Surviving Hurricane Sandy

Look carefully at the center of the photograph and you will see a brand new modular home that was delivered to the coast of the Long Island Sound in East Haven, Conn. in mid-October 2012. The weather was fine then. This photograph was taken Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, the afternoon after Hurricane Sandy hit and caused horrific damage, flooding streets and cutting power throughout the Northeast. Look carefully  you will see that the modular home is unscathed and suffered no damage. Do you think modular homes are strong?

This was a significant enough event for Gov. Dan Malloy (D-CT) to visit and tour the house site (pictured center).

Look carefully at the house to the right, a brand new stick-built home. It is 100 percent demolished and will be torn down and hauled off to the landfill.

The history of these two homes is riddled with irony: both homes, the demolished stick-built home and the modular, are replacements for homes that were destroyed last summer by Irene.

The manufacturer of the modular home in the photograph is Professional Building Systems, Inc., the exclusive supplier of Butler Homes, Inc. We are proud to on such a great team.