5 Massachusetts Prefab Home Companies to Watch

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By Kate Reggev
Prefabricated homes in New England have never looked so appealing, thanks to these Massachusetts companies.

Prefab homesan umbrella term that encompasses homes whose components are manufactured in a climate-controlled, indoor environment before being shipped to a job site—are only growing in popularity across the United States. In fact, while it may only have been on your radar for the past few years, there are builders in just about every state that have decades of experience building prefabricated, modular, or panelized homes. Here, we've rounded up five prefab home companies and builders in Massachusetts to check out.

1. Turkel Design of Boston, MA 

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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. These homes feature bold design, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. Thanks to a panelized construction system, they can also be customized to match just about every site, climate, and mode of living.

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. These homes feature bold design, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. Thanks to a panelized construction system, they can also be customized to match just about every site, climate, and mode of living.

2. Avalon Building Systems of Canton, MA

Avalon Building Systems offers a range of modular homes, ranging from contemporary styles, like their Chilmark and Newton models, to more traditional designs. Built out of SIPS (structural insulated panels), all of their homes meet "Energy Star Standards" and HERS requirements where mandated. They can also help clients design their home to maximize LEED points throughout the site design, building design, and construction decisions. 

Avalon Building Systems offers a range of modular homes, ranging from contemporary styles, like their Chilmark and Newton models, to more traditional designs. Built out of SIPS (structural insulated panels), all of their homes meet "Energy Star Standards" and HERS requirements where mandated. They can also help clients design their home to maximize LEED points throughout the site design, building design, and construction decisions. 

3. Go Modular SIP Homes of Newton, MA

Go Modular SIP Homes specializes in a hybrid construction method that combines two exciting technologies: the SIP (or Structural Insulated Panel) industry, and the factory-built, modular home industry, creating net zero-ready, modular homes for the 21st century. Their homes boast deep savings in utility bills because of wall construction with an R-value of 40, true R40 to -80 in the roof, and almost zero air infiltration. The company was established in 1986 and have since built over 1,000 homes to date. For one of their lines of homes, Go Modular SIP Homes has partnered up with Long Island's well-known architect, Laszlo Kiss of ASAP House, who specializes in modern modular designs. 

Go Modular SIP Homes specializes in a hybrid construction method that combines two exciting technologies: the SIP (or Structural Insulated Panel) industry, and the factory-built, modular home industry, creating net zero-ready, modular homes for the 21st century. Their homes boast deep savings in utility bills because of wall construction with an R-value of 40, true R40 to -80 in the roof, and almost zero air infiltration. The company was established in 1986 and have since built over 1,000 homes to date. For one of their lines of homes, Go Modular SIP Homes has partnered up with Long Island's well-known architect, Laszlo Kiss of ASAP House, who specializes in modern modular designs. 


4. Huntington Homes of Greenfield, MA and East Montpelier, VT

With offices in both Massachusetts and Vermont, Huntington Homes specializes in modular homes in a variety of styles. From their factory in Vermont, the company ships across the country while maintaining a regional office in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Because of their modular building process and their eco-friendly designs, their homes are 45-percent more efficient than a Code built home, and 30-percent more efficient than an ENERGY STAR home. They offer three different packages for clients for a range of services, including options where they manufacture, deliver, and set the modules onto your foundation. This includes a finished shingled roof. Your local contractor takes over the final finish work.

With offices in both Massachusetts and Vermont, Huntington Homes specializes in modular homes in a variety of styles. From their factory in Vermont, the company ships across the country while maintaining a regional office in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Because of their modular building process and their eco-friendly designs, their homes are 45-percent more efficient than a Code built home, and 30-percent more efficient than an ENERGY STAR home. They offer three different packages for clients for a range of services, including options where they manufacture, deliver, and set the modules onto your foundation. This includes a finished shingled roof. Your local contractor takes over the final finish work.


5. Acorn Deck House Company of Acton, MA

The Acorn Deck House Company specializes in prefabricated, custom homes that are manufactured in major components, which are then meticulously precut and detailed for tight tolerances and an accurate fit. They even make proprietary millwork—including mahogany entry doors, mahogany windows and sliding glass doors, stair and rail systems, and trim styles. The company, established in 1947, has built over 20,000 homes from Maine to California, Israel to Japan.

The Acorn Deck House Company specializes in prefabricated, custom homes that are manufactured in major components, which are then meticulously precut and detailed for tight tolerances and an accurate fit. They even make proprietary millwork—including mahogany entry doors, mahogany windows and sliding glass doors, stair and rail systems, and trim styles. The company, established in 1947, has built over 20,000 homes from Maine to California, Israel to Japan.

*Cover photo courtesy Lindal Cedar Homes