We’ve been in this business for a long time and we’ve had the privilege of selling most of the brands of manufactured homes that are sold in California (Fleetwood, Hallmark, Cavco, Silvercrest, Golden West). And we could continue to sell them. However, we’ve decided to exclusively offer Redman Homes. There are a number of reasons for this, both personally for us and for you who are buying a home.
Personally we wanted to work with one company
We do not want to represent ourselves as more than we are and we know our limitations. We realized we could do a much better job for our clients by getting to know ONE company well, by really understanding its product line and getting to know the people who worked for the company. It is very hard to keep track of all the options, changes, upgrades and construction details of any one company and to do that with a number of companies at one time is next to impossible.
Why Redman is the best choice for our clients
When we were deciding to select one manufacturer to offer, we carefully evaluated all of the ones we’ve worked with. We can honestly say they are all fine companies. The state of California has very rigorous standards in the manufactured home industry and all the companies must meet those standards.
First, what set Redman apart for us are that after much evaluation, we felt they gave the best cost/value ratio of any of the companies. They don’t have the largest selection of plans and options, but they have what meets most needs and do it in a very cost-effective way.
Second, they are built in California and this saves on transportation costs and we can personally inspect a home before it is released from the factory.
Third, we have been very impressed with the people we work with at Redman. From our regional sales manager to the people at the factory, we feel they consistently give us quality, personal service.
Last are little details, but important ones: they make great-looking cabinets and they include granite or quartz counter tops as STANDARD in their homes.
Regardless of the manufacturer, what is really important to you as the customer
No matter what manufacturer builds your home, there are two other things of PRIMARY IMPORTANCE to you as the customer:
Who sells it to you, designs the home, and oversees the installation
This is of vital importance because the manufacturer starts with a basic box and it is how it is designed from there, appropriateness of the layout for the lot, the life-style of the homeowner, the variety, combination and selection of options is all done by the people who sell it to you. The manufacturers build what they are told to build and if the company you buy from is primarily just interested in selling and does not know how to design well for a particular client the home can be a disappointment. We are known for designing beautiful homes that meet the specific needs and dreams of clients.
The people who sell you the home also need to understand construction and how to work with a factory to correct construction flaws (and there are always some). they need to be committed to you after the sale, through home construction and installation and very few are in the way we care for our clients. In addition to the SEVEN year warranty given by Redman, we personally take care of your installation issues and minor repairs and adjustments as you settle into your home.
Who sets and installs your home
We have worked with one company for many years to do our installations: Will Segovia and Set-Right Mobile Home Services. A fantastic home can have endless problems if it is not set correctly. Floors can creak; wall joints crack, shoddy finishing work can mar the look of the home. Will and his crew (he has had the same team for many years) take great pride in their work and do a fantastic job. In addition, Will does all the custom awnings, carports, concrete and if needed, builds landscaping and retaining walls. (See our home at 40 Irena, Camarillo Springs Country Club Village for an example of extraordinary retaining walls and landscaping). We work closely with him and Paul Prehn is out on the construction site continuously during the finishing process representing us and our clients to make sure everything is done as requested.
For all of these reasons and many more we’d be happy to discuss with you, we exclusively offer Redman Homes.
If you like the design of another home manufacturer
If you’ve found a design elsewhere you like, contact us and we can tell you if it can be reproduced easily or not. In some instances it can be; sometimes it can’t or the cost would be too high. It’s best if you contact us first and we start with the basic Redman plans and options. We’ll let you know if they can be modified or if you’d be better served with another manufacturer As we said, they are all good ones and we would wish you the best with whatever manufacturer you finally decide to order from.