7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know

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By Kate Reggev
Modular homes available in the Beaver State, known for its abundant forests, place emphasis on sustainability and stay connected to the region's timber legacy.

Last year, 88 percent of Oregon's healthy population growth was due to newcomers, no doubt drawn by the state's West Coast attitude and varied, pristine landscapes. If you're thinking about a move to Oregon or simply daydreaming about setting up a winter cabin near Mount Hood, consider looking into these prefab home builders and designers that are based in, or provide service to, the state of Oregon.

TLC Modular Homes

7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know - Photo 1 of 7 - At 939 square feet on the main floor, the "Get-Away" cabin by TLC Modular Homes also features about 150 square feet of an outdoor covered deck and a lofted second floor. TLC Modular Homes, while based in Goldendale, Washington, services areas in both Oregon and Washington state, and they offer modular homes that vary from more traditional styles like Cape Cod homes to smaller, rustic cabins, all made in their proprietary factory that opened in 2000.

At 939 square feet on the main floor, the "Get-Away" cabin by TLC Modular Homes also features about 150 square feet of an outdoor covered deck and a lofted second floor. TLC Modular Homes, while based in Goldendale, Washington, services areas in both Oregon and Washington state, and they offer modular homes that vary from more traditional styles like Cape Cod homes to smaller, rustic cabins, all made in their proprietary factory that opened in 2000.

7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know - Photo 2 of 7 - Greenfab designs and sells prefab, modular homes with an emphasis on healthy, energy-efficient, pre-designed or custom homes. From their headquarters in Seattle, Washington, they design and build homes throughout the Pacific Northwest, each with eco-friendly materials like low-VOC paints and finishes, insulation and windows with high R-values, and cost-effective mechanical systems. Many of their homes can also easily incorporate solar panels, and also include an energy-monitoring system to allow owners to collect and measure energy and water use.

Greenfab designs and sells prefab, modular homes with an emphasis on healthy, energy-efficient, pre-designed or custom homes. From their headquarters in Seattle, Washington, they design and build homes throughout the Pacific Northwest, each with eco-friendly materials like low-VOC paints and finishes, insulation and windows with high R-values, and cost-effective mechanical systems. Many of their homes can also easily incorporate solar panels, and also include an energy-monitoring system to allow owners to collect and measure energy and water use.

7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know - Photo 3 of 7 - Purcell Timber Frame Homes is, as they say, a product of their environment: the beautiful Kootenay mountains of Nelson, British Columbia. They've developed a strong relationship with the local forests, and build prefabricated, packaged, and fully-customized homes in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, as well as several states in the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon. Their homes feature natural timber frames, and their catalogue collection includes bungalows, beach houses, ski chalets, cabins, and cottages that are designed to perform with the elements and be low-maintenance.

Purcell Timber Frame Homes is, as they say, a product of their environment: the beautiful Kootenay mountains of Nelson, British Columbia. They've developed a strong relationship with the local forests, and build prefabricated, packaged, and fully-customized homes in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, as well as several states in the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon. Their homes feature natural timber frames, and their catalogue collection includes bungalows, beach houses, ski chalets, cabins, and cottages that are designed to perform with the elements and be low-maintenance.

7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know - Photo 4 of 7 - Based in Portland, Oregon, MODSpdx is a West Coast builder with a holistic approach to customized and site-specific modular multi-family and commercial buildings. Buildings are constructed in their Portland factory, with a focus on proper ventilation and thermodynamics for the finished product through tight factory controls and an analysis of repeatable processes. Because the company works with a range of general contractors, architects, construction companies, and residential developers, their finished homes vary in aesthetics from traditional to contemporary.

Based in Portland, Oregon, MODSpdx is a West Coast builder with a holistic approach to customized and site-specific modular multi-family and commercial buildings. Buildings are constructed in their Portland factory, with a focus on proper ventilation and thermodynamics for the finished product through tight factory controls and an analysis of repeatable processes. Because the company works with a range of general contractors, architects, construction companies, and residential developers, their finished homes vary in aesthetics from traditional to contemporary.

7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know - Photo 5 of 7 - Salem, Oregon-based Ideabox approaches prefabricated homes from a modern and sustainable point of view, seeking to build prefab residences that are beautiful, efficient, and affordable. With 9 basic types that can be customized, the homes start at 400 to 500 square feet and reach about 1,600 square feet. Each home is built with open-web engineered trusses, insulation with high R-values, dual pane low-e windows, and EnergyStar-certified appliances.

Salem, Oregon-based Ideabox approaches prefabricated homes from a modern and sustainable point of view, seeking to build prefab residences that are beautiful, efficient, and affordable. With 9 basic types that can be customized, the homes start at 400 to 500 square feet and reach about 1,600 square feet. Each home is built with open-web engineered trusses, insulation with high R-values, dual pane low-e windows, and EnergyStar-certified appliances.

7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know - Photo 6 of 7 - While sustainability, ease of construction, and affordability are priorities for most kit home companies, not all are as concerned with aesthetics. Stillwater Dwellings puts a distinct emphasis on natural lighting, intelligent floor plans, and high-quality craftsmanship to ensure innovative, modern designs. Although Stillwater Dwellings is based in Seattle, Washington, they ship throughout the Pacific Northeast and have constructed many homes in Oregon—all with sustainability in mind. Their modular homes reduce energy consumption with super insulation and high-efficiency heating systems, and reduce a building's environmental impact with a fabrication system that reduces waste by up to 50 percent compared to site-built homes. 

While sustainability, ease of construction, and affordability are priorities for most kit home companies, not all are as concerned with aesthetics. Stillwater Dwellings puts a distinct emphasis on natural lighting, intelligent floor plans, and high-quality craftsmanship to ensure innovative, modern designs. Although Stillwater Dwellings is based in Seattle, Washington, they ship throughout the Pacific Northeast and have constructed many homes in Oregon—all with sustainability in mind. Their modular homes reduce energy consumption with super insulation and high-efficiency heating systems, and reduce a building's environmental impact with a fabrication system that reduces waste by up to 50 percent compared to site-built homes. 

7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know - Photo 7 of 7 - Method Homes is a custom manufacturer of precision–engineered, prefabricated, modern structures that services the Western United States and Canada, including Oregon. Their homes range in size and style, from 1,200-square-foot rustic cabins to 3,5000-square-foot contemporary residences. Method Homes also has an ongoing commitment to sustainable design, with many of their homes eligible for LEED certification and other environmental certifications; some homes can even be designed to be energy net-zero.

Method Homes is a custom manufacturer of precision–engineered, prefabricated, modern structures that services the Western United States and Canada, including Oregon. Their homes range in size and style, from 1,200-square-foot rustic cabins to 3,5000-square-foot contemporary residences. Method Homes also has an ongoing commitment to sustainable design, with many of their homes eligible for LEED certification and other environmental certifications; some homes can even be designed to be energy net-zero.

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