Why become a modular contractor? Why would I want to change from a traditional on-site builder? Why now?

Why, why why! If you are like many other contractors/builders that have not had previous experience in modular construction, then all of these WHYs are GREAT questions. Here are some answers to the WHYs that will have you wanting to learn more!

Let’s jump right in.

Why consider modular construction for your business?


Off-site built modular homes offer better quality than on-site, stick-built construction. Why? The first reason is the weather. All of our custom modulars are constructed 80% to 90% indoors in a controlled environment and then delivered to the building site. Building materials are stored indoors and assembled during our five-stage indoor production line. No pouring rain, no freezing temperatures, mud, and snow issues to deal with. Cabinets, wood trim, flooring, and carpeting are all protected from the weather.

But, there is more that adds to the quality of modulars than just indoor construction. We build our custom modulars to a higher set of standards than on-site built homes. Inspections are performed throughout the production process and regulated much more than on-site construction.

Another plus for quality is that building indoors allows for exacting precision. Specially designed work areas provide craftsmen with the right tools at the right time.

Also, walls, floors, and roofs are constructed from stored, dry wood reducing the risk of mold or mildew entering the home or project during construction. This is a big plus during hot, damp summer days.

Building Green

Every builder wants to be able to tell his customers that he/she builds “Green.” But do you really? Building modular reduces the amount of waste on every project. Even the smallest piece of wood or drywall is saved and may used on another project. The construction of over 120,000,000 new homes each year presents a huge impact of waste on the environment. A report by UK-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) found that construction waste can be reduced by up to 90% with off-site building methods.


Mostly, your time! Wouldn’t it be nice to spend more time with customers or working on new projects? With our experienced staff, you get the benefits of our in-house design department, experienced sales team, purchasing (we order all of the products used during construction), a comfortable large showroom for your customers to choose their products and materials, and our experienced transport team to deliver and set your modulars. Our team is here for you every step of the way.


Often, it is nearly impossible to get experienced construction workers in some areas. Off-site modular construction reduces this burden! We have full teams of skilled craftsmen and women who are fully employed and have been with our company for many years. You get the benefit of only needing the site prep and finishing crews. You may even be able to grow your construction territories with fewer workers. Think about that for a minute!

Why would I want to change?

“If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it!” Unfortunately, the downfall of many corporations (large and small), who did not see (or want to admit) that change is coming. For construction, the change is here. The sad fact is that less and less young people are going into the construction and carpentry trades, making it more and more difficult for builders to get qualified help. “NAHB conducted a national poll (2016) of young adults ages 18 to 25 to find out how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades. The majority of young adults (74 percent) say that they know the field in which they want to have a career; of these, only 3 percent are interested in the construction trades.” (https://www.nahbclassic.org). This is a big concern for the building trades going forward into the next 30 years.

Why now?

Why not? We have the experience to help you build quality custom modular homes that will change your business. It is a win-win for you. Build more homes at one time, more customer interaction, more design flexibility, quality construction, beautiful custom interiors and exteriors, and lastly, more money.

To become an SMI-approved contractor, you do not have to pay a franchise or service fee. We work with you every step of the way.

What are you waiting for? If you have any questions about our company Structural Modular Innovations, our products, our experience, or just need some answers, please feel free to call us anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are here to help you build a better way.