We sell floor plans, a panelized system and a complete finish kit – All packaged as a kit. We are a supplier – not much different than Home Depot. The price to build the complete home is determined by the local contractor that will be assembling your home. The price of a complete construction project varies significantly by location. There are a number of factors that influence pricing: engineering requirements (snow loads, seismic zone, climate zone, etc.), shipping distance, local contractor costs, options selection and site location.
In general, the home will cost about the same or slightly lower than onsite construction. For a similar or slightly lower cost, you can get a precision-built home built faster and hassle free.
As an example, in a low-cost area where the average construction cost is around $130 per square foot, our kit homes may cost about the same. In a high cost area where average construction cost is closer to $300 per square foot, our cost should be quite a bit lower. The reason for this, is that much of the home is still assembled onsite using local subcontractors that charge much higher rates in some areas.
We work with most construction lenders and within their parameters. In general, we require a 50% deposit when we begin construction on the kit in our factory. The remaining 50% is due before shipping from our factory.
We have two small factories:
1. Cedar City Utah
3701 South 2700 West Cedar City UT 84720 (factory under construction).
2. Pocatello ID
5547 South 5th Ave, Pocatello ID 83204.
It's about a 2-hour drive north of Salt Lake City UT.
Financing is no different than any other site-built home. We do not offer direct financing through our company but do have different banks we work with depending on your location. You can contact your local bank and ask if they do construction loans and long-term home loans. Don’t tell them it’s a prefab home. It only confuses them. As far as banks, lenders and appraisers are concerned, your home will be no different than any other site-built home (only faster and better built).
NO. Manufactured homes are built to a less stringent building code (HUD Code). Zip Kit Homes are built to the same building code as any other site-built home. As far as banks, lenders and appraisers are concerned, the home is NO DIFFERENT than any site-built home.
We build your home to the International Residential Code (IRC) or the International Building Code (IBC). These are the same building code as most site-built homes in the United States and are the highest standard. This allows you to qualify for FHA and USDA financing at low interest rates. This also ensures a higher resale value of your home.
Currently we only offer the homes listed on our website. We do not build custom homes. If you are looking for multiple homes or a multi-family housing project, we can customize the homes to fit your specific circumstances and land. Contact us to discuss your specific project needs.
Inspections for Zip Kit Homes are no different than site-built homes. The home is assembled onsite and the local building official does the inspections after the structure is assembled. We have certified third party inspectors for any required inspections in the factory.
The kit homes can be shipped up to 750 miles. We can ship our products longer distances, but shipping cost becomes expensive. Keep in mind that the further you are from our factory, the more expensive it will be. If you live far away, you may consider purchasing all of the information needed to assemble the home, but purchase all the materials from a local building suppler. The complete packet to assemble the home includes: Floor plans, wall panel drawings, the complete set of floor plans, wall panels drawings, all material take-off sheets, work orders for all subs, estimates, budget sheets, access to our project management software, etc.
Yes. Our homes generate about 80% less waste than standard site-built homes. In addition, because we focus on energy efficiency, your home will require less energy and natural resources to maintain and enjoy.
Yes. However, there are some additional costs associated with LEED certified homes because of additional inspections, testing and planning. In general, a LEED certified homes cost about 10% more.
That depends on the home. Please refer to the specific home you are interested in for shipping costs.
Yes, You could purchase only the wall and roof panel kit, or siding, etc. You are not required to purchase the entire kit home from us.
From 1 to 6 months depending on our workload and committed orders at the time you place your order.
Most of the time. We are usually rotating different model units at our factory in Pocatello ID. We currently have a new, more permanent model unit under construction at our factory in Cedar City. Contact us to find out if we do at the time.
Over 20 years as a general contractor. We’ve built over 500 homes. We’ve been building prefab kit homes since 2009.
We offer discounts to investors or resellers buying multiple homes.
We do not act as the general contractor, only as the kit home provider. We work thorough local contractors who act as the general contractor. We ship the prefab kit home or modular units and provide all the plans, documents and engineering needed for the onsite construction. However, assembling the kit home or setting the modular home and all the onsite work is done through a local contractor or dealer. Please contact us to see if we have a dealer in your area.
We offer a full warranty against manufactures defects.
Quite possibly. Please send us an email explaining your location and plan for selling and we'll talk.
We can pre-wire the home for future solar power, but the final installation is done onsite by the local contractor.
As long as any other site-built home with proper maintenance – 50 years +.
We recommend a general contractor, However, we will sell direct to homeowners if they have enough experience to build a home themselves or have help from someone with construction experience and we don’t have a contractor in your area.
What is the first step? Give us a call or send us an email to get the ball rolling. We determine the design criteria in your area and get a $3,500 deposit and we’ll get going on your specific plans.
Contact us and we'll see if we have a contractor in your area. If we don't, we can help you find one.
On our website. Click floor plans > choose your plan > Options and Colors.
2x6 standard framing with OSB sheathing unless called out differently by the engineer. As an upgrade, we can install up to 2” of closed cell spray foam in the walls before shipping.
No. You need to paint those onsite.
Yes. All trim pieces are included.
Yes, only if you are purchasing 10 or more homes. For single home purchases we do not design or build custom floor plans.
Only to a limited degree.
Yes. All interior wall panels are pre-built and included in the kit. They are framed panels only. No drywall is installed.
No. If you choose the upgrade, the wall panels have 2” of spray foam pre-installed towards the exterior. There is still 3.5” of open studs with pre-drilled holes for the electricians. After the electricians have completed their work and the home has been inspected by the local building inspector, you will install R-13 or R-15 fiberglass batts. After that, the home is ready for drywall.
No, you purchase that separately.
There is 3.5” of open wall studs remaining so that the electrician can run all his wiring.
No. That is all completed onsite.
That depends on the size of the home. Most exterior shell kits are completed in less than one week.
It extends the life of the siding material significantly by allowing the siding to dry and does not let any mold or mildew accumulate beneath the siding. In addition, it increases the efficiency of your home as hot or cold air is vented out before it penetrates into the cavity of the wall.
No. We use standard OSB plywood as specified by the engineer. We include ice & water shield in the kit so that the home can be 100% waterproof soon after the roof panels are set.
That depends on how far away the home is being set and availability of our crews.
No. Shipping is not included in the price.
No. Your general contractor would build the subfloor before the home arrives. Our 2-level homes do include the 2nd level floor system.
Not very often. In the event that a window does break or crack, we would send you a replacement windows.
That depends on who we are working with. In certain cases we can provide an exact anchor layout and pre-drill the bottom plates to exactly match the anchor bolts. However, this takes a very good and exact concrete contractor.