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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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Nationwide Homes opens a new HiPerformance model in Martinsville, Virginia. The Homestead V is one of 8 models in our popular collection of homes - Homestead Collection. Homestead Collection homes...


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What Customers are Saying About Our Custom Homes

"Dear Nationwide Custom Homes,

We would like to share with you our exceptional experience as repeat (two-time) Nationwide customers.

Eight years ago, we had the pleasure and satisfaction of building our first Nationwide Home with an independent builder. It was a recent job relocation that placed us in the position of having to sell that home and needing to acquire a new home and we knew that we wanted to build again. Although, we did consider the competition and explored our options with other builders, it was our first meeting with the staff at the Smith Mountain Lake office that made such an indelible impression that we were confident that Nationwide was the best and only choice to build our home again. The personal attention that Len Patridge, Linda DePierro, and Dawn Lane gave our family of 8 (2 parents and 6 kids) was remarkable. Having to drive over an hour to get to the office, we arrived less than an hour from closing. Without regard for time or consideration for their own personal commitments or obligations, they reached out to our family and patiently spent two hours listening to our needs and working with us to come up with a home that fit our family and budget. It was their knowledge, experience, and insight that guided and assured us that we would indeed have the dream home that we were looking for.

In addition, the commitment and devotion they brought to building our home made us realize and know that we weren’t just another “job” to them, but it made us constantly aware that they were working solely on our behalf and in our best interest. We were living in our camper during our entire homebuilding process, and Darrell Craig, our construction manager, made it his personal mission to get our family into “permanent” housing and in our home for the holidays. His coordinated efforts and diligence got us into our new home in less than two months from the time they broke ground.

Truly, the people who work from the Smith Mountain Lake office are extraordinary people and are a rare find. They are the type of people who represent companies well, give their companies a good reputation, and make their companies great. And when individuals like them, go above and beyond the call of duty and go the “extra mile” to get the job done, it is our personal belief that it would be inexcusable not to commend them and “give honor to whom honor is due.” We will forever consider the staff and contractors at the SML office our family friends, and should the need arise to build yet another home, there is no doubt to whom we will turn to get the job done.

We are also taking the liberty of sending a picture of our new Nationwide Home, and it is our hope that you would take comfort in knowing that we have been well served by your company representatives at Smith Mountain Lake.

Sincerely, The Harris Family "

Tim,
VA

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Nationwide Home must pass 300 quality inspections throughout the modular home building process before it is delivered.