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How Can I Purchase a Pine Grove home?

Pine Grove manufactures a broad line of high-quality, affordable HUD-Code single section and multi-section homes. Our homes are constructed in our centrally-located manufacturing facility in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, and are sold through our network of authorized, independent retailers. Many retailers have one or more model homes available for viewing. You may also visit our factory model home village (hours, models, and availability vary seasonally) located on our campus in Pine Grove. For more information or to locate your closest retailer, Request Information Online or contact us at 570-345-6500.

At Pine Grove, we do our very best everyday to build homes that fulfill our home buyers dreams, whether it be a starter home for a newlywed couple, a spacious home for a growing family, a luxurious retirement home, or a dream home. Many home buyers, however, are tentative, cautious, and uncertain about the process, and rightfully so. After all, most people only build a few homes in their entire life- some only one. We've built quite a few over a quarter of a century and, hopefully, the experience we've gained might help to alleviate some of your apprehension or clear up your questions.

Do Your Homework

When it comes to choosing a manufacturer we consider it extremely important for home buyers to educate themselves about the different products, specifications, nuances, what can and cannot be done, and how manufacturers differentiate themselves from one another. You wouldn’t buy a vehicle or a laptop without a reasonably intimate knowledge of its specifications, and building a home isn’t any different. While it may not be on the top of your list of things to do, we cannot overstate the importance of learning the significance of one set of construction specifications versus another, or the abilities of one manufacturer versus those of another, and so on.

The Home-Building Process

The following sample schedule can provide you with an idea of what to expect when building a manufactured home. As you might expect, much of what needs to be done is very similar to a site-built home, the only real difference being that you must have your options selected and finalized before ordering the home. Please keep in mind, however, that this is by no means an all-inclusive schedule. Your specific home-building process may entail even more requirements, or—if you’re lucky—less.

While building a manufactured home is typically completed faster than a comparable site-built home, you can still expect the entire process to take anywhere from two to six months from the point of the issuance of the building permit. There are, however, numerous variables that can affect the construction time, so it would be prudent to have extra time built into any construction schedule.

As you will see, just about any construction project involves seemingly endless steps and challenges, including the acquisition of numerous permits & inspections to the attention to detail incumbent in quality home construction. It is partly for this reason that Pine Grove relies on hundreds of highly-qualified retailers and communities to assist potential home buyers with the process. Home buyers should work closely with their retailer/community to foster a good relationship, open communication about what each party's responsibilities are, etc. Keep in mind that Pine Grove only manufactures the modules of your home and provides absolutely no support for any of the dozens of steps listed here. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call.

REMEMBER: Any and all pricing inquiries must be made through your respective retailer or community operator.

  • Land Acquisition/Lot Development or Choosing a Community
    • Purchase, Clear Titled (if not already owned)
    • Check Accessibility to Manufactured Home
    • Perk/Probe Test
    • Land Surveys
  • Forms/Procedures/Permits
    • Select Model, Options
    • Develop and Finalize Prints, Plans, Options, Specs, etc.
    • Contacts Signed/Issue Deposit
    • Sign-Off on Plans & Specs
    • Secure Financing if Necessary
    • Set Target Occupancy Date/Establish Construction Schedule
    • Obtain and Post Permits
  • Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Road/Culvert
    • Apply for Electrical/Gas Service
    • Site Survey (stake out)
  • Foundation (if applicable), Excavation, and Site Work
    • Order Steel Beams/Columns
    • Deliver Dumpster & Port-A-Potty
    • Site Preparation, Remove Obstacles
    • Layout & Excavation
    • Form & Pour Footings, Inspect
    • Install Footing Drains & Basement Stone
    • Install Under-Slab Utilities
    • Block Delivery/Concrete Forms & Pouring/Superior Wall Set
    • Apply Foundation Damp-Proofing & Vapor Barrier
    • Install Anchor Clips & Bolts, Sill Plate, and Sealer
    • Install Sump Pump Crock and Rough Plumbing
    • Install Basement Windows (if applicable)
    • Prep Opening in Floor for Post/Support Columns (if applicable)
    • Pour Basement Floor (if applicable)
  • Site Preparation
    • Foundation and Footings Complete
    • Foundation Square & Level and Passed Inspection (if applicable)
    • Site Obstacles Removed
    • Access Route Planned
    • Set Crew & Crane (if applicable) Schedules Confirmed
    • Bulldozer & Operator Scheduled & Confirmed
    • Utility Crews Have Been Scheduled for Turn-On/Turn-Off (if applicable)
    • Weather Forecast for Set Day Appears Adequate
  • Manufactured Home Set
    • Modules Delivered & Received
    • Unwrap Modules
    • Check Inventory of Ship Loose Items
    • Mark Mating Lines on the Foundation
    • Determine Pick-Points on Modules, Prepare for Crane Lifting
    • Module Set
    • Fasten and Check Module
    • Prepare Mating Surfaces
    • Prepare Wires, Pipes, Ducts, StairsPost/Column Supports Set & Installed
    • Stairs to Basement Installed (if applicable)
    • Lift Jointed Roof Sections w/ Crane
    • Lift Dormers & Other Roof Elements
    • Make Home Weather-Tight and Secure
  • Exterior Finishing
    • Backfill
    • Complete Siding, Masonry, and Other Exterior Work
    • Prime, Paint, or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    • Install Shutters, Gutters, Chimney Stacks, etc.
    • Construct Garages, Decks, Porches, etc.
  • Interior Electrical
    • Install Meter Box, Service Entrance
    • Connect Modular Units w/ Male & Female Connectors
    • Electrical Inspection
  • Plumbing Connections
    • Drill & Install Well & Pump or Hook Up to Public Utilities
    • Install/Inspect Septic & Drainage Systems of Hook-Up to Public Systems
    • Install Supply/Drain Lines & Connect to Stubs
    • Install Gas Pipes to Range/Dryer/Water Heater (when applicable)
    • Plumbing Inspection
  • HVAC
    • Install/Connect A/C System
    • Install Gas/Oil Tank and Line to System (when applicable)
    • Install Electric Water Heater and Connect to Breaker Box
    • Connect Chimney Flue into Furnace
    • Connect Electric Baseboard Heat into Circuits (when applicable)
    • Vent DryerMechanical Inspection
  • Interior Finishing
    • Hang, Spackle, Sand, & Paint Unfinished Drywall
    • Paint Interior Walls
    • Finish Interior Trim and Adjust Interior Doors
    • Install or Seam Linoleum, Carpet & Pad, Hardwood, Laminate, Ceramic Tile
    • Clean
  • Exterior Final Finish
    • Complete Garage Doors, Steps, Service Walks, etc.
    • Install Exterior Lights & Bulbs
    • Finish Grading
    • Landscaping
  • Closing
    • Punch List
    • Final Clean Up - Remove Dumpsters & Port-A-Potty
    • Walk Through w/ Builder
    • Final Building Inspection
    • Occupancy Permit
    • Owner Occupancy