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Homeway Homes

100 Homeway Court
Deer Creek, IL 61733
Phone: 309-447-6267
Website: Homeway Homes Website
email: [email protected]

Homeway Homes Description:
"...We are the Midwest's premier builder of quality-focused, value conscious modular homes in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. We have more than 60 plans to begin your custom home building experience, and with our centrally-located modular building facility in Deer Creek, Illinois, we have a large range of territory for which we can build. Come see why we're Quality Built for Better Living..."

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:

Company Background

How Long in Business2005
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)100
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNational Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
4 inhouse designers and registered architects oncall
Builder NetworkHomeway Homes is the modular manufacturer and the on-site General Contractor.
Location of FactoriesDeer Creek, IL
How to Buy a HomeSell directly to homeowner

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWood construction meets or exceeds federal, state, & local building codes.
Energy EfficiencyClosed Cell Spray Foam Insulation in walls and ceilings. Doors and Windows are Energy Star Rated.
Construction Timeframe3 weeks in construction facility
Customization FlexibilityYes. Can customize a floor plan or design a plan from scratch.
Amount of Floorplans60


Avg. Cost per Square Foot$160/sqft +/- (Including excavation, basement foundation, 2 car attached garage, completed interior and exterior of the home, etc…)
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 CostsIncluded in cost of home
Avg. Placement CostsIncluded in cost of home
Site PreparationHandled by Homeway Homes


Garage/Deck AvailabilityGarages and decks are both available
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeYes
Guarantees1 Year Home Warranty
Delivery Range200 miles +/-
Number of Factory InspectionsHandled by third party inspectors - PFS
Number of Building Site InspectionsHandled by the local building inspectors
Information PackageAdditional information is available via email. They mailed our mystery shopper a large information package including pictures, floorplans, addresses of finished homes and building specifications.

Our Review

Editor's Rating
Editorial ReviewHomeway Homes has some very nice looking modular home designs. We really liked seeing their focus on energy efficiency since the Midwest can have some cold winters. This would be a good modular home manufacturer for mid range home buyers. If you are nearby you should tour their modular home factory to find out more for yourself and see if they are a good match for your situation. Homeway Homes is a family owned and operated modular construction business in central Illinois. Homeway Homes is the largest custom home builder in down state Illinois and works directly with homeowners to design and build their quality custom home. Homeway Homes provides a turn-key solution as the modular manufacturer and the on-site general contractor making the building process efficient and easy for the homeowner. Homeway Homes also builds commercial type buildings through their commercial division called Homeway Commercial. Visit to find out more.
Mystery Homebuyer Rating

Personal Reviews of Homeway Homes

Max and Karen Shaver from Kirkwood, IL
Max and I have lived in our new home since Jan 27, 2020 and we love it. I have said before if you had to stay home because of COVID19 what a nice place to be! Yes, there have been small issues to correct but they were all minor and addressed in a timely manor.
The home has been warm in the winter and cool in the summer with all the insulation. I love the fact we have the HVAC since we built on farm ground and I don't worry about radon mitigation.
We both feel like the workmanship of installing everything and painting is excellent! We love all the colors of paint, tile, flooring and siding we picked. We have had a few visitors and we've gotten tons of compliments.
Thank you for making the process and our retirement home a happy experience for us!

Terry and Janet Geissler from Carthage
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our Homeway home. When we first met with the staff, we were made to feel right at home (no pun intended). Bruce was very easy to talk with. Enjoy your retirement, Bruce. Everyone would talk WITH us, not AT us. We visited another building company just to get more ideas. We felt as if no one wanted to help us, that we were bothering them. Homeway has wonderful customer service. Our questions are answered in a timely way and our concerns were always addressed. When the crew was working on site, everyone was so polite and treated us with respect. No one was a slouch, the employees worked hard. Some even made suggestions we hadn't thought of. Our home is bea6, large enough to hold our family and very comfy. No regrets. Highly recommend Homeway.

Mike Messacar from Metamora, IL
We have been in our Homeway Home for 12 years. At first they are great, but over time, and as you replace things you realize the disadvantages of having it built in a factory and assembled on site. We have a two story house, and I have door casing that is pulling apart, and you can see where the two sections of house were connected at. I have many walls and ceilings with cracks, that have been fixed several times, only to crack again. And some of these are at the seam where the house was connected. I replaced countertops because they kept pulling away from the walls, now to just have new countertops changing height at the seams. My latest find was when I took a bathroom light down, and found 4 holes in the wall, where apparently someone was having issues running the electric line. Would have been nice if they have patched those hoes, instead of just covering them up with the light housing (and they also didn't even use a electrical mounting plate). So what should have been a 10 minute light change is now going on several days of drywall repair. If you want a house built quickly, then probably the way to go. If you want a higher quality house with less surprises down the road, then I would look elsewhere.

John Martin from Trivoli
We are now almost 2 years into our homeway home. The floorplan is great, people love our home. All the bathroom switches went out, and the company EFI no longer makes that type, so those were not homeways fault. We do have a leak in our double head master shower. We got lucky and the water dripped straight down an air run into the basement so it didnt cause major damage. I contacted Homeway over a week ago hoping they might give advice at least since they installed it and would know which wall is easiest to access it, but have heard nothing and its only 1 year warranty. So I will be tearing out our entryway wall to get to the fixture next week.

One thing I have noticed is that if you are laying on the floor looking up you can tell where all of the drywall seams are in the ceiling, they shouldnt be that visible. We did have another issue at the end of the warranty where it looked like our pantry ceiling was leaking, it ended up someone at the factor damaged the drywall and rather than replace it they slapped about 2 inches of mud in a 1 foot by 1 foot spot, which eventually sagged. Homeway repaired it.

We did get into a disagreement about square footage. We designed the house to have two unfinished rooms upstairs that we were agreed to complete before the house was finished, 300 and 720 sq ft. When homweay built the garage they had to make some adjustments from the prints and it shrank our playroom from 720 to 640 sq ft. That ends up being several thousand dollars worth of space. They disagreed but we all went through BBB arbitration- which is part of the contract, and it worked out great and we were reimbursed. I would watch the fireplaces that come stock with the home, and if you have any issues turn them in early not at the end of the 1 year warranty like homeway likes, hearth and home lost some money by waiting until the last minute to replace our fan unit on our fireplace. Everyone has issues with their new homes, I dont know if these are more than normal, a couple items were obviously quality issues like the drywalling seams and whoever put in that horrible patch in the pantry. House stays warm, looks nice, and we got a great deal due to designing it ourselves and giving us that extra 1000 sq foot we completed. We paid for a 3,000 sq foot house but got a 4000 with an option to finish another 1800 sq foot downstairs and we have a 250 sq ft store room downstairs. If you werent designing in teh extra space I wouldnt pay more than $105 a sq ft, if you can get a reputable builder to do the same house for $10 a sq foot more you might consider going with them. But the design team is great and if you want to do some of the work yourself they will work with you. I still consider this worthwhile, and if you are handy around the house a bargain.

John Boehler from Girard
Everyone that we worked with during the home buying project and the house placement, were very pleasant and nice to work with. There's a problem with the placement of the flooring. We were told that it was put in wrong and would be fixed to our liking. The house went up in Sep. we are still waiting on the floor to be fixed correctly. The warrenty guy did come out and say that the flooring guys would have to come look at it. We still have yet to see them. The overall quality of the home is nice and good quality.

Dr John Martin from Trivoli IL
After 7 months of living in our house we still love it but have experienced minor issues, none related to the home being a modular though. They are pretty slow on the warranty, our merrilack cabinet knobs (installed by homeway) began falling off, they sent us the wrong size replacement screws. A switch went bad on the master bath, both mstr bath sinks knobs fell off our moen faucets. The warranty guy tried to adjust them, then told us to order new ones and install them ourselves. The dual water heaters connected to our geo thermal weren't working right, and it took them 6 months to figure they were labelled wrong on our circuit breaker. We have been waiting two months for July (that is his name) to come back out and fix some of these minor issues. We also did not get a lawn this year, homeway had the constrcution crew working on new projects and ignoring us for over a month before we could get them to do the final grade. I began calling to get the grade done in mid march, and they kept rescheduling until mid April. At that point I put in a great professional seed I had worked with. The ditch where I just threw down seed in March and never touched again is great, but my entire 3/4 acre yard was put in a month late and I spent $200 in water bill, $50 in fertilizer and it still died out. The short of it, they are amazing while you are planning, and while they are building, but you start to get ignored afterwards.

John Martin from Trivoli il
We came up with a design of our own where each set of rooms fit within their 16x72 foot parameters. We had a stick builder go over the plans as well. We were much happier with homeways interpretation of our plans and went with them. I like the quality (moen etc.) of their base level fixtures.
We are building a 7 module 4,000 sq ft home with a 2000 sq foot unfinished walkout basement on 40 acres. Came out to about $113 a sq ft but we have over a 1000 sq foot of unfinished space on the second floor, which will bring the final sq footage price down.
The hard foam was a big draw since we live on a farm and I wanted air tight. I looked into ICF, which is supposed to cost 3% above standard and the contractors bid 50% higher than homeway and local stick builders. So Homeway was the best way to get a airtight home that was energy efficient.

Roy Grimm from Quincy il.
Excellent quality for the money!

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