Westbrook, ME., May 4, 2017 – Anyone shopping for a new home these days knows the market is not friendly to buyers. There’s limited inventory, and good listings that are well priced are snapped up almost before the ink is dry on the Listing Agreement. It’s not unusual for those homes to go for 10-20% above the asking price. It’s a tough market and there are lots of disappointed shoppers. “That’s where a builder can save the day,” explains Eric Hallee, president of Chase Custom Homes & Finance, Inc. in Westbrook. “In this market, we can design and build exactly what the customer wants without the stress and worry of a bidding war.”
Builders often know where to find available parcels of land. Over the last 31 years, Chase Custom Homes has developed many subdivisions and communities for Maine residents throughout southern Maine. Their recent addition of a modular construction division creates additional opportunities for any home buyer looking for a customizable floor plan and finish coupled with the greatest energy efficiency.
Maine is no stranger to modular construction, but few understand the potential that modular brings to custom building. Far less construction site waste, and a tighter building envelope make for an environmentally friendly home option. “Modular technology adds a powerful tool to our custom home tool box,” says Hallee. “And it can be an ideal solution for any type of design.”
Chase Custom Homes has chosen to partner with Westchester Modular Homes, a leading factory builder located in Wingdale, New York. “We are thrilled to partner with such a respected name in the modular construction business and have the opportunity to bring more homebuilding solutions to southern Maine. In my 31 years of homebuilding, Westchester offers some of the finest quality homes I have seen. We are proud to associate our name with Westchester’s workmanship and product integrity because we feel it is a good fit with our reputation for building the finest quality homes,” says John F. Chase, founder and CEO of Chase Custom Homes.
Working with Westchester, Chase Custom Homes has built a first of its kind custom modular Home Center, easily reachable to those in Greater Portland and Cumberland County. The Home Center will serve as an educational tool for home tours, home buying process classes and to show those in the market for a new home all the options available to them. The first of those sessions will be held during an upcoming Grand Opening/Open House on Saturday, May 13th. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. For more details, please call Molly Shaw at (207) 892-2700.
Chase Custom Homes & Finance, Inc., a leader in custom home construction, renovations, remodels and home repairs throughout southern, central and western Maine, is expanding into modular construction as Maine’s premier authorized Westchester Modular Home Builder. The focal point of this growth is a brand new model home center located at 290 Bridgton Road in Westbrook, Maine.
The 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath showcase home features high-end finishes such as hardwood flooring, granite counter tops and custom molding. This home is well appointed with extra tall 42-inch kitchen cabinets, a large center island kitchen workstation and butler’s pantry with entry to a formal front dining room, first floor master bedroom and bath, as well as three large bedrooms and bonus family room upstairs. This home is built for energy efficiency with a high performance Fujitsu heat pump and Andersen® windows.
“We are thrilled to partner with such a respected name in the modular construction business. In my 31 years of building custom, stick-built homes, this modular home from Westchester has the finest quality I have seen. This level of quality and follow through in terms of customer service sets Westchester apart from other modular builders. We are proud to associate our name with Westchester’s workmanship and product integrity,” says John Chase, owner and CEO of Chase Custom Homes.
Over the last 31 years in business, Chase Custom Homes has built subdivisions and communities throughout the state, forging strong relationships and growing its name as a trusted builder. Moving forward, the stick-built side of the business will remain strong, but the company is looking to bring more modular construction options to a market where it is currently lacking.
“We look forward to bringing the best in modular construction to customers in Maine and beyond,” says Eric Hallee, president of Chase Custom Homes. “Our partnership with Westchester will help us offer more solutions and will allow us to showcase the true quality of a modular product. The model home sales center will have people saying, ‘Is this really modular?’ We can’t wait to show it off.”
John Colucci, vice president of sales and marketing for Westchester Modular Homes, says it has been a pleasure to work with Chase Custom Homes. “Our whole team at Westchester is excited to be partnering with Chase Custom Homes. Their quality craftsmanship and high level of customer service, before and after the sale, made our decision to partner with Chase very easy. Two strong companies, both with longstanding names in the building industry, have come together to offer each homebuyer more options and a pleasant home buying experience.”
Chase Custom Home’s new modular home center is now open for tours. A grand opening is slated for May 13, 2017. To learn more visit www.cchfi.com or call (207) 892-2700.