Because of the vast opportunities for expansion and various options for customization in modular home construction, modular homes in North Carolina continue to be a popular choice for home construction. For this reason, the Lincoln Times News has chosen to spotlight Silverpoint Homes, a modular home construction company, as their Business Spotlight of the week. The general manager and co-owner, Mark Weaver, discusses briefly how modular homes gain their cutting edge over site-built homes.
Business Spotlight: Silverpoint Homes
For more than two decades, Mark Weaver has immersed himself in the modular home industry. A Lincoln County native, he serves as Silverpoint Homes of North Carolina’s general manager and co-owner.
“The company started in West Virginia by Larry Stover in 1997," Weaver said. “Larry saw the opportunity here to expand and Key Properties wanted to go in a different direction…so we purchased (the business from them) Sept. 1."
According to Weaver, the company offers a diverse array of services for his industry.
“We handle everything from the permits to the construction of the home to building driveways," he said. “We do site grading, dig the footers to the foundation, set the home, finish the molding and flooring, complete the shingles on the roof, finish the electrical, plumbing and HVAC work. We can provide driveways, a septic system, porches and decks. We can help customers find property too, but we don’t sell land."
Like the traditional “site-build home" construction, Silverpoint’s modular homes use the International Residential Code for inspections.
“There are a lot of advantages (to modular homes)," Weaver said. “Everything is manufactured in a controlled environment. When it rains, we can still work because we have a roof already over us. There’s more lumber used, and (the homes) go through extensive inspection from a third-party agency. From the time financing is finished, it typically takes between 90-120 days to complete a job, and it generally doesn’t matter what size of house it is."
Silverpoint Homes of North Carolina typically sells to customers within a 100-mile radius, with the majority of its work taking place in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba, Cleveland, McDowell, Iredell, Burke and Mecklenburg counties. Occasionally, Weaver said, the Lincolnton location has worked with South Carolina and Virginia clients.
A common misconception with modular homes is that they are only available as relatively small, one-story structures.
“We’ve done anything from 1,000 square feet to having quoted one that’s 4,200 square feet," he said. “Right now, we’re pricing a church. We can do two-story homes or add on to an existing basement. We do the same things site-builders can do, we just do it in layers."
Thus far, the business’s customers have predominantly been families looking for a 1,500-1,800 square-foot, three-bedroom home with a porch, with the company’s entry-level price point starting at $109,000. However, Weaver said the flexibility in modular home construction is competitive to site-build home construction.
“We have thousands of different plans to choose from and customize," he said.
Silverpoint Homes is located at 2125 East Main Street in Lincolnton. Its hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with appointments available, if needed. For more information, visit www.silverpointhomes.com, call (704) 240-3336 or visit the company’s Facebook page by searching “Silverpoint Homes of NC."
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Source: Lincoln Times News