Modular Home Manufacturers & Builders Directory
100 Homeway Court
Deer Creek, IL 61733
Website: Homeway Homes Website
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, MO, WI
|How Long in Business||1967|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||70|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|Builder Network||2 authorized builders|
|Location of Factories||Deer Creek, IL|
|How to Buy a Home||Direct and through builders|
|Building Materials||Wood construction|
|Energy Efficiency||Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation in walls and ceilings. 100% of the homes are Energy Star Certified. Doors and Windows are Energy Star Rated. NAHB Green Building Program|
|Construction Timeframe||120 +/- days from contract to completion|
|Customization Flexibility||Customized to fit homeowner needs|
|Amount of Floorplans||60|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||Turnkey prices $140/sq.ft.|
|Avg. Transportation Costs||Varies|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Varies|
|Site Preparation||Depends on project|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Garages and decks are both available|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Yes|
|Delivery Range||500 miles|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Handled by third party inspectors - PFS|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Yes|
|Information Package||Additional information is available via email. They mailed our mystery shopper a large information package including pictures, floorplans, addresses of finished homes and building specifications.|
|Editorial Review||Homeway 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 home buyers want. 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.|
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Personal Reviews of Homeway Homes
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.
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.
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