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Contempri Homes Industries, Inc.



1000 W. Water Street
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-5361
Fax: 618-357-6629
email: jperry@contemprihomes.com

Contempri Homes Industries, Inc. Description:
"...Contempri Homes™ manufactures high quality pre engineered building components which are delivered and then assembled on site by a qualified Contempri Homes™ builder. These pre engineered building components can be used to construct residential homes both single and multi family, assisted care living facilities, office buildings, hotels and U.S. Post Offices...."

Providing these building styles:
  • Ranch modular homes
  • Colonial modular homes
  • Cape Cod modular homes
  • Multi-Family modular homes


Providing modular homes and buildings in:
IA, IL, IN, KY, MO, TN, WI

Company Background

How Long in Business1965
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)50-100
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNone provided
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
No architects available
Builder NetworkAbout 20
Location of FactoriesScranton, PA.
How to Buy a HomeThrough their network of builders

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWood home construction
Energy EfficiencyCeilings: R-30 Fiberglass, Walls: 2x4 R-13 Fiberglass, Walls: 2x6 R-19 Fiberglass
Construction Timeframe4-6 weeks
Customization FlexibilityLimited options
Amount of FloorplansAbout 160 online floorplans

Pricing

Avg. Cost per Square Foot$70-$100
Avg. Transportation CostsVaries by location
Avg. Placement CostsVaries by location
Site PreparationHandled by local builder

Options

Garage/Deck AvailabilityDepends on model selected
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeNot offered
GuaranteesOne year limited warranty
Delivery Range400 miles from factory
Number of Factory InspectionsUpon completion
Number of Building Site InspectionsHandled by builder
Information PackageMinimal information available online

Our Review

Editor's Rating
Editorial ReviewContempri Industries supposedly provides upper scale modular homes according to the builders we spoke with. Based on the experience of our mystery shopper we have serious doubts. Their website is basic. Almost all of the floorplans we were shown reminded us of mobile homes. In our experience when a modular home provider doesn't say much it is because they do not have much to say or be proud of. We think it might be best to keep on looking at the other modular home options or at least compare several options with what Contempri Homes has to offer.
Mystery Shopper Rating

Personal Reviews of Contempri Homes Industries, Inc.

Sandra Bullard from United States
I happened to purchase a standing Contempri ranch home that was build in around 1990. The building materials are exactly what you would find in a regular home. The builder knew what he was doing and the home looks like new. The basement runs the entire length of the home (not the garage though) which is huge. I want to have one built somewhere in the south but it looks as though they don't provide homes in those areas. But It is a sturdy home and when I tell people it's modular they can't believe it.

Terry Futcher from Highland Lakes, New Jersey
I live in a Contempri modular bi-level (24'x40') that was built in 1992. By 1996, there was significant cracking in drywall, and overall 'twisting' of the home in general, so much so that the front entry door is warped and does not close correctly, and the lolly columns in the garage have come through the drywall. The windows are cheap and can almost be pushed out entirely with little effort. When I pulled up the carpet to replace the flooring, there were nails, staples, mud and tape all over the subfloor. The stairway is not wide enough to meet code, so I don't know how we ever managed the CO. The main bath is a joke, both in size and construction... and the third bedroom is about the size of a broom closet. Overall, just very disappointed with this home. I've actually lived in a 14'x80' trailer that was constructed better.

Larry from Mount Vernon
My experience with Contempri Homes has not been a good one as well. Most of problems were with the contractor finishing the house. But that is a different story all together. After being almost 2 months late with building house, excuse being that the cabinets were not ready, when i do finally get the house there were still cabinets missing. Then Contempri claimed that they did not recommend the contractor to finish my house, yet the contractor has their name (Contempri) on the side of the work vehicle. The walls and ceilings in the house are not straight. The ceilings are wavy and the walls are just as bad. Still missing a screen for a window. As you can see from other reviews you mileage may vary, make sure you do your homework before making a large purchase like this.

DAVID WILLIAMS from pinckneyville il
I HAVE PERSONALLY WORKED FOR CONTEMPRI FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS,AND I HAVE TO SAY THERE PRODUCT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME.I PERSONALLY HAVE FINISHED HUNDREDS OF THERE HOMES,AND TRUST ME U WOULD HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING A BETTER DEAL ANYWHERE.SOME TIMES U GOT TO YELL TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS,BUT TRUST ME I NO MR JOHN PERRY AND HE IS A GREAT GUY.AS FAR AS THERE FLOOR PLANS ARE CONCERNED FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE AND CHANCES ARE THEY CAN BUILD IT,DONT LET THE SO CALLED BASIC WEB SITE FOOL U,THEY ARE FAR FROM BASIC.AS FAR AS CAROL IS CONCERNED I WISH SHE WOULD CALL ME TO HELP ON HER ISSUES,IM SURE I COULD CHANGE HER MIND.I WANT TO SAY IM PROUD TO SAY IVE BEEN PART OF CONTEMPRI HOMES.. THEY CAN TRULY BUILD MILD TO WILD

Carol from Ilinois
A family member purchased a contempri home. They are not happy. The owner at the factory was screaming at the employees when we stopped in one day. Then they came back over and over again to fix things that were wrong, but never did finish the list. The employees act like they are afraid to do anything unless they are told to, or they will lose their jobs, or so they say. What a mess.

SJenkins from Marion, IL
I just finished a new Contempri Homes deal via New Horizons Homes in Marion, IL. I visited the factory when our home was nearing completion. The tour was informative and all of my concerns were addressed. They can build nearly anything you can get on a blueprint. The crews performing the work from the Contempri Homes factory and subcontractors hired locally by New Horizons Homes performed work according to agreements were professional, and timely. They all went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied prior to calling the job finished. I appreciated the open lines of communication with New Horizons Homes and the factory. I was always treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. We have another home project to start in the next year and will definitely be repeat customers. My original deal was to be with Clayton Homes (mobile/manufactured) and at the last minute due to corporate policies they were unable to stand behind their salesperson’s word. New Horizons Homes (modular) saved the day with a much better constructed home at the same price with more square footage. Remember you cannot please all the people all the time but I definitely recommend visiting these businesses to form your own opinion.

Linda from IL
My experience with the Contempri home is not a good one. My walls are crooked in my bathrooms. All the faceplates for my switches are crooked. The smoothness of the walls are so bumpy and scratchy looking, it drives me crazy till this day. It looks like they painted with lots of sawdust in the air. Customer service is horrible. If they don't have another job near you when you need to get something corrected, they wont come out until they do. It took months to get lights replaced that didn't work when the home came. Their dealer in Southern Illinois is no better. After my home was set on its basement, the dealer would take notes of my complaints. I then would have to call back weekly to see where we were with them. Crazy!!!

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