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Heckaman Homes



2676 E. Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550
Phone: 574-773-4167
Fax: 574-773-2546
email: info@heckamanhomes.com

Heckaman Homes Description:
"...The company produces two product lines with over 50 floor plans. The Custom series includes ranch, cape cod and two-story homes. Custom series homes offer the home buyer a wide array of optional features, color selections and modifications. The Freedom series, while offering fewer options and features, provides the buyer a home that is of an equally high quality, but is more affordable..."

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


Providing modular homes and buildings in:
IL, IN, MI, OH

Company Background

How Long in Business1969
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)Over 400 (modular and mobile homes)
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNone provided
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
No architects on staff
Builder NetworkOver 40 builders
Location of FactoriesNappanee, IN
How to Buy a HomeAvailable through builder network

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWood frame construction
Energy EfficiencyR-30 Insulation in ceiling, R-19 fiberglass insulation in walls
Construction Timeframe2 to 6 weeks
Customization FlexibilityLimited customization options
Amount of FloorplansOver 50 predesigned floorplans

Pricing

Avg. Cost per Square Foot$75-$100
Avg. Transportation CostsDependent on site
Avg. Placement CostsDependent on design
Site PreparationHandled by independent builder

Options

Garage/Deck AvailabilityGarages and decks are possible
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeNot offered
GuaranteesNot stated
Delivery Range300 miles from factory
Number of Factory InspectionsUpon completion
Number of Building Site InspectionsHandled by builder
Information PackageMinimal information available on their website.

Our Review

Editor's Rating
Editorial ReviewHeckaman Homes targets the mid range modular home buyer. They are average modular homes that will blend in with most neighborhoods. They have been around a long time so they must be doing something right. But our mystery shopper had several problems getting information from them. We don't understand why a company would make it so hard for a potential customer to deal with them.
Mystery Shopper Rating

Personal Reviews of Heckaman Homes

Barb Phillips from Kalamazoo, MI
Our Cape Cod home was delivered in 2008. The upstairs attic wasn't finished and now, July 2013, we are seeing dripping water coming between the dormer and adjoining rafters. Our builder examined the roof in October 2013 and found 6 locations where CertainTeed shingles had delaminated. Heckaman seems determined not to address these leaks.

Robin from Kankakee County Ilinois
We love our Woodbridge. It was built in 1995 and it is in great shape. We have done remodeling and upgrades over the years and have always been pleased with the quality of the home. If you are considering building one of these homes the most important thing is finding the right on site builder. Hire a local contractor that has an excesllent track record of building modular. The complaints listed here seem to all stem from poor workmanship at the home site. I hope you have as good luck with your home as we have with ours. I highly recommend this company.

Eric Heinz from Saline, Michigan
Dated: Nov. 21st, 2011. Our home in now 10 years old and has been fairly good. We did have some minor problems in the begin but overlooked them (no tyvek/wrap on house, backing of cabinet cover with spare sheets leaving seem lines, upstairs floor boards not installed correctly... ¾ T/G board not used to start upstairs floor and nailed together with 2-bi underneath causing squeaks in those areas of the bed rooms). The biggest problem I’m having now is that the dormers were not installed correctly and I’m getting water leaks….with water damage. This is my biggest disappointment with Heckaman homes. I have two men review the issue with minor support and no efforts to cover the water damage caused by the faulty installation which goes back to the original build. I would highly recommend that you inspect the quality of the installation as the final on-site assembly is pretty shady in my opinion. In regards to the original build, I would give them 4 to 5 stars. In regards to the final install and inspection I would give them 1 to 2 stars. Be very carefully that you have a qualified person inspect the details before you make the final hand-off.

peg from sister lakes, mi
Our cape cod style summer home, delivered in 1997 is still in great condition. Our gen contractor added dormers on site and we finished the second floor ourselves, saving a lot of money. Andersen windows are great, siding and roofing still look new. Insulated very well - we rarely need to use the ac. Overall, we were very satisfied with the home and the price.

Holly L-B from MI
We have been in our home for 2 years now. It is a modified Gloucester. The home is very well built and we have had no problems at all. Our builder was great and worked with us very well. We deleted most of the finishes in the home so we could do our own upgrades to save money. We deleted all cabinetry, most light fixtures, and all floor coverings. We put hardwood, slate, and porcelin tile throughout, customized our fireplace with natural slate tile, and finished the entire upstairs ourselves. We enlarged the home, and have a 16' opening between the living room and dining room, and a bumpout on the front of the house to break up the face of the house. Everyone who sees our house loves it. Photos of what can be done with a modular home are here: hllb.smugmug.com/Other/Construction-Photos-2008/4151383_v3fJZ#242314841_c35DV

Rob & Lisa Mouatt from Howell, MI
Our home was set in May of 2000 and since this our 10th aniversary, I thought I would write to tell you that We love our Heckeman home now just as much as the day it was set on the foundation. It has weathered well and looks fantastic still. Thanks from some happy home owner. By the way we have awesome photos we would love to share. Rob & Lisa Mouatt

ralph wilks from niles, michigan
I would like someone to contact us. We bought a Warwick home from you in 2004. We had Chuck Arver, a wonderful contractor/representative, handle all the details. We have made some improvements since the house was set and would like to share some ideas. These ideas could be incorporated in your future options to customers. Since we were so pleased with everything, we thought that you might want to hear what we did.

thanks, ralph and anita wilks

William Lindsay from Defiance, Ohio
We are generally happy with our Nantucket, Heckaman home. Our biggest issue is with a myriad of drywall screw pops. Our house was built in 2006 and we are still getting them.

Something that would have been nice, is for anyone from Heckaman, contacting us to see how we liked our house.

Perhaps the main issue with the organization is the builder. Ours, was New Horizon Homes. Several problems arose from their ineptness. Number one, he failed to fill the order form out properly and the floor covering was not correct. We were not given the opportunity to review or sign the order before it was submitted. This was redone at our expense. He wanted additional monies for overtime for the crane operator because the time to set the house was excessive. He said this was due to inproper site preparation, even though it was done exactly to his specification. I would never ever do business with him again. Repeated letters to Heckaman concerning our issues with one of their certified repersentatives, fell on deaf ears. They never even had the courtesy to reply. I find the Heckaman organization to be aloof and uncaring about their customers.

I would suggest that Heckaman provide optional upgrades to their homes; granite, hardwood, etc.

Mary Lin from Dowagiac, MI
Dave Zuel of Highlight Homes was my builder. I have nothing but great things to say about them. The home is lovely, semi-custom, and every detail was covered. The walls are straight, the finishes are acceptable and I have ONLY ONE ITEM that I was unhappy with and that was probably half my fault for not noticing it on the plans. My builder was always accessible and 4 years later, he still returns my calls whenever I have a question. I think the home quality is above average, but the builder was SUPERIOR!

Juan V. David, PhB, MUP from Palms, MI
From the Frame out we have issues with the manufacture of our home. Wood grade 3 quality was found throughout construction. There were gaps of close to an inch between wood seams in everything from rafters to basement beams. Walls were not straight and drywall was cracked and bulged and not finished appropriately. Charges for additional items were exorbitant and fees for items deleted were skimpy or not taken off. Cabinets were of the lowest quality and installed incorrectly. Repairs we very poorly done and the General Contractor would not accept responsibilty. We would never advise anyone to deal with this company.

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