What To Look for in a Manufactured Home Builder

Posted: April 12, 2022 by Jacobsen Homes

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or this isn’t your first rodeo, finding the right manufactured home builder can be a challenge. This is your soon-to-be home, so while you may come across many different builders, you want to make sure you choose the right one. Manufactured home builders differ in their home design capabilities, design options, the quality of the materials they use, and their dedication to providing an excellent customer experience.

Here are some things to consider that can help you hone in on the best manufactured home builder near you.

Design and Layout Flexibility 

The manufactured home builder you choose should offer a variety of home sizes and floor plans, along with plenty of design alternatives. Since manufactured homes are highly customizable, this capability can make it easier than ever to make your home your own. You can arrange the rooms and home configuration specifically to meet your needs. For example, you may want a triple-wide manufactured home to grow your family in; to make sure your newborn baby gets the sleep it needs, you might choose to place a bedroom toward the back of your home, away from the busy street. Or, if you’ve retired and want to enjoy those beautiful, sunny Florida winters, a wraparound porch or deck on your manufactured home’s exterior allows you to do so easily. From the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and how they are arranged to choosing between an open or traditional floor plan, a home builder that has this flexibility will give you endless options to choose from. 

The manufactured home builder you choose should also offer plenty of choices when it comes to your home’s features and finishes. Upgrade your kitchen with stainless steel gourmet appliances. Get that modern light fixture or cozy fireplace installed. With the right home builder, incorporating your preferred design elements is a much more simple, seamless process. Plus, along with enhancing your home’s aesthetics and getting more enjoyment out of your home, these upgrades and additions can also increase your home’s value without breaking the bank. It’s a win-win! 

Great Company Values and Quality Communication

When researching your prospective manufactured home builder, you should seek to answer a few key questions: Are they reliable? Do they care about their customers? How easy are they to work with? Their company values and customer testimonials will tell you a lot about what it will be like to do business with them.

At Jacobsen Homes, we pride ourselves on being family-owned and operated. We treat everyone, from our staff to our customers, with the loyalty and respect that you would want from your family. As a result of this value, we prioritize timely, transparent communication and are serious about being there for our customers throughout every step of the home building process. 

You want to choose a manufacturer that knows how to put you first and also values the same things you do. At Jacobsen Homes, sustainability is important to us and we seek to protect our community by using our home building resources responsibly. We make an effort to minimize waste, recycle whenever possible, and take measures to conserve energy

Commitment to Highest Quality Building Standards 

Look at your potential home builder’s website and ask them directly what standards they follow when it comes to constructing their homes. As with any home, the safety and standards followed during its construction are of the utmost importance. You want to choose a manufactured home builder that uses tried and tested building practices and technologies. While all manufacturers are required to meet the rigorous building standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), some home builders, like us, build their homes to not only meet but exceed these standards. 

Building Your Dream Manufactured Home With Jacobsen Homes

As the top manufactured home builder in Florida, we’re proud to check all of the above boxes and more. All of our homes are built to be structurally sound. Plus, each of our single, double, and triple wide manufactured homes is completely customizable with a variety of floor plan options, features, and finishes. 

If you’re ready to create your own manufactured home, contact us today.