Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ – Frequently Asked 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 by a New York State Certified Installers.

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.  However, Manufactured homes are not as customizable. You can do some changes, but they are manufactured to the HUD code which will determine what we can and cannot do.

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, 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 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 water and sewer lines
  • Heat tape exposed water lines
  • Tie downs
  • Complete interior finish of drywall, 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:  No, you do not need an appointment to view our homes.  Please stop in at our sales office to pick up a map of our display center to assist you in your tour.  We have sales associates on the premises to answer any questions that you may have.  If you need to sit down and talk to a sales associate, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.

Q:  How long is the building process?

A:  The overall process takes generally about 3 ½ – 4 months.  We can have your house built and delivered in 6 – 8 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.