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An industry leader in providing custom modular homes, at Express Modular we take pride in our ability to plan, develop and construct a truly custom crafted home. Our family of experienced consultants achieves this while promoting our core beliefs of service, quality, customer satisfaction, and value. We offer 100’s of classic designs, but they are typically nothing more than a starting point to be customized by customers to meet particular lifestyle and housing needs. More often we are using our modern modular building techniques to create truly custom homes for our satisfied customers.

Modular homes from Express Modular combines the most desirable methods of traditional, site-built construction with the economic, technological and environmental advantages of building your new home in an indoor factory environment. The individual parts in any home (for example, a cabinet or a roof truss) are manufactured in a controlled factory environment according to defined specifications and tested to ensure that they meet industry standards. Express Modular’s homes are no different – we create our homes using similar techniques. The modular building process results in a home that is built faster, greener, better, and with virtually none of the headaches presented by historic, site built construction.

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A Way to Better Living With Modular Homes

Built in a factory, modular homes begin as segments called modules that are constructed under roof in a climate-controlled environment. The modules undergo a quality assurance inspection at each stage of the construction process, not only for building code compliance but additionally for quality construction. Without the fear of water infiltration, experienced workers can guarantee that your home gets the attention to detail that you expect. Quality material is the norm and modern building technology is applied to build your custom home. Upon final review and sign-off, the modules are packaged for delivery to your build site.

Once done at the factory, the finished sections are delivered to the building site and then installed with a crane. The installation process looks like a child building with Lego™ blocks. Modular homes are constructed using appropriate state and local regulations and codes. Due to the additional strength required for travel and installation, your home will essentially exceed building code. Your custom home is finished onsite faster because the factory has finished most of the construction off-site simultaneous with the foundation and groundworks being finished. You can look forward to be living in your new home 20-35% faster because you selected the strength and design flexibility of modular construction.

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Creating A New Modular Home

Design for a new modular home will begin with establishing the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the construction location. All of these have to be integrated within the layout from the beginning, and employed in any engineering step in the plan. You’ll want layouts for your attached garage areas, verandas or outside patios since they are not a part of the modular home plan. is vital for you to catalog what you need to plan for your residence so it can be established that these will be incorporated into the plan.

There are no limits to the square footage to the plan using modular homes; presently there are layouts as large as 1500 to 3000 sq ft constructed in Thirty-two components, with your common range between 4,000 to 6,000 sq ft within ten to twelve components. Each and every floor plan Express Modular offers are built in this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

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Green Building

Many that are new to construction are becoming knowledgeable about the benefits of using “green” technology when constructing their custom home. Modular homes are a logical choice when “green” features are valued. The National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) is the only residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The NGBS describes practices for the design and construction of all types of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments. It centers mainly on three areas: lower operating costs, healthy homes, and sustainable lifestyle. Green building brings together a vast array of methods, approaches, and expertise to reduce and eventually end the effects of buildings on the environment and human health. There are more than a hundred Green Building Certification programs. Ultimately, the selection of a certification system for a new home depends upon that exact project; no certification system is a one-size-fits all.

Today’s modular homes take advantage of modern materials that don’t create the health risks of items used in older homes and some newer site-built homes. These can include: mildew and mold, asbestos, Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs), lead paint, etc. Environmentally friendly building is an integral part of the modular construction process. Constructing your custom home in a factory means consistent and efficient building processes. Many Green Building Programs literally award extra points for using modular construction because of the structured building process. Express Modular can help you reach your required level of “green”: from basic energy efficiency to net-zero and beyond.


Build Green with Express Modular

What is Express Modular? Express Modular is a nationwide modular home provider that helps you build your new custom home and do it at the best value possible. How? By giving you access to our nationwide network of state-of-the-art facilities that lead the industry in modular home design and quality for custom home building in Hawaii. You can refine your search through our modular home plans in Hilo, Hawaii by price, style, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, type of home (Including Two Stories, Chalets, Ranches, Cape Cods, Cabins), and more. Use our interactive pricing search tool to refine your search based on the estimated finished price of your new custom modular home in Hilo and across other nearby Hilo zip codes. See local new home trends and view our Hilo Moving Resource Guide to view demographics, local activities and information for local school districts. Contact your New Home Consultant to learn about Hilo mortgages from multiple lenders and mortgage brokers to finance your home purchase.