The Definitive Guide to Prefab Home Companies in Your State

The Definitive Guide to Prefab Home Companies in Your State

By Grace Miller
Prefab home companies across the U.S. are striving for a smarter, faster way to build.

Prefabricated homes have the potential to be more sustainable, faster to build, and more cost-efficient than traditional, stick-built homes, which explains their lasting allure. Here, we compile the prefab houses and construction companies we’ve featured across most of the 50 states—plus, many of them ship regionally or nationally.

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Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Durango Homes by Cavco have multiple lines of prefabricated homes, including their Santa Fe model, which combines modern design elements with a uniquely Southwest vernacular.

Built using a hybrid system, this modernist Palm Springs home has a core of concrete walls and floors that was built in just two months, and prefabricated lightweight steel beams and exteriors walls that were trucked to the site after.

The LivingHomes YB1 is a new, customizable tiny house that can be built in a month and installed in a day.

Plant Prefab’s LivingHome 10 is a 406-square-foot tiny house packed with onboard smart tech. It’s designed to slot into dense urban environments, so it’s ideal as a rental property or guest house.

Inspired by LivingHomes’ RK2 model, this custom prefab-hybrid home was created for actor Will Arnett in Beverly Hills.

Although the SBL was developed in response to the Woolsey Fire and Malibu’s expedited permit process, the units also conform to ADU standards statewide and can be installed in any suitable location.

Blu Homes is a start-up prefabrication company based in Vallejo, California, that has executed a range of homes, from a 640-square-foot mini home to larger, custom-built prefab residences. They factory-build their steel-frame homes in the Bay Area in a manufacturing facility that was used to produce nuclear submarines, and they deliver homes throughout Northern California. 

In the foreground are Float beanbag chairs and poufs from Paola Lenti. Mamagreen sofas nestle near the house on the sun-dappled deck. A 9.5-foot-tall shade cloth curtain seals off the entire length of the house when the couple is away, keeping the heat out of the interior and preventing accidental bird suicides against the floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

Constructed from a repurposed shipping container, the Buhaus offers 160 square feet of luxury living with off-grid capabilities.

KitHAUS recently completed this custom k9 project in Highland Park, California. The project took approximately six months, with the majority of that time spent waiting for approval from the City of Los Angeles. Shipment of a kitHAUS typically takes about eight to 14 weeks from the time of deposit to delivery.

Clad in Western red cedar siding and punctuated with floor-to-ceiling windows, this minimalist two-bedroom home boasts sunrise views over the Sonoma hills.

Embedded in the desert, this Marmol Radziner–designed prefab home for a Las Vegas casino executive features a James Turrell pyramidal Skyspace structure.

The Outward Bound cabins, designed by the University of Colorado Denver's design-build program, have steel frames that lift the structures above a three-foot snowpack while supporting corrugated-steel "snow roofs."

Created in collaboration with nonprofit Summit Huts Association, the Sister's Cabin by Colorado Timberframe is a timber ski hut perched atop Breckenridge's Baldy Mountain that can only be accessed by a 3.5-mile trek. Due to its remote location, the retreat operates entirely off-grid. It was built with prefabricated timber elements and SIPs airlifted to the site, and it features a luxurious interior that can accommodate 14 people.

Cubicco’s prefab houses, like the Cabana Beach model, are built with laminated veneer lumber, an engineered material that uses up to 90 percent of a tree—compared to typical wood timbers that use only 60 to 70 percent. Modules can be disassembled if the owners relocate.

The Tulip model by Steelhomes is a 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence with just over 1,000 square feet of living space. Based in Miami, Steelhomes maintains a steel frame factory in Opa Locka and works throughout South Florida.

In 2016, a team with over 25 years' combined experience in real estate development created Atlanta–based Compass Green to develop and market innovative technologies that can significantly transform the way we live.

Constructed of bamboo, this Hawaiian bungalow embraces the native culture of the islands. Bamboo Living Homes are the sole approved and certified bamboo abodes.

Based in the central Illinois town of Pana, Joe's House and Home is a dealer for a wide range of prefabricated homes from tiny homes to larger, more traditional-styled residences with customizable features.

IndyMod’s mission is simple: to bring healthy, sustainable, durable, and beautifully designed custom homes to Indiana. The prefab home company offers contemporary designs inspired by the building vernacular of the Midwest.

From their headquarters in Austin, Texas, MA Modular provides modular homes to Louisiana and Texas, among other states. Their modern homes are typically inspired by local vernacular building types.

Go Home by Go Logic is a design/build firm that designs and constructs modular homes that stand out in the crowd: they're both modern and contemporary, but still hearken back to the traditional architecture of farms and barns in New England.

Since 2005, Turkel Design has been creating prefabricated homes with a distinctly modern, contemporary design. Their Axiom series of prefab houses, launched in 2015, offers 11 distinct designs, starting at around $800,000.

Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a retreat for visiting families on an idyllic lakeside expanse of land at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan. To drastically reduce academic interruption and cut site noise, Garrison decided early on to create an 1,100-square-foot modular building dubbed Koby, with two bedrooms on opposite sides of the structure and a common dining area in the middle "as a therapeutic space for families to gather and eat together."

In addition to its sloping, tree-covered lot, what makes the Birch Le Collaboration House so special is the home's large, indoor-outdoor covered porch. The space is an extension of the floor-to-ceiling windows that line the walls of every Hygge Supply home. The Birch Le Collaboration House is also the first Hygge Supply home to be finished in black-stained Thermory pine cladding.

Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers—a firm with offices in eight cities across the country, including Minneapolis—these prefab cabins were designed off-site before being transported to the park and set atop a series of concrete piers.

Located two hours north of Boston, the Rocky Brook weeHouse is carved out of the grade of a steep creekside lot.

In Kansas City, Missouri, a family sought to construct a new home using prefabricated structural insulated panels (SIPS) instead of traditional frame construction. The entire kit house is composed of 4' x 8' sections, and the shell was constructed in about a week. The project’s relatively low cost, quick build time, and highly insulated envelope were positives, but the panels also have their limitations. "Most SIP projects look pretty stupid," Jamie says. "They haven’t been manipulated by someone who’s thinking creatively." In this case, Jamie augmented the simple panel system with a dynamic cantilever.

Haus.me says construction permits and foundations are not needed for the smaller mOne and mTwo units.

Headquartered in Walpole, Unity Homes seeks to make high-performance, low-energy homes widely available and more affordable. Throughout the years, the team has streamlined the production process of their prefab customized homes, depending on client needs. They create detailed three-dimensional computer models, which turn into the digital plans for large parts of the dwellings. The plans are then followed closely as the home's components are produced off-site, which reduces as much construction waste as possible.

Based in New York City, Cocoon9 takes a unique approach to prefab homes, offering a line of tiny homes with high-quality construction and finishes, smart technology, energy efficiencies, and versatile spaces that are ready for the modern market.

The inspiration for this prefabricated, modular family home on Fishers Island, New York, were the views that Tanney and Luntz saw from a 12-foot stepladder, which was balancing on the bed of a pickup truck when they first visited the site.

Asheville-based Logangate Timber Homes has been designing and producing post-and-beam kit houses for over 50 years. Although the company initially offered more traditional dwellings, they have expanded into a range of contemporary cantilevered homes. Their Harmony 3616 model offers 2,200 square feet spread over two floors topped with a butterfly roof.

Nestled in the hills of the Smoky Mountains and oriented to prioritize views of the Appalachian Trail, this prefab cabin is constructed out of three shipping containers topped with a generous, double-sided overhang that creates two porches. The upper-level shipping container is available for vacation rentals on Airbnb.

Teaming up with Rochester, Indiana, modular home manufacturer Rochester Homes Inc., Pioneer–based Covenant Builders can custom-make your contemporary, modern prefab with improved efficiency, and within a much shorter span of time than it would take you to complete a standard, on-site home. 

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.

Established in 1989, Structural Modulars Inc. is a modular construction company that both designs their own range of modular homes and also pairs with outside designers and architects to build unique, modular home across the United States. Their state-of-the-art facility is located in Strattanville, Pennsylvania, with easy and direct access to a number of highways for ease of transportation.

This custom 250-square-foot home was designed by Nashville-based David Latimer to serve as an off-grid tiny home for children’s author Cornelia Funke. Although the house was ultimately installed on an old avocado farm near Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, it was designed and constructed in Latimer's factory in Nashville before being shipped (read: driven) over to California.  

This prefab house is comprised of two modules: one that houses the living area, and one that features the utility and laundry area, as well as the outdoor kitchen. Both modules were built in a factory in Utah before being delivered to the ranch where they were installed by crane.

Brett Zamore calls the house he designed for David Kaplan the Shot-Trot, now the Kit_00 homes, because it fuses two regional housing types, the shotgun and the dogtrot.

At 500 square feet, ICON’s stylish new structure was 3D-printed over the course of several days—but it only took 27 hours of labor to construct. The building will serve as a welcome center at Austin’s new Community First! Village—a 51-acre development that will provide affordable housing to men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. Six new 3D-printed homes will be added to the village by the end of this year—and ICON says that they can be built at significantly less cost than conventional homes.

As a company that designs and builds tiny homes that are rustic yet modern, Wheelhaus is influenced by founder and CEO Jamie Mackay's upbringing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where his father worked in the log cabin construction industry. 

Salt Lake City–based Avrame is the U.S. outpost of a popular European A-frame kit home company. Their steeply angled roofs can be equipped with solar panels, making them ideal of off-grid sites. Although the homes aren’t pre-assembled or modular, each kit consists of parts that are pre-cut, drilled, and ready for construction.

Green Modern Kits offers passive kit houses designed by architect David Day. The company is known for building off-grid, single-story modular residences at affordable price points.

"Radical sustainability" lies at the core of NODE, a Seattle–based company that builds carbon-negative homes that are green, durable, and energy-efficient.

Designed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture, the 4-Star Built Green–certified complex consists of three townhomes, each of which includes three floors with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, an attached garage, and a rooftop deck.

Named after its rooftop photovoltaic panels, the Solar Studio is the first completed build in NODE’s customizable Trillium Series.

Stillwater Dwellings believes that contemporary, architect-designed prefab homes should be more accessible, sustainable, and affordable. The firm has developed a prefabricated building system that streamlines the design and building process, shortens project timelines, and saves clients money.

In a small community with a common garden, FabCab built this prefab home incorporates high-quality materials like Douglas fir to keep the home from feeling clinical, despite its construction in a factory. The architects incorporated universal design features like flooring that wheelchairs can roll over easily and grab bars, making the homes appropriate for aging clients.

Minim Homes are wrapped in beautiful shiplapped cyprus that will gently age to grey. And a 960-watt solar array on the roof can be battery powered, allowing the home to be completely off-grid if desired.

Milwaukee studio Vetter Denk Architects designed this eye-catching prefab on the banks of Moose Lake, Wisconsin, as a weekend retreat. The home was based on an idea presented by the home's owner, who was inspired by a screw-top jug of $9.99 red wine.

Located north of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan, Expedition Log Homes designs and manufactures kit log and timber homes in a range of sizes and styles, from more traditional, simple cabins to larger, more elaborate and modern residences. With an emphasis on quality and customization, they offer their kiln-dried logs in more than eight corner styles and different wood species. Their construction packages arrive on site with exterior insulated log wall systems that are ready to be installed.

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This modular system created by the architects at Resolution: 4 allows them to customize a home’s floor plan by stacking, lining up, and joining factory-built, rectangular modules.

GO Logic specializes in combining traditional craft with specialized sustainability techniques for building the modern home.

Known for its world-famous charm, wide-open spaces, and sunny skies, the South can be a welcoming place to call home. One Southern prefab company, The Sanders Family, has been serving up modular homes on the Gulf Coast since 1985.

Manufactured with up to 70 percent recycled steel, the hybrid prefab Graham Residence by Blue Sky Building System limits construction waste to the factory, where it's recycled.

The Pacific Northwest is known for driving forward the causes of environmentalism, energy efficiency, and eco-consciousness. These companies showcase the diversity and range that can be achieved in prefabricated dwellings, both in accommodating customizations and reducing footprints on the pieces of land they occupy.

A design prototype for a transportable, modular dwelling. The 861 square-foot Assadi's Casa Remota can be constructed in 45 days, transferred to its location in four hours, and installed in only six more. Erected near the Chilean city of Valparaíso, the two-bedroom, two-bath home has floor to ceiling windows to enjoy views of the region’s dramatic coastline.

Designed in collaboration with Box 9 Design, Bert’s Boxes combine functionality with aesthetics, creating innovative and stylish modular living spaces that are thoughtfully designed.

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