Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Set Crews Needed Immediately

Modular factories are busy, builders are busy and set crews are busy. Sounds wonderful but there is another side to this great news.


Several builders in the East as well as the Midwest have emailed and called this week begging me for the names of set crews.

Every set crew I know is booked at least a month or two out but these builders are about to get homes delivered to jobsites without a set crew to install the modules. Each of the builders that contacted me will have lots of work.

If you are a set crew with any open slots over the next 3-4 months, please contact me the Modcoach at modcoach@gmail.com and I will forward your name to the builders today.

Commercial modular set crew are encouraged to respond.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better start training more set crews up for now and the future!!! Modular is what will be the normal way of building in the near future!!!!

Anonymous said...

Then they better start paying their employees more and charging more. It is the simple law of supply and demand. If they cannot see that they should not be in business.

Builder Bob said...

It's always the weakest link that breaks. I've seen several set crews in action where the lead person is skilled in the work but the rest seem to be new hires or day labor. Set crews need to certified and bonded as they can do more damage to a modular home than any other link in the chain.

Jeffrey McCreary said...

We, Advanced Modular Concepts @ (www.AMC-Modular.com) have been a Builder/Set Company in the Northeast for approximately 3-1/2 years now having set close to 2,000 modular units. I, myself, have been in the modular industry for over 34 years. Set crews are hard to find because of the following reasons:
1. There is so little money to be made after you consider the expenses that the crew(s) incur traveling upbto 5, 6 or 7 hours away from home to set a home. Trucks, trailers, fuel, maintenance, lodging, meals, breakdowns while on the road far from home, etc.

2. It's nearly impossible to find "family orriented" road warriors with alot of experience willing to give up their lives at home to make the same money they can working from home by simply buying a pickup truck, a few tools and a sign and working locally. Plus, you woyld not be stuck on the road in traffic trying to get home after putting in your 12-14 hour work day.

3. Set crews generally get stuck taking care of more issues that were excluded from the quote request or may ptesent themselves through lack of site preparation or modular factory errors. At the end of the day, it is our goal to satisfy our customers but those added hours that nobody else owns up to put a lot of crews out of business.

Here at Advanced Modular Concepts, we understand the pitfalls of being a set crew and have been very successful at overcoming them. We may not be the cheapest crew out there but we are among the best value crews out there. Our virtues of honesty, integrity and quality drive us to deliver the highest quality product with the least issues to you, our customer, at the most "reasonable" prices.