Built On Time
and On Budget

Lasting value based on honest craftsmanship

Stratford Building Corporation employs building efficiencies and stringent quality controls that are inherent in a systems-built construction process, in many ways parallel to production methods used by major corporations like Boeing and Ford Motors.

The systems-built process is centered upon the premise that a more efficient build cycle can be realized when building materials are brought to workstations and staged at the employee’s side, right where his or her project tasks occur.

At Stratford Building Corporation, we conduct a large portion of our home building in a controlled construction environment, away from the weather elements that wreak havoc on building materials, create an environment for hurried, often careless workmanship, and otherwise delay the construction process.

Our homebuilding process allows our project management team and quality assurance staff to oversee all phases of construction during every working hour of the day. This is in direct contrast to the inefficiencies at most homebuilding sites where sub-trades work unsupervised and run about searching for materials that are scattered all around the project site uncovered and exposed to the baking sun or the harmful effects of rain and snow.

Stratford Building Corporation’s homebuilding process features parallel path construction technology, allowing several steps in the construction process to occur simultaneously rather than sequentially. We collaborate with a network of authorized, licensed builders to perform the needed site work for a turn-key project such as garages, excavation, foundation work and connection to utilities. The benefit to you, the homebuyer, is a shorter build cycle, reduced construction loan costs, and an earlier move-in.

The Stratford Building Corporation Difference

Stratford Building Corporation designs and builds a wide variety of modular buildings including:

  • Custom residential homes
  • Vacation cottages & cabins
  • Multi-family housing complexes
  • Duplexes and townhomes

In the past, we have also produced various large-scale, commercial and government structures such as:

  • Hotels and Motels
  • College dormitories
  • Senior housing
  • Office buildings
  • Oilfield lodging and complexes

Management

  • Our management team has extensive experience in the modular construction industry.
  • Management is on the job or in the factory on a daily basis overseeing project production.
  • Stratford provides and manages transportation services for our projects, including pre-set storage, insurance, staging and shuttling to the installation point.
  • Project management supervises and coordinates every construction project. If necessary, we can also provide full on-site construction services for the modular scope of construction.

Skilled Labor Force

  • Highly trained and experienced workforce adheres to production and quality assurance processes specifically geared for high-quality construction.
  • In-house, we directly employ an array of specialized tradesmen including (but not limited to) framers, electricians, plumbers, tile setters, roofers, painters, cabinet setters and drywaller finishers.
  • Having a stable, trained workforce enables our partner builders to use fewer sub-contractors and deliver projects on a quicker timeline.

 

 

 

We Have the Space to Build Year-Round

  • Our 20-acre site in Rathdrum, Idaho features state-of-the-art technology and equipment to produce modules for small, medium and large-scale projects.
  • Our modern 52,000 square foot production plant, twin 5,000 square foot material storage building, and our 3,000 square foot paint/finish operation allow us to manufacture year-round in a dry, climate-controlled environment.

Less Waste and Environmental Impact

  • Modular home construction cuts waste production in half and use materials more efficiently. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported that a typical 2,000 sq. ft. home generates 8,000 pounds of waste. Their study concluded four pounds of waste on average was created per sq. ft. for a typical site-built home, but modular construction produced only half of that amount during the construction process. A factory can more easily store and recycle materials instead of throwing them away.

Tour Our Factory

  • We offer tours of our factory Monday – Friday during regular business hours for potential clients to see our efficient building process for themselves. Customers can see their home built in the factory, giving them the assurance their investment is secure and treated with stringent quality control. Connect with one of our sales professionals to schedule an appointment.

Lasting Value Based on Honest Craftsmanship

  • Stratford Homes standards are high because we know building a dream home is an important and life-changing experience. Our steadfast commitment to quality control, innovation, and careful craftsmanship ensures a home that is built to provide a lifetime of lasting comfort and value.
  • Our homes are “stick-built”. We do not build temporary living units such as trailers or HUD construction. We follow the same Federal and State Codes required of all site constructed residential building attached to permanent foundations as real property.
  • Quality is monitored by a strict in-house quality control process that takes place at every stage of production and is backed by an independent State Inspector who visits the plant on nearly a daily basis to check and approve the work.
  • The overall quality of Stratford Building Corporation’s projects is also maintained by incorporating well-known brand name materials and products.

Stratford Builds Sturdy Homes

  • An estimate of 15-20% more framing material goes into a modular building as compared to a similar site-built home. Because our homes are designed to withstand transportation to building sites, our framing methods exceed the requirements of the Universal Building Code (UBC) and International Building Code (IBC).
  • Modular homes are considered one of the most sturdy and resilient types of residential construction, with many cases of them surviving extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. In fact, FEMA concluded in a study done by the damage done by Hurricane Andrew in Florida (Aug. 2012) that modular homes fared better compared to other construction.
  • A climate-controlled and secure environment protects building materials from costly damage. A common problem with site-built homes is that mold can be found inside walls and floors. Mold can form when the lumber is transported to the building site and sits outside, collecting condensation. Stratford uses kiln-dried lumber that starts dry in the plant and stays dry throughout the entire construction process.