Modular Homes Section
Modular Home Factory Tours and Shows
Many modular home factories regularly invite the public to tour their factories and see how the homes are built. We encourage everyone to tour these factories. It is very impressive to see the massive machinery used to build a perfectly square home and then move it around so the small army of workers can all apply their specialized building skill on it.
Every factory is different and has a different building process. That is why we would urge all modular home buyers to tour more than one modular home manufacturer. Also please remember to speak with the local builders who are responsible for finishing the small details once the modular home is delivered to your building site. Please remember that tour dates and times change throughout the year. For the most current information you should call the company first.
- Avoid Common Factory Tour Mistakes
- Always call first, most factories limit group size for safety reasons
- Ask before bringing kids, sadly insurance policies often do not allow kids
- Expect to wear a hard hat, leave your nice hats at home
- No open toe shoes, factories have many heavy things to stub your toes on
Here are the current top rated modular companies that offer factory tours.
- Homeway Homes - Deer Creek, IL
Every Saturday you can visit their modular home factory. They offer guided tours at 1pm or you can have a self-guided tour everyday from 1pm to 2:30pm. This factory tour will help you see how modular homes are custom built from start to finish with great results.
- Epoch Homes - Pembroke, NH
This factory tour is usally on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10am and 11:30am. In addition to the modular factory tour, Epoch Homes also provides free information seminars that help to answer questions about green building, designing and building a custom home and of course the modular home building process. The seminar starts at 9:30am so you can join the 11:30am factory tour. You can call 603-225-3907 to reserve a spot as space is limited.
- Preferred Building Systems - Claremont, NH
Free factory tours that usually happen on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00AM - 1:00PM. These tours welcome families and give a free gift to the first 50 families. They have a question and answer session as well as provide information on building energy efficent homes. To reserve a spot please call 1-800-800-8831.
- Bill Lake Construction - Sprakers, NY
Their regular tour times are 10:00 AM or 2:00PM on any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and 9:30am or 10:30am on Saturday. They do ask visitors to call (518) 673-2424 and reserve a spot before showing this. This helps to make sure the groups are small to keep you safe in the factory as you see these custom homes being built. It also helps to make sure they will have time to answer all of the questions for your personal building situation.
- Westchester Modular Homes, Inc. - Westchester, NY
Offers free factory tours on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am - 2:45 pm. Due to insurance reasons you musty be at least 18 to tour the factory. They also have several finished homes that you can tour with your children.
- Excel Homes - Liverpool, PA
Providing free modular factory tours the second Saturday of each month. You can tour their finished model home and their 200,000 square foot factory with homes in all different phases of construction. Each family visiting the factory also recieves a $1,000 credit toward their new home options.
- Signature Building Systems - Moosic, PA
This factory open house includes light refreshments, a question & answer session and mortgage consultant. You get to see several real homes in the different building stages. This monthly tour is usally on the third Saturday of the month. Call (800) 231-8713 to reserve a spot at the next one.
- Simplex Homes - Scranton, PA
Free facotry the first Saturday of each month from 10am - 1pm. You get to see fully customized homes being built from the design process and all stages of the factory construction process. They also have several fully furnished completed homes next to the factory that you can tour for inspiration.
- Ritz Craft - Mifflinburg, PA
This factory tour shows you the different departments in their climate controlled factory including their custom cabinetry workshop. For the next scheduled factory tour call 800-326-9836.
- Nationwide Homes - Martinsville, VA
Offering factory tours Monday through Friday at 10am and 2pm. These guided tours show all of the different stages of modular home constriction including their design center and fully furnished model homes. To reserve space please call them one day in advance 800-216-7001.