Tips for Choosing the Right Wall Insulation for Your Home

Simplex Homes offers several different wall insulation options…from standard to high performance.  We have five different wall construction options on display in our Greenfield II model home in Scranton, PA (see images A-E).  These different construction techniques offer insulation values ranging from R-21 to R-30+.  Many northern states are implementing additional requirements for exterior wall Read More


The Jetsons Are Here

I had an opportunity to attend a lighting technology seminar at Lutron’s headquarters in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. If you have any interest in lighting control and you’ve never been to a Lutron Experience Center, you’re seriously missing out. Within five minutes of walking into the building I was a believer. You can create a geo-fence around Read More


Rebuilding From Hurricane Sandy

It’s been over 5 years since Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast. For the past 7 months Simplex Industries in a joint effort with Alan Rand of American Manufactured Structures and Services and Stephen Touhey of LMD Residential, Inc. have provided new homes to residents of Staten Island and Queens, New York through the New Read More


High-Performance Modular Homes

When you think of energy efficient homes, so many terms come to mind.  Energy Star, LEED, Net Zero, Passive Home, Stretch Energy, and more.  There are many variables that people search for in a new home.  Some people are interested in low VOC’s.  Some are interested in a smaller carbon footprint.  Some want to reduce Read More

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Modular Home Builders Association Home of the Month

Quality and Craftsmanship surround this completely custom Two Story home built on a Mini-Estate in Westchester County, NY. Hudson Valley Home Source, based in Goshen, NY, worked with Simplex Homes to design and build this spectacular home. The home features 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, two story foyer, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with large center Read More


Modular Approach Makes Pieces Fit for Large Affordable Housing Development

Published by highprofile | January 20, 2017 When The Community Builders Inc. (TCB)—a leading nonprofit real estate developer, owner and manager of affordable and mixed income housing decided to renovate all of the units at Leyden Woods in Greenfield, Mass. one of their biggest concerns was how to execute the project with as little disruption as possible to Read More


Converted Cargo Containers are Cool, but at a Cost

Cargo containers certainly achieve the “cool-factor”, but at a cost. No doubt that rapid installation is most effective when the structure arrives ready to the site, but the process of creating and designing shipping containers can impact the bottom-line, the environment, and the people they serve. Cargo containers that seem to be the newest fad Read More


Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) Operators See Faster Cash Flow with Modular Construction

Quick service restaurants (QSR) have known for years that modular construction can mean a faster return on investment. Drive-thru and walk-up only building concepts are the wave of many coffee shops and other QSRs with aggressive expansion plans that seek to cater to the new demographic of consumers. Here’s why modular construction makes sense! State Read More


Restaurant Designs Trends, A Good Fit for Modular

Restaurant design and architecture is changing in an effort to adapt to consumer habits and preferences. At the same time, operators are looking to cut construction costs, reduce waste and boost their green credentials. In a constant search for the most efficient means of expanding business retailers are looking to modular construction as a solution Read More