Thursday, May 04, 2006

Schult The Oldest Home Manufacture

Schult Homes Company Story

Since the first home rolled off the line in 1934, the Schult brand has stood for high quality and affordability. Today the name is not only the oldest, but one of the most respected in manufactured housing. Throughout the years, the brand has become an icon for the evolution of the industry.

Innovation — the 1930s and 40s
The early Schult models, built in the 1930s, were more practical than plush, containing such necessities as coal heating stoves, portable water tanks, sofa beds and dinette chairs.
By the 1940s, more luxury models were produced including a 50-foot portable home produced for the King of Egypt. Schult led the industry in revolutionary designs. Steel frames, forced-air heating, built-in electrical appliances, and complete interior plumbing all appeared first in a Schult home. When the U.S. Government needed emergency housing during World War II, Schult was the brand of choice. Out of necessity, a new product was born — the sectional home. More than 2,000 of these homes composed of 8-foot x 24-foot sections were provided for workers at the Tennessee Valley Authority. After the war, young families and retirees searching for low-cost, yet roomy housing began to discover the convenience of living in a Schult home.

Growth — the 1950s, 60s, and 70s
In the 1950s, Schult homes began to include modern dinette sets, fluorescent lighting, Venetian blinds, custom-made bedroom dressers, modern plumbing, and shower doors.
Superior production techniques such as “uni-strength” construction were introduced in the 1960s. The 1970s saw the addition of Schult’s popular front kitchen floor plan.

Stability — the 1980s and 90s
In the 1980s, pioneering advances made Schult homes competitive with site-built homes in both appearance and construction standards. Schult emphasized maintenance-free features and energy-saving designs. Schult was at the leading edge of such developments as tape and textured painted drywall, natural wood cabinetry, architectural windows, and modular housing.
A wide variety of spacious floor plans, cathedral ceilings, and solid construction all helped to continue the strength of the Schult name and reputation throughout the nineties.

Opportunity — The New Millennium
As Schult enters the new millennium, the brand continues to be tastefully designed with today’s families in mind. Current homes feature walk-in closets, efficient kitchens, luxury baths and functional living areas.

Designs have changed over the years, but one thing has remained the same — the name Schult is still synonymous with “quality” in the manufactured housing industry.
This dedication to quality and customer satisfaction is what will continue to propel the Schult brand into the 21st century and beyond.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

This Is A Picture Of My Modular Cape Cod Home. I Have Lived In It For 6 Years Now And Love It. We Have A Basement And Large Yard Tons Of Space. I Did Alot Of The Work Myself In Finishing It Off.

Manufactured Homes Advantages

Cost SavingsBuilding a Manufactured Home allows for substantial "cost savings" in almost every area of the building and financing process.

Here's how:

Bulk Material Purchases:
Manufactured Homes purchases lumber and brand name materials in huge quantities as a OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) resulting in lower cost.

Controlled Environment:
A clean plant, indoors, avoiding inclement weather, results in greater labor efficiencies, lowering cost.

Less Material Waste:
Recycling plus warehousing our materials in a secure environment, with protection from weather and job site theft, lower cost.

Manufacturing Technology:
Precision equipment and efficient material handling result in more accurate construction with fewer mistakes and lower cost.

Quality Control:
Manufactured Homes are built to the appropriate building code required by each state, inspected by both Manufactured and Independent Third Party Inspection Agencies . This results in fewer construction errors and lower costs.

Construction Time Period:
Since Manufactured Homes are delivered to the job site about 90% complete, total construction time is greatly reduced, incurring less interest and quicker occupancy.

House Plans:
Manufactured Homes provide the necessary plans for building permits and complete construction without requiring an architect, lowering costs.

Financing Cost:
Quicker construction time with fewer interest charges, result in less cost.

Quality Control
Each Manufactured Home undergoes rigid quality control inspections by a Quality Assurance Department trained to inspect every aspect of construction from framing to final finishing details including electrical, mechanical and plumbing. The entire quality control process starts with inspection of raw materials as they are received by the plant to ensure conformance.

Climate Control Environment
Manufactured Homes are constructed in a spacious, indoor climate controlled production facility. Our skilled craftsmen build your home uninterrupted by inclement weather, 5 days a week.