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Wardcraft Homes



614 Maple St
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: 785-632-5664
Website: Wardcraft Homes Website
email: homes@wardcraft.com

Wardcraft Homes Description:
"...Every modular home Wardcraft builds with energy efficient specs is high performance and includes natural resource conservation features found in built green homes. Wardcraft offers a one of a kind 116 page catalog that can be requested on their web-site and a free digital version. Wardcraft Homes has built over 5,250 modular homes with 2x6 construction since 1971. Wardcraft has 16 standard cabinet choices with over 80 optional ones, 5 kinds of trim, 30 interior door choices all featured in a one stop shop catalog you have to see to believe...."

Providing these building styles:
  • Ranch modular homes
  • Colonial modular homes
  • Cape Cod modular homes
  • Multi-Family modular homes
  • Commercial modular buildings


Providing modular homes and buildings in:
IA, CO, KS, MO, NE, OK, SD, WY

Company Background

How Long in Business1971
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)150-200
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNot provided
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
Team of draftsmen on staff
Builder NetworkOver 100 builders
Location of FactoriesMinden NE; Clay Center, KS
How to Buy a HomeAvailable through network of home builders

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWooden home construction
Energy EfficiencyEnergy star certified
Construction TimeframeTwo to three months
Customization FlexibilityFully customizable
Amount of FloorplansOver 80 prepared floorplans

Pricing

Avg. Cost per Square Foot$110-$200
Avg. Transportation CostsIncluded in cost of home
Avg. Placement CostsIncluded in cost of home
Site PreparationHandled by independent builder

Options

Garage/Deck AvailabilityAvailable with some models
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeIt depends on the type of structure.
GuaranteesEach new Wardcraft Home carries a one year limited builders warranty and an optional 10 year structural warranty. Most of the component parts carry their own warranty.
Delivery RangeRocky Mountain Area and Midwest including Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Missouri and Iowa.
Number of Factory InspectionsVaries on final building location
Number of Building Site InspectionsHandled by builder
Information PackageTook about a week for it to arrive but it was worth it. The builder sent a nice two page introduction letter. Wardcraft sent their glossy magazine of over 110 pages with building information, specific product details and a lot of floorplans and pictures in it.

Our Review

Editor's Rating
Editorial ReviewWardcraft provides high quality custom modular homes with great customer service. They are an excellent option for any mid-range to upper scale home buyer. They have a long track record of successful home building and a commitment to stay current with new building technology. They have several models that are energy star certified. Our mystery shopper had an excellent experience with their customer service which was more than helpful providing information and answers. This is a great provider of innovative modular homes that look 100% custom designed and will be the envy of the neighbors. Their photo gallery is a must see.
Mystery Shopper Rating

Personal Reviews of Wardcraft Homes

Louise Hammersmark from Glenrock, WY
We are extremely happy with our home. Quality construction and the ability to change the floor plan to our needs and desires were great selling points. John and Mary Lou Urwin of Urwin Enterprises in Chadron NE were the Wardcraft dealers we worked with. They were great!!

Doug McClellan from Clearwater, KS
My wife and I bought an inventory home from AJ Bloom in January of 2008. Our is the Bridgeport model and I can not say enough positive about the quality of your home after nearly 3 years. The crew that completed the porch and other items at set up were true craftsman. It was a very rainy spring but the home was set, completed on time. I can and would recommend a Wardcraft home to anyone. We live in the country and are totally electric and our energy bills are less than I would have imagined. The house is so well insulated. The negative part of the experience was the delivery crew. They were not up to the standards of the home or AJ.

Troy Matney from Abilene, KS
We purchased an inventory home from AJ Bloom in the Clay Center facility last year in October. Winter was a bear here in this part of the country and Wardcraft set our home in December. It was a high of 23 degrees that day but the set up crew and everyone involved did a great job. We have been very very happy with this home. We sit on a hill and the wind catches us pretty bad but our heating and cooling bills are more than reasonable. I would recommend the Clay Center bunch to anyone asking about a Wardcraft home. They build a quality product and AJ was wonderful to deal with along with all the other folks at that facility.

Chris Pecar from Colorado
They are like dealing with used car salesmen. Do not fall for their line of unless you give us a deposit we cannot guarantee the factory incentives to reduce the price of your home. They will spend your deposit money even before your financing is approved or so they say. They will try to direct you for financing through one of the banks that was caught up in the mortgage debacle. All I can say is watch your wallet and be careful.

Ron from Burlington, ks.
My wife and I also bought a Wardcraft home after looking at our options. We too thought Wardcraft was a quality home. We ordered it in Olathe from JP Construction, and signed a contract for its completion the end of March 2008. JP Construction closed its office in Olathe around May of 2008. Our house was delivered in August 2008. We had gone to the factory and saw our new home when it was completed. It was beautiful. But it rained before the roof was completed, and the installed bladder (cover) failed causing major water damage. The ceilings and walls in several rooms had to be removed, along with the insulation (Spider something) that had been blown in at the factory, which is now replaced by regular blown in insulation. The kitchen cabinets and counter tops had to be replaced and the floors had to have some surfacing done due to swelling. After repairs were made to the house we moved into our new home in November of 2008. Structurally we believe it is probably the best home we've ever owned. That being said the repaired sheetrock work is terrible. But like one of the previous writers said, getting someone out to look at and repair problems since then has been tough. We have been in touch with Wardcraft and they say it's JP Constructions problem. They say they will do an annual repair, probably meaning door cracks and the like. I just don't think that individuals should wait a full year to repair things that weren't right from the beginning. We have a gas fireplace that has never worked, and the ceiling in the master bathroom has terrible waves in it. After much complaining we were informed that we needed to get in touch with someone to look at the fire place and then Wardcraft would pay for the repairs. Needless to say we are very unhappy with Wardcraft and JP Construction. JP Construction, whose head office in Colorado, has not returned any of my calls. We don't care who fixes what we just want our new home repaired. So those looking at Wardcraft should be wary. I'm usually pretty easy to get along with, but I'm getting tired of being put off. As to the person who wrote about Wardcraft coming throughout the year or so to fix things as needed, that must only apply to those who live close. We live about three and a half hours away from the factory

SCOTT CARNEY from SOLOMON KS
I LOVE MY HOME AND WOULD GLADLY RECOMMEND ONE. THIS COMING FROM A BUILDER AND CONST COMPANY OWNER.

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