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Our Modular Home Building History

1959 - Nationwide Homes is founded and begins building & shipping owner/builder kits throughout the United States.

1969 - Nationwide begins building modular homes and expands into the Southern and Middle Atlantic States.

1976 - The first Owner Completion Program is introduced that allows homeowners to recognize "instant equity" in their investment.

1982 – Nationwide is recognized as one of the largest builders of Condominium & Apartment Projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

1986 – Nationwide expands its Mid-Atlantic reach from Georgia to New Jersey.

1994 - Nationwide Custom Homes named 'Builder of the Year' by the Home Builders Association of Virginia.

1995 – Nationwide builds its 20,000th modular home.

1996 - Nationwide opens a new state-of-the-art building facility in Martinsville, VA.

1999 - Nationwide acquires Arabi Homes in Arabi, GA increasing its capacity by 50% and enters into the Florida market.

1999 – Nationwide wins "Excellence in Model Home Design Award" by the Building Systems Council for the Charleston, TARA, Auburn, Jefferson & Downingtown models.

2001 - Nationwide reports record sales for the eighth straight year.

2001 - Nationwide designs and builds a modular home to withstand 175 MPH wind zone for the Florida Keys.

2003 - Nationwide builds its 30,000th modular home.

2004 - Nationwide Custom Homes acquires a new building facility in Siler City, NC to meet the continued demand for its modular homes.

2005 – Nationwide Custom Homes designs and builds "Energy Efficient & Green Rated" modular Townhomes and displays at the International Builder Show (IBS) in Orlando, FL.

2005 – Nationwide Custom Homes builds a 5,200 square foot modular home (Bonita) in 12 days at the IBS and wins "Best in Show."

2006 - Nationwide Custom Homes builds a 6,200 square foot modular home (Captiva) in 18 days at the IBS and wins "Best in Show."

2007 - Nationwide builds our first deluxe Design Center at our headquarters in Martinsville, VA.

2008 - Nationwide builds our satellite Design Center in Jeffersonville, OH.  Opens Midwest Sales Division.

2009 - Nationwide celebrates our 50th Anniversary with our "Good As Gold" Celebration.

2010 - Introduced ECO-Cottages at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. 

2010 - Nationwide builds the first modular home for ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

2011 - Nationwide Homes builds their 35,000 modular home. The lucky owners are Mr. & Mrs. Welsh of Axton, VA. Their HiPerformance home, a Bedford, was constructed on 8/18/11.

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What Customers are Saying About Our Custom Homes

"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.

What Nationwide has done goes way beyond business. We were total strangers before the fire, but after the smoke cleared, we will be friends for life."

Jason,
Jackson, OH

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Building with modular construction allows homes to be delivered up to 90% complete and built in one-third the time.