What areas do you service?
Our new factory is approximately 30 miles south of Salt Lake City in Central Utah. We build custom homes for clients in Nevada, Wyoming, California, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado.
When was the company founded?
It started more than 25 years ago, and over the years we have built over 10,000 modular homes. We have delivered homes over great distances, including one with a site that was 1,300 miles from the factory, and our homes have been built in nine states. Recently we opened our fourth and current production factory. The company is full service with a trucking company, an on-site stitch crew, and a set crew. We believe our experience in the industry is the key to making beautiful custom homes.
What is the biggest project you have ever built?
Since the company was founded 25 years ago we have constructed over 10,000 modular homes. The biggest residential project we have had contained 15 modules and was 9,000 square feet total. It is located in Tahoe, CA. The biggest commercial building we have built is in Snowmass, CO. It had more than 65 modules and was more than 20,000 square feet. No matter the size of the project, Irontown can build it.
Are there surprise costs during the building process or are the original prices what I will pay?
The purchase contract is finalized once plans for your home are complete. At that time both parties agree to the prices, and then there are no surprise costs unless you request any changes. We are committed to saving you money and we want all the costs to be clear so you know exactly how much your home will cost.
My site is far from your facility, will that be a problem for transportation?
It will not be a problem because we deliver to the entire western United States using our company-owned transportation company. We have even delivered to a site that was 1,300 miles from our factory. You have nothing to worry about with our company because we handle your complete delivery, including the craning process.
Are there any model homes I can look at?
Since all of our homes are custom it is difficult for us display all the options available in just a few model homes. You can come to our factory for a tour to see a few of the projects we are working on. The tour will let you see more of the options, and you will get to witness our quality homes and building process.
Do I get financing through Irontown or through a different company?
There are financing companies we work with that help coordinate the building process. We offer help with creating a financing package that works with our construction draw schedule. You can also meet with your local bank to look at construction loans. If you have any more questions about financing, our project coordinator can answer them. For more information see our financing page.
How much time is needed to build a home?
When the actual construction process begins a regular sized home usually takes 8 to 10 weeks to complete. At the same time, we can lay the foundation and do the work on site to save money on your construction loan.
How much more will I save with Irontown than with standard sit construction?
It depends on location, because market values and costs vary between cities and even within a city. It is possible to save 50%, but more people save between 10 and 15%. By streamlining our building process we are faster at building homes which saves money when it comes to a construction loan. We also minimize waste to save you money on building costs. Irontown’s process allows for fixed rates for the construction of your home, so you do not have to deal with any surprise costs.
How are panelized, manufactured, modular and factory built different?
Factory built, pre-fab, manufactured, and modular have been put into a general category what describes a home that is built offsite. Originally, homes built offsite were called mobile homes, but it was changed to “manufactured” when a negative connotation was attached to the original term. Today offsite homes are generally called pre-fab or modular. But what is the difference? The main difference is the specific code a home is built to. The federally regulated code for manufactured or mobile homes is the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) code. These homes use a metal frame, are considered personal property, and often need a VIN number. Due to these requirements it can be difficult to find financing. An appraisal of a manufactured home needs to be compared with a “like kind property” that is built to the same code. These homes often depreciate and have problems with financing and reselling.
Factory built homes are built under the International Building Code, which is the code site homes are built under. All states have divisions to regulate home construction. Each division sets up construction guidelines that fit with the local building department. Under the code, factory built homes are considered real property, like onsite construction homes. It is just like an onsite built home in that it appreciates and appraises the same way, and it will not have mortgage problems.
To build a panelized home you can purchase walls that come in pre-assembled pieces. This is often only used for the exterior walls while the remainder of the home is built with on site construction. Irontown does not build entire homes that are panelized, but we do use panelized systems for garages, etc.
Does the on-site construction need to be handled by a site contractor?
Unlike many factories, Irontown does not simply build the home and then hand it over to a site contractor. Our process is full service and we take the project from start to finish with a guarantee on our craftsmanship and pricing. Once the home is done at the factory the on-site team takes over and finishes construction on your home. Having us work on the whole project also saves you money, because it spares you any surprise costs from local contractors.
Can I upgrade everything and decide not to use any standard features? Can I have Viking appliances, bamboo, glass mosaic tiles, and wood windows?
You can have any upgrade or custom feature you want. We will work out pricing with you to ensure you stay within you desired budget.
May I use an architect I know when designing my home?
Our elite design team is here to take you through the design stage, but if you want to work with a different architect or if you already have a design from an architect that is perfectly fine. We want you to have the home of your dreams, regardless of where the design came from.
Does Irontown build commercial buildings?
Yes, we have commercial architects licensed to work in all of the western states, and we are able to meet all specifications for commercial buildings. In the past we have built many commercial buildings, so you can rely on our experience. These buildings included motels, restaurants, churches, schools, fast food stand-alone buildings, and big housing complexes. Our modular construction provides speed and short construction timelines, which is beneficial for commercial budgets.
Can you build a small home if I just want a basic home that is about 1,200 square feet?
Irontown wants to provide everyone with the opportunity to build a quality and luxury custom home, not matter what size you are looking for. We have even constructed homes that were 300 square feet. We are here to help you with projects of any size. We recently introduced the Fast Track Program that provides clients the option of a quick start while still being customizable and money saving.
I want a green home. Are your buildings environmentally friendly? Are they LEED or Energy Star certified?
Protecting the environment and being resourceful is very important to us. By building in a factory we are about to reuse, recycle, and exercise humidity and inventory control. The standard features of our homes offer energy saving and recycled elements, including recycled fiberglass batt insulation, low flow valves, Energy Efficient LowE windows, pex water piping, and non voc glue.