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Cutting Edge Homes delivers the highest quality California Modular Homes.

We can introduce your project to a network of contractors that can help provide you with a turn-key experience. Many clients purchase the modular home from us, have a factory certified set-up crew receive and set the modular home, and use one of our local general contractors to file their permits and perform the site-work.

There are six major services that you will need to build a modular home:

1. Land Acquisition

The acquisition of scarce land in California is one of the greatest challenges for someone who wishes to build their own home. We have real estate contacts in many areas of California, but the process of searching for land is one that our company is not directly involved in. If you are looking for land you will want to find a competent local real estate agent and begin to review available properties.

When you have land secured and in escrow we can help by doing a route survey to the site and introducing you to the professional consultants that you will need to study the lot and prepare preliminary plans. Finding land for new construction in coastal and urban areas can be difficult and can take some time. Start early, study, and visit as many sites as you can.

This is a hard road but it is possible if you are diligent. Usually construction project planning starts after land is purchased, not before, as the time and substantial funds which are required to prepare the plans are more than most buyers wish to spend prior to owning the land.

2. Financing

Unlike manufactured homes, your California modular home will finance at the same rates as any other site-built homes. It is helpful, however, to work with a lender that understands the construction process and can do the loan without any difficulty or misunderstanding.

Important Note: Our pricing lists provide model specific prices for cash buyers of our homes. Additional short term financing costs will apply when a lender’s payment schedule differs from the factory’s.

Randall Lee Nixon
OneTrust Home Loans
(858) 429-4654 – Office
(619) 954-7816 – Cell
This lender specializes in new modular home construction loans.

Tom Martinson,
On Q Financial
(949) 566-8351 – Office
(760) 419-7337 – Cell
Offers a Variety of Modular Construction Loans, including Conventional, VA, & FHA.

Our lending partners will integrate your loan seamlessly with your project and give you the same rates as stick-built construction financing.

Note: A construction project typically requires that you at least have already purchased the land, paid to prepare engineered plans specific to your project, have submitted to the local jurisdiction and obtained planning approval and building permits. When those items are completed, your project costing can be finalized by the General Contractor (others). The lender will then review your application for outstanding items so you can close your construction loan.

You may contact our preferred lenders directly or contact your regional Client Services representative for more information on financing your new home via our lending partners.

3. Design/Build Services

Many clients are interested in those customizations that make a home feel like, well, your home. We will work tirelessly on the design of your modular home with you to get it just right. We have an in-house design team and we provide a comprehensive design and planning service. The full set of construction documents needed by your local building department is produced by the factory that will build your California modular home after we contract with you to have those documents produced.

If you live in an area that requires preliminary HOA or Planning department review processes, we can spear-head the process and get your modular home plans processed as quickly as possible. We have the battle-scars and experience from multiple years of working through high-complexity cities including several successful permits in the California Coastal Commission zone.

We can add any customization to your modular home that our factory offers, or the project’s general contractor can put together any additional customizations that you would like once the home arrives at the building site. The sky and your budget are the limits. You may also choose one of our many pre-designed plans from our collection of California modular homes, which will save you time and money versus full custom designs and speed up the process.

4. Ordering and Delivery of Modular Homes

Unlike most of our competition we do not sell any manufactured-mobile homes — no matter what. If you buy a home from Cutting Edge Homes you will only get a high-quality, “true modular” home that will last for many years. Your Client Service representative will be knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to do whatever it takes to get your modular home just right, no matter how many phone calls and emails it takes.

We distinguish ourselves by providing the best information on modular homes, being available more hours on more days than our competition, excelling at projects that require complex planning for approvals and assembly, and far exceeding your expectations by providing the same attentive service throughout your modular home building project that we do on the first day we speak with you. If you like working with “details people”, you have found your team with Cutting Edge.

We are not suggesting that your project will be easy. In fact, we have never done a project that was easy! All construction projects have challenges that create static in your head and make you wish that you were sitting in a calm and comfortable place thinking about something else. You want to choose a company to work with that is ready for challenges and knocks them down in the lowest risk and lowest cost way when a challenge rears its heads. We work hard to be that type of company.

5. IT Services

We will give you access to a private area on our Website where you can access all of the information from your project. It will aid in planning, designing, and engineering your California modular home project. There will be a log of the conversations and project activity. You can view photos from your home of the project after a long day of work without actually having to go to the building site, see what has been completed, or check your list of funds available and where funds have already been spent.

We will schedule a preliminary meeting with you to find out what home fits you best. From the planning stages to move-in, your modular home project should be 3-5 months shorter than a comparable site-built project for modular construction, depending on engineering, local permitting, and approvals. Cutting Edge Homes will be there with you every step of the way, providing all of the resources you need to get your modular home built quickly and with minimal headache.

It is our job to make your modular home-building project the most seamless, stress-free building project possible.

6. Project Management, Green Building, and Set-up

Depending on the area of California that your site is located, there are different regional installation crews that provide the technical side of the structural installation for the many of our homes. You may use any setup contractor as long as they are properly licensed, qualified, and approved by the modular home factory. For our clients we can recommend a network of experienced California licensed general contractors that will work directly with you to prepare the site.

A factory approved set-crew will place the modular home on the foundation and tie it together structurally, and then the local general contractor typically finishes the home. We never assume that our clients will find contractors to do the work or to coordinate their job sites, so please let our Client Services representative know if you would like a contractor referral.

Your modular home-site will be prepared and efficiently constructed to the rigorous International Building Code (IBC), California Building and Safety Codes and CalGreen Code, and any specific local code that is identified to us. We also offer comprehensive services to the “Owner-Builder”, or better yet we can also simply sell you the modular home and introduce you to a factory certified setup crew that will directly provide you or your general contractor with a sub-contractor estimate for the comprehensive modular home setup.

Some of our clients are interested in pursuing a green building certification through either the Build it Green “Green Point Rated” program or the LEED for Homes program. We work with and provide detailed information to the licensed raters who score our modular and SmartPanel homes and the on-site general contractor for conformance with each organization’s green building guidelines. As possibly the first builder of a permanent off-grid systems-built home in southern California, and an early member of the US Green Building Council, we lead the way among our industry in advocating for and acting on the green building movement.

It is our job to make your modular home-building project the most seamless, stress-free building project possible.


We do it in three ways:

First, the modular building process helps finish the project quickly to minimize the time you spend with stress and uncertainty about your project.

Secondly, we will respond to any request that you make as quickly as is possible, and we will not be hard to get in touch with if there are delays at your project. You also will always be able to access your site information at a secure login through this Website to review your project progress.

Lastly, you will end up with a better quality home for less money, and less money spent will mean less stress on your family’s budget.

We hope that we we can help you. Cutting Edge Homes is your modular home builder.

Please contact us with any questions.

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