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Question DetailsAsked on 6/21/2011

Anyone acquainted with Ritz-Craft modular homes?

Can anyone comment on modular homes in general?

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I've worked with Ritz-Craft homes and been to the plant and most of the companies in PA. There are a few plants that put out a product that as a builder you are happy to turn over the keys to the house because you know the quality. Modular construction is like anything else in this world where you have choices. There is the good, better and best.


This industry has not done itself a favor in promoting itself and people do not know what a system engineered home can be. This is the only way to build today. The building trade contracted since the economic decline and some people in the field are hard to find if they are any good, so some of the people working today may not be trained well.


In the factory you will have a number on inspections as the house moves along, on the site, you get a few and if the builder knows the inspector, maybe none. Take the tour if your close to the plant, you'll be surprised at the quality.


Think about this, would you want your car built in the driveway or at the plant with people who do this everyday?

Answered 4 years ago by monthlypayment

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I worked for Ritz Craft homes of Jonsvile,michigan. They have no people trained to cover there job. They want u to cover it and when u are wrong they let it go or tell u to do the next one right. They don't care about there end product they only care about production. And that's it.

Source: Corwin Flint

Answered 2 years ago by COREY999

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Ritz craft built my home in RI. My home has 12 Windows, 4 sliders and 2 doors. Of these 18 glass features, 17 are identical and one, the front door does not match, is totally different and does not match. It's not logical and I assumed a small oversight and problem which could easily be corrected. Not so!

Ritz Craft has totally refused to fix this problem sighting, "if you look at the drawings, the wrong door is in there." So tough luck.

I now have a new home with a front door which does not match and looks out of place.

It's and they will not budge. If I were shopping for a modular home again, I'd look elsewhere.

Answered 1 year ago by ajsirica

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In regards to employmen,The only benefits to working here is good pay. Management is awful! They bully the people they oversee and tend to "pick out the weak". They also have lay off time anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. This time is Automatically turned into your vacation and sick days. Management also encourages you to come in even when you are sick. Conditions are not safe. Eye wash machines are not set up and have piles of dust and scraps on top. People working with heavy saw dust are not made to wear masks despite the fact that sawdust is known to cause cancer in stated such as California. Overall it's an unsafe work environment physically and mentally. I suggest it to absolutely NO ONE! They better clean themselves up before someone gets hurt or hurts themselves!

Answered 6 months ago by Elliesbluepen

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I have a Ritz Craft home since 2008. While I love the layout of the house, I have a major problem with the house splitting in two. The dealer, Midstar, Coldwater, Michigan where I purchased the home from was sold to someone else during this time period. I've asked the new owner for someone to come out and inspect the home to see why the bedroom doors don't close, the ceiling has large cracks, the bedroom wall is split up the seam, the dining room side wall is split, etc. All of this right in the middle of the home. I've sent photo's which they requested prior to providing a response. The response is the house is out of warranty ( I never asked about the warranty) and we can give you a name for a drywall contractor. Doesn't make sense to me to pay to repair the drywall and not what is causing the splitting in the first place. Let's fix the problem and then repair the drywall.


I stopped at Ritz Craft in Jonesville to see if they had someone they could send over. They recommended working with Midstar. That's not working so I'm back to square one and will try to find a contractor on my own who can look at the house and the structure and see about putting it back together again.

Answered 3 months ago by KarenV




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