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W. E. McConnell & Sons has witnessed many changes since the company's beginnings

September 26th, 2012 4:15 pm by Katherine Scoggins

W. E. McConnell & Sons, Inc., located on the corner of Church Street and US 23 in Weber City, Va., has witnessed many changes in the construction industry since the company's beginnings in 1977.


The modular homes of the past were small, simple structures; most often constructed of vinyl siding or wood and had little architectural detail.


Today, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between a traditional "stick" built house (constructed by a contractor and crew) and a modular home.


McConnell & Sons builds houses by Nationwide Custom Homes because ". . . the quality is exceptional and they offer outstanding customer service," says Eddie McConnell, the second generation of W.E. McConnell & Son, Inc.


In 2010, ABC television’s "Ty Pennington’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" chose a modular home from Nationwide. McConnell, along with several members of his crew, travelled to North Georgia to set it up. The house arrived on the site at 7:30 a.m. in large boxes from the manufacturer (Nationwide) and was "under roof" by 6:30 that evening. It was the first modular home used on the show - but it was not the last.


Nationwide Custom Homes come in a variety of styles and sizes, use top-of-the-line materials, and can be customized. Perhaps best of all, the houses can be completed in a matter of weeks, versus the usual 10 to 12 months.


For more information on Nationwide homes, visit their website at www.nationwide-homes.com or www.mcconnellhome.com.

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