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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 Homebuyer Rating

Personal Reviews of Holmes Building Systems, LLC

Mick & Cher K. from Southern Shores, NC
Loved working with HBS! It started with our Factory tour; they were willing to show us everything and anything at the pace we wanted. Next trip we spent some time looking at the options available to us so we could make final decisions. We opted in most cases to go with the "higher" options (i.e. 9' ceilings, 6" exterior walls, higher grade carpet, etc). Once we ordered the home delivery was on the schedule they laid out for us. The setup and site work was done efficiently by a sub contractor, not HBS. Like any large/complex purchase, there were problems although most were relatively minor. These items were handled efficiently and to our satisfaction by both the Sales Contractor and HBS Staff. After about 18 months we had a plumbing leak, I called a plumber to get fixed immediately; however, I took pictures of the problem and corresponded with HBS about it, they paid the full plumbers bill! We are considering building another house in Florida and only wish HBS was here because they would get our business with no question!
Mick & Cher K

James O from Northern Virginia
Despite some very negative reviews, we worked with HBS for pricing on a custom home design. Prior to HBS we had visited or contacted six other modular factories as we tried to find the best company to build the modules. I found HBS to be only second to one other factory in terms of responsiveness and options. I was told they have new management in place and perhaps that is making a difference. I recommend at least checking them out as an option. Our experience was very positive with HBS.

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.

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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