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Step by Step Process to Building a Westchester Modular Home

This is an informational guide to provide you with an overview of the modular home construction process.

Step 1

Visit with your local Westchester Modular Independent Home Builder

Westchester works with local independent builders who have been approved to build our modular homes in a specified region. The Westchester Builder will work through preliminary budgets with you and discuss the modular home construction process. Find a modular home dealer in your area.


Step 2


Westchester customers can choose a local financing source or we can recommend a bank that is familiar with the Westchester Modular Homes Process. Find a preferred bank in your area.

Step 3

Design development

You can start with a standard Westchester modular home design and modify it to fit your needs or our builder will work with you on a completely custom design utilizing a special CAD program. See our gallery of modular homes designs or see our process to building a custom modular home.

Step 4

Finalizing your order

Once you have completed the conceptual design, the builder will order the house from the factory. The Westchester Modular Homes Engineering Department will complete the plans necessary for the building permits while you are finalizing your financing and making your choices for countertops, bathroom fixtures, cabinet styles and exterior colors on Westchester Modular Homes Virtual Design Center. Visit our virtual design center, and ask your local builder about receiving access to this section of the site.

Building your new home in the factory

Step 5

Building your new home in the factory

Once your builder has completed the building permit process, the foundation is started and at the same time your home is put into production. In seven short days your home is completed in the factory and ready for transportation to the site. Find out more about modular home factory tours.

The House Delivery and Set

Step 6

The House Delivery & Set

The Modules that make up your new home are carefully delivered to your site in preparation of the actual set of the home. Westchester's own factory set crew carefully lifts each module into place and secures it to the foundation. At the end of the day your home is set, secured and weather tight on the foundation ready for completion by the builder.

Step 7

On Site Finishes

Now that your home is set, the builder can get started on the completion process. Electrical, plumbing and heating connections are completed. Exterior siding is completed along with porches, decks, patios, walkways and garages. Some minor interior carpentry and drywall button up is completed prior to the installation of floor coverings and kitchen appliances. Outside, the builder is completing sewer and water connections along with final grade and seeding the lawn.

Westchester Home

Step 8

The Final Step

Now that your home is completed it is ready for a final inspection of the local building department who will ensure the home was completed to all the State and local Building Codes and Practices.

Once the inspections are completed a Certificate of Occupancy is issued and you are now able to move into your new Westchester Modular Home.

Step 9

ENJOY and feel comfortable that your Westchester Home is covered by a 10 year warranty under the 2-10 Homebuyers Warranty Program®. Click here to download an informational pamphlet about 2-10 Warranty Program®.