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Holmes Building Systems, LLC



2863 Plank Rd., PO Box 520
Robbins, NC 27325
Phone: 910-948-2516
Fax: 910-948-3045
email: holmej@earthlink.net

Holmes Building Systems, LLC Description:
"...We offer homebuyers a wide range of flexible, attractive home styles with thoughtfully planned design features created to fit the way you like to live. Whether you are looking for a cape, ranch or elegant two-story home, there is an HBS style sure to please you..."

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


Providing modular homes and buildings in:
DE, NC, SC, VA

Company Background

How Long in Business2004
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)50-100
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNone provided
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
No architects on staff
Builder NetworkOver 20 builders
Location of FactoriesRobbins, NC
How to Buy a HomeAvailable through builder network

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWood frame construction
Energy EfficiencyFiberglass insulation
Construction Timeframe2 to 6 weeks
Customization FlexibilityNo significant customization allowed
Amount of FloorplansOver 30 predesigned floorplans

Pricing

Avg. Cost per Square Foot$65-$90
Avg. Transportation CostsDependent on site
Avg. Placement CostsDependent on design
Site PreparationHandled by independent builder

Options

Garage/Deck AvailabilityDepends on model selected
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeNot offered
GuaranteesNot stated
Delivery RangeMidAtlantic USA
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 ReviewHolmes Building Systems is a small modular operation in North Carolina. Being a smaller operation helps them to focus more on quality control. We also like the fact that they focus on only modular homes and not divide their attention on other products. If you are close to the factory we would recommend touring it and learning more about them. They are a possible option for entry level to mid range home buyers.
Mystery Shopper Rating

Personal Reviews of Holmes Building Systems, LLC

Donald Hamlett from Haw River North Carolina
As other comments have suggested, We wish we could leave 0 Stars to show our thoughts about our experience.
Jason Knight and Donald Hamlett
Haw River, NC 27258
Our home burned to the ground on November 4th 2015. After about a month we began searching for the right home to replace the house we had. It was going to be extremely expensive to rebuild the exact house we had. So looking into Modulars was the next best step. We have owned a modular home in the past and was extremely happy with the outcome. It was an amazing home, so my complaint is not with Modular Housing. Our complaint is with Holmes Building Systems. The salesman even convinced us into buying a home from Holmes Building Systems, we considered it and thought he would not lead us wrong. I am not here to comment on the sales office where we bought our home, but some info had to be included.
We signed papers in early December and began the process of rebuilding, everything seemed great, The foundation went up and about 6 weeks later the house came. From afar the house looked amazing. After 9 Failed Inspections and delay after delay. We were finally able to move in. After moving in we started seeing more and more problems that were not being addressed. The outside of the home has a lot of problems, missing trim work, trim work that does Not match front to back. The gable ends of the house are very badly twisted and look very uneven and crooked. Vinyl is sagging off in spots, there are extra rows of shingles between some of the dormers on the 2nd floor, the railings to the factory built porch do not line up properly and parts are always falling off. Upstairs almost all of the wood is a lower grade wood, with tons of cracked wood and wood that was cut badly. The studs running along the outside walls do not match us and are extremely uneven. There are 4 areas upstairs that sag really badly. Downstairs the sheet rock has damage in every single square foot you look at, the transom windows are all set crooked and the sheet rock is not properly trimmed out. The ceramic walk-in showers are very badly done, every tile is uneven, crookedly set, there is grout, paints and caulking all over the tiles and walls surrounding the showers. The wooden staircase is also full of damages, split wood, crooked boards, chunks and gouges of wood missing, the sheetrock again is in very bad shape. The sheetrock in every room is damaged, protruding and or recessed. The kitchen cabinets are all hung crooked. the doors are crooked. The countertops are coming undone with the top separating from the wood underneath. All of the vinyl floors have glue. paint and other chemical stains all over. On nearly every other tile or so. The Master Suite Bathroom has been leaking and the grout has cracked, disintegrated and come apart. The water damages to the sheetrock and flooring has so far been minor. We cannot use that shower anymore. THe woodwork in every room is cracked and coming undone, tons of paint drips, globs of caulk and paints all over the walls and mouldings. There is a large area in the kitchen where the sheetrock looks as though it is falling in, this is under one of those sunken areas upstairs. Then there are seams that can be seen in all of the ceilings in every room. The floors on the main level have large areas where they too sag, the floors in the kitchen, living room, bathrooms and bedroom number 1.

There is so much more I could list, but will leave it here. We had the service crew come to the house one day and they brought all the wrong materials and was never able to fix anything. Since then, no one from the factory has called us. They sent a certified letter to us and it was suppose to be a list of things they would fix, but everything major and some minor items were not listed. Since all this began we have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and the Attorney General's office at the Department of Justice. Our lawyer is coming to the house to inspect things out tomorrow 9/16/2016. I have 1387 photos of the damages to our home. We have been offered assistance by other people who have filed complaints. We just cannot understand why a company will take all your money and not follow through in a timely manner with damages and problems they know are their fault. We should not have to be pushed into filing a lawsuit, but that is exactly what we are having to do. We also have had 2 estimates done by local builders, those estimates are both over $50,000, the house cost $165,000. Nearly $135.00 a square foot. Save yourself some headaches, visit the factory that will be building your house. Ask questions and demand an acceptable timeline as to when things will be fixed in the case your home has damages.

Do as much research as it takes to learn who is building your house. I wish we would have. Since we lost our house in a fire and had to rebuild, we just want these things done, so we can get on with our lives. It's not right. I am so worried that we are going to have the same experiences as some of the other complaints on here.

Thank you,
Jason C Knight
and
Donald P Hamlett
Haw River, North Carolina

Bryan Baumgartner from Smithfield, VA
The worst service I could ever imagine. The home was delivered with the shabbiest construction ever. I could have done a better job building it myself. All the counters were not strait not even close. They laid the linoleum over a ton of debris. I had 3 pages of thing that were wrong on my walk through. First crew that came out set sleeping bags up in the house and was living there. They did such a bad job that HBS sent one of the guys and his mother back out. It took them 5 days to fix all their mistakes. Had to have another crew come out to finish the 3 page list. This father and son team were fantastic! The only problem is that the service manager gave them a list to just look at and report back to him with. The service manager then sent another crew out to fix the rest of the list, these guys where unbelievable! They had no list of thing to do, yelled and screamed at each other the whole day, I had to tell them to redo work because it was so bad, and believe it or not the one guy would not use the bath room in the house, he did everything in my woods. I mean everything! I'm fixing some of the small things in the house myself so I don't have to have any of these people back to my home. I would never recommend buying a home from this company! In my opinion they should be shut down. Buy a different home! I wish I would have.

Chris Messina from Timberville VA
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Chris Messina owner and president of Top Notch Construction based out of Timberville Virginia. I am a class A contractor.
I want to first start off by saying that in the 16 plus years in business and the 20 plus years in the construction field, I have never seen a product with such low quality and standards as what HBS sent to my site. I can not honestly single out one good thing to say about this home. The craftsmanship on this house was in my opinion equal to that of a pop sickle house built by third graders to pass a history assignment. The entire staff, crews, etc. should be ashamed of such a product and the quality.
We ordered this product from Bobby and Josh the middle of February 2015, because Bobby had approached me asking for a chance to do business with my company as we had a good relationship at a company he previously worked at. I took the word of Bobby and Josh as I would be taken care of and HBS homes were equal to if not better then most other modular home manufactures. From the get go this project was delayed several months due to the fact we couldn't even get our plans from HBS to pull permits. I was promised a speedy and quality home. Finally in June yes June I received my plans but were rejected by the county because the roof did not meet building snow loads. I was informed I would have to eat this $2,800 up charge which in my opinion has nothing to do with me. I agreed to half only because this had already been delayed so much. Upon finding out my units were completed, HBS couldn't get them shipped for another week or two. Finally we got our units the end of June, four months it took HBS Homes to get a 1700 square foot ranch out to me, we didn't even get the siding and flooring finished on this house as it was to be finished on site. Upon receiving the units one of which at 12 am, they were severely damage in transport. We ended up setting these units and to our amazement found the roof system had been nailed at every single ceiling joist attached with 2x2's. We found all the eves and rakes bowed, sagging and not straight. Toilets installed on sheathing instead of left uninstalled, holes in the sub-floor patched with rock hard. Gable pieces shipped didn't fit and honestly didn't even look like they went with our house. Paint and drywall was cracked and incomplete. Light fixtures not installed correctly. Paint and drywall mud all over switch plates and switches and rec. Cabinet tops looked like someone cut the Formica with a dull hand saw and didn't fit properly. Scratches on the cabinets. Light switches installed on the back side of doors. Insulation saturated with water and had to be removed. Water lines that would not hold air or water. The sub-floor had to be screwed off in several locations because no sub-floor adhesive was used and floor squeaked. No joist hangers or ledger board for floor joist to prevent defection. Drywall was not glued and fastened with limited fasteners. Basement stairwell was framed to far in and required drywall over lay. Return framing was cut to short and bridged with 3" screws. No light installed at front door. Someone installed a stove outlet at the dry location. Panel was wired upside down. Appliances had paint all over them. This is not the entire list of the troubles we had with this unit. I don't believe that this will be the end of the list as we are continuing to get called back over to fix drywall cracks and suspect in the course of the next few years will have to fix your company's poor quality.
I would strongly recommend anyone and everyone to avoid this company as they put out a poor quality unit. I have over 400 pictures and still continue to get call backs on this house. HBS did reimburse some of the work but to date has outstanding invoices not paid and refuses to pay any restitution to the homeowners or my company. If you would like to see these pictures please don't hesitate to email me at topnotchconstruction@aol.com and put hbs pictures in the subject.
Sincerely,
Chris Messina,
President Top Notch Construction

Ashley Weeks from Wallace, NC
Our home is only 2 1/2 years old and we have had numerous problems pertaining to the construction of our home. HBS supposedly fixed a leak underneath where out dishwasher is and then when we started feeling soft spots in our floor, we went underneath our house and realized they had not fixed the problem When we called them about this, the man told us somebody would be out to fix the problem within 2 weeks. When nobody showed up, we called again and they said the man had been terminated and somebody would call us back, which they didn't. We call several times and got the run around until finally the receptionist told us they were not going to stand behind their work and were not going to fix it. We have contacted the better business bureau about this and are actively seeking legal advice on what our next step will be. I would not recommend these contractors to anyone. They don't stand behind their work and after talking to the better business bureau, we found out they had several more complaints. I would have put 0 stars for the rating but it was not offered.

Matt from South Carolina
Run the other way. Terrible workmanship and even worse service. We still have problems a year after being in this house, We have had to have everything from the peak of the roof to the foundation worked on, including framing, walls, floors, ceilings, counters etc etc etc.

david rogers from columbia nc
I put one star only because the menue dont have 0. . They build homes out of bowed lumber house has been leaking for five years dormers,windows,doors. Anybody want pictures email me be glad to share my experiance with you so nobody else will go through it. They been to my home on several ocations and cant fix .only can speak the truth nothing else.

keith b from Farnham Va.
They have cheap faucets have had 3 go bad flooded rooms, Got royally screwed by there rep who sold us the house,He was getting ready to leave so he must have needed a little extra to live on. WOULD NOT CONSIDER THIS HOME AGAIN or recommend because of there reps who lie

william c from rocky mount va.
nice house but warrenty service sucks sub profesional workers use band aid tactics instead of fixing or replacement of problems ..show up with no parts only do half the work and tell you to finish the job they dont do painting even after they mess up your walls, they insult you all the time like you dont know what your talking about ..not a happy home owner here !!!! i would NOT recommend them at all

Irene Dougherty from North Carolina
Lots of problems. Marriage wall bulging--had to fix. Windows are substandard--no ledge to pull open, very hard to open and close; no doorbell, shower floor is slippery (usually there is a rough surface); would not recommend them.

George T from Ashville, NC
Great home. I checked all manufactures, non came close to the quality of construction as Holmes.

Paul R. from Forest City
House is ok but having trouble with where they join together and am told out of warrenty. Floors buckling. Like I said house ok but woul NOT recommend.

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