(Division of Champion Homes)
308 Sheridan Drive
Topeka, IN 46571
Website: Redman Homes Website
Redman Homes Description:
(Division of Champion Homes)
"...A modular home conforms to you state's building requirements , the same as a stick built home . Redman homes has been manufacturing quality modular homes since 1990 . Our homes are built with name brand components such as G.E. appliances , Carriage carpets , Congoleum floor vinyl , Huntington Brass faucets , Georgia Pacific exterior doors and GAF shingles ..."
Providing these building styles:
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
- Ranch modular homes
- Cape Cod modular homes
- Contemporary modular homes
AR, IA, IL, IN, LA, MI, MN, MO, OH
|How Long in Business||1942|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||200-300
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), |
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|Draftsmen are available|
|Builder Network||About 20|
|Location of Factories||Chandler, AZ; Topeka, IN; Burleson, TX|
|How to Buy a Home||Available only through a distributor |
|Building Materials||Wood frame construction|
|Energy Efficiency||Fiberglass insulation|
|Construction Timeframe||3-5 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Few custom options are available|
|Amount of Floorplans||Over 40 available floorplans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$70 and $100|
|Avg. Transportation Costs||Depends on final site|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Depends on location|
|Site Preparation||Handled by builder|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Garages and decks are possible|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Not offered|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Upon completion|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Depends on location|
|Information Package||Brochures and literature is available|
|Editor's Rating ||
|Editorial Review||Redman Homes has a split focus of modular homes and manufactured mobile homes. Their modular home selection is smaller than other manufacturers but still represent some quality options. These modular homes are good option for people looking at the lower to mid-level home market. Their largest modular floor plan is close to 3000 square feet but for such a large home it seems to be lacking in the appearance. These homes seem to lack the unique design features that matching site built homes have. Their website is well designed and easy to find the information they provide for home buyers. Ideally they would add more detailed information to their website.|
|Mystery Homebuyer Rating ||
Personal Reviews of Redman Homes
Teresa worthington from Defiance
I bought my 1993 redmond doublewide in 2003 and like it. I recently remodeled it by replacing all the flooring, new furnace, new roof and redecorating. Love how it turned out although finding replacements for some things meant special ordering from menards.
Ted from Minnesota
I work in the manufactured home industry and therefore am fortunate to have seen and worked on most of the homes out their. We own a 2009 Redman and we love it. The home is a well constructed as any I have worked on. Some of the negative comments and shortcomings mentioned in the reviews (ie. improperly operating doors, leaking roofs, poor siding install) can be directly related to the homes setup/site completion. The HVAC systems in the homes are not necessarily the home manufacturers fault. Leaking AC Lines (poor central air install), Banging furnace is due to thin cabinet sheet metal on furnace expanding and contracting during heat up and cool down, this is furnace manufacturer issue. The mate line walls of the home being off 3 inches is due to poorly done home setup. Windows falling apart, look at the windows they are Kinros read the reviews. Upgrade them I plan to go with Pellas. Ceiling plaster falling/letting go please use your exhaust fan in the bathroom you need to get the humidity out recommend run fan before you start running water and continue to run fan for at least 15 minutes after shower. Same problems happens in stick built homes. I have nothing but good to say about the reps from Redman they have been very helpful with additional information I wanted. Good luck all hope you get your issues resolved.
Trent Bryant from Kentucky
I agree with all the negative things brought up. Cold air blows thru windows ans doors. Wow poor design if u want to call it that.
Barb Considine from New York
Sorry folks but we are very happy with our Redman home.Other than the inexpensive carpet we are now replacing after seven years,we are satisfied with the home.Bought our home in 2007.
David Campbell from Decatur, IL
We bought our Redman home from Riley Homes in Champaign Il in 2013. This has been the worst experiance of our lives. We are now in our 6th month and our home is still NOT finished. We were told that from the time we ordered the house it would only take 90-120 days. Redmans customer service absoutely sucks. The vinyl siding is terrible. It is wavey, buckled and there is nails pushing against it all over the house from where the osb was nailed on. The sub flooring is not nailed properly and is making alot of noise throughout the house. Their cabinets are cheaply made. The doors to all the rooms are up off the floor 2 1/2 inches. It looks terrible. The bitch list goes on and on.
C. L. Kalt from Ravenswood, WV
I have owned my home since 2001, it is a 2000 model double wide. They look nice in the dealers lot, but you won't be happy as soon as it is yours. The first issue was NONE of the entry doors closed or sealed correctly. Then the decorative corner fireplace leaked air AND water, subsequently removed to repair and replace water soaked ceiling and wall drywall. Skylights leak, and ALL the double pane windows are foggy due to seal failure. Many water connections leaked as soon as the water was connected, I was told that Redman was aware of the defective parts and did nothing to resolve the issue. The roof is leaking like a sieve as I write this, after paying for "UPGRADED" roof. The customer service is a sham, the dealer pointed his finger at Redman and Redman pointed their finger at the dealer, ultimately nothing got fixed. The dealer never paid to get the trim and drywall finished up and went out of business, so I ended up doing that myself. If you are considering this product or company, I suggest you RUN, do not walk away quickly. this is the worst home I have purchased and lived in, and I regret the decision every day.
Sue Janda from Nebraska
I bought my 1993 Redman Home almost 5 years ago and love it sure it has its quirks but nothing major and that cant be fixed easily. I love the space it has in the kitchen but it lacks in the bathrooms I will admidt but to me that is minor detail. I am dealing with bigger issues right now with being washed out by my neighbor from her downspouts and am sick over the deal and have serious structral damage. I am probably looking at a new home in the near future and it will be a Redman!!!
kim coleman from Manteno, Illinois
I wish I would of read these reviews before I bought my home. I bought it in 2009 and almost everything that's been written about has come true. The thing that bothers me most is the constant knocking noise from the furnace. The crown moulding is horrible, floors are noisy, sliding doors is off, the front door had to be re-set...I could go on and on. Redman homes should read some of these and get their act together. I bought a manufactured home because it was cheaper than stick built, cheap is the word. I don't now or ever will praise Redman homes, it would be different if they stood by their quality, but they don't.
d mckee from Florida
I have a 1983 Redman,,,,yes, we have done some work on it over the years,,but I have to tell you, for a mobile it has been wonderful. I lived in a golf course community, large home, before moving to the country and putting this on 10 acres. Maybe they were building them better in 1983,,,but we are still living in it, and it is beautiful. Thanks Redman
Bob Clark from Indiana
I bought my 1998 New Moon 4 BR home in 2000 and my wife and I love our home. It has developed an electrical problem with a couple of the lights, but nothing major other than that..The doors are not hollow like our old National Homes pre-fab, all interior walls are insulated against noise, and the 2x6 studs and insulation have made the harsh winters a cheap home to heat..Love the central air as well..Looks like other reviewers have been unlucky?
noel leonard from green springs, ohio
Well, where do I start we got this house put in back in 07 and we got robbed. Woke up this morning to wet spot in ceiling, went up in attic and yep it's the roof allright. When the house was put in they had to replace 80+ shingles due to nails showing misalignment, just plain sloppy. Now looks like I'm going to have to redo the whole roof in the spring and this house is only 5 years old, and paid for the better shingles even. Now I will work my way back through all my waranty claims from when we first got it, and oh yea 99 percent of the time they sent total idiots to "fix" the problem. It took 3 times to get my horrable counter top replaced, second time they thought they thought they could just rip the trim off the old counter top and cram it on the new one, I got told "oh yea we have been having trouble with that guy". Ok ill move on, the wall in the living room between the two halfs was off by like 3 inches, came in and caught the sales rep. from jist so you know, "Tri point homes" in finlay ohio, in his fancy clothes with a bucket of mud trying to hide it, and of course had to go through a ton of crap to get that fixed at least as right as it can be, just rigged of course due to it being a load bearing wall. ok, next was the hall bath tub that leaked into the basement, then the master bath fixture soaked all the wood trim underneath, which i just fixed myself, then had to scrub out the mold it created. I Was so burnt out on following around thes idiots that they would sent up from down south that I was going crazy! When the plummer I hired to put in the drain lines saw how sloppy the feed lines were put in he could not beleive it. said he could have done a better cpvc job blindfolded. Both entrance doors has to be replaced or re shimmed just to seal properly, when they set the house, they did not even have the decency to run a bead of silicone between the silplate an the house before they put the starter plate in place so wind blows through the basement through the cracks. All the hvac furnace lines leak horrably, when the furnace runs, tons of air blows from under the basement door, but I was told on multiple visits that was allright, the hole in the ductwork where the furnace plenum blows down into was about 3 inches too big, they just taped up the huge gap, aka another rig job. I am not even close te being done with telling you about all the problems I have had with this place but I am afraid I'm going to run out of room. The moral of this story is, if your considering Redman Homes, Dont! I have 25 years to go with the bank and i'm not sure we are going to make it with all the things this house is going to need. Don't know how I'm going to be able to afford a new roof in the spring. One final comment, I love my property but I hate my Redman Home!
lorraine from Gettysburg, Pa
The bathrooms are sad and the layouts nee some storage. Also as a previous writer stated the windows leak. Mine is a 1989 so I expect wear and tear. I put a new silicone sealant roof on . the white kind and omg the ac bill was 1/3 the year b4 now If I could afford to replace all the windows I would be in good shape. My so is comin over and replacing some of the weaker suBfloors , the question is how thick is the oridinal subfloor on one of these?
Danielle Murray from Beulaville, NC
We need help! Our windows are all rusting out and filling with condensation. The roof is leaking. The carpet is lumpy. Bath tub and shower are stained. Nothing can get them clean. We feel like we are living in a money pit! Not the american dream to say the least.
becky boone from kenly, nc
Cabinets are peeling apart have been since house was 2 months old, wrong a/c unit size so it burnt up in 2 years.molding is all coming off. Ceiling strip is coming off...back sliding door is warped looks like it has been leaking and will not shut..carpet is falling apart..bathroom plumbing won't use hot water like it should..and my home is a 2003 model that I bought brand new..and they new about cabinets from the start said they documented it and let factory know ..but guess what the dealer went out of business...this was the worst purchase ever...I would never recommend these homes..sad part is I am probably stuck in it till I die...
Eileen Seel from Perrysburg, OH
I moved into this 1995 home in 2005. The kitchen cuboards are unlevel and don't store many things. The front door was held togeather by duct tape. The windows aren't sealed or they wouldn't be dirty on the insides. The water heater is too small to fill the garden tub. The dry walls are not finished in a method I can easily paint. My back door light never worked and the water heater leaked from the time I moved in. Someone used the heat ducts as ashtrays and I don't even smoke. The bathroom drains are set in so that the water never fully drains. The shower is big enough for a 5 year ole child and the door is cheap crap. The whole place that was paid $18,ooo. for is just cheap 2 by 2 pieces of wood covered by veneer with styrofoam doors covered with more veneer.
Shelly Treece from Sturgis, MI
If I could give this home a "-5" star rating, I would. We moved into a newly built 2-story Redman home in 2002. It is truly a piece of junk. The basement windows leaked, the basement flooded, the refrigertor water line wasn't hooked up properly and leaked into the basement - and this was all before we moved in.... Plaster is falling off of the ceilings in the bathroom, there are no electric outlets in the upstairs hallway, 3 of 4 bedrooms have no cable or phone jacks, the phone lines were not installed, all of the caulking has disappeared - AND - get this - there is NO insulation between the windows and walls! The carpet looks like it's 70 years old instead of 7, wood on the cabinets is just sort of falling off. I hope by the time we fix everything to sell it - we'll break even! The gutter fell off the back of the house, the driveway is cracked and sunken to the point where it just needs to be replaced. Nothing like sinking your life savings into a dream house - and have it turn out to be so rotten you can't wait to get out! Do your self a favor and NEVER buy a Redman home! UGH!
Cheryl Schuenke from Lannon,WI
We bought our Redman home new in 2002,and I have to agree that this is the junkiest house I have ever been in. Within 2 years the ceiling "plaster" in both bathrooms was falling off, if it fell in the shower when you were bathing the "plaster" melted. Three windows started leaking between the thermal panes,one window actually started falling apart all around the glass. The carpet stretched out after only four years, the microwave door cracked after four years, the washer broke after four years. There are no access panels to get at any of the plumbing for the tub or shower,so when the pipes leaked between the walls,because none of the fittings were tightened, we had to cut our own access panel. Anybody who would buy a Redman built home would be out of their minds!!
Cynthia Grady from Goshen, IN
We moved into our home in Feb. 2005. This is the junkiest house I have ever been in. Trim was not nailed to walls in many areas, all three plastic sinks have cracks and chips out of them,and in one door you can see the two pieces were not fit together and set properly. We had to replace the motor in the fridge, the heating element went out on the water heater and the fireplace stones cracked in seven different spots. All of this happened before three years. We previously owned a single wide and lived in that for 7 years and it was better quality than our $100,000 double wide. I always tell people to stay away from any Redman Home. They are junk and will fall apart within a year or two.
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