What is Project Management?
While your home is being built in the factory, your other subcontractors complete site work such as excavation, foundation, well and septic system, thus saving you time and money.
We offer home owners the opportunity to save thousands of dollars over the cost of site-built homes by empowering them to manage the modular building process themselves.
What Does a Project Manager Do?
You don't need to swing a hammer, but you do need to work the phone. Being the Project Manager, also known as the General Contractor, means that you are in charge of your own project (and that's a good thing!).
If you want to save serious money and don't mind organizing, planning schedules, and making phone calls to follow up, then this is a job for you. You may prefer to hire a professional project manager to oversee on-site completion of their new home. General contracting services are available from Sailer General Contracting, an independent enterprise.
Obtain Quotes from Subcontractors
Obtain written quotes from your subcontractors. Banks require written quotes from subcontractors even if you are doing the work yourself. Here's a partial list of "subs" you'll need to obtain quotes from: Excavator, Concrete Contractor, Well Company, Plumber, Electrician, Carpenter, Landscaper, etc.
Obtain building permit from your town. New Hampshire Modular Homes, LLC will provide plans and specifications required by your town. Some towns require third-party "stamped" plans which do cost several hundred dollars. Ask your building inspector if "stamped" plans are required.
What to do Next
Contact a Septic System Designer. The designer will dig test pits, design the septic plan, and submit the plans to the State for approval.
Contact an excavator to excavate foundation and create driveway; install septic system, grade disturbed areas, and spread loam.
Pour Foundation and Basement Floor
Concrete contractor will set form, pour footings and walls, and pour basement floor.
Contact foundation coating company to coat basement walls to seal before backfilling foundation.
Contact well company to drill well, install pump and pressure tank, bring water line into basement.
Contact plumber to hookup gas oil fired boiler (provided by plumber), hookup all plumbing and heating lines.
Contact electrician to install 200-amp panel (shipped with house), hookup electrical system to service.
Carpenter (or homeowner) to install interior doors on "marriage wall", build basement stairs, touch-up drywall and complete other work as needed.
Build decks and/or porches (material provided by homeowner). Install walks, plant grass and shrubbery