QUALITY FINISHES. SPACIOUS FLOORPLANS. BRAND-NEW CONSTRUCTION.
Out of reach for average people?
At Volumod, we think the dream of owning a home can be realized by millions of normal, working households! We’re revolutionizing the housing industry, making home-ownership attainable for most, and we’re doing it without sacrificing the beauty and sophistication of new construction. Why should owning a home (and building equity for generations to come) be just a pipe dream for nearly half of all Hoosiers?
> WHY DO HOMES COST SO MUCH?
Why are homes are so expensive, and how is Volumod creating new homes at a fraction of the cost of traditional construction? (Glad you asked!)
> COMBATTING LABOR SHORTAGES
Qualified workers available to come to a work site are becoming surprisingly scarce. Across the country, communities are struggling to replace the skilled labor force of retirement age. According to a study authored by Indiana University in 2019, the shortage of younger generations of skilled workers is stiffly driving up the cost of many industries that rely on trade professions.
At Volumod, we’re addressing the shortage of trained workers by bringing on good people, many of whom are needing a second chance, and training them in one of the specific steps of home construction. Partnering with other local community efforts, we’re working toward reducing urban unemployment by training up the next generation of skilled labor. By offering living wages, Volumod seeks to close the gap between the haves and the have-nots simply by offering on-the-job training and workforce retention incentives.
> KEEPING MATERIAL COSTS LOW
One-off construction can be downright expensive because all the materials needed are purchased from the middle man. With our global economy, those buying directly from the supplier can do so at a fraction of the cost. Volumod purchases high-quality, efficient products and finishes in bulk, and passes that saving on to the consumer. Although we keep a firm eye on the bottom line, we are also an environmentally conscious organization, and understand that material life cycles certainly affect the environment. (Including human beings!) We are keenly aware of the balance needed between keeping material costs low and environmental responsibility high.
> SUPERIOR STRENGTH
Our creative designs and robust engineering ensure all homes are of superior strength. High-tech cutting and assembly equipment means floors, walls, and ceilings are rock-solid, with each cut straight and each wall square. We use 10-20% more materials than a traditionally-built home so it remains secure during transportation to the site. Additional structural strength is achieved by pre-settling the house using vertical wall clamps and hurricane strapping. The result is a superior home that’s built superbly and stands up to extreme weather better than homes built on-site.
> ENDING CONSTRUCTION INEFFICIENCIES
Traditional construction timelines often include allowances for a myriad of delays and errors. Someone call in sick? Truck not working? Tools needing repair? Something as simple as crummy weather can set projects days and weeks behind schedule, pushing up the costs dramatically.
In the quality-controlled factory environment, Volumod greatly reduces the inefficiencies of the traditional jobsite. By cross-training employees, a single employee absence does not halt operations. Raining, sleeting, or sweltering? Not a problem in an interior environment. At 40 different stations, trained workers do their specialized jobs – drywalling, plumbing, tiling, electrical – to produce a high-quality home, at a fraction of the cost of traditional construction.
> SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS
With all hands on deck and all systems go, the Volumod process of environmentally-controlled factory construction greatly reduces the time it takes to construct a new residence. Leveraging Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing practices and analyzing every phase of the construction process to minimize waste, the Volumod construction process is fast. (And, we mean, fast.) Start to finish, most Mods will complete the factory process in less than three weeks. Whoosh. More savings directly to our customers.