Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Rochester Home cost?

Pricing depends on many factors, so the first step in getting a quote is to connect to an independent, authorized builder near you. The builder is the general contractor for the entire project—from designing and ordering the pieces of your home, to assembling the modules on site, building garages, porches, and finishing touches. Let us connect you to a builder in your area to get started!

Is there a builder in my area?

Let us know where you plan to build and we’ll connect you to the closest builder in your area. 

Can I get a list of all of your builders?

Let us know where you plan to build and we’ll put you in touch with the closest builder in your area.

What is the difference between Site Built and MOD?

Great question! There is only one adopted residential building code in your area. That is the code that both we and site builders adhere to.

The only difference is that we build your home in pieces off-site and a site builder does it all on location. Off-site allows us to use assembly line technology to introduce high levels of control, quality, and efficiency to your build.

Are your homes like a doublewide or a mobile home?

Homes built by Rochester Homes are very different from mobile homes and doublewides. The only similarity is that our modular homes are built off site and transported over the road. A doublewide or a mobile home is licensed like a vehicle, they depreciate and comply with a lesser stringent building code, called a HUD code. Rochester Homes are built utilizing building systems methods. They’re built to the same building codes as all site-built homes and comply with all applicable national, state and local building codes.

What is the difference between the builder and the manufacturer?

Your primary point of contact is your builder. You will enter into your home contract with your builder rather than Rochester Homes. As a manufacturer, you can think of Rochester Homes as the maker of the individual parts and pieces, and the builder as your general contractor who puts all the pieces together and makes sure you are happy with the final result. They complete your home, including the foundation, garages, porches and additional finishing touches. If you’re ready to get started, let us connect you to an authorized builder in your area!

Can I use my own my own floor plan?

It is a possibility. We can take floor plans and value engineer them to be built using modular construction. You can also customize our existing floor plans to make it your own.

Can I do some of the work myself?

This is a great question to ask your builder! Some builders do allow homeowners to work on the home, but it is a builder-by-builder preference.

Can I buy a home directly from Rochester?

We do not sell homes directly. Your independent, authorized builder is your main point of contact who is key in making sure you get the entire package. Let us connect you to a builder in your area!

Why do I have to go with a builder?

Builders are experts at construction and our independent, authorized builders understand every aspect of modular building. Builders know how to order, install, finish and provide warranty and service of Rochester Homes’ products. Builders have years of experience to get the job done right.

How long will it take for me to be in my new home?

Every home is different, but depending on its complexity your home’s site work generally takes 60-120 days after your home arrives at your the site.

Are your homes cheaper than other homes?

Homes built by Rochester Homes are always competitively priced, but your final home price is determined by your builder and may vary according to market. You help control the final price of your home. We only use quality name brand components and construction practices, so our homes are not necessarily the cheapest on the market. Your builder will work with you on a quote.

Is there a certain model close to me?

To find the model nearest to you, click here and complete a short form [Connect to a Builder Form] and we’ll connect you with a builder near you. We invite you to visit Rochester Homes at our building facility in Northern Indiana. Not only can you see model homes, but you can take a full building process tour. Our on-site models include an entry level affordable ranch, a medium-level custom ranch and a Cape Cod model. Visit to schedule a tour.

What are the times of your plant tours?

Our tours begin daily at 10 a.m. EST (except on holiday weekends). Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to walk through our model homes. Rochester Homes has three models on-site: an entry level affordable ranch, a medium-level custom ranch and a Cape Cod model. Visit to schedule a tour.

Do your homes have a warranty?

Our homes have a one-year, gutter-to-gutter warranty and a 10-year structural warranty. Some components are covered by a separate manufacturer’s warranty such as in our Merillat Cabinets and Andersen Windows. Visit for more information.

How long has Rochester Homes been in business?

Rochester Homes is a family-owned and operated business and has been in business since 1972.