Modular Homes in MO

Missouri & Illinois

FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS.

  1. Can i customize my modular home?

    YES !

  2. WHO IS CREST HOMES?

    The Crest manufacturing facility in Middlebury, Indiana covers 17 acres,and has in excess of 100, 000 square feet of office and production space. Plant tours are conducted every second Saturday morning at10:00 AM Indiana time, excluding holiday weekends, and display homes are open through out the week 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Crest models are closed Saturday noon and all day Sunday.

  3. IS A MODULAR HOME BETTER THAN A SITE BUILT HOME?

    The decisionis clear. With a modular home you get efficiency and quality control.Efficiency begins with modern factory assembly line techniques. Your home travels to work stations, with all building trades represented. Work is never delayed by weather, subcontractors no-shows, or missing material. Quality engineering and modular construction techniques significantly increase theenergy efficiency of your modular home. A quality control process provides 100% assurance that your home has been inspected for code compliance and workmanship. In-plant inspectors as well as independent inspection agencies inspect the home on behalf of your state and local government.

     

     


  4. WHAT IS A CREST HOME?

    The term generally used to describe a Crest home is “Modular”. Crest Homes are “built” under environmentally controlled conditions (out ofthe weather) and delivered on “carriers” to the site in “modules” for completion.  

     

          Each mid-western state has codes that control how homes are site constructed.   Crest homes builds to those codes with include C.A.B.O.,O.B.B.C., B.O.C.A., and U.B.C.

     

     


  5. HOW IS A CREST HOME DIFFERENT FROM A SITE BUILD HOMES?

    When you think about construction, you may realize that “site-built” homes really are not “built”, but they assembled. Builders purchase their building components (IE roof rafters, pre-cut studs, floor joist decking, cabinets, windows, doors, drywall, shingles, wire, bath fixtures, floor coverings, etc.) from local building supply companies or lumberyards. These components are delivered to the site by truck and then assembled.   Components are trimmed or cut to size with anassortment of hand tools.   Crest, by contrast, purchases brand name material directly from the manufacturer in huge quantities and then assembles the components out of the weather. Key components of the home, roof, floors, and walls, are all assembled on precision jigs. The Crest mill room has saws costing more than $10,000 each to precisely cut material to size.   The Crest employee has the benefit of a pleasant working environment and equipment to do the job right.  

     

          So how is the Crest home different from a site built home? In Crests opinion, the Crest home is better. However, you be the judge.  Please compare the Crest home specifications with any home built.  Each Crest Builder has a model home for you to view and Crest encourages visits to the Crest assembly plant in Middlebury, Indiana. Read more.

     

     


  6. WHERE DO YOU BUILD? IN WHICH STATES?

    We are currently building in the following states: Mo and IL.

    Missouri and Illinois only.

    Up to 70 Miles from Creve Coeur, MO 63117

  7. HOW MODULAR HOMES LOOK LIKE?

    Modular Homes look like any other home. Today's building technology has allowed modular manufacturers to build almost any style of home from a simple ranch to a highly customized contemporarily. And, it doesn't stop with houses. Modular producersare busy building banks, schools, office buildings, sub-divisions, motels, and hotels. Chances are that you have been in many modular structures and probably never realized it.

     

     


  8. WHETHER CREST BUILDING GREEN HOMES?

    The push for “Green” homes throughout the housing industry is nothing new for Crest Homes. We have been building “Green” for over two decades. Our systematic approach to construction greatly reduces waste and enables us to recycle building materials effectively. As always, Crest Homes is committed to preserving our environment by building you an energy-efficient, “Green”-built home.

          Yes, our houses are green for a long time.


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MODULAR HOME PRICE AND FINANCE.

  1. HOW HARD IT IS TO DO THE MODULAR HOME LOAN?

    Construction loan on modular home is much easier than any other. The reason is simple: the bank has much less risk. Our house arrives 75-90% complete and the bank pays us after assembly. Just like the bank has less risk so do you.

     

     


  2. WHAT DOES IT COST TO BUILD MODULAR HOME?

    20 to 40% less than traditionally built home.

     

     


  3. WHAT IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE BASE PRICE?

    2x 10 Floor joist – 16” O.C. – 27 & 30’ wide models

     

          Double rim joist – front and rear

     

          23/32” T&G OSB floor decking glued and fastened

     

          Bridging between joist.

     

          2 x 6 Studs – 16” O.C. on exterior walls.

     

          Double 2x 6 top and single bottom plates. Read more.

     

     


  4. IS DELIVERY INCLUDED WITHIN THE BASE PRICE?

    Deliveries are not included within the base price. We cannot include delivery to the price because we do not know where we will deliver your house. The delivery price is determined by the distance. One house will be delivered 10 miles from the factory and another 400 miles. Some companies allocate the delivery price within the base price of each model, but we think this is not fair.

     

     


  5. WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITHIN THE BASE PRICE?

    DELIVERY. CRANE AND OPERATOR. WATER SEWER OR SEPTIC. .......... Read more

  6. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR A MODULAR HOME?

    This depends heavily on the manufacturer and model but a good estimate is somewhere in the range of $85 to $125 per sq. ft. That's the total price of the home turn-key.

     

     

  7. AND WHAT ABOUT THE "GREEN" RECYCLING?

    - The cut offs of the standard LVL beams are used as headers for doors and windows. The floor decking that we use, “Advantech OSB”, is made with left over materials from wood

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