New Era Building Systems
(Division of Champion Homes)
451 Southern Ave.
Strattanville, PA 16258
New Era Building Systems Description:
(Division of Champion Homes)
"... New Era home welcomes the family with comfort, elegance, and style to a new way of living, living the New Era Lifestyle. We look forward to building your dream and invite you to join our ever growing family of satisfied customers that live the New Era Lifestyle everyday..."
Providing these building styles:
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
- Ranch modular homes
- Colonial modular homes
- Cape Cod modular homes
CT, DE, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WI, WV
|How Long in Business||1992|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||200-300
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||None provided|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|Engineering and Drafting people on staff|
|Builder Network||Over 30 builders|
|Location of Factories||Strattanville, PA |
|How to Buy a Home||Only through a builder|
|Building Materials||Wood construction in the factory, other materials on site.|
|Energy Efficiency||Fiberglass insulation|
|Construction Timeframe||5 to 8 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Limited customization options|
|Amount of Floorplans||Over 40 predesigned online floorplans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$90-$120|
|Avg. Transportation Costs||Varies by location|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Varies by location|
|Site Preparation||Handled by local builder|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Garages and decks are available|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Not offered|
|Delivery Range||Eastern United States|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Upon completion|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Depends on location|
|Information Package||Information available on their website. Brochure package can be requested.|
|Editor's Rating ||
|Editorial Review||New Era Building Systems provides three levels of prefabricated homes. They have an entry level and upper scale level of modular homes as well as a manufactured mobile home line. New Era homes have a higher standard building specification than many other manufacturers. They do not have as many customization opportunities available though. This is probably a good match for any entry level or mid range modular home buyer.|
|Mystery Homebuyer Rating ||
Personal Reviews of New Era Building Systems
shawna from Distant, PA
I purchased a home through Grandview Estates (which was a New Era Ranch) 28x56. It was sold through divorce proceedings. I lived in the home 7 years no problems. Very well built home no problems & if there were the home had a 10 year guarantee all you have to do is complain to the factory they come back & fix things. New Era does things right! They put there customers first. I'm looking to purchase another home through the same dealer. They have no hidden fees they tell you upfront what you will pay. When you plan on building a home shop around. I give 5* to New Era!!
deb from pa
We are very disappointed in our 2 story modular that isn't even 2 years old. we have had to fix many problems on our own. We found the insulation in our upstairs bathroom cut too short therefore didn't go all the way up the wall letting cold air in and in the same wall you could see daylight and we had a colony of flies hibernating in the wall along with a large pile of dead ladybugs and wasps. this past year we were having problems with all the mentioned bugs in our bath and bedrooms.now we know why. also the drafts coming in are aweful it is so cold in our bath and bedrooms yet they came out and said nothing wrong with the house. well our downstairs is set at 69 degrees and upstairs is 61. that's a noticeable difference and the floors are so cold in the bathrooms even socks aren't enough. Pretty sad for a new house built inside. We constantly have comments by people that come visit and use the bathroom downstairs of the coldness also. Plus the siding is always popping off. The attic insulation does not meet standards since it doesn't measure up to the lines they have in the attic for the blow in insulation. Its R value is only 27 and in the papers they say that you get a R value of 30. Very all around disappointed with the product trim falling off the bathroom vanity, door and window moldings loose Took the trim off one window because of cold air flow and in some spots you could see outside. To us that's not quality. The 1 star rating in my opinion is too high for us. Our front door was put in incorrectly and there is a gap on one side at the top for more cold air. Very poor quality. We shouldn't have to put our time and money into this new -old home already.
jessie from Massachusetts
We saw a model home at camelot homes in Tilton. We were told the price was $117,000 (website lists price at "as low as $109,995"). We signed contract and put deposit down. After aquiring financing, we were very disappointed with a much larger final price that included: $2232 surcharge, $3,000 set up charge (website says "delivery and setup free")$13,350 charge for a bedroom that was in the model and we were told was included, $7,705 "extra carrier" charge, also the base price was $7,000 higher which he said had gone up but would "try" to get original. Buyer beware the advertised low prices are not what they seem.
Kelly Gagnon from Northfield, MA
We built our house with New Era 6 years ago and the thing is falling apart!!! Every door in the house is not set correctly and (paperthin). Our front door is leaking water into the basement we will need to replace the front door the door jam, the hardwood floor around it and maybe some floor joices. We have contacted the company before about this and they said they can NOT do anything about it!!! We had two different contractors look at it and they both said that this leak has been happening since day one!!!! New Era - sucks!!
Faye Williams from Mercer Pa.
We purchased a modular home 10 years ago as well as two other family members plus a few friends. We all have been very happy with the constuction of the house. We are currently looking at Modulars again. We have purchased property in North Carolina and are wanting to build a modular on he property.
shell from new jersey
excellent mobile home, got a one bedroom one bathroom home, the service was good the home is holding up and it is 10 years old, i love it. it is not like a mobile home its more like a regular house i give it 5 stars for excellent. confy, warm insulated well. no issues here. buy up!
Nathan Allen from Clarksburg, West Virginia
I have a New Era Home I purchased in 1985, I raised 4 children in that wonderful home, and its still in great shape 25 years later, thats why I give it a 5 Star rating. Thank You!
Paula Hart from Dawson, PA
Can you rate them at less than one star? We are looking at legal action to get our custom home completed correctly and to be reimbursed for items we shouldn't have had to fix ourselves because of a non-responsive company. Unfortunately, our home was being built when employees knew they were to be laid off; consequently, the work was abominable. Service is poor, but the repair workers are victimized by the factory being inept at providing what they need to correct/fix concerns.
Douglas Egloff from E Aurora, NY
Our home is less than 1.5 yrs old and we are experiencing signifcant problems. Do not let the 10yr warranty fool you, its worthless. The service dept told us that a repair crew will not be out to replace missing roof shingles for a couple of weeks and that we the homeowners should fix the problem ourselves(and not be reimbursed). This cannot be a good business practice.
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