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Cardinal Homes

525 Barnesville Highway
Wylliesburg, VA 23976
Phone: 434-735-8111
Fax: 434-735-8824
Website: Cardinal Homes Website

Cardinal Homes Description:
"...A modular home builder in Virginia VA, Cardinal Homes Inc. builds advanced and stylish modular houses. Cardinal Homes, Inc. has many years of experience, ensuring your modular home plan is designed with the utmost care, craftsmanship and, most importantly, with you in mind. Cardinal's new modular homes can be modified and built effortlessly to accommodate loved ones who may be handicapped. ..."

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

Providing modular homes and buildings in:

Company Background

How Long in Business1970
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)100-200
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNational Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Building Systems Council (BSC)
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
Builder NetworkAbout 60
Location of FactoriesWylliesburg, VA
How to Buy a HomeThrough their network of builders

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWood, brick
Energy EfficiencyInsulation R-15 fiberglass in walls, R-30 fiberglass in floor, R-30 fiberglass in roof, double-glazed w/Low E, single-hung windows
Construction Timeframe2-5 weeks
Customization FlexibilityThey can accommodate most plans
Amount of FloorplansAbout 120


Avg. Cost per Square FootNot Provided
Pricing homes by the square foot is like pricing a truck by the pound. It’s not the best measurement. Your home price is based on many customized building specifications, finishes and customizatons.
Avg. Transportation CostsNot Provided
Avg. Placement CostsNot Provided
Site PreparationHandled by independent builder


Garage/Deck AvailabilitySome plans provide for decks, otherwise they only provide the materials for decks and garages for the builder to complete.
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeIt is possible in select cases
GuaranteesManufacturers warranty and additional warranty available
Delivery RangeWest Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi
Number of Factory InspectionsDepends on final destination
Number of Building Site InspectionsHandled by builder
Information PackageWide variety of information available online

Our Review

Editor's Rating
Editorial ReviewCardinal Homes is a solid provider of modular homes with upgrade options that you can select for an above average home. Their designs are good for people looking for good value in a new home. Their website has a good amount of information including many floorplans and a virtual walkthrough. Their homes do come with nice standard features but to really be satisfied it is likely you will want to select some of their upgrade options. Cardinal Homes is a good modular home provider to consider. They probably are not the bets option if you are looking for an upscale home but they do a good job offering good value for the non-millionaire home buyers.
Mystery Homebuyer Rating

Personal Reviews of Cardinal Homes

T2cusa from VA
We built our home in 2007. Best Decision ever. We walked in with equity. Our project manager, Jay Barbie was amazing. And I was not an easy client. We combined 2 or 3 house plans to get just what we wanted. The house was amazing and still is. Our chief complaint was crawlspace water, and they fixed it. At the year mark we called them back to fix all settlement issues and uit was simple. As with everything, do your due dilligence. We upgraded the important things , I researched the products and used others for things that were not rated well.

Don Richards from Virginia
Cardinal built us a 2 story beach house in Rodante, on the Outer Banks -Hatteras Island NC in 1992. It is still the nicest house on the oceanfront though the ocean water keeps removing sand. We sold the house in 2005 to a young family and they still have it now in 2020. Very well built and Cardinal was easy to work with and built to our design.

Ronnie Johnson Sr from Virginia Beach
Cardinal Homes built a home for me in Oriental North Carolina ! This was some years ago!! I loved it! The builder and the company were extremely easy to work with, efficient and accommodating! My home was truly of the highest quality! I wished I still lived there!

Tom Kane from Ruckersville VA
WE built our first Cardinal Home in 1995. I wish we still lived there. The sales man was good to work with he ordered just what we wanted. Did not have any trouble with the ordering the installation and the overall experience of the home. Good quality and we loved living there. Built a Stick house in 2002 and wish we had not moved.

Carol Driscoll from United States
My husband, Richard Driscoll (D CUBE BUILDERS) put a Cardinal home on Bald Head Island NC in 2001. The house looks as good today as it did when it was new, 18 years Later. We had no problems with Cardinal Homes. They were very professional throughout the entire process. The house came out beautiful. Charlie Blackstock was in charge at the time, and was terrific to work with. The entire process was handled with care and great pains were made to have everything go smoothly. There were many obstacles to building on BHI. The House had to be transported by ferry. BHI has very stringent HOA rules that had to be followed to the letter. The police were on patrol to make sure all rules of the road were followed. Also, the route on the Island was encumbered by tree limbs that were not allowed to be touched. If there was an obstacle it was on BHI. To Everyone's credit all went exceeding well. Every facet was well planned out. As far as the quality goes "The Black Rose" has made it through many Hurricanes. Not a shingle was damaged or a window broken or siding ripped off unlike many stick built houses on BHI. If you ever visit BHI please look for the "Black Rose" on Stede Bonnet Wynd. The one with the white picket fence that has a name plate" DRISCOLL". Cardinal homes and all the people that put everything together for us were exceptional. Although it is 18 years later, I am sure they have maintained the same standards. We are still enjoying our Cardinal home and hope to continue for many more years. When I tell someone it is a modular house they cannot believe it! Thank you Cardinal for making our dream of a beach house come true. Sincerely Carol Driscoll

Mike from NC
I was a home builder with Cardinal homes and bought a couple houses from them. I also put a sizeable deposit down on a new home concept. They never reimbursed me for missing material and expenses, their customer service always blew me off, and what's worse, they took my deposit for a home and never built it! Never responded to requests, even an attorney letter did not get them to settle up with me. I have never experienced something like this from a company that is supposed to be so solid.

Glenn Warner from Lottsburg, Va.
Generally speaking, most all feeling is positive. However many problems with the windows. Of course they replaced the glass, but I paid for everything else. Now my sliding glass front window, non moving portion is even progressing with failure.

Edward Owens from Virginia
One star is over rated. The worst company on customer service I have ever dealt with not to mention quality of materials. Jill at corporate was to help on my 40 year shingles that are now 13 years old and during the last storm of 50 mile winds the shingles blew off and broke in half. Forget the manufacturer they blamed the installer which was Cardinal Homes. My home is large 2 story home. About 3200 square feet, So not a cheap home. Let me tell you the first thing that happened 6 years ago was all my windows failed, fogged up. So the window company gave me only new glass I had to pay for installation. Large arched half rounds. Well this cost a lot of money for installation. Then the sliding glass doors, 3 sets fogged up. Needed to replace. Then this year again my windows fogged up on 5 of about 15 windows. Now the 40 year shingles. Jill said she would call me back as I had my house plans showing where Cardinal placed or let's say charged me for 40 year shingles, what a joke, but for some reason Cardinal did not know the model number as my shingles were now discontinued after just 13 years. That's a big patch in front gone with 27 years left on what looks to be a new roof. Please do not buy from this company in Virginia. This is their corporate location. Do not trust them or the company that is the installer either. Horrible product and no customer service. Good luck if you buy a Cardinal Home.

Marilyn from Spout Spring, VA
We have had two houses built by Cardinal Homes and have been happy with both. The symmetrical cape is 1400 square feet plus a finished heated basement which is another 1400 square feet and an unfinished attic which could add another 750 square feet. It was completed in 2010 and I have had no problems. It is total electric (heat pump) and my bill averages about $100 a month. Our first house was built in 1999 and we had no major issues there either.

Allison long from Floyd, VA
Bought our house in 2001 with plans to live in the home until we retire. So many regrets. The first year we were happy, then the warrentee expired. That's when the trouble started. Here's a few of the major problems we have encountered: 6 of the windows have broken seals and are fogged between the panes, the spindles on the staircase are not all the same size, exterior door molding began to dry rot within 2 years of purchase, bowing dry wall, horrible insulation, stairs have no skirt molding & squeak & are loose, surround for master bath tub started to fall out. No room to list the rest. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!

Daniel Dexter from North Carolina
2007/2008 I bought a ranch 1800 SqFt. Bad BAD Worse! Ever system in the home was messed up. I beams bounce by 1/2" and there suppose to, Nails through wall into room then into floor, Windows open hard, framing not lining up leaving gaps in door trims, electric box's wrong so cover plates don't sit flush to wall, light hanging from ceiling, ceiling electric box mounting screws striped, plumbing put in wrong side of house/box, every time I went to do the things I was going to do myself I had to fix or wait on them to fix the mistakes they made. I'm not kidding ever part of this thing had something wrong with it. When my contractor contacted them on the plumbing they told him "no it's right", that's what my contractor told me. Demo's I saw with storage in attic had floor down, mine only came with a few boards and they weren't installed. Insulation just threw in gaps everywhere. I'd like $10,000 from cardinal just to cover all the crap wrong that I had to deal with. It's hard to find a modular that does it all right, not perfect, just right.
Some day I like to put a video up on youtube showing all the crap that company did. If it wasn't for my wife I would have sued them.

Rhonda from Greenwood, South Carolina
Overall we were very pleased with our Cardinal home. We had it built in 1998. I was surprised by my electric bill, it was very low, and we had two stories. We sold the home a year ago, and we liked it so much, we are going to have another Cardinal home built. I would recommend Cardinal homes to anyone.

Marri Neilson from Victoria VA
My home was built in 2006. The workmanship was excellent. Some interior walls feel cold and I am curious about the insulation in the walls and between the first and 2nd floors. I am especially impressed with the finishing work done on site. I would have another house built by Cardinal without a doubt.

Charles Chaney from Chase City, VA
We couldn't be happier with our Cardinal home. They built to our floor plan including vaulted ceilings and "lifestyle" features such as wider hallways, 36" doors, and level front entry. Quality is excellent - we had one small settlement crack after a year in the house. We appreciate the "green" attributes of our home including the limited impact on the building site, and the energy savings as a result of the great insulation. We built in 2002 and would definitely do it all again, and have convinced friends to build their new home through Cardinal.

Gary Henderson from Stuarts Draft, Virginia
From the first moment I met with my builder that handled the ordering, delivery, set up and finishing of my Cardinal home, We were extremely pleased with the level of service, quality of materials and timely manner of product from start to finish. I truly believe it was my builder that made all the difference, but we do feel Cardinal produces a quality product for the money.

David Hawkins from Red Oak Va
I bought a home from them in 1987. The bath room wall was and is still bowed out. The tile flooring had( and still does) gaps where it should have met the wall near and around door moldings. The master bath room ceiling started molding the first year we were in the home as did the windows. I found out in 2007 why the ceiling was molding, the insulation was missing over top of the bath room. In 2003 I had to start replacing all the windows because of the mold and the windows were just falling apart. out of the 3 sinks in the house 3 pipe traps were leaking.

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