Benefits & Features
The Ritz-Craft Advantage
Since 1954, Ritz-Craft has been a leader in System Built Modular homebuilding. The knowledge and experience gained from those years go into every Ritz-Craft home that we build. True System Built Modular housing offers numerous advantages over conventional site-built construction methods.
Climate controlled environment – Building and storing material inside a climate controlled environment produces a better quality product. Since the harmful effects of the weather are eliminated, wood used to construct your home is more true and square. That results in a quality home that is free from weather-related defects.
Consistent Quality - Through the years, we have refined a detailed building process. As a consequence, that process creates consistent superior quality. We have also maintained our quality through the steady employment of experienced, skilled and highly trained employees. Ritz-Craft employees have a sense of pride and ownership in the homes they build. In contrast, the majority of site builders use subcontractors and often the lowest bidder.
Quality Control Inspections – A traveler document is produced for every home that Ritz-Craft builds. Every single function that is performed in the home is documented and signed off by the person executing the task, his or her supervisor and the quality control inspector. In addition, third-party inspectors ensure consistent quality and code compliance that meets or exceeds state standards.
Superior Strength - Ritz-Craft homes are built stronger than site built homes. This is because all Ritz-Craft Homes are built with more framing and fastening materials to withstand the stress of transportation.
Cost Savings – Building time is reduced by constructing the home and doing the site preparation at the same time. This reduction in time lowers your interest payments on a construction loan. In addition, most site builder pricing reflects the historical costs of job site theft, vandalism and damaged materials. Homes built by Ritz-Craft arrive at the job site 80-95% complete which reduces those costs. We also pass more savings on to you because we buy materials in large volume - allowing us to keep costs low - while most builders buy from the local lumberyard.
Precision Engineering - Computer aided drafting (CAD) allows precision customization and flexibility in floor plan designs. We offer a wide variety of customizable ranch, cape and two-story floor plans and elevations.
Energy Efficiency - Ritz-Craft is an ENERGY STAR® partner and committed to using energy efficient building methods and materials. We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are built for the environment and better for you. Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/.
Outstanding Customer Service - Every Ritz-Craft home comes with a full one year limited warranty and a 10 year structural warranty. Ritz-Craft has a dedicated service department that works with your builder and their staff to provide professional service. In addition, many of the brand name components, such as appliances, shingles and siding used in your home, are covered by separate manufacturer warranties.