Monday, February 3, 2014

An Interview with Reed Dillon of Ritz-Craft Modular Homes

An interesting interview by BUILDER with Reed Dillon, Director of Marketing for Ritz-Craft Homes.

7 comments:

Randy said...

OK...this person is in marketing and he is still using the same misleading phrase I hear everyday. he is saying there is Modular and there is stick built. They are both stick built, one is off site and one is on site. This is a fundamental problem our industry has that should be corrected by whatever trade group represents the Modular industry. I would like this blog to champion that as well.

Anonymous said...

Hear Hear.

Anonymous said...

Modular construction is an off site stick built process that provides a stronger and more energy efficient structure that is transported and set on your foundation shortening the home building process for owners and builders alike. On site construction is a stick built process that exposes the materials to the effects of nature and increased materials waste.

Trips the tongue as a light fantastic.

Anonymous said...

So, you're saying the terms should be "site" built and "off site" built? There are many things built "off site" that are not "modular" (panelized,pre-cut, prefabricated, pre-engineered, even post and beam could be considered "off site" built) However, none of those come close to the amount of engineered completion in the factory that "modular" does. I personally like "modular" vs "off site built". IMHO

Anonymous said...

The first word in the comment is "Modular".
Then it defines the term. The same comment could be made for "Panelized" a process that uses various materials assembled off site into panels that are assembled on site.

Modular is still the process term but it also adds the fact that homes are stick built - unless the steel modular fabricators are reading this post.

Randy said...

Let's stay on topic. The interview inferred a difference between "stick" and "modular". In our industry there should never be a sentence spoken that would infer there is a difference. Modular IS stick construction. We must stop confusing the public.

Anonymous said...

No decent on site builder would ever build from the inside out. Most mod plants do because they still have mobile home tendencies and try to square the exterior walls with gypsum board and install those walls over vinyl flooring and sometimes plastic and in many cases use replacement electrical boxes in the whole home (because, using boxes that mount to the studs would cause confusion on the line (they can't use their routing template that they use while building trailers down the same line spots.)
No not the same, not at all!