Modular Home Production Begins In Pascagoula - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Modular Home Production Begins In Pascagoula

Piece by piece, the first modular home ever to be built by Hurricane Homes in Pascagoula is coming together.

By days end, these boards will become the studs. These plywood slabs, the walls.

"We build on jigs. Everything is precisely cut, manufactured to fit. It's not cut one piece at a time," Hurricane Homes Manager Butch Savage says. "We can actually build a wall system, a complete wall system in one hour."

"It's leading edge technology. We're going to change the home building industry," Company Marketing Director Robert Deliguori says.

Hurricane Homes will be producing up to four homes a day in their Pascagoula warehouse. The only catch is, it will probably be another month before any coast residents will be able to own one.

"We felt like it was paramount to the success of our business to let the consumer see it, feel it, touch it, before we actually say, 'Okay, it's time to enter into a contract,'" Deliguori says.

He says this home and the next two homes will be built on Highway 90 in Pascagoula, so the hundreds of hurricane victims wanting to go modular can tour it before they buy.

Besides, Deliguori says, lots of people waiting for these homes are also waiting for the housing grants from the government to pay for them.

"I personally don't think the money's going to come in until mid-summer," Deliguori said.

"As soon as the money is available and Robert signs their contracts, I will build their home," Savage adds.

Until then, crews will continue working.

Whenever the home buyers are ready for the sale, Hurricane Homes builders say they will be ready to deliver.

"I'm extremely confident that they are going to like what they see," Deliguori says.

Hurricane Homes manager Butch Savage says it takes about a week for the home to be delivered and fully functional.

The company will be at the Pascagoula Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night to get a special use permit to put the modular homes on Highway 90.

By Jaimee Goad

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Alberto shifts further east but Mississippi isn't in the clear just yet

    Alberto shifts further east but Mississippi isn't in the clear just yet

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:07:45 GMT

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

    More >>

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

    More >>
  • UPDATED: Sandbags available ahead of weekend storm alert

    UPDATED: Sandbags available ahead of weekend storm alert

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:04:43 GMT
    Sandbags will be offered to residents ahead of a tropical disturbance set to bring lots of rain to South Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WLOX)Sandbags will be offered to residents ahead of a tropical disturbance set to bring lots of rain to South Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend. (Source: WLOX)

    Cities around the Coast are getting ready for severe weather that is expected to roll into South Mississippi over the Memorial Day weekend. 

    More >>

    Cities around the Coast are getting ready for severe weather that is expected to roll into South Mississippi over the Memorial Day weekend. 

    More >>
  • Gulfport artist tapped to paint Kentucky Derby winner

    Gulfport artist tapped to paint Kentucky Derby winner

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:55:58 GMT
    Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)Sherry Smith's painting of Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    A Gulfport artist was tapped to paint Justify, the winner of the 144th Kentucky Derby earlier this month.

    More >>

    A Gulfport artist was tapped to paint Justify, the winner of the 144th Kentucky Derby earlier this month.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly