7 Prefab and Modular Home Companies to Know in Wisconsin
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7 Prefab and Modular Home Companies to Know in Wisconsin

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By Kate Reggev
Serving Wisconsin, the Midwest, and beyond, these prefab home companies are focusing on quality materials, design, and fabrication.

Stretching up along Lake Michigan and up towards Lake Superior, this expansive Midwest state is home to builders of prefab, modular, manufactured, and kit homes aplenty. These builders utilize the state's dense forests for cabin-style residences that suit Wisconsin's wintry weather. Take a look below for seven local companies that emphasize quality materials and building techniques.

Expedition Log Homes in Oostburg, WI

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.

In operation since 2006, Vertical Works Inc. of Oak Creek, Wisconsin has been manufacturing modular homes and residential additions throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. The company is comfortable working in a range of styles, stating that they "don't shy away from bold, modern, traditional, vintage, cabin style, or contemporary homes." Homes are manufactured in their proprietary factory, to which they invite potential customers to schedule a visit and see their production facility in person.

Established in 1973, Stratford Homes has completed more than 12,000 new homes through modular construction techniques. Their designs include single and two-story options that are typically cabin-inspired or traditional in style. The company serves the Midwest and Northern Pacific, and has more than twenty different floor plan options in addition to customization options.

Wick Buildings has a long history in Wisconsin: the company was established in 1954 by John F. Wick, a Wisconsin native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a background in agriculture and advanced schooling in business and engineering. Today, the company produces many rural building typologies, including a "shouse" -- a combination of living and storage/workspace that typically uses clear-span trusses to provide wide open spaces and high ceilings. Supporting these large spaces are prefabricated wood trusses up to 100 feet long that arrive on site along with siding, roofing, liners, and trim that are formed and cut from rolled steel at Wick's production facilities.

Over the course of more than fifty years, Wisconsin Homes has served Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois with their prefabricated residences. Potential clients are invited to visit their model homes and factory, and can choose from sizes and styles including cottage, cabin, ranch, and Cape Cod.

Founded more than 50 years ago by a family running a dairy route in rural Wisconsin, the company emerged when two brothers purchased a sawmill and began using the framing lumber to construct local residences. Today, Wausau Homes has developed a fine-tuned building system for prefabricated homes that can take as little as three months to construct a new home.

As a multi-generational, family-owned business established in 1966, Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes has sold more than 5,000 homes across the country and Canada. Their facilities manufacture complete home kits including a professionally designed kitchen and bath, plumbing fixtures, windows, doors, fireplaces, and cabinetry. Their building exteriors are typically constructed out of Eastern White Pine, is available in more than 400 textures, shapes, and sizes that are fabricated in their mill and arrive on-site ready to be installed.

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