(Part of Clayton Manufactured Homes/CMH)
PO Box 409
Plainville , KS 67663
Website: Schult Homes Website
Schult Homes Description:
(Part of Clayton Manufactured Homes/CMH)
"... Founded in 1934, Schult continues a rich tradition in manufactured home building of quality, affordability and integrity. Our goal is to build affordable homes of the highest quality. We have dedicated ourselves to craftsmanship and integrity so that customers are always completely satisfied..."
Providing these building styles:
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
- Manufactured mobile homes
AZ, IN, KS, KY, MN, NC, TX
|How Long in Business||1934|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||Over 500
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||None provided|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|No architects available|
|Builder Network||Over 30 retailers|
|Location of Factories||Redwood Falls, MN; Albuquerque, NM|
|How to Buy a Home||Available only through a retailer|
|Building Materials||Wood & Steel|
|Energy Efficiency||Fiberglass insulation|
|Construction Timeframe||3-5 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Limited customization options|
|Amount of Floorplans||Over 150 available floorplans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$80-$110|
|Avg. Transportation Costs||Depends on final site|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Depends on location|
|Site Preparation||Not directly offered|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Depends on model selected|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Not offered|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Upon completion|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Depends on location|
|Information Package||Available via online form |
|Editor's Rating ||
|Editorial Review||Schult Homes are well built manufactured mobile homes. They have a long reputation of well built manufactured homes and now being part of the Clayton network they have more resources to continue that reputation. They do not focus on true modular homes and their homes will have a hard time blending in with upper scale neighborhoods. Their homes are basically very good looking manufactured homes. No matter how good a manufactured home is, it just can not compare to a customized modular home. If you are looking for a manufactured home you should contact Schult, if you want a custom upper scale modular home you should look elsewhere.|
|Mystery Homebuyer Rating ||
Personal Reviews of Schult Homes
Kevin Wilson from Achilles, VA
As a prospective purchaser of a modular home I decided to become educated in the process by reading literature from most of the major manufactures in the north east and south east and by visiting six manufacturing facilities. I have meet some great folks in this journey that will be friends for life and through each of them I have a better understanding of the process and the problems.
From a consumers perspective the negative comments from homeowners outweigh the positive when you look at websites like Modular Today¯. Each manufacturing facility's assembly process was similar and as a result my decision was left to quality control¯ and/or workmanship which is not covered by building codes. This is something I think most consumers don't understand based on their comments, as built to code means nothing given that is required by law, workmanship is not covered by law.
With regards to Schult Homes, Richfield, NC my wife and I met some great folks working on the production line that took the time to explain processes which were different than other factories visited and/or I areas I was unfamiliar. Our Manufactures Representative Dan T. was exceptional in that he was personable, knowledgeable and always forthcoming when asked a question. What I appreciated the most was the time that each team member took to stop and speak, answer questions when asked and their professional demeanor and knowledge. As I stated earlier quality is what makes the difference, and each team member wearing a hard hat had a number on their hats indicating their years of service doing a job at Schult Homes, Richfield and to witness folks working on a production line for 12, 20, 25 plus years indicates a positive environment to work in and knowledge that results in quality.
Bottom line, review the modular line that Schult Homes, Richfield offers you will be surprised.
Terry from Belle Plaine, Ks
After reading all the post I am sorry to hear all the bad luck folks are having with Schult homes, We bought a repo 1997 schult in 1997, Double wide with 2Ć—6 walls 2100 squre ft.. had it in a moble home park for 7 yrs while serching for land to put it on, belive me that was quite a undertaking, trying sync all the contractors to finish the job. I have a top of the line foundation with 3 ft crawl space under the home. I did have to replace the central ac this year which is about par for the course with the new freons that are coming out with R22 being fazed out, replaced roof in 2010 from hale damage, I have been comparing stick built home to mine in that time frame.So far to this date I am rinning inthe lead, utilty bills are cheaper than any homes around me that have only the square footage that is half of mine. So far it has been a great home and just like any other a little TLC goes a long way, Now if any one thinks schult homes are that bad just go out on a construction site of a new home and look closely what goes on, its all luck of the draw of what kind of quality work you might get.I have seen it for myself workers cutting corners just to make a killing on a stick built house. So good luck on making a choice. Happy Schult owner
Renee Pilcher from Sault Ste. Marie, MI
I purchased a Schults modular home from a dealer in 1997. Since then there have been nothing but problems. The floor is like a rollar coaster, the linoleum doesn't fit the floor-their fix was to put double rows of linoleum around the rooms that are tiled. The laundry room had two different colors of linoleum, it was replaced but now I have a 3 inch piece of aluminum where the pieces come together. The kitchen cabinets have pulled away from the walls. Some of the windows and the slider have lost the gas in between the glass and the windows are now opaque. Due to some weather damage, I have discovered that there isn't anything more than paper between the roofing shingles and the roof itself. The siding on one side of the house is detached from the wall and has been since it was delivered. The tiles around the sinks are very uneven. The mirrors are pitted. I am very disappointed in the quality of Schultz homes and would never recommend one to anyone.
Linda Hoyle from Kingman, Arizona
Our home is just 3 years old our problems have been a problem from day one! We completed our inspection list and met with the representative who attepted to fix a few small things setting up appointment to complete the rest..He never came back, we made several calls and they finally sent someone that finished a few items the problem is the issues keep cropping up. We have had cracks on counter tops, cracked bathroom sink, loose cabinents, front pieces falling off kitchen cabinents and drawers, loose roof shingles, now the roof has begun leaking at the roof cap simply because of poor workmanship, we also have leaks around our windows again because of poor workmanship and all the short cuts that Schultz uses to save money. We have cracks down the seam line inside on roof and our stucco just peels and drops of all on its own, we also have the exterior stucco cracking around the windows and nails exposed along with un patched nail holes in random places, we have called various times to have these problems addressed and basically we are stalled then promises are made for someone to come out, so we play the waiting game, and we wait and wait and then they tell us we are past warranty and its up to us to fix their mess! You should run from purchasing a home from them it will be a nightmare!
Jamie from Eudora, KS
I have not had a pleasant experience and now I am in the position to "live with" what they did. When my home was first inspected, I identified some issues. They "fixed" them and I came to find out a few months to a year later exactly how they "fixed" them. My kitchen cabinets set about a half inch away from the wall. The "fix" was to lean the back splash tile to reach the wall. Well, that only lasts so long. I paid extra for heavy insulation, but they failed to seal my windows. My carpet was not stretched properly and ripples. The amount I saved purchasing from them is pennies compared to what it is costing to undo their mistakes. I have been in my home since August 2004 and I find new problems every day. They are not normal wear problems, but cutting corners problems. When I filed with the BBB, they came out and finally made my roof quit leaking after 3 years. They never came back to fix the other things like they promised they would.
Margaret Seamon from Elk Mound WI
Actually, it's about 10 BELOW! Less than 3 year's, home is shoot! Cabinets falling, carpeting fraying, cracking ceiling & walls,sub-standard floors! That's just a couple of things! Oh, why not contact Schult? I have been for three year's now. It is a wait and see game they are playing. Sorry, hubby and I too old!State VIOLATIONS on this sick house! If you are looking for recycled cardboard box, welcome to my world with Schult!
Cheryl from El Paso County, CO
I bought a Schult home 10 years ago. I have never been sorry. Some of the trim has broken over time, but from me banging into it with the vacuum 100 times and not from any rot. They even left me extra trim. My home is as solid as the day I bought it. It looks nice and I am very happy with it. I flooded it a couple of times by forgetting the bath water. The only complaint is that the wall board soaks up pretty quick. I mopped it up and put a fan to dry it but there is still a faint water line at the bottom. I have ONE spot (about 3x6 inches)by the shower that I need to replace after 10 years. I know other people that have bought other homes and have had multiple problems, not to mention only 4" walls instead of 6". My home is well insulated and my bills are lower than most people's I know and out here in the desert I run the air a lot. Overall I feel I got my money's worth for the product I received.
Rick Johnston from Southeast
I use to work for Schult homes. I worked in manufacturing and I must say the experience was not very good, however was enlightening. Clayton Homes is a good company and I believe cares for the customer. The problem is that some of these now Schult plants were not in fact a true Schult facility before the aquisition by Clayton in April of 2004. You have the nice Schult sign out front, but internally you have the old philosophies and make a fast buck mentality running the place. Management talks a good talk on quality, but is not committed on doing what it takes to improve it. Get as many houses out the door in a week as you can, deal with polishing it off after it is out the door, but please whatever you do, don't stop or slow the line down. The original Schult/Marlette plants that build mostly Mods (IN,MN) are your best bet, steer away from a Schult HUD house. Buyer Beware! Do your homework first, make sure your getting a real Schult and not a poorly built imitation.
Gary and Sylvia Hickman from Holton, Ks.
My retirement home is a nightmare. Cabinets fall off walls, sinks leak, bathtubs pulls away from wall, put in cheap veneer instead of oak trim and cabinets, siding bows, is faded and molded, walls and ceiling is molded, windows are filled with mold. Our retirement home has made us both ill with breathing problems.
Dave Johnson from Morris MN
Contrary to the editors rating, Schult does make homes that fit in an upscale development. My Chateau Elan Schult looks as good as the $350,000 home across the street, but at 2/3 the cost. We have had only minor problems that were immediately addressed by the factory. When I asked my dealer about the above complaint from Kansas, he explained that Minnesota builds higher quality homes than Kansas, and a Schult Heritage is a double-wide, not a modular!!
Laura Pinnick from Blue Rapids, Ks
We ordered our Schult Heritage home and it was set up in July,1990. We have had problems from day one. It started with the faulty installation from the seller and progressed to broken water lines, rotted floors, the siding is rotting off and the roof is leaking with huge soft spots. The only good thing is we ordered the extra insulation package so our utility bills are lower while the floor rots out.
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