Modular Home Manufacturers & Builders Directory
Hoopa Modular Building(Xontah Builders)
4415 Dogwood Lane
Redding, CA 96003
Website: Hoopa Modular Building Website
email: [email protected]
Hoopa Modular Building Description:
"...The Hoopa vision is the development of a world class modular housing business that will produce residential and commercial buildings; provide a wide range of design and architectural services; and provide field construction services used in the construction of single and multifamily residential housing and light commercial structures..."
Providing these building styles:
- Ranch modular homes
- Cape Cod modular homes
- Contemporary modular homes
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
|How Long in Business||2005|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||50-100|
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||None provided|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|No architects on staff|
|Builder Network||About 10 home builders|
|Location of Factories||Hoopa/Redding, CA|
|How to Buy a Home||Available through builder network|
|Building Materials||Wood frame construction|
|Energy Efficiency||Fiberglass insulation|
|Construction Timeframe||3 to 5 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Limited customization options|
|Amount of Floorplans||8 online floorplans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$70-$100|
|Avg. Transportation Costs||Dependent on site|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Dependent on design|
|Site Preparation||Handled by independent builder|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Depends on model selected|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||Not offered|
|Delivery Range||500 miles from factory|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Upon completion|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Handled by builder|
|Information Package||Information available on their website.|
|Editorial Review||Hoopa Modular homes are built on the Hoopa Indian Reservation. It was started to bring affordable housing job opportunities to the Indian reservation. This is a very new manufacturer and it has not yet established itself. It would be nice for them to succeed but when you are looking to use a large percentage of your life savings to buy a home it is best to choose a manufacturer that has a proven track record of satisfied customers. At this time we feel very uncomfortable with them and have many doubts.|
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Personal Reviews of Hoopa Modular Building
You are incorrect that I am very unhappy because Hoopa started building my home and then wouldn't give me my money back.
Our company gave Hoopa a deposit to produce and deliver a 3rd party set of stamped modular plans, and Hoopa did not deliver the plans and refused to take our call. They built nothing. They said in no uncertain terms that there was nothing we could do about it.
I did not overlook an "important detail", and if Hoopa had begun building our home we would have had no reason to get any money back. But Hoopa took our money and delivered nothing, so the least they could do for the 1 year of waiting for the plans they repeatedly promised would be to refund our money. Our client eventually lost over $200,000 on this project because of Hoopa's failings, yet Hoopa refused to return a $3,000 deposit. This is a company run by poor business-people who have no legal obligation to provide you with a product after you give them your money.
Because you have no legal recourse with Hoopa because they are owned by the Hoopa tribal authority, their "Contract" is not worth the paper it is printed on. There is nothing you can do if they decide to rip you off, so you might as well do the deal on a handshake and just hope for the best.
Consider this - would you enter into any contract where the other party could take all of your money and give you nothing, and then you had no right to take legal action to recover that money? This would not be wise in any business arena, and certainly not when you are a builder trying to buy homes and sell them for profit. If you are a homeowner, it is the same problem. Your builder could give them your money to build a home, but then if Hoopa goes out of business or if they simply on a whim decide not to build you anything nor refund your money, then your builder can not do anything about it. Unless you feel 100% confident that you can recover the money out of whoever the builder/dealer is, do not buy a home from them if the supplier is Hoopa Modulur / Xontah Builders.
from: "Suing an Indian Tribe
Like other sovereign governments, tribes enjoy common law sovereign immunity and cannot be sued. Indian tribes are subject to suit only where Congress has unequivocally authorized the suit or the tribe has clearly waived its immunity. There is a strong presumption against waiver of tribal sovereign immunity.
The doctrine of sovereign immunity shields Indian tribes from:
* Monetary damages
* Declaratory relief (enforcement of contract rights)
* Injunctive relief"
This isn't just a legal discussion. After not being able to produce plans for two homes that we had on deposit, they refused to refund a deposit for a home that we made with them even though we chose to fully refund our clients deposit. After over 3 years, they still refuse to return our calls our our company's money.
It would be highly unwise to do business with this company.
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