Modular resource was born in June of 2006 when a local modular home builder was looking for advertising
help and hooked up with a self-taught internet marketer to promote his homes. I was that internet marketer.
From the first meeting with the builder until now, I have learned more about modular homes than I ever would
The first thing I noticed was that even as the housing market was slowing down there was definitely a growing
interest in modular homes. That’s not to say there wasn’t a large amount of skepticism by uninformed
consumers. It is amazing at how many people still do not understand the difference between a modular home
and a trailer or manufactured home that is not on a permanent foundation.
But there is definitely an increasing understanding, especially among people educated in fields such as
engineering that modular homes can be built every bit as durable and energy-efficient as traditional stick built
houses. (in many cases modular homes are better constructed).
The next thing I noticed was that the internet is a very big place, and not everyone pays full attention to details.
This became apparent when I advertised homes on the internet for a local builder that could custom build
modular homes in a couple states.
Generally modular builders work with a couple modular home manufacturers and cover an area of 1-2 states.
This is probably because building codes differ by state and builders must be licensed in each state in which
they build. Despite this fact, when I began advertising modular homes that could be custom built, we would
get questions from people all over the United States (and once in a while Canada) asking if these homes
could be built on their land.
I’m usually pretty polite and eager to help anyone who asks for it so when I would receive a request like this I
would usually become curious and use my internet research skills to find websites of modular home builders
or companies with land for sale in the area they wanted to build in and pass the links along to them. I would
save the links on my favorites tab of my web browser so I could refer back to them later.
After a few months I had dozens of links on my favorites tab related to modular homes, land, log homes and
other related items that people had asked about. That is when I decided to build www.modularresource.com
as a free informational site, which includes a directory where people can locate websites of modular home
builders, land for sale to build modular homes on, etc.
That way if I was advertising a former model home for sale by a modular home builder in Minnesota and they
asked whether the builder could move the home to Birmingham Alabama I could tell them that it would not be
cost effective, but point them to a website that would help them locate modular home builders and other
resources in their area of the country.
As time went on and my own interest in modular homes and other related topics such as Green Building grew,
I added more and more links to the point where every state in the U.S. has at least 2 or 3 links to some useful
information in each of the categories.
I also noticed in my research that there are a few other websites that provide similar information to
consumers. I have designed this website slightly different than most of them based on my own personal
Personally, when I am gathering information on the internet for a future purchase I like to be somewhat
anonymous so I’m not bothered by salespeople until I am ready to ask for help. What I noticed about some of
the other informational sites relating to modular homes is that to get any real information you are required to fill
out a form or get some kind of a membership (sometimes you even have to pay for a membership). www.
modularresource.com is nothing like that.
You can come to this website any time you want and look at the information for free and not be asked about
any of your personal information. I try to add fresh information frequently so if you haven’t looked through the
pages of the site lately you may want to take another look and see what new companies may have been
added in your area.
Enjoy the site!