Seven Advantages of factory-built homes

1. Quality

The materials do not get exposed to the weather before or during construction, and all homes are precision engineered. The result is a better quality home than a traditional site-built home.

2. Speed

Factory-built homes can be built up to 3 to 4 months faster.

3. Price

The construction is 30-50% less expensive than the traditional building method.

4. Efficiency

Building permit costs are far lower, and permits are not required aside from garage, foundation, and utilities.

5. Exemptions

We are exempt from title 24 (solar requirements) so you can have bigger windows and more of them

6. Warranty

We offer a full 7-year warranty as opposed to the traditional 1-year builder warranty.

7. Value

The homes are governed by Manufactured-Housing-Advantage (MH Advantage) under federal law, and therefore, eligible for a lower interest rate but appraised at the same value as a traditional stick-built house.

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The Smart Homes TEAM

Tim Wilkens

Tim Wilkens

Founding Partner & CEO

Mr. Wilkens has been a residential and commercial property developer for 32 years. If Tim can't build it, it cannot be built.

Dr. Simon Mills

Dr. Simon Mills

Founding Partner

Financial procurement, digital wizardry, and director of steak and wine

Kassidy Sharp

Kassidy Sharp

Administrative Assistant

Kassidy is pathologically productive. If there is a task, there isn't anymore. The lady is Sharp.

Gordon Gutchess

Gordon Gutchess

Home Designer, Partner

Formerly at Silvercrest Western Homes, Division of Champion Enterprises Corona & Woodland. When it comes to dsign, he's ungutchable.

Claude Fletcher

Claude Fletcher

Partner, Community Liaison

From education to insurance and business management, Claude excels. A team like this needs a grown-up.

Al Whitehouse

Al Whitehouse

Partner & Chief Product Officer

One of the foremost experts in manufactured housing in the country. He's so wise we call him "Owl Whitehouse."

Matt Connolly

Matt Connolly

Commercial Brokerage

Matt heads up commercial development acquisition. He always feets on our land. Or lands on his feet. Or something.

Tim “TJ” Wilkens Jr

Tim “TJ” Wilkens Jr

Co-founder (1991 to 2019)