About Us

A modular home is built indoors in a custom factory. The finalized products are covered and transported to their new location, where they are assembled by a specialized builder. A modular home is simply a home that is built off-site, as opposed to on-site.  These homes are often called factory-built, system-built or prefab (short for prefabricated) homes. And since the home inspections are done in the factory, there is no need for an additional one for the buyer. Once completed you cannot tell the difference between modular and traditional homes. 

Modular homes are the same as any other site-built, traditional construction home. You can add any style of window, door, wall or architectural feature you prefer. Once completed you cannot tell the difference between modular and traditional homes. And one major benefit: modular homes are appraised the same way as any traditional site-built home. We are always glad to help share with our customers and first-time modular home buyers exactly what it is they are getting with one of these impressive structures. Modular homes are usually significantly more affordable than most site-built homes, especially when the construction time is minimal.

Commercial buildings, apartments, and other buildings are being built modular fashion. The reason is quality control and affordability: manufacturers, builders, and buyers get exactly what they expect making everyone happy. Modular homes are the way of the future.

Franklin Prefab of Austin was founded in 1969 in Russellville, Alabama, on the principle of unsurpassed quality in materials and craftsmanship. Our skilled craftsmen produce homes in an environmentally controlled manufacturing facility using cutting edge design, engineering, and construction techniques. Franklin Homes has always used top quality materials and has strived to improve on all of its construction, cosmetic, and amenity offerings throughout its 50-year history. Our motto is “Superior Quality, Exceptional Value”.

A home is much more than a floor, four walls, and a roof. It is a place where lives are shared, memories are made, and families are grown. Whether you are getting ready to purchase your first home, your retirement home, or any home in between, the folks here at Franklin believe that you should be able to have everything that you want in it and even a few features that you didn’t even realize you did.

Franklin Prefab of Austin offers our customers a wide variety of premium, high quality modular homes. Our philosophy is to manufacture the best quality and most affordable modular homes in Alabama. We have been doing this for over 50 years and we will do it for you. Our low stress, low pressure approach will allow you to design and customize the floor plan to your own dream home that best suits the needs and lifestyle of your family. When the time comes and you are ready to build and purchase that home, Franklin Prefab of Austin will be here to help you make it happen.

We were founded on the belief that home design, manufacturing, and purchasing should be a simple and fun experience. We work with the finest modular home producers in the country, who are known for providing the highest standards, material quality, and craftsmanship.

When you decide to partner with Franklin Prefab of Austin you are assuring yourself of that same quality of product, as well as the timely completion of your home. We are with you step by step through every aspect of the home buying process from the moment you stop in to visit us to the moment we put the keys to your new home in your hand.

We have numerous floor plans and exteriors from which to choose in customizing your new home. We also offer the services of our experienced and talented designers to help you decide not only which of our unique models is right for you, but to also make sure that you get everything that you want while still remaining within your budget. That’s the beauty of buying a home which can be customized according to your individual preferences.

Many folks wonder what exactly a modular home is and we are always more than happy to explain it. A modular home is a prefabricated building that is mostly assembled in a factory or warehouse and is then transported to the site where it will be used. A manufactured home is defined as a dwelling unit with a minimum of 320 square ft. which has a permanent chassis to guarantee the initial transportability of the home, as well as its continued mobility in the future. This is what distinguishes modular homes from manufactured homes (also referred to as mobile or trailer homes). This is a very important distinction because of the impact it has on financing.

Banks and financial institutions view modular homes in the same way they look at site-built home in terms of value appraisals and financing options. This means that the mortgage terms and interest rates will be much lower than those of a manufactured home. Additionally, insurance providers also view modular homes in the same light as site-built ones, again resulting in significantly lower costs than those associated with manufactured homes.

Since the preparation work on the build site takes place simultaneously with the construction of your modular home, it creates a much more streamlined and efficient schedule to get the process completed faster and get you moved into your new home as quickly as possible.

Modular homes are usually significantly more affordable than most site-built homes, especially when the construction time is minimal. Once completed you cannot tell the difference between modular and traditional homes. Modular homes are the way of the future.

Modular homes are usually significantly more affordable than most site-built homes, especially when the construction time is minimal. Site built home code. The same as any traditional site-built home. You can add any style of window, door, wall or architectural feature you prefer. Once completed you cannot tell the difference between modular and traditional homes. Commercial buildings, apartments, and other buildings are being built modular fashion. Modular homes are the way of the future. And since the home inspections are done in the factory, there is no need for an additional one for the buyer. At Franklin, we provide these homes to you in a variety of premium options which can be tweaked and altered to fit your vision of the perfect home, all within your budget. We offer everything from traditional to modern styles and we will work with you hand-in-hand to help you design the floor plan of your dreams with every feature and accessory that you desire. No matter what it is that you have in mind, your friends here at Franklin Prefab of Austin we will do everything that we can to make sure that you get the home you want.

Reduced Construction Time

Modules can be constructed more rapidly and efficiently and without weather delays due to being assembled in an enclosed, highly organized factory setting. In addition, construction of modules can begin at the time of home selection and produced during the foundation phase of the project, further compressing the construction time cycle.

Quality

Modules are produced in a factory setting to precise measurements and tolerances and are subject to a stringent quality control system. The fit and tolerances and rigid structural characteristics inherent with modular construction far exceed those of conventional jobsite construction.

Waste Reduction

Waste is significantly reduced in modular construction through preengineered design and detailed production planning. Modular construction not only minimizes waste but also significantly reduces the need for refuse disposal and the resources it consumes, further reducing the negative impact on the environment associated with waste disposal.

Protection From Elements

Modular construction taking place indoors eliminates the potential of mold, mildew, rust and insect infestation from exposure to moisture, dampness, rain and snow that is inherent with conventional on-site construction, providing a healthier living environment for the inhabitants. Indoor construction also eliminates the deterioration and decay of materials, sealants and adhesives associated with conventional construction, which adversely affects the ultimate quality of the home and leads to potential breakdown and failure of components and connections.

Modular construction provides numerous advantages over conventional frame construction

Reduced Construction Time

Modules can be constructed more rapidly and efficiently and without weather delays due to being assembled in an enclosed, highly organized factory setting. In addition, construction of modules can begin at the time of home selection and produced during the foundation phase of the project, further compressing the construction time cycle.

Quality

Modules are produced in a factory setting to precise measurements and tolerances and are subject to a stringent quality control system.  The fit and tolerances and rigid structural characteristics inherent with modular construction far exceed those of conventional jobsite construction.

 

 

Waste Reduction

Waste is significantly reduced in modular construction through pre-engineered design and detailed production planning. Modular construction not only minimizes waste but also significantly reduces the need for refuse disposal and the resources it consumes, further reducing the negative impact on the environment associated with waste disposal.

Protection From Elements

Modular construction taking place indoors eliminates the potential of mold, mildew, rust and insect infestation from exposure to moisture, dampness, rain and snow that is inherent with conventional on-site construction, providing a healthier living environment for the inhabitants. Indoor construction also eliminates the deterioration and decay of materials, sealants and adhesives associated with conventional construction, which adversely affects the ultimate quality of the home and leads to potential breakdown and failure of components and connections.