Posts Tagged ‘Modular Homes’

Breezy Point, New York: Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy

Monday, May 5th, 2014


On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit New York City. One of the communities most devastated by the storm was Breezy Point, NY. Breezy Point is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. As the storm surged the floods sparked a fire and the fire destroyed more than 100 homes while the floods also destroyed many others; luckily no one was killed. It’s hard to fathom the devastation. Above is ABC News footage capturing Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Inside the Chaos of Breezy Point, NY.


Plot Plan: 197 Read Avenue, Queens



The recovery process and rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy is still ongoing for many in Breezy Point. Phoenix Industries is happy to announce we are scheduled to set 3 new modular homes in the community during the next few months.


197 Read Avenue, Breezy Point, NY





Interested in joining us for one of our home settings? Please call 516-705-4438 or email We look forward to helping rebuild the Breezy Point Community.

For more information regarding rebuilding Breezy Point, please visit their community website: Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund.



10 Spring Outdoor Home Maintenance Tips

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Custom Colonial Westchester Modular Homes


I am so happy the sun is finally shining and warmer weather is ahead of us. This winter homes were hit hard by the grueling winter of 2014. The heavy snow and ice wrecked havoc on many home’s infrastructure and it is important that these issues are addressed quickly.


10 Spring Outdoor Home Maintenance Tips:

1.) Clean gutters and check for leaks. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space. Make sure gutters are clean and downspouts drain away from your foundation.

2.) Installing gutter guard will prevent your roof from water accumulation.

3.) Inspect your deck and clean off debris. Trapped debris that falls through deck board will act like a sponge and keep wood from drying properly.Check your roof for loose or cracked shingles and replace them as soon as possible. Water dripping from the roof can cause considerable damage. Flashing around plumbing vents, chimney and skylights should be inspected by a professional.

4.) Check wood trim around windows, doors, railing and decks by probing with a screwdriver. Any rot should be repaired as well caulking filled now before spring rains do more damage to the exposed wood.

5.) Take a good look at the detail of your surrounding landscape. Careful attention to landscaping can significantly increase a home’s value, while landscape mistakes detract from value. Low areas in your yard or next to your foundation should be filled with compact soil. Spring flooding can lead to foundation damage and these water pools can also lead to insect breeding grounds over the summer.

6.) Examine the exterior of your chimney for signs of damage and have your flue inspected and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep.

7.) Removed firewood stacked close to your home. Firewood should be stored at least 18” off the ground and at least 2’ from structure.

8.) Outdoor furniture, often placed in storage or exposed to the elements, should be carefully cleaned at the beginning of each spring. For most metal tables and chairs, including those produced of steel, cast aluminum or aluminum, mild soap and water is the best choice for safe cleaning. To maintain the frame finish, some experts recommend a coat of clear liquid car wax once a year.

9.) Water expands when it freezes, therefore, the shut off valves for outside faucets should have been closed for the winter. Inspected for leaks and open shut off valves. Check hoses for leaks and reconnect hoses. If you have frost-damaged faucets or need new shut off valves installed it is best to call a licensed plumber.

10.) Test air conditioning units and have a qualified heating and cooling contractor clean and service the outside unit of the air conditioning unit. Change interior filters on a regular basis.


We wish you a season full of sunshine and look forward to serving you. ~ All of us at Phoenix Industries.



HGTV Filming in Long Beach, New York

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Anthony Guillaro being filmed by HGTV in Long Beach, NY

HGTV Filming Anthony Guillaro, GM of Phoenix Construction, in Long Beach, NY

HGTV Filming Sandy Victims in Long Beach, New York

We are pleased to share our latest press coverage with you: HGTV was filming Thursday and Friday at one of our jobsites. HGTV reached out to us to cover a story regarding victims of Super Storm Sandy.  All of our clients are great and have such heartfelt stories, but one couple just had the most endearing tale to tell.  Those clients are the Salgado’s. We immediately thought the Salgado’s would be a perfect fit because of their difficult start in life as a married couple; we wanted to give this young couple a second chance!

Salgado jobsite in Long Beach NY being filmed by HGTVSalgado Jobsite in Long Beach, NY

The Salgado’s are a young couple in their early 30’s who had just married, bought a house and were excited to start their lives together.  Then unexpectedly not even a year after living in their new home, and having just finished renovating the house, nature took a turn for the worse and they lost their home to Super Storm Sandy.  Their former house, which is a quaint 2-bedroom style Ranch (the typical Long Beach style house) had over 3 feet of water in it.  As the storm hit, they bravely stayed in their small attic and watched the storm engulf their home.

The Salgado’s are extraordinary people and have a lighthearted outlook on life.  They truly embody that Long Beach, NY way of life of community, sun and leisure time.  Nico Salgado is a Spanish teacher at a local school, and Allison is a special needs art teacher.  Both of them like to spend their spare time surfing, and volunteering for the community.

Caitlin Dorn of Phoenix Industries being interviewed by HGTVCaitlin Dorn of Phoenix Construction being interviewed by HGTV at Phoenix’s model, 37 E. Market Street, Long Beach, NY.
Caitlin admires the Salgado’s and finds them a very warmhearted couple.

After Sandy took their home the Salgado’s were fortunate to have family nearby that was not affected by the storm and were able to stay with them while they were waiting to receive money from various rebuilding grant programs, including NY Rising, and their insurance.  Like most Sandy victims, the process takes longer waiting for funds to be released by NY Rising, but they are grateful to receive these funds. We have been working with them on their new home for about 6 months and and they will be getting their new house by the summer!


Phoenix Construction Crew being filmed by HGTV in Long Beach, NY
Phoenix Construction Crew being filmed by HGTV in Long Beach, NY.

The HGTV show will be about building with modular homes, the title is still in the works and will be airing about six to eight months from now.  Each episode will focus on a different couple and their choice to build with modular based on certain circumstances.  The pilot episode will feature Phoenix Construction and the Salgado couple as it follows their journey and ours to build back their home and lives after Super Storm Sandy occurred.


Disaster Relief Beach Style Homes

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

As a family-oriented company, Westchester Modular Homes understand the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, and they stand united with Phoenix Industries in supporting the victims of this national tragedy. For those hardest hit in the coastal areas of New York, we have a highly skilled Rapid Response Team in place backed by Westchester’s 25 years of experience with over 6,000 high-quality modular homes built.

Below is a selection of their most popular coastal designs and modular beach houses that were recently built in Connecticut, Martha’s Vineyard and on the Jersey and Long Island shores. You can use the following plans as a starting point, or customize these plans to fit your needs and lifestyle. We also invite you to bring in your own floor plans for immediate review:

Coastal Design Home, Long Beach, NY

Modular Beach Style Homes Built for Coastal Weather

The Long Beach plan was specifically designed to fit on a West End 30’ x 60’ lot in Long Beach NY. This design is our most popular home as the first floor has 1,012 sq. ft. which is built at the factory and the 2nd floor has livable attic space of 644 sq. ft. which can be renovated at a later date.

The electrical and plumbing rough-in and a ¾” thick plywood subfloor are installed on the Long Beach 2nd floor, but the space remains unfinished to be fitted at a later date. There are so many options for the 2nd floor: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 1 game room/family room; 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom; 1 office/bedroom, 1 family room and 1 bathroom; 1 master bedroom suite with bathroom and sitting area; and, 1 bathroom and family room upstairs. Use your imagination – you decide how you want to eventually use this space.

Long Beach 1st floor plans
Long Beach 2nd floor plans

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Seaman Model Long Beach, NY

The Seaman was also designed to fit on a Long Beach West End 30’ x 60’ lot. This design has a dual bay window and is a finished two story house; 1,900 sq. ft.

View additional Coastal Collection Modular Beach Home Floor Plans here.

Want to learn more about Westchester Modular Homes and Phoenix Industries? Join us for our 3-Day Modular Workshop on March 13th, 14th & 15th. Read more:  Phoenix Industries & Westchester Modular Host a 3-Day Modular Workshop.

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