The Definitive Guide to Prefab Home Companies in Your State

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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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The Durango Division for Cavco Homes offers multiple lines of prefabricated homes, including the Santa Fe model, which combines modern design elements with a uniquely Southwest vernacular.

This modernist Palm Springs home was completed in just two months using a hybrid building system. The core of the dwelling features concrete walls and floors and prefabricated lightweight steel beams. The exterior walls were trucked to the site after.

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

Plant Prefab’s LivingHome 10 is a 406-square-foot tiny house packed with smart tech that is designed to slot into dense urban environments, making it ideal for a guesthouse or rental.

Inspired by LivingHomes’ RK2 model, this custom prefab-hybrid home in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, was made for actor Will Arnett by Plant Prefab.

The SBL was developed in response to Los Angeles’s 2018 Woolsey Fire—and Malibu’s expedited permit process—but the units also conform to statewide ADU standards.

Blu Homes is a prefabrication startup based in Vallejo, California, that executes everything from custom-built prefabs to a 640-square-foot tiny home. The company manufactures steel-frame homes in a Bay Area factory and delivers homes throughout Northern California. 

Simpatico Homes founder Seth Krubiner has lived in the Californian prefab company’s nearly net-zero prototype since it was customized and lifted on-site in 2011.

Constructed from a repurposed shipping container, the 160-square-foot Buhaus features off-grid capabilities, and is efficiently divided into three sections: a living/sleeping area with a kitchenette, a bathroom, and an outdoor deck.

KitHAUS prefab modules typically take about 8 to 14 weeks to ship, from the time of deposit to delivery.

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom prefab property by Connect Homes offers 1,600 square feet of living space, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the hills in Sonoma, California.

Design-build practice Marmol Radziner specializes in high-end prefab homes, such as this desert property built for a Las Vegas casino executive, which features a James Turrell pyramidal Skyspace structure.

The Outward Bound cabins, designed by the University of Colorado Denver’s design-build program, feature steel frames that elevate the structures above a three-foot snowpack while also supporting the 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 14-person retreat operates entirely off-grid. It was built with prefabricated timber elements and structural insulated panels (SIPs) that were airlifted to the site.

Cubicco’s prefab houses, such as 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). The prefab modules can be disassembled if the owners decide to relocate.

The Tulip model by Steelhomes is a one-bedroom, two-bathroom residence with just over 1,000 square feet of living space. Based in Miami, Steelhomes operates throughout South Florida.

The Atlanta-based team at Compass Green develop prefabricated modular homes that are technologically advanced, energy-efficient, and make extensive use of local, renewable materials.

This Hawaiian bungalow by eco-friendly prefab builders Bamboo Living Homes embraces the native culture of the islands.

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 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 prefab homes are typically inspired by local vernacular building types.

Go Home by Go Logic is a design-build firm that constructs modular homes with a contemporary feel, but that also harken back to the traditional architecture of New England farms and barns. 

Since 2005, Boston-based Turkel Design has created prefabricated homes with a distinctly contemporary design. Their Axiom series of prefab houses, launched in 2015, offers 11 distinct designs that start from around $800,000.

Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects designed a lakeside retreat in Albion, Michigan, that hosts visiting families at Star Commonwealth, a boarding school for troubled teens.
To drastically reduce academic interruption and cut site noise, Garrison created an 1,100-square-foot modular building with two bedrooms on opposite sides of the structure and a common dining area in the middle.

In addition to its sloping, tree-covered lot, what makes the Birch Le Collaboration House by Hygge Supply so special is its large, indoor/outdoor covered porch. The kit home is also the company’s first 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 they were transported to the woodland area and set atop a series of concrete piers.

The innovative weeHouses produced by Minnesota-based Alchemy Architects are "typically 10-to-15 percent less expensive than conventional construction," the firm says. 

Designed by architect Jamie Darnell, this family home in Kansas City, Missouri, uses prefabricated structural insulated panels (SIPS) instead of a traditional frame construction.

Haus.me smart homes can be delivered with everything you need, from built-in furniture to Internet connectivity and complimentary wine glasses. The company says construction permits are not needed for the smaller mOne and mTwo units.

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. The components are then 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.

The inspiration for this prefabricated modular home on Fishers Island, New York, were the views that Resolution: 4 architects Tanney and Luntz saw from a 12-foot stepladder that 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. The Harmony 3616 model offers 2,200 square feet spread across 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 in North Carolina is constructed out of three shipping containers topped with a double-sided overhang that creates two porches. The upper-level shipping container is available to rent on Airbnb.

Specializing in high-end, energy-efficient homes, Cleveland-based evoDOMUS makes custom designs, so you can rest assured that you’re not purchasing an off-the-shelf model.

Based in Portland, Oregon, MODSpdx is a West Coast builder with a holistic approach to customized and site-specific modular units. Buildings are constructed in their Portland factory, with a focus on proper ventilation and thermodynamics for the finished product.

Established in 1989, Structural Modulars Inc. is a modular construction company that designs modular homes and also pairs with outside architects to build unique modular homes across the United States. Their state-of-the-art facility is located in Strattanville, Pennsylvania, with 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 author Cornelia Funke. Although the prefab home was ultimately installed on an old avocado farm near Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, it was designed and constructed in Latimer's Nashville factory.  

This prefab house in West Texas 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 30,000-acre ranch where they were installed by crane.

Houston-based company Brett Zamore Design makes eco-friendly, cost-effective prefab and kit homes. The Kit_00 homes fuse two regional housing types: the shotgun and the dogtrot.

At 500 square feet, ICON’s stylish welcome center at the Community First! Village in Austin, Texas, was 3D-printed over the course of several days—but it only took 27 hours of labor to construct. 

Design-build company Wheelhaus creates tiny homes that are 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 Virginia-based 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 company that builds carbon-negative, energy-efficient homes.

Located in West Seattle, the Genesee Townhomes were constructed in Method Homes’ manufacturing facility in Ferndale, Washington, delivered as 12 nearly complete units, and then craned into place and joined together.

Seattle-based startup NODE’s customizable Trillium series includes the Solar Studio, which is named after its rooftop photovoltaic panels.

Seattle-based 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.

This prefab home by FabCab integrates high-quality materials to keep the dwelling from feeling clinical, despite its construction in a factory. The architects also incorporated universal design features to make the homes comfortable for aging clients.   

Minim Homes are wrapped in cyprus that gently ages to a gray shade. A 960-watt solar array on the roof can be battery-powered, which allows the homes—made in Washington, DC—to be completely off-grid.

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

Located north of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan, Expedition Log Homes designs and manufactures log-and-timber kit homes in a range of sizes and styles. Their construction packages arrive on-site with insulated log wall systems that are ready to be installed.

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

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

Completed in 2008, the rectilinear America House 08 by architect William Massie features a roofline with a dramatic parabolic curve that creates two bulbous volumes inside the home. 

The Split View Mountain Lodge in Oslo, Norway, was designed by Reiulf Ramstad Architects.

Sanders Housing 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 in Yucca Valley, California, limits construction waste to the factory.

Prefabricated dwellings in the Pacific Northwest showcase the diversity and range that can be achieved, both in accommodating customizations and reducing the homes’ footprints on the pieces of land they occupy.

The 861-square-foot Casa Remota by architect Felipe Assadi can be constructed in 45 days, transferred to its location in four hours, and installed in only six more. Erected near the coastal city of Valparaíso, Chile, the two-bedroom, two-bath home has floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase 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.