Panelized Home FAQs

Can we visit Harvest Homes’ drafting and manufacturing facility for a plant tour?

Yes! We would love to have you visit us. Contact us and we will be happy to make arrangements for your one-on-one visit. There is no better place to learn about the advantages of building your next home with a panelized building system.

Why should I visit Harvest Homes?

Harvest Homes makes your visit meaningful.  Rather than scheduling group tours, Harvest Homes schedules individual meetings at your convenience to really focus on your specific design needs. When you join us in Delanson, NY, you see everything firsthand, and also receive a detailed plan and specification review.

Do we have to build one of the homes from your catalog, or can we design a custom home to better fit our needs?

You do not have to choose one of the designs from our model homes catalog. More than 75% of the panelized homes we build each year are customized to meet the homeowner’s needs. We can start from your single line sketch and work with you to develop the home of your dreams. You can also choose one of over one thousand home designs offered by Design Basics. For more information, check out the custom panelized homes page on our website.

Can I make changes to a Harvest Homes model from your catalog?

Yes! There are over 50 different homes featured in the Harvest Homes Model Catalog. We realize that no two homeowners will have the same tastes or needs. Our catalog is a great place to start the design process. If you like one of our models, but want to rearrange the panelized home plan to better suit your lifestyle, we are more than happy to make those changes for you at no extra cost.

How does a panelized home compare to a conventional stick built home?

The panels for your home will be assembled in the controlled environment at Harvest Homes, out of the rain and snow. Quality control standards for design, workmanship, and materials are met for each home before it is shipped. Your home will be weather-tight much faster than a stick built home, which will protect your investment from damaging elements. And each Harvest Home comes with a 10 year structural Warranty. You will save time and money without compromising quality. Check out our What is Panelization? page for more information.

How long does it take?

Each home is unique. Some homes take as little as three months, others can take over a year to be move in ready. One of the best benefits of panelization is that the timeline is largely decided by the customer

How much does it cost per square foot to build a Harvest Home?

Not including land, there are many variables that can impact the final cost of your new home. The style of home you select, the choice of interior finishes such as kitchen cabinets and counter tops, floor coverings, appliances and plumbing fixtures all will affect the price of your new home, to mention a few. Your Independent Builder can help you meet your needs and budget.

Is there a charge for an estimate on a custom home?

No. Home estimates are provided at no charge.

Can we do some of the work ourselves?

Yes. Arrangements can be made prior to contract with your Independent Builder for what services you will be responsible for.

Can we purchase blueprints for a Harvest Homes model, or use your design services without purchasing the Harvest Homes panelized building system?

Unfortunately we do not provide plan services for those not using our building system.

Do you provide financing for my Harvest Home?

Harvest Homes does not directly provide financing, but we have a working relationship with numerous lenders who specialize in new construction financing.

Will you help us find a building lot?

Absolutely! Many Independent Harvest Homes Builders have lots available. Our builders know their local communities and can help you find where to build your next home.