Carolina Building Solutions
220 Ryan Patrick Dr.
Salisbury, NC 28147
Carolina Building Solutions Description:
"...Carolina Building Solutions is an established and innovative design leader in the home building industry. Our experienced and knowledgeable CBS team is dedicated to our company wide goal - to provide high quality and stylish homes through today's most innovative homebuilding systems..."
Providing these building styles:
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
- Ranch modular homes
- Colonial modular homes
- Cape Cod modular homes
- Multi-Family modular homes
GA, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
|How Long in Business||1998|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||400-500
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||Building Systems, NAHB|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|Designers are available|
|Builder Network||About 80|
|Location of Factories||Lillington, NC|
|How to Buy a Home||Through their network of builders|
|Building Materials||Wood construction in the factory, other materials on site.|
|Energy Efficiency||Not energy efficiency rated|
|Construction Timeframe||3-5 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Limited options|
|Amount of Floorplans||Over 170 predesigned plans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$70-$85|
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 Costs||Varies by location|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Varies by location|
|Site Preparation||Handled by local builder|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Depends on model selected|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Not offered|
|Guarantees||One-year structural warranty, extended 10-year warranty program|
|Delivery Range||300 miles from factory|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Dependent on final destination|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Dependent on final destination|
|Information Package||Information is available online.|
|Editor's Rating ||
|Editorial Review||Carolina Building Solutions was an above average modular home provider. Their designs were varied and attractive. These homes worked well for any new middle class home buyer. Their homes were not best for upscale clients although they had several floorplans for homes with 2900 square feet which is the largest size they build. Their website displayed pictures and floorplans so you could review them and make your own decision. They also had a good slideshow presentation that explained from start to move in day of the modular home process. Their customer service was very poor according to our mystery shopper who had several information requests ignored.|
|Mystery Homebuyer Rating ||
Personal Reviews of Carolina Building Solutions
Cliff DeMeritt from Pisgah Forest, NC
Generally speaking, my ranch-style (built in 2009 just before they declared bankruptcy) was as good as most stick-built homes. I got a great price because of their impending financial crisis, but was not expecting quality to drop with price. After 6 years, double pane windows have leaked and have algae colonies between the panes, The plywood under the siding was terribly buckled, but when they offered to cut between studs to relieve the buckling, I chose not to sacrifice structural integrity for cosmetics. i paid for upgraded pad and carpet, but it wore out in less than two years with only two old light-weight adults in residence. They were GREAT with making plan modifications prior to build, so it all looked good on paper. BUT, seeing seams and nail pops in ceilings, and have found that moldings are compressed paper. When vacuum cleaner is turned on, lights dim. Again, great custom design, but product leaves a lot to be desired. Could be worse, but sure could be better. If only I could get info from them about carpet and window supplier, I could correct some of the cheap material defects. Nobody answers the phone, and my salesman in Franklin has broken every promise to get info for me. Next time, reputable stick-built.
Matthew Miller from United States
These modular homes have the potential to be very nice home. But if you look closely you can tell there was no pride or craftsmanship put into them by anyone involved. If you look you can clearly see that the home was slapped together as fast as it could be with no regards to details or neatness. I am a bit of a perfectionist and every door or window frame, corner or cranny in my home has paint imperfections ( meaning they didnt give a hoot when they painted any part of my home and a 3rd grader could do a better paint job than that in my home ). It just simply shows that no care was put into building it. That is was simply a paycheck and return investment for someone and they didn't care how it was assembled as long as it was. I hate to say and admit to this but I've seen most double-wides and trailers come in better shape and attention to detail than my CBS home did... The structure is nice and sound, but that is about all I can say for it.
Evelyn and James Joyce from Heath Springs, SC
Bottom of the line home. We have been going back and forth with the factory and builder for 1 1/2 years and they dont want to fix this house. House is not set right, gap way to wide in marriage walls, front piece set1/2 inch higher than middle piece, builder (Borthers Housing in Pageland SC) never fire blocked or sealed house, ridge beam cut out of part of our roof, floor joists all bowing, sheetrock cracking and cracks getting bigger and smaller as if the house is breathing. House is moving. The builder never lagged the top front piece of our house together either. Lancaster county SC never inspected our house but we got a C/O somehow. Lancaster County thought Modulars were the same as Trailers and they did not have to inspect them. So we a have a 100,000. mortgage on a unmortgageable house which I just confirmed with a mortgage officer yesterday that we cant even sell this bomb!!! need to find a lawyer ASAP, Already involved the state LLR they verified that the house is a structural failure. Thanks Brothers Housing and CBS Modulars for a Great Product!
Mr. lee from Seven Springs, NC
I purchased a modular from a local dealer in my area. Oh if I only knew what I was getting into. We had several problems siding on slanted, flooring had big humps in it everywhere factory came to fix it sanded down the nails in my sub floor( so now we still have big lumps in our floor and it sqeaks too), carpet was cut to short so it doesnt meet the wall, moldings were cut too short, big nail holes inside my kitchen island, marraige wall has busted open three times since we bought the house 8 mos ago, etc... I would not recomend buying a home from this company. It seems the builder doesnt really inspect the home or take time to build the home right. I wish we had research this company before buying from them its been a nightmare! Oh and the one year warranty seems to be worth nothing! The factory said point blank they were not going to fix anymore defects in my home so they passed the problem to the local dealer. Again buyer beware this company really needs to take more pride in their craftmanship!
Kim from Topsail beach
Have not received home yet but the ordering process has been great. We look forward to having our home in two weeks.
Angie from Monroe, NC
We purchased a CBS home from Brothers Housing in Pageland SC three years ago. Our complete buying process from start to finish was great. Brothers Housing was very knowledgeable & extremely excellent to deal with and CBS had great service after our home had been set-up. The main thing in buying a modular is getting a qualified builder. We would do it all over again with both our builder and our home manufacturer.
Dana P Simmons from Virginia
Recently had CBS build our modular and we are not at all happy with the workmanship. Nail pops everywhere, uneven walls, corners etc. Cabinets not installed properly. Can't be fixed without tearing kitchen apart and it may come to that. Bathroom vanities installed improperly at factory. They tried to fix them , but crew they sent out did not know how. We have had shingles falling off already. The set up crew did shoddy work in vinyl siding and trim. We are not impressed with the workmanship in our home and it cost 240,000 dollars. We could have purchased a much nicer house for the money. Live and learn and be careful when choosing a builder for your modular. CBS eventually sends people out after several complaints, but they usually don't do great work. The grout or caulking around kitchen counters and bathroom vanities is cracking so that will be next on our list. We may have to get a lawyer before all is said and done. Good Luck if you choose CBS.
Angie from Oakboro nc
we built a cbs home in 2007 the wilbury we love our home it is very well built love all the details they came out and fixed any problems we had will buy again from cbs
jimmy from nc
It is not always who constructs your house that you need to blame. People have to make sure that they have selected a reputable builder to set the house up and do the finish work. You cannot let some fly-by-night amateur who is working under someone else's contractor's license set your house up. You have to be really careful and read all the fine print. Modular homes are constructed differently than mobile homes in that they do not have a steel frame underneath. Therefore, a mod cannot be set up with a set-up truck. It has to be put together with a crane. And as far as "shoddy work" goes, when you make the decision to purchase a house, please get your feet dirty and come to look at your investment actually being built. And John Greene, please make sure that you do your research and do not purchase an over-the-top doublewide instead of a true modular. Also, when you sign the agreement to purchase your home, normally you have to have a construction loan. Be careful that the one for $50/sq ft doesn't sneak in a cost-overrun that could end up costing you more in the end.
Marie from Charlotte, NC
I purchased a large cape 3 years ago. The pricing given on this page must reflect the delivery, but not set up cost; the cost apart from land was $95/sq ft. The company was good at adjusting a plan to meet my needs. The timing of the project was generally as promised. The home looks good. However, there were some issues related to the quality of the products used to construct the home (cabinetry is average; I've had to replace the air conditioning). There were issues related to the set up of the home with which I had problems, but this is unrelated to the builder. As with any modular home, you have to be careful who does the set up once it arrives to you.
brian b from gastonia
I have personally worked for cbs as an installer in the past and have installed over 200 homes with their company. The office staff has always been great to deal and on the jobs that I have been involved in they seem to handle the service after the sale very well. There is always going to be subpar builders out there and there is always going to be some problems but it's how a company deals with the problems that defines who they are.
Edward Mullis from salisbury n.c.
They are A good group of people to work with when purchasing A home. I purchased A home in 2003 and whenever I needed anything or had problems within reason of the building agreement they always fulfilled their part. You do need to have an understanding of the building of modular homes to know what their responsible for or what is your part.
Al Gurner from Salisbury, NC
Carolina Building Solutions is a systems built manufacturer that sells solely to builders and developers. The Builders and Developers utilize CBS as a subcontractor to deliver modular systems in combination with individual builder turnkey services to the retail customer. The builder is responsible for a myriad of finish services "after" the modules are delivered to the building site. It is extremely difficult for CBS to handle phone calls and questions from retail customers, other than to refer them to the closest builder of CBS products. It is unfortunate that CBS only manufactures and delivers into a six state region surrounding the Carolinas. Inquiries from Nevada or any other state CBS does not conduct business in, can only be referred to a "sister" company when possible. CBS is very customer focused....striving to provide the most innovative housing products and services available in today's marketplace.
John Greene from Mountains
I priced a Woodland 1 Chalet at a local dealer. Dry in, 30 miles away is over $120/sq. ft. Can this be correct? The unit is nice but a competitor offers another style and much larger for less than $50/sq. ft. I can afford that.
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