Become a Builder

Become a Modular Home Builder

Modular homes are becoming an increasingly popular option for home builders and buyers due to their superior construction, adherence to local building codes and ability to be indistinguishable from traditional construction, all while providing an equal or greater degree of quality.

Westchester Modular Homes has become a building industry leader in delivering homes that are both luxurious and affordable. Becoming a builder for our modular homes means taking on exciting, high-quality building projects while providing top-quality service to local customers. We provide training, quick communication, new leads and much more.

Our incredible employees have been the driving force behind the innovation, quality and expertise that have come to mark our company. In this article, we'll explain the benefits of modular homes and why it is such an exciting time to become a builder. As our region has expanded to New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, we are excited to supply homebuyers in these areas with the houses of their dreams. 

Why Modular?

Modular homes are built in sections and then assembled into a full house on-site. They use largely the same materials as traditional stick-built homes and employ the same methods and building techniques. What, then, is the advantage to going modular?

  1. A Controlled Building Environment

    Traditional building is extremely vulnerable to the whims of nature. While completed houses can withstand heavy rain, wind, snow, ice and direct sunlight, these elements can weaken homes that are under construction. Rain can warp on plywood floors and ruin insulation, while ice can wedge itself between joints and expand. These issues are largely out of the builder's control, especially when building on a tight timeline. 

    Warehouse

    Modular homes have eliminated the weather variable. By assembling all modular sections within a climate-controlled warehouse, builders can work year-round and build their products to be watertight — all without having to worry about water infiltrating the structure in the meantime.

    This indoor environment creates other benefits besides avoiding weather. Building the home in a controlled environment also allows for greater accuracy and fewer variables in the surroundings. Making structures level, plumb and square becomes an easier task, which helps explain why modular homes are often called "precision-built homes." These homes are also built to withstand winds and transportation, which makes them more resistant to hurricanes and other natural events.

  2. Reduced Waste

    Another benefit of building in a controlled factory environment is the implementation of lean manufacturing. This type of manufacturing reduces waste while increasing quality and lowering delivery times. 

    Many parts of modular homes are built on assembly lines, which leads to precision and a lowered likelihood of faulty parts. Furthermore, the presence of multiple ongoing projects in the same area leads to reduced waste. Scraps can be reused and recycled, and pieces can be interchanged between projects as needed. 

    Traditional construction requires the transportation of tools, equipment, materials and personnel to remote building sites. This requires additional fuel and energy consumption. Modular homes are largely constructed in the same factory, making transportation unnecessary until the final stages of assembly.

  3. Customizability 

    Modular homes are not the same as mobile homes in that they are highly customizable. The design phase includes many different options owners can choose from to suit their particular needs and wants. Additionally, modular homes can easily be adapted to local building codes.

    Those who wish to design their own floor plans are similarly in luck with modular housing. The level of customization extends to layout, windows, siding, trim, interior design and more. There are virtually no limits to what is possible, which eliminates what could potentially be a major drawback to the process.

  4. Shorter Build Times

    The controlled working environment and the ready availability of all needed tools contribute to dramatically reduced build times. On average, modular homes are completed in 33 percent of the time needed for normal construction. This shorter turnaround time not only has positive effects on quality of life, but it also lowers the amount of interest owed to the bank. 

    Warehouse

    One problem with traditional construction is its dependence on temporary workers, who sometimes do not show up to work and hence delay the process. Modular home construction stays on schedule due to dedicated, highly skilled employees and the availability of others to cover for any absences. 

  5. Higher Energy Efficiency

    Factory construction also leads to an increased energy efficiency. Energy efficiency depends largely on the tightness and quality of construction, which minimizes air leakage and drafts. Air infiltration is largely regarded as the greatest contributor to homes losing heat. 

    Warehouse

    It is also common for modular homes to use 2' x 6' framing on their walls, which increases the structural rigidity of the home and creates more space for batts of insulation to be placed in the walls. This means tighter tolerances, more sealing and quicker adoption of new technologies and energy-efficient building techniques. Additionally, builders have unprecedented access to every space in the home — whether they need to approach an item from inside, below or outside, they can just move the module to accommodate. 

About Westchester Modular Homes

At Westchester Modular Homes, we have more than three decades of experience building modular homes. Since our inception in 1986, we have risen to the challenge of meeting the growing demand for luxurious, yet affordable, housing in New England and the rest of the Northeast. Being in a cold climate, our founders realized the perks of constructing prefabricated housing modules in a climate-controlled factory. This allowed them to attract a team of highly valuable, skilled employees and to offer them year-round employment.

In reality, though, this was just the start of the benefits. At the heart of this choice to build homes in a factory lay several factors. 

The first, of course, was an unprecedented level of control over the quality of the product. Beyond that, the process also allowed for fast delivery and tight controls on cost. This approach pays off for both the company and the customer, as it allows for higher quality with lower cost — a combination that is always sought and rarely achieved. It has also driven modular homes to a much larger market.

Fourteen years after its inception, Westchester Modular turned into an employee-owned company. Not only has this been beneficial to its employees, but it has also sparked massive amounts of innovation in our output. We lead the industry in superior design, craftsmanship and the ability to modify and customize. Our team of around 175 people currently delivers homes to nine different states: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Despite the fact that modular homes contain an average of 20 percent more wood than normal stick-built homes, their streamlined construction compensates by lowering overall cost. To help engage the community to learn more about this building style, we offer free public tours of our factory on the first Saturday of each month. Additionally, we offer daily tours of our fully furnished model homes. 

The Benefits of Working With Westchester Modular

Becoming a home builder with Westchester Modular is the start of a lucrative and exciting partnership. This decision comes with many different benefits. 

  1. A Product You Can Be Proud of

    When you partner with Westchester Modular, you can be certain you'll be delivering a high-quality product. Our modular homes have received glowing praise from those who live in them, and such positive feelings reflect well on our builders, as well as the manufacturer. 

    Because we will be assembling the modular homes in our plant, this streamlines the work of your building team. Instead of needing to focus on every element of the build, your focus can shift to bigger-picture tasks like the foundation, the overall pacing of the project and readying the site to receive the modules. Once they arrive, the owners will be dazzled as their house materializes before their eyes. 

    This process also allows you to build greener houses that generate less expenditure and waste. It counts for a lot in building a strong reputation, and also creates a long-term satisfaction with the owner.

  2. Training

    We value communication and clarity between ourselves and our builders. One element of this communication is to never send new builders into a project without a clear idea of how to complete it. This saves you time, money and frustration, and allows you to confidently take on projects armed with plenty of knowledge. 

    Warehouse

    Our training program will provide you with the theory and practical applications necessary to complete our modular home construction. Every construction team has its own particular ways of doing things, and we will train you on every detail of our process so you leave satisfied and ready.

  3. Factory Open House Dates

    Our factory open house dates are beneficial to both customers and prospective builders. In them, we explain the different steps of completing our modular homes from start to finish. This process arms builders with useful knowledge about the internal workings of the company and product, which makes it easier to troubleshoot and integrate techniques when it comes time to assemble new homes.

    Additionally, our factory open house dates benefit builders by creating new prospects and converting them to clients. Seeing firsthand the level of skill, planning and engineering prowess that goes into creating a modular home is an inspiring experience, which often sways our visitors toward purchasing modular homes.

  4. Automatic Email Leads From Our Website

    The main benefit of becoming a licensed builder with Westchester Modular is the additional revenue it can provide. When we get leads on new buyers in your area, we automatically send them to you. By acting on them, you will create new leads for yourself, thereby boosting your business and drawing more clients into your sales funnel.

    We also provide our builders with brochures and other marketing materials. These marketing tools essentially amount to free advertising for your business, as we cover the cost of printing and all you need to do is accept the jobs when they arrive. 

  5. Advertising and Listing on our Website

    Modular home builders with Westchester Modular are members of a growing family that looks after its own. When you work with us, we help with co-op advertising. This service means you will receive mention in our advertisements, as well as a spot on our website where clients can view your services. Teaming up with us creates more opportunities for work, an expanded skill set and the ability to meet a growing demand. 

Our Builders

We are proud to welcome new builders to our network. Here is some information on two such builders:

  1. Westchester Modular Homes of Northeastern Massachusetts

    This company has entered the market with a great amount of determination, know-how and grace, and the results have been excellent. Based in Wellesley, Mass., they are local experts in building single-family and multi-family homes, additions and even helping sell existing homes. 

    They embrace the spirit of modular home building by emphasizing the ability to customize. Modular homes allow owners to take complete control of their surroundings, dialing in aspects of the home to fit their needs. They also work hard to accommodate clients' wishes and to create truly original and functional homes around their needs. They also take pride in delivering turnkey solutions, which clients greatly appreciate.

  2. Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp.

    WMHCC are experts at delivering Westchester Modular Homes' products. They are one of the most prominent home builders in Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties of New York, and provide all the skills and tools needed to see a home build through from start to finish.

    One of the distinguishing features of WMHCC is their ability to supply a full construction service. Their process starts with working with the owner to design a custom floor plan, then to developing and engineering a plan for the site. Finally, they get to work excavating, laying a strong foundation and completing every subsequent element of the construction until the home is complete.

    Established in 1989, WMHCC has completed more than 500 homes in the southern part of the Hudson Valley. They operate as a retail division of the parent company. Their full-time staff handles sales, construction management and coordination among all aspects of the project. They are also an employee-owned company that takes pride in being larger than the sum of its parts.

Become a Builder for Westchester Modular Homes, Inc.

With Westchester Modular Homes, there is never a question in terms of quality, customer satisfaction or communication. Becoming a licensed builder with us means joining a growing team of motivated professionals who take pride in leading the industry in modular home design.

By joining the modular house movement with us, you can take advantage of our training, advertising perks, email leads and factory open house dates. We guarantee the quality of our homes will reflect well on your company, as well as generate more business opportunities. Additionally, it gives you and your team a new set of skills that will create space for increased revenue. Take pride in building tighter, warmer, sturdier, greener and more beautiful modular homes with us.

To inquire about becoming a builder, just visit our website and fill out the Builder Program Inquiry form. This will begin the process of communication, starting with our company reviewing your application. If we accept you as a builder, we will then discuss the next steps in moving toward the Independent Authorized Builder Program.

Westchester
Standard Specs