Modular Home Manufacturers & Builders Directory
Westchester Modular Homes, Inc.
30 Reagans Mill Road
Wingdale, NY 12594
Website: Westchester Modular Homes, Inc. Website
email: [email protected]
Westchester Modular Homes, Inc. Description:
"...To meet the rising demand of housing in the Northeast market, the founders of Westchester Modular Homes recognized the benefits of constructing homes in a climate-controlled factory with a highly skilled staff that operates 12 months a year. The concept of building efficiently in a weather protected environment, with on-time delivery and cost control is the essence of modular construction..."
Providing these building styles:
- Ranch modular homes
- Colonial modular homes
- Cape Cod modular homes
Providing modular homes and buildings in:
CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
|How Long in Business||1986|
|Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)||200-300|
|Professional Organizations/Affiliations||None provided|
(Architects & Draftsmen)
|Team of draftsmen on staff|
|Builder Network||Over 25 builders|
|Location of Factories||Wingdale, NY|
|How to Buy a Home||Available through network of trained home builders|
|Building Materials||Wooden home construction|
|Energy Efficiency||Air Infiltration Moisture Wrap, R-19 Batt Type Wall Insulation, R-38 Batt Type Ceiling Insulation|
|Construction Timeframe||4-6 weeks|
|Customization Flexibility||Fully customizable|
|Amount of Floorplans||Over 20 prepared floorplans|
|Avg. Cost per Square Foot||$110-$160|
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||Depends on final site|
|Avg. Placement Costs||Depends on location|
|Site Preparation||Handled by independent builder|
|Garage/Deck Availability||Available with some models|
|Possible to Addon to Existing Home||It depends on the type of structure.|
|Number of Factory Inspections||Upon completion|
|Number of Building Site Inspections||Handled by builder|
|Information Package||Received a few floorplans in the mail with no brochure or additional information.|
|Editorial Review||Westchester Modular Homes is a premium modular home manufacturer. They are located in Westchester County, NY which is has one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country so they need to be a premium builder. Their homes will blend in well amongst any other homes. They are truly capable of a providing a modular mansion. Their building specifications are also higher than many other providers so you know your home will be high quality. We really enjoy this modular home manufacturer and our mystery shopper also enjoyed all of the helpful information they have on their website.|
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Personal Reviews of Westchester Modular Homes, Inc.
The preliminary design drawings provided as part of our initial deposit were at best difficult to assess due to their small size and represented a simplified, boilerplate computer sketch of what we had provided to them. They lacked detail, were inaccurate and incomplete. The approved builder told us that these would be red-marked and considered final to proceed to the next stage which required a hefty down deposit. In assessing the design drawings there was more red ink than drawing and we were uncomfortable having these represent our home plans. We were told that this is how WMH works which contradicts what we were told by their regional sales representative, what WMH claims during their factory tour and as advertised in their website. Trying to get cost transparency is impossible. You are completely at the mercy of your approved builder and you have no idea of what you are getting at what cost. WMH provides no support in understanding the costs and the initial budget provided (the bait) is nothing close to what the final cost will be after all the hidden upgrades (the switch)! As you may have surmised, we are no longer working with Westchester Modular Homes or their approved builder. Because of the misleading advertising by WMH and their representatives, we have experienced a significant financial loss and delay in building our dream retirement home. BEWARE of WMH and what they promise!
Joel and Wendy Doyon
Our policy is to accept a $2500 deposit for plans after our third meeting. We didn't accept a deposit until after our 5th. Once we did Charlie made numerous "major" changes to his plans and we informed him that that cost would increase based off of his new house design he said that he wanted the more elaborate custom house at a standard price point.
He was not willing to or could not afford the new cost; which was approximately 13% higher than the original cost. So in order to be as fair as possible we returned his deposit in full with a complete set of plans (at no cost) and told him we could not build his home for the budget he was working with at the time.
We wrote him a check and sent it to him immediately with his full sets of stamped architectural plans. He has still not built the home in the budget he has nor do I think he ever will be able to. All documentation has been recorded the same.
I wish him and his family well in the future and hope that someday he finds someone who can build his home but with the budget he is working they would have to work in the red; something he will not find.
Westchester Modular is a high end modular builder for state of the art custom homes. I inform this to all my clients up front and give them a very good ballpart, 95%+ cost upfront, to avoid these types of situations. Sometime though individuls only hear what they want and think that somehow they can build a home they cannot afford.
It was unfortunate the situation Charlie ran into and again I only wish him and his family the best.
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