(Part of Clayton Manufactured Homes/CMH)
30 Industrial Park
Milton, PA 17847
email: [email protected]
Crest Homes Description:
(Part of Clayton Manufactured Homes/CMH)
"...Crest Homes is considered to be one of the top modular manufacturers in the United States, and has been the home manufacturer of choice for more than 10,000 happy homeowners. ..."
Providing these building styles:
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
- Ranch modular homes
- Colonial modular homes
- Cape Cod modular homes
CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV
|How Long in Business||Crest Homes has been in business since 1987.|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||The number of homes built in a year varies - their plant can produce 6 floors a day, the number of actual homes varies depending on the type 2 box ranch, cape cods, 4 and 6 box two-stories, an average year 400.
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||None provided|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|Draftsmen are available|
|Builder Network||Over 50|
|Location of Factories||Middlebury, IN and Richfield, NC|
|How to Buy a Home||Crest homes are sold through a network of builders.|
|Building Materials||Wood home construction|
|Energy Efficiency||R19 fiberglass wall batt insulation, Up to R30 cellulose blown insulation, Low "E" Thermopane Windows with Grids|
|Construction Timeframe||4-6 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Limited options|
|Amount of Floorplans||30 standard modular floorplans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$60-$90|
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||Garages and decks are possible|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Not offered|
|Guarantees||One year structural warranty plus manufacturer warranties on individual products|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Upon completion|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Handled by builder|
|Information Package||Took a week for an email response to the mystery shopper's questions submitted via website.|
|Editor's Rating ||
|Editorial Review||Crest Homes is a division of CMH and builds above average modular homes. In 2008 they restructured their operations due to the poor economic condition. These modular homes match the quality level of traditional stick-built homes. They provide a good combination of experience, customization and cost savings. They were not the cheapest but they provide better quality than most others. Going forward it appears that this modular brand is being combioned into the Clayton modular home brand. The builders that we interviewed were very pleased with Crest Homes. The only issue we encountered is that their customer service was a little slow.|
|Mystery Homebuyer Rating ||
Personal Reviews of Crest Homes
Elizabeth Esack from Pleasant Valley NY
We chose Crest thru The Builder Rte9 in Fishkill NY. We have had no real problems until this past year. Our roof is leaking everywhere. Small circular spots in every room. Its a structural defect and not a shingle problem and neither The Builder development co or Crest homes will help us.
James Corcoran from United States
Built in 2004, the home has been ok overall. The biggest issue is the wiring, how it was done and the materials used. I've had to replace numerous outlets and switches. The latest involved the 3 main switches in the living room. One of the switches melted and it was Daisy chained with 2 other switches. It started on and was throwing sparks from under the cover. If we had not been home to turn off the breakers, we'd be in a hotel today. We did not go for a lot of cosmetic upgrades but we did go for upgrades in materials like thicker walls, better windows, ect.
The factory in Middlebury was great, employees were very hospitable when we visited twice while our home was being built. They were having an employee cookout during one of our visits and we were urged by the employees to sit with them and eat. Good time and thoroughly enjoyed by my wife and I.
Nick Rossi from New Jersey
Purchased in 2004, issues from day 1, and 14 years later and approximately $55,000.00 in repairs so far, in bathrooms due to water leaking behind the showers, in 3 out 3 bathrooms, the ceiling's below the upstairs bathroom and floors needing replacement as well. The roof has been repaired 3 times already and is now leaking again and the roofer says that the roof was not done correctly to begin with, to fix it correctly it needs to be redone, another big expense, don't buy from these people, not quality craftsmanship, not an upstanding company, if I could give a negative star rating it would be a negative 5 star rating, total garbage.
Kirk from Illinois
I've lived in my crest home for 12 years. 12 years later I'm still finding and repairing substandard things in my home. The latest is that there is insufficient or no attic insulation. I thought I was doing the right thing when I went the crest route all those years ago and if I had to do it over I would use a regular contractor. I think most of my problems are attributed to poor quality control and inspection.
John Clabough from NY
Master bathtub not connected to drain pipe caused flooding in dining room. Walls on stairway buckled. This also happened to my brother in law who had purchased the same model home. Upstairs windows on my colonial were off center. My downstairs bathroom window has always been drafty even after attempts by dealer to fix it. Water stains on upstairs ceilings but dont know why. Master bathroom octagon windows came apart, hinges, handles etc..
Lisa from Maine
Purchased house in october 2008 heating problems, door problems with heat loss, two by four boards are bowing out the side of house and very very slow getting help....not happy warranty up in 5 months not sure what will happen
Linda from Delaware
The Crest modular home was an excellent home for the money. It is a shame the Milton, PA. plant was closed. They were a product of sell and resell. Crest was owned by Schult Homes, then Oakwood then Clayton Homes. When Clayton Homes purchased the Crest factory, they sent new GM's to the plant and all the employees saw the writing on the wall, as well as their builders. The bosses were there to disassemble a fine product. Why did Clayton Homes need a modular home company when the already had a "hud"ular, with whom Crest would compete? The staff at Crest Homes of Milton, PA. were all top notch... I hope they all find employment in another wonderful old company, like the Crest of years past!!!!!
Kitty from Virginia
Love the house!!!! But the follow up with problems has been very slow. We are being held up in occupancy due to their lack of attention. Well built, would use them again, but now I know what needs to be in writing before I sign the contract!
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