quality of work they were doing. And to top it off, the company we were working with just magically avoided telling us what was happening. Con artists, the entire lot of them! The list of MAJOR things wrong is unbelievable! It is true that they have not yet had the chance to go through and do the "finishing" work, but I seriously doubt that the chipped cabinets, unevenly placed floor vents and flat out unevenly placed facing tile are on their list to look for. Never mind the supposed crack repairs done at the factory that were never even sanded, the big blob of plaster on the stuccoed ceiling (that we never wanted), the molding at the top of our cabinets that doesn't even line up, the completely off level lights in our master bath and so on and on and on and on. Upon calling Bennie's homes, who we went through, I got nothing but the wiggly worm act trying to find a way out of having to actually do the major work it is going to take to solve this problem. I haven't even touched the tip of the iceberg of the problems we have had with this company and their representative, Bennie's homes. The jackass owner Rob Rutherford treated me so rudely when I complained about the incorrect placement of our driveway and poor job done on it I was left fuming with my mouth hanging open at the same time. I guess neither of these companies is interested in future business. They have completely screwed themselves because I will not only not hesitate to tell EVERYONE I know of our piss poor experience. They have also done themselves out of the home my parents planned to build on the same property. And they were going to go with their largest house with uncountable upgrades. They won't even consider using these companies again. How stupid can you be? ?Especially since they knew of my parent's plans. We are so disappointed. My husband and I are both disabled and we were finally going to have something happy and positive in our lives and Commodore Homes and Bennie's Homes of Rustburg have totally crapped all over that. We are so disappointed when this should be nothing but a happy time for us. Now we have to figure out how we are going to recoup the losses. Whatever you do, do not listen to the beginning of this review saying this is a safe company to go with for beginner and middle class buyers. It is no more a safe choice than I am Mickey Mouse. What a joke! I would have given 0 stars if that option was available.
Rebecca Austin from United States
I bought my home from commodore homes.It was built 1989 in danville Va. The company paid for our trip and hotel room for a family of 4 to allow us to see the factory and our home as it was being built at the stages they were in at the time. When our home was set up we had a (walk though) a list of things where repair or correction needed to be made but they took care of them right away. I have had my home now for 26 years..and like everyone does I have remolded my whole home. hard wood floors new double hung windows those kind of things not because I had to but because I wanted change.I still love my home it has 2x6 outer walls and standard 2x4 walls very well insulated I have 3 sky lights in my home never a leak anywhere in them or my roof. My daughter bought a modular home from a company I won't mention their name. She has had and is having some major problems which include a leaking roof counter tops and cabnits pulling away from walls cracked drywall and the list goes on...with no help from amish builder or customers service.Her home is a cape cod it is 4 years old.I have to say that I am pleased with my home commodore built home and the service they provided Over all and I would buy from them again in a heart beat. I'm sorry for all of those having problems with your homes but trust me you will get better service from them than an other company that I know of I have seen a lot in the years since i bought my home and other people buying homes stick built or other wise.I am pleased I made the choice I did with commodore. I would buy from them again if I were in the market for a home.I think if you contact the right people about your problems they will correct them for you. Nothing man made or other wise is perfect no matter what you pay for it there will be something that will need attention. May God Bless you.
Katie from Statesville, NC
We were immediately disappointed with our Commodore home. We have had no major problems yet, but we have only had the home for 4 months. The whole house seems to have been hurriedly put together by people who do not care about the fact that they are building a home for people to live in. The laminate on the counters was done backwards, we have bad spots on the sheetrock, and the counters are pulling away from the walls in the bathrooms. There are several places where the sheetrock is cracking. As others have stated, you only have a small time frame to have problems fixed by commodore. The problems that we reported in those 3 weeks were fixed to our satisfaction. Anything found after that time is supposed to be fixed by the dealer, but they will not fix things like the cracks in the walls and the moulding pulling away from the ceiling because they say it is due to settling. Overall, I am very disappointed with this home. I will not recommend a Commodore home to anyone.
Debbie from Alberta, VA
Like the others from VA I'm very disappointed with the quality of work on my Commodore home from Danville, VA. It has never seemed like a new home but a "fixer upper". We had a 2 page list of items that needed to be fixed before we moved in and found many more afterward that could not be fixed because it was beyond the time limit for repairs. The laminate countertops had to be redone and after only a year and half are coming apart at some places. The sheetrock work is horrible with raised areas at the seams and rough spots which you don't see until you start painting. The molding is also very badly done. They will only repair the things that you specifically point out. Told them sheetrock and molding problem was throughout the house but only fixed the spots that were pointed out. There was and still is trash under the carpet. There was a roll of staples or tacks under one place that we pointed out to them and they removed. Seems the people who built the house didn't know what they were doing. It's obvious Commodore does not care about the quality of the houses they sell or about customer satisfaction. What should have been a happy experience moving into a new house was and still is one big disappointment. I do not recommend Commodore to anyone.
Albert S Bennett from Heathsville, VA
Home is very shoddily constructed out of inferior materials. Cabinets in kitchen are coming apart. Floor in dining room cracks and squeaks. Serious mold problem about a year ago when it was discovered that a showerhead fitting in master bathroom was leaking. Lazy Susan in kitchen is unusable since the lower shelf can only be used at ground level cannot be raised and held in place. Siding on exterior starting to come apart. Fireplace came equipped for gas not propane as we advised our builder. Window shades installed incorrectly right hand pull cords. Builder more or less told us we have to live with this. The whole experience has been nothing but disappointing. We took possession of this home in Dec 2008 in less than two years the appearance of the home has greatly deteriorated. I was never given a copy of the homeowners warranty by Ron Herring your contractor. He kept on making excuses like he left it in his car will make sure we get it but never did. The exterior faucets froze up in winter due to incorrect installation. They should have been installed slightly tilted to allow accumulated water to drain. Instead they were straight and froze in winter. It would have been pointless to contact our builder who cares no more about customer satisfaction than Commodore does.
Jeff from Columbus
It is imperative that you go to the dealer that you bought your home from for service. They are the people that should mandate service for your home from the manufacturer. IF Commodore denies service, your dealer should perform it or you bought your home from the wrong dealer. I have had no problems whatsoever from Commodore. They were there with any issue I ever had, but I didnt have many at all. However, the dealer arranged my service. Yours should too. Don't let them tell you otherwise. If they do, they are lying.
Charles P Andrews from Sedley,va
Like, Connie from Virginia, we too have had our share of problems with Commodore Homes. Our house is not even 1 year old, and the floors squeak, the drywall is cracked in several rooms, and the roof has waves in it, by the way Commodore gives you only 21 days to report any problem, with your home, that is what I was told by commodore. After that you are pretty much on your own. However, when family and friends stop by to visit, they see the cracks in the drywall and they hear the floor squeaking. I tell them that this is a Commodore Home from Danville, VA, not nanville like you state above, and I tell them they only care about the sale of their homes ,not about the service to the customers, their service department checked out a long time ago. We have not yet contacted a lawyer, to pursue this matter, it will only be a matter of time.
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