If you found this blog the question you’re probably asking is “Why Wayne Homes?” If your experience is anything like ours, it was hard to find any kind of concrete information beyond what is available on the WH website. Oh, if only there were real people out there sharing their experiences! Funny- it was our sales consultant who told us about a guy who was building close by who was blogging about the experience, so I thought I’d check him out. You should too at: http://wayne-homes-review.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the idea, Brent!
Just to introduce myself, I'm M, my husband is B, and we're building on one of our farms in NW Ohio.
So, to back way up, we started thinking about building a house about 6 years ago. Since then we've looked at several different options, including large companies like Wayne Homes, Schumacher & K. Hovnanian, prefab homes like All-American and Uni-Built, and private contractors. All have their pros, and all have their cons. I've talked to every friend I have who built, and found out what they liked/didn't about the process and who built their home. I came to the conclusion that no homebuilder is perfect, no matter the price point. While I would have loved to have used a local contractor, it just wasn't going to work. Of the two we seriously considered, one wasn't too interested in returning calls, and one didn't seem to listen to what we wanted. If the planning stage was that painful, actual building wouldn't be any better. As for the prefab houses, B has two relatives who have them, and both have structural issues.
Of the large builders, WH was the one where we felt like we could get what we wanted at a price we could afford. The fact that the past customers I spoke with were all happy with their experience helped. None had any complaints about structure or poor customer service. One friend has a Wayne Home that was flooded in 2007. It’s a split level, and basement and entire bottom floor were flooded to the main level. The insurance adjustor told that that their house would have been a complete loss if it hadn’t been so well built.
This all leads to our build. Thanks for checking out our blog. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask.