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100 Homeway Court
Deer Creek, IL 61733
Phone: 309-447-6267
Fax: 309-447-6462
Website: Homeway Homes Website
email: brianschieler@homewayhomes.com

Homeway Homes Description:
"...We are the Midwest's premier builder of quality-focused, value conscious modular homes in Central Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin. We have more than 40 basic plans to begin your custom home building experience, and with our centrally-located modular building facility in Deer Creek, Illinois, we have a large range of territory for which we can build. Come see why we're Quality Built for Better Living..."

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


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

Company Background

How Long in Business1967
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)70-100
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNAHB
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
4 designers
Builder Network10 builders
Location of FactoriesDeer Creek, IL
How to Buy a HomeDirect and through builders

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWood construction
Energy EfficiencyClosed Cell Foam Insulation in walls and ceilings. Energy Star Rated and NAHB Green Building Program
Construction Timeframe60 days
Customization FlexibilityCustomized to fit homeowner needs
Amount of Floorplans60

Pricing

Avg. Cost per Square FootTurnkey prices start at $105/sq.ft.
Avg. Transportation CostsVaries
Avg. Placement CostsVaries
Site PreparationDepends on project

Options

Garage/Deck AvailabilityGarages and decks are both available
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeYes
Guarantees
Delivery Range500 miles
Number of Factory InspectionsHandled by third party inspectors - PFS
Number of Building Site InspectionsYes
Information PackageAdditional information is available via email. They mailed our mystery shopper a large information package including pictures, floorplans, addresses of finished homes and building specifications.

Our Review

Editor's Rating
Editorial ReviewHomeway Homes has some very nice looking modular home designs. Their building specifications are average for the industry. We really liked seeing their focus on energy efficiency since the Midwest can have some cold winters. This would be a good modular home manufacturer for mid range home buyers. We are not yet sure they can provide the high end customization that upper scale homes need. If you are nearby you should tour their modular home factory to find out more for yourself and see if they are a good match for your situation.
Mystery Shopper Rating

Personal Reviews of Homeway Homes

John Martin from Trivoli
We are now almost 2 years into our homeway home. The floorplan is great, people love our home. All the bathroom switches went out, and the company EFI no longer makes that type, so those were not homeways fault. We do have a leak in our double head master shower. We got lucky and the water dripped straight down an air run into the basement so it didnt cause major damage. I contacted Homeway over a week ago hoping they might give advice at least since they installed it and would know which wall is easiest to access it, but have heard nothing and its only 1 year warranty. So I will be tearing out our entryway wall to get to the fixture next week.

One thing I have noticed is that if you are laying on the floor looking up you can tell where all of the drywall seams are in the ceiling, they shouldnt be that visible. We did have another issue at the end of the warranty where it looked like our pantry ceiling was leaking, it ended up someone at the factor damaged the drywall and rather than replace it they slapped about 2 inches of mud in a 1 foot by 1 foot spot, which eventually sagged. Homeway repaired it.

We did get into a disagreement about square footage. We designed the house to have two unfinished rooms upstairs that we were agreed to complete before the house was finished, 300 and 720 sq ft. When homweay built the garage they had to make some adjustments from the prints and it shrank our playroom from 720 to 640 sq ft. That ends up being several thousand dollars worth of space. They disagreed but we all went through BBB arbitration- which is part of the contract, and it worked out great and we were reimbursed. I would watch the fireplaces that come stock with the home, and if you have any issues turn them in early not at the end of the 1 year warranty like homeway likes, hearth and home lost some money by waiting until the last minute to replace our fan unit on our fireplace. Everyone has issues with their new homes, I dont know if these are more than normal, a couple items were obviously quality issues like the drywalling seams and whoever put in that horrible patch in the pantry. House stays warm, looks nice, and we got a great deal due to designing it ourselves and giving us that extra 1000 sq foot we completed. We paid for a 3,000 sq foot house but got a 4000 with an option to finish another 1800 sq foot downstairs and we have a 250 sq ft store room downstairs. If you werent designing in teh extra space I wouldnt pay more than $105 a sq ft, if you can get a reputable builder to do the same house for $10 a sq foot more you might consider going with them. But the design team is great and if you want to do some of the work yourself they will work with you. I still consider this worthwhile, and if you are handy around the house a bargain.

John Boehler from Girard
Everyone that we worked with during the home buying project and the house placement, were very pleasant and nice to work with. There's a problem with the placement of the flooring. We were told that it was put in wrong and would be fixed to our liking. The house went up in Sep. we are still waiting on the floor to be fixed correctly. The warrenty guy did come out and say that the flooring guys would have to come look at it. We still have yet to see them. The overall quality of the home is nice and good quality.

Dr John Martin from Trivoli IL
After 7 months of living in our house we still love it but have experienced minor issues, none related to the home being a modular though. They are pretty slow on the warranty, our merrilack cabinet knobs (installed by homeway) began falling off, they sent us the wrong size replacement screws. A switch went bad on the master bath, both mstr bath sinks knobs fell off our moen faucets. The warranty guy tried to adjust them, then told us to order new ones and install them ourselves. The dual water heaters connected to our geo thermal weren't working right, and it took them 6 months to figure they were labelled wrong on our circuit breaker. We have been waiting two months for July (that is his name) to come back out and fix some of these minor issues. We also did not get a lawn this year, homeway had the constrcution crew working on new projects and ignoring us for over a month before we could get them to do the final grade. I began calling to get the grade done in mid march, and they kept rescheduling until mid April. At that point I put in a great professional seed I had worked with. The ditch where I just threw down seed in March and never touched again is great, but my entire 3/4 acre yard was put in a month late and I spent $200 in water bill, $50 in fertilizer and it still died out. The short of it, they are amazing while you are planning, and while they are building, but you start to get ignored afterwards.

John Martin from Trivoli il
We came up with a design of our own where each set of rooms fit within their 16x72 foot parameters. We had a stick builder go over the plans as well. We were much happier with homeways interpretation of our plans and went with them. I like the quality (moen etc.) of their base level fixtures.
We are building a 7 module 4,000 sq ft home with a 2000 sq foot unfinished walkout basement on 40 acres. Came out to about $113 a sq ft but we have over a 1000 sq foot of unfinished space on the second floor, which will bring the final sq footage price down.
The hard foam was a big draw since we live on a farm and I wanted air tight. I looked into ICF, which is supposed to cost 3% above standard and the contractors bid 50% higher than homeway and local stick builders. So Homeway was the best way to get a airtight home that was energy efficient.

Roy Grimm from Quincy il.
Excellent quality for the money!

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