Dana Patterson has been building houses
in and around Merrimack, N.H., for 31
years. In that time he has become one of
southern New Hampshire's larger
builder/developers, heading a company
that at its busiest a few years ago did over
$5 million in business, 90% of it residential.
While he is primarily a stick-builder,
he has been using modulars for selected
projects since the early 1960s.
We recently talked with Patterson in his
Merrimack office to get his views on the
business pros and cons of building with
JLC: The big question most people wonder
about: On a given house, do you really
save money with modular?
Patterson: It depends on circumstances.
We're already in business, so