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"For people who are interested in learning the difference between modular and site built homes, this is going to be like a walking story."
-- Dan Goodin, VP of Sales and Marketing, Nationwide Homes

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 6, 2012 - Modular homes can be built faster and with greater consistency in quality than site-built homes because they are designed, built and inspected in a factory setting with rigorous oversight throughout the construction process.

Modular homes are also more environmentally efficient than site built homes, since the amount of wood trimmings and other building waste can be better controlled and even recycled in a factory setting.

Despite these attractions, many consumers in Greensboro and across North Carolina have little first hand knowledge or experience with modular homes.

That's about to change on Friday, May 18th, when Nationwide Homes unveils an interactive three-story modular demonstration and design center on the site of the company's existing factory outlet for modular homes. The 3,600-square foot demonstration center is located just east of Greensboro at the intersection of Interstates 85 and 40.

"This is the first interactive modular design center of its kind in the country," said Dan Goodin, vice president of sales and marketing for
Martinsville, Va.-based Nationwide Homes, one of the nation's largest modular home builders.

The design center will feature interactive displays that demonstrate:

The eco-friendly and green building benefits of modular construction.

"How we build" videos and slideshows that explain factory construction and field installation of modular structures.

A live feed showing real-time activities on the building center factory floor.

An interactive model search including pricing information on over 142 Nationwide modular home floorplans.

"Builders like using modular homes because it gives them much greater control over quality as well as the total cost of the project. Using modular homes also frees them from having to hire and manage plumbers, electricians, roofers and other subcontractors," Goodin said, adding that the modular home building process greatly reduces the variables that can occur on the job site.

The grand opening of Nationwide's interactive design center will include presentations by experts in modular housing and green design, including Andy Crisp of BIS, LLC, an Indiana-based company that specializes in green building certifications.

"Consumers increasingly want ‘green' products and manufacturers realize that they can tap into that market, even during a recession," said Crisp, whose company oversees the Energy Star and green certifications for Nationwide Homes.

Crisp will be at Nationwide's design center in Greensboro on Friday and Saturday to answer their questions about the green attributes of modular construction.

Based in Martinsville, Virginia, Nationwide Homes is one of the nation's most experienced modular homebuilders. Its homes are regularly showcased in the International Builder's Show's Professional Builder's Show Village, the largest homebuilder tradeshow. Nationwide was also the first modular homebuilder to be featured in ABC's "Extreme Makeover" program.

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"Jason and Barb Landrum would like to thank everyone at Nationwide Homes for all the work they have done to put us in a new home. On October 5th, 2009 we were awoke to the sound of a smoke detector and the smell of smoke. Escaping only with our pet Yorkie "BANDIT". In the moments following we found ourselves homeless and unsure of were we would be from that point on.

In the days following we reviewed all our options such as trailers, double-wides, or rebuilding our burnt house. With nothing in hand from insurance we found out about modular homes. A friend told us about a factory in Zanesville, Ohio. After arriving at the plant we learned they were closed. While turning around we saw a 12" x 12" sign that said modular homes. After calling we found out it was Nationwide Homes. The price of their modular homes was our of range for what we could afford. Returning back home we received a phone call from a gentleman by the name of Mitch Salem. After telling him about our situation, Mr. Salem told us he thought he could help. And help he did. For about 2 weeks we stayed in contact going over options and plans. Finally, one Sunday afternoon he came over and showed us a plan that not only could we afford, but they would have us in possibly by Christmas 2009. Within six weeks on our house burning the work had begun.

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