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50 Years of Building Modular Homes

Can I buy a house for $5 down?

Nationwide Custom Homes Well...probably not now. But if you had asked us 50 years ago, we had a deal for you!

That's Right: 50 Years Ago - 1959

Nationwide Custom Homes Alaska and Hawaii became our 49th and 50th States. A first class stamp cost 4 cents. And Nationwide opened for business. We sold a home to Willie Martin - allowing him to trade up from this:

To a new Nationwide home

Nationwide Custom Homes For 71 monthly payments of $46.45, Willie bought a home for his family and Nationwide built the first of nearly 35,000 homes. While we started out building kit homes, in 1969 we started our systems-built product lines and have never looked back. 

Check out some of our earliest plans and ads

Nationwide Custom Homes By the early 80's, we were one of the largest builders of apartments and condominiums in the United States as well as a high volume producer of single-family homes. By 1995 we'd built our 20,000th home. Over time, we added factories in North Carolina and Georgia to assist our main facilities in Martinsville, Virginia. This accelerated the pace of production, bringing us to our 30,000th home in 2003. We are now approaching our 35,000th home.

What's New


Southampton Model

Nationwide Homes opens a new HiPerformance model in Martinsville, Virginia. The Southampton is one of 9 models in our popular collection of homes - Homestead Collection. Homestead Collection homes...


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What Customers are Saying About Our Custom Homes

"I was a volunteer for the Extreme Makeover home for the Williams family and I want to say that every team member representing your company here was awesome! The home you built was top notch, and so was the team you sent was as well! It was thrilling to be a part of such blessed event, and a pleasure to work alongside such wonderful folks. Your company has to be one of the best to have such great team members!"

Debi,
GA

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Nationwide Homes are built to the same building codes as traditional site-built homes.