Palomar Modular provides prefab buildings for a variety of industries. The company operates out of DeSoto, Texas and has been in the business for many years. The skilled and experienced workers at Palomar are capable of fabricating a 7,500 square foot building in just a single day.
Quick delivery, cost savings and quality craftsmanship are just a few of the reasons why Palomar excels in the modular construction industry.
Palomar Modular Floor Plans
Palomar offers a wide range of building floor plans, all of which can be customized to meet your needs. Their library of floor plans includes:
- Daycare floor plans: Examples include a small childcare facility, daycare facility and 3-classroom head start facility
- Portable classrooms: Examples include 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 classroom buildings with restrooms
- Healthcare and clinic floor plans: Examples include 1, 2 and 4 doctor clinic buildings
- Workforce housing: Examples include a 36-person and 28-person dorm wing, locker room, dining facility and recreation facility
- Modular office floor plans: Examples include 4, 6 and 8 office buildings with restrooms
- Specialty modular buildings: Examples include apartments, showering facilities, restrooms, church buildings, banks, etc.
Potential buyers can create a free account to view their entire library of floor plans.
Other industries Palomar serves include:
- Modular apartment buildings
- Disaster recovery
- Multi-family housing
- Student housing
- Veterinary clinics
- Workforce housing
- Prefab office buildings
How the Building Process Works
Palomar has a 7-step building process that includes:
The first step is the design stage. During this phase, you will choose a floor plan along with any customizations that you may want. You will work closely with a project manager on the Palomar team to develop a building plan.
The goal of this first step is to identify what you are looking for, your goals for energy efficiency and whether this is a cost-driven project.
Once the project manager has all of your information, the next step is to develop a modular building design that will meet your needs and budget.
All building designs must next go through the engineering department for review. Modular buildings are subject to national, state and local building codes.
The engineering department will confirm whether the design meets all applicable building codes. Next, the plans are sent to a third party for an additional engineering review.
Permits and Approvals
In most cases, projects will require permits and approvals from local jurisdictions. Permits can include:
- Building permits
- Site plans
- Plumbing permits
- Mechanical permit
- Encroachment permit
- Concrete permit
- Flood district development permit
- Sign permit
You will be responsible for obtaining all of the necessary permits for the project. Most buyers appoint a general contractor for this step.
The next step is to develop the site to prepare it for the new building. There are several things that may need to be done to get the site ready for construction:
- Utility installation
- Grading and excavation
- Site drainage
Your general contractor can help with arranging and executing the site work.
While the site is being prepared, your modules will be fabricated in Palomar’s factory. All buildings start with a steel frame forged in the company’s steel shop. The frame is then loaded onto the main factory production line. Next, the sub-floor is insulated, and the floor decking is assembled.
The building continues moving down the production line, where its other components are added, including:
- Plumbing Insulation
At the end of the production line, the exterior of the home is finished, and the trim is applied. Next, the building is prepared for transportation.
All fabricated models are shipped over the road to the site. Depending on the scope of the project, there may need to be several deliveries of modules.
The final step is to install the modules. Your general contractor will likely handle this step, which involves:
- Installing the modules
- Completing final finishes
- Making utility connections
The way in which the building is installed will depend on the foundation. If you have a semi-permanent, permanent or on-grade foundation, the building will have to be set by a crane. Raised foundations allow the modules to be set using simple mechanical methods.
The final finishing steps can include the connection of mechanical and electrical components, adding stairs or wheelchair ramps, exterior siding, skirting, trim and other utility connections. At this point, the building is ready for use.
Palomar Modular has worked on several big projects throughout its history, including the Golden Chick in Saginaw, the City of Mesquite Westlake Tennis Pro Shop, the City of Wilmer Police Station, the San Antonio Fire Station #53, Leon Street Student Housing, the UTPB STEM school and more.
Prospective buyers can also view Palomar’s inventory of existing buildings to save even more time and get the process moving more quickly.