Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Who is Palm Harbor Homes?
Who builds the the homes at Show Village?
You have to admit the idea of constructing four homes on a parking lot in Las Vegas sounds pretty extreme. Think of the logistics: can you imagine the “wide load” flat-bed trucks with huge portions of a modular house driving down the Strip? Even in Las Vegas that spectacle would certainly cause even the most jaded of Vegas visitor to take notice.
Yet that's what Palm Harbor Homes does for Show Village 2009. The team is certainly experienced, having participated in the construction of Show Village homes since 2005.
Based in Dallas, Palm Harbor Homes has been a leading provider of factory-built housing and financial services, including full-service chattel mortgages, conventional real-estate loans and insurance products since 1977. Palm Harbor's dedication to customer satisfaction has resulted in a 61 percent referral business. Its vertically integrated operational structure makes it unique in the marketplace.
About 90 percent of the 8,500 homes Palm Harbor builds each year are customized with tile work, cabinetry, engineering changes or other features. Skilled company craftsman build each home to 80 percent completion in one of 18 building centers, and company-trained associates finish the last 20 percent of construction on-site and oversee the construction of amenities such as carports, garages, sunrooms or patios. Palm Harbor builds in environmentally protected building centers featuring strict quality controls, minimal material waste and efficiency.
The company has garnered recognition from organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Star; has earned the National Housing Quality Gold Award; and has been included in Professional Builder's “101 Best Companies to Work For in the Residential Construction Industry” report.
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