FAQ

Frequently Asked
(and Answered) Questions

Q:  What is a Custom Modular Home?
A:  Ritz-Craft Custom Modular Homes are constructed in a climate-controlled environment protected from the weather.  Each Ritz-Craft home is built to the same building code requirements as your local site builder.  Each home is built in programmed stages, floor treatments, framing, insulation, drywall, roofing, windows, siding, cabinetry, plumbing and lighting fixtures are installed and completed by craftsmen utilizing state of the art production technology.  All homes are inspected by third party inspectors before leaving the plant.  Each home is shipped on two or more carriers to the building site, erected to the foundation by a qualified set crew and completed by John A. Alvarez & Sons, Inc.

 

Q:  What is a Manufactured Home?
A:  Manufactured homes are built in a climate-controlled environment in sections and have to conform to a Federal Code called a HUD Code, rather than to building codes of their destinations.  Manufactured homes are built on a non-removable steel chassis.  The home is transported in sections to the building site where they are set on a slab and joined together.

 

Q:  Can I build a custom home plan of my own design?
A:  Computer aided drafting (CAD), allows for precision customization of your floor plan design.  However, shipping restrictions and production constraints can affect the design.  If you have a plan, we suggest that you submit it for approval or for the changes needed that will enable us to build your home.  Ritz-Craft Custom Homes has a complete website of floor plans, designs and elevations that can be modified.  Our goal is to turn your dreams into reality.

 

Q:  Do all Modular Homes look alike?
A:  No, exterior elevations are customizable and your plans are drawn to your specifications.

 

Q:  What do your Modular Home prices include?

  • Delivery to site

  • Crane erect home to customer’s foundation

  • Complete interior finish of drywall (primed ceilings & walls), flooring, doors and light fixtures

  • Build and install builder grade cellar stairs and cement filled lolly columns

  • Siding completed on outside of home

  • Complete roofing shingles

**All Modular and Manufactured Homes include a 1-year cosmetic and 5-year structural warranty**
All work to be completed in a workmanlike manner according to standard practice.  Our workers are fully covered by workman’s compensation insurance.

 

Q:  What do your Manufactured Home prices include?

  • Delivery to site

  • Necessary equipment to level home on customer slab

  • Connect sewer lines

  • Connect water lines – determined upon site inspection

  • Heat tape exposed water lines

  • Tie downs

  • Complete interior finish of drywall (primer paint only), flooring, doors and light fixtures

  • Siding completed on outside of home

  • Complete roofing shingles

 

Q:  How far do you travel to build a home?
A:  Please contact us with where you are looking to build.

 

Q:  Do I need an appointment to look at the houses?
A:  Yes, you will need to call our office to schedule an appointment to view our homes.  On the day of your appointment our sales associates will walk with you through our homes and answer any questions that you may have.

 

Q:  How long is the building process?
A:  The overall process takes generally about 4 ½ - 5 months.  We can have your house built and delivered in 8 - 10 weeks from the time of order depending on the time of year.  While your home is being built, your site work is being completed.  The most time-consuming aspect will be spent on preliminary approvals, site work and final approvals.

 

Q:  Is it hard to finance a Modular Home?
A:  No.  Most banks, insurance companies and appraisers treat modular homes the same way they would a site-built home.