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CONSIDER MODULAR CONSTRUCTION?
- Overall construction cycles are
reduced saving you, the homeowner, carrying costs (mortgage interest)
and temporary housing expenses.
- There are more structural materials in
a modular home than in a site built one. Point
loads are noted and compensated for by our engineers.
- Our homes are designed to be Energy Star compliant.
They are computer analyzed to save you energy costs. We can add energy savings items such as
on-demand hot water heaters, passive solar design and insulation beyond
that required by Energy
- After we set your modular home, it can
be locked up thereby reducing the chances of pilferage.
- Adverse factors due to weather are
greatly reduced as our homes are built in a factory and all materials
that go into your home are also stored indoors. The
kiln dried lumber is stored indoors before being installed in your home.
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has
a special section in the state building code just for the oversight of
modular home construction. These homes are
reviewed by the Commonwealth, inspected by third party review
professionals, and also the local inspectors.
- The factory offers a 10 year structural
warranty on their modules underwritten by an insurance company. The products used in the home have their own
manufacturers’ warranties and those are passed on to you.
In addition we offer a one year workmanship warranty.
SHOULD YOU CONSIDER “GEORGE
- Our years of experience will help you
save money, mistakes and omissions. We
will spend the time to help you design your home around your
- We have been building homes since 1971
on both a modular, pre cut and a stick built basis. We are also experienced in Restaurant, Motel,
Warehouse and Apartment construction and are EPA certified nationally.
- Our modular homes are “Prestaged”
in the factory before they are shipped to your site.
This extra step in the construction process insures that the
home is built to your standards and design.
- George Modular will work with you to
save you money. We will do as much or as
little as you want in order to utilize your abilities to get some of
the site work accomplished. However we
reserve the right to reject any contractor that isn’t properly licensed
and insured. All work done under our
license must be properly performed to today’s building codes.
- We will advise you through all steps
of the construction process including permitting, financing and design
and occupancy. However the more work that
you do on your project, the less we are involved resulting in greater
savings to you.
PROCEED FROM HERE?
- Do you have a site in mind? Homes should be designed to fit in with the
land for esthetic and cost saving purposes. A
site should be in mind before we get started. If
you don’t have one we can work with you on a proposed site.
- Next, we will work with you on your
home design and preliminary pricing package. This
stage of the process let’s you know whether or not you can successfully
put the “package” together within your budget. Standard
home designs are displayed on the Floorplans Page.
plans can be adapted in many ways or we can work together to customize
a plan just for you. The options are almost unlimited!
- If you prefer, a factory tour is
available by prior appointment. Just call
us to set one up.
- If you feel ready to proceed, the next
step is a small deposit towards that design package.
This will take you thru the design stage and will provide
you with modular elevations and a floor plan. It
is usually $1500.00 for a stock plan to $2500-$3000 and up for
customized plans and this deposit will be applied towards your home
purchase. After we review the plans and
make amendments, we will offer you a final price, which is usually the
same as the estimated price (Our references will confirm that fact). If you for any reason choose not to
proceed beyond this stage, the designs that we have created are yours to use
for your purposes and there are no further obligations on either party.
- We can then offer you options to
either change some products or save you some expense by substituting or
eliminating some items that you may or may want. These
offerings will be made in a “salad bar” format.
- At this point, we will have a final
package with construction specifications and options at a fixed price. A contract is signed. We
will produce production plans and permit ready house plans, foundation
and land plans, perform an energy audit, perform a soil analysis or any other local
requirements and proceed towards obtaining a building
permit (which usually is required for your financing).
This requires a second deposit depending on the amount of
work we are required to perform. Remember that all deposits are applied toward the house contract price.
- Once all required items are approved and a
permit is in hand, then we proceed according to the contract to build
your home. The factory will give us a ship
date to the site. The factory lead time
depends upon their obtaining the necessary cabinetry, windows, door,
lighting, plumbing fixtures, etc. so that the production lines doesn’t
get held up. While the home is being built
in the factory, the site work to prepare for the modules is performed.
- We do not maintain 'model homes' in order to keep our overhead down and ultimately, your
pricing. However, we offer references of
past clients that have agreed to discuss our program with you. If we have a home under construction at the
time we can offer you an escorted walk through there.
DOES THE PRICING INCLUDE?
- Our pricing quotes will come detailed
with material specifications, design choices and options.
We expect lots of questions as the construction of a home is
very detail oriented.
- The price of the basic home will
include all freight, Mass Sales Tax, police escorts, crane and set crew
services. Unless you request items not be
included, our homes are “Turn Key”.
- The package will also include the 10
year structural warranty on the modular home, warranties for materials
included in your home, house and foundation plans engineered and ready
to submit for permits, utility and plot plans. Unusual
requirements such as Conservation Commission plans, zoning meetings,
etc. will be extra.
- If you request items beyond our
standard construction program, those items and the price adjustments
(up or down) will be listed separately. You
can pick and choose them on a “Salad Bar” approach.
All final choices will be listed in the Construction
Contract along with any adjustments in the pricing.
OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
- The manufacturer offers options on any
product from their suppliers (Kohler, Certainteed, Sea Gull Electric,
Nutone, Merillat, Andersen, Pella, Ply Gem, etc.). If
you have a special need, then we usually can incorporate that need into
the design and pricing structure. Farmer’s
porches, rear decks, rooms over garages are very easy to do. Just ask. We will
price those options individually for your consideration.
If you have an unusual product that you want installed in
your home, just ask. We can usually
arrange to have it installed. If your
requirements are such that makes modular construction unviable, then we
will tell you so and offer a stick built program as an alternative.
- Land options such as denitrifying
septic systems, unusual water and sewer connections, interceptor
drains, etc. will be quoted on a case by case basis.
DOES THE SITE WORK ENTAIL?
- First the land must be made ready for
the modules. The land must be surveyed,
cleared, excavated, a foundation with footings and a floor installed,
underground drainage installed, damp proofed, inspected, backfilled,
and utilities brought to the foundation.
- After the home arrives, the completion
of the plumbing, wiring, heating, siding, drywall completion and
carpentry must be arranged. Particular
items such as Garage Doors, Central Air-conditioning, Granite, etc.
must also be provided for.
WHAT ARE YOUR STANDARD
- We offer 2”x6” construction with the
framing at 16” on-center.
- We will utilize either plywood or OSB
construction panels depending on your budget.
- Windows with screens are all Energy Star Rated double hung units that tilt in
for ease of cleaning.
- Siding is Certainteed double 4” vinyl
siding. The entire exterior is maintenance
free with the exception of the doors which can be painted an accent
- Roofing shingles are by Certainteed
(Architectural design with a 30 year warranty).
- Cabinetry is by Merillat.
- Plumbing fixtures are by suppliers
such as Kohler.
- Electric fixtures are supplied by Sea
- Most of our standard products are
upgradable. Just ask.
We have even installed “Structured Wiring” for smart home
technology and “On Demand” hot water heaters.
DO YOUR PRICES COMPARE WITH
Our prices are generally about 10% below site
and about the same or below other modular builders.
Our knowledge of the industry sets us apart
from others so you can have the assurance that your major investment is
by professionals. We have compared the
pricing we obtain from our factory with that of other factories and
have found we
are comparable. Be
aware that some
companies offer low prices that are based on unrealistic allowances,
only to include 'extras' down the road. We prefer to be up front
about the cost.
YOU OFFER FINANCING?
We are General Contractors.
We work with local and national banks that specialize in modular
construction. We can give you
recommendations if you so choose.
Douglas J. George, President
|37 Coronation Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
Falmouth, MA 02536