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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


Tour this new model

Nationwide Homes opens a new HiPerformance model in Martinsville, Virginia. The Homestead V is one of 8 models in our popular collection of homes - Homestead Collection. Homestead Collection homes...


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What Customers are Saying About Our Custom Homes

"Jason and Barb Landrum would like to thank everyone at Nationwide Homes for all the work they have done to put us in a new home. On October 5th, 2009 we were awoke to the sound of a smoke detector and the smell of smoke. Escaping only with our pet Yorkie "BANDIT". In the moments following we found ourselves homeless and unsure of were we would be from that point on.

In the days following we reviewed all our options such as trailers, double-wides, or rebuilding our burnt house. With nothing in hand from insurance we found out about modular homes. A friend told us about a factory in Zanesville, Ohio. After arriving at the plant we learned they were closed. While turning around we saw a 12" x 12" sign that said modular homes. After calling we found out it was Nationwide Homes. The price of their modular homes was our of range for what we could afford. Returning back home we received a phone call from a gentleman by the name of Mitch Salem. After telling him about our situation, Mr. Salem told us he thought he could help. And help he did. For about 2 weeks we stayed in contact going over options and plans. Finally, one Sunday afternoon he came over and showed us a plan that not only could we afford, but they would have us in possibly by Christmas 2009. Within six weeks on our house burning the work had begun.

What Nationwide has done goes way beyond business. We were total strangers before the fire, but after the smoke cleared, we will be friends for life."

Jason,
Jackson, OH

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Equipment and labor savings can be up to 15% annually for a homeowner.