The city skyline of Little Rock, Arkansas with the Arkansas flag and the caption "Best Modular Homebuilders"

You’ve decided to build your dream modular home. Congratulations! That’s a great first step towards homeownership. Building a modular home in Arkansas is a little different from other places, though. Unlike some states, Arkansas doesn’t have any modular homebuilders based here, making it harder to decide who to build your home.

But don’t worry! There are several modular home retailers that deal with factory-built homes coming from nearby states. We’ll review the retailers first, then dive into the builders you can choose from.

Modular Home Retailers

When it comes to modular home retailers, it’s best to work with someone close. Most retailers will carry a variety of modular and manufactured homes to choose from. Some represent only builders associated with the parent family, like Clayton Homes. On the other hand, there are retailers that offer a selection of homes from different manufactures.

While this list doesn’t include all the modular home retailers in Arkansas, it covers a wide range of what is out there.

Country Comfort Homes

Country Comfort Homes in Hot Springs was founded in 1999. Since then, they have become the largest supplier of Deer Valley Homes in Arkansas. No matter where you live or are looking to build, they can help you.

Country Comfort Homes homepage screenshot

They offer a wide range of Deer Valley Homes floor plans to choose from. And if you can’t find something you like among the 30+ floor plans available, they will be happy to help you customize your home.

Clayton Homes Of Lowell

Clayton Homes is the largest manufacturer of modular and manufactured homes in the U.S. The Clayton family of home builders has a wide range of builders nationwide, including Buccaneer Homes and Southern Energy Homes. Clayton Homes of Lowell offers a wide range of Clayton family homes.

All Clayton Homes are designed to fit into your budget and save you money. You can choose their Energy Smart Package to reduce your energy costs further and do your part to help save the planet. This package features improved insulation, smart thermometers, and improved airtightness. 

Image courtesy of Clayton Homes of Lowell

Luv Homes

Luv Homes is another retailer under the umbrella of the Clayton Homes family. Based in Bryant, they service Little Rock and the surrounding areas. Their knowledgeable staff are happy to help you find your dream home.

With hundreds of homes in their inventory, there is certain to be a home that’s perfect for your family. However, if you have an idea in your head that is crying to be built, they can also help you customize your dream modular home.

Hawks Homes

If you want to support a locally owned business rather than a national chain, check out Hawks Homes. Eddie Hawks, the founder of Hawks Homes, has been selling quality manufactured and modular homes in Central Arkansas since 1986. They have two locations, one servicing the Little Rock area in Bryant the other in Conway.

Hawks Homes homepage screenshot

With a wide range of 2, 3, 4 and even 5-bedroom homes to choose from, Hawks Homes will be able to accommodate even the largest families. And, of course, all the floor plans are fully customizable to meet your specific needs.

Bear Creek Modular

Bear Creek Modular isn’t based in Arkansas. They are located in Shreveport, LA, but they do service parts of Arkansas. And while they aren’t an Arkansas company, they have been family owned and operated since 1977.

Bear Creek Modular Homes homepage screenshot

At Bear Creek Modular, you will only find the highest quality modular and manufactured homes. They work with a variety of home builders like Southern, Deer Valley and Buccaneer Homes. If you are looking for a wide selection, check out Bear Creek Modular.

Modular Home Builders

Now that you know some places you can purchase your home from, let’s examine some of the builders you will have to choose from. As we mentioned, not all retailers will carry the same homes. So if there is a manufacturer you prefer, look for a retailer that sells those homes.

Franklin Homes

Franklin Homes is based out of Alabama. They have a strong track record of building quality manufactured and prefabricated homes. They offer the design and style of a conventionally built home with the speed and efficiency of a prefabricated home. It’s a win-win all around.

Exterior rendering of the Ivy Cottage by Franklin Homes
The Ivy Cottage, a prefabricated home made by Franklin Homes. Image courtesy of Franklin Homes

All their designs can be fully customized both inside and out to meet your needs. You also have the option to work with an architect to fully realize the home you have been dreaming of. Every home comes equipped with top-quality construction, premium exterior doors and windows, custom cabinetry and brand name appliances. What more could you want in a home?

Here’s a short video from Franklin Homes about the details that set their houses apart.

You can find Franklin Homes for sale at Hawks Homes.

Sunshine Homes

Sunshine Homes has been building manufactured and modular homes in Alabama since 1971. They pride themselves on building homes with quality, style, and value. Not only do you have a large selection of floor plans to choose from, but you have a wide range of decor options available.

Pick paint, cabinets and countertops to design the kitchen of your dreams in the home of your dreams. But you can take your modern home one step further with a Sunshine Home. Install the Smart Home package with Chorus SmartSecure and never be out of touch. The Chorus SmartSecure lets you control lights, temperature, and even watch a video feed from your home, all on your smartphone or tablet.

Sunshine Homes are available from a wide variety of retailers throughout Arkansas. 

Buccaneer Homes

Buccaneer Homes is a part of the Clayton family, as we mentioned earlier. Founded in 1971, Buccaneer is another Alabama-based modular home builder that ships to Arkansas. They joined the Clayton family in 2009 (along with Southern Homes, below) but remained their own brand.

Furnished living room of a Buccaneer home.
Inside a Buccaneer Home. Image courtesy of Buccaneer Homes

They continue to provide quality prefabricated homes just like they did 40 years ago. They offer over 30 floor plans to choose from. Each home is built with the quality, energy-efficient construction that you can come to expect from a Clayton built home. They feature top-rated brands and fashionable decor.

Southern Homes

As we mentioned above, Southern Homes is another unique Alabama brand in the Clayton homes family. Founded in 1982, they became known for innovative floor plans and custom modifications. Since then, customization has remained their focus.

Inside and outside views of the Southern Homes Farmhouse.
Outside and inside the popular Farmhouse. Images courtesy of Southern Homes

Southern Homes feature modern kitchens and spacious living areas. But Southern Homes don’t just look good. These solidly built homes feature the latest energy-saving technologies. If you want, they can even be built to EnergyStar standards.

You can find Southern Homes at Clayton homes or Luv Homes retail locations.

Deer Valley

Deer Valley is yet another modular home builder based out of–that’s right–Alabama. (In fact, if you’ve stumbled onto this post looking for a home in Alabama, you can find that article here.) They focus on building energy-efficient, sustainable modular homes. Their “Heavy Built” homes can help save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars on energy bills. And who doesn’t want that?

Here’s a quick video tour of a Deer Valley home:

They offer four different series of homes, including their Nativ Living Series, which is a collaboration with Mossy Oak. This series is designed to bridge the gap between indoors and outdoors, allowing you to feel closer to nature.

Whichever floor plan you choose, you can decorate it to your sense of style. And don’t forget the modern energy-efficient appliances as well. You can count on everything in your home being custom and top of the line.

Final Thoughts

While there aren’t any modular home builders based in Arkansas, that doesn’t mean you can’t build a modular home there. As we’ve shown, there are a number of modular home retailers that represent out-of-state builders. Whether you choose to support a small local retailer or someone who is part of a larger national chain is up to you.

Either way, you will find that there are a number of manufacturers out there with experience building modular homes. With a wide range of floor plans and features to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find your dream home.

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