COSTA MESA — Local cabinet-manufacturer-turned-home-builder RSI Development is bringing a small-scale explosion of home growth to the community, the company announced this week.
RSI plans to build about 30 homes in Costa Mesa by spring, spokesman Eric VanDerHeyden said.
The company is able to build homes — from foundation to completion — in about eight weeks because the frames are factory-produced and assembled on site.
"It's really a game-changer," VanDerHeyden said. "Before there really was no practical or affordable way to replace a home for most people."
The company specializes in replacing worn, dilapidated homes with new models at a fraction of the time and cost, he said.
The homes in the New House Custom Series run from $84,000 for a 1,232-square-foot, one-story model to $141,000 for a 2,544-square-foot, two-story standard model. Plus there are the costs of demolishing the old home and grading, which can add $70,000 to $100,000.