Is Jim Walter Homes still in business?

Photo: COURTESY JIM WALTER HOMES Once the underpinning of Florida-based Walter Industries, home building subsidiary Jim Walter Homes is shuttering its doors after 62 years in business. Management made the announcement this morning. ... "This is 20 years in the making," said Larry Comegys of the announcement.

What type of home is a Jim Walter home?


Jim Walter homes were "shell" homes, meaning the company would complete the outside so that the house was watertight, then allow the customer to finish the inside with their own labor.

Is a Jim Walter home a modular home?

Jim Walter Homes, Inc. was a modular, kit or shell home manufacturer. ... Jim Walter Homes would deliver the kit and provide workers to build the home's exterior. The interior work would be left to the homeowner, who could buy the drywall, trim and carpet from the company if he wanted.

What is Jim Walters net worth?

When his father died in January 2000, Walter inherited a fortune reported between $7–14.3 million; he says $11 million. Much of that has been spent on his campaigns.

Who replaced Jim Walter Homes?

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

AGREES TO BUYOUT. NEW YORK, AUG. 13 -- Jim Walter Corp., one of the nation's largest home builders, will be taken private in a $2.43 billion leveraged buyout by the New York investment firm of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., the company said today.

How much does it cost to build a house 1500 sq ft?

Average cost to build a 1,500 square foot house by region

The average price range for this size home runs between $155,000 and $416,250, but the national average cost is around $248,000 — though building can cost a lot more if you want to go fully custom.

What are pre manufactured homes?

A modular home is one that is built indoors in a factory-like setting. The finished products are covered and transported to their new locations, where a builder assembles them. A modular home is not a mobile home; it's simply a home that is built off-site.

Is it cheaper to build a house or buy a manufactured home?

Manufactured homes are much less expensive to build than site-built homes. A review of the manufacturing planning and building processes will explain why manufactured housing cost cheaper. ... HUD has promulgated construction and safety requirements that govern the construction of manufactured homes.