Finally a solution that addresses the single largest unserved need for quality housing
We call it SOCO™Housing that's - Single Or Couple Occupied
Granny Flats – Carriage Houses – Rear Apartments – Pool Houses – In-law Suites – Starter Units
AmeriSus began as an effort to reduce the cost of homeownership with the thinking that less costly homes could be the simplest way to improve homeowner's monthly budget.
For the past decade we've been helping builders and homeowners create fantastic eco-homes with the focus on advancing a process that benefits from repetition and volume.
We looked at the various ways one could construct a home and chose the kit home approach for building as it offered benefits superior to other building methods.
Then we analyzed design, product specifications, procurement, logistics and overall data management in an effort to minimize waste in both materials and labor. The end result enabled builders to create fantastic homes while reducing costs by 30%.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIP's) create a stronger more energy efficient home where the structure can be up, secure & weathertight in less than a week.
Our Ready Build™system sets a flexible schedule that coordinates product delivery with construction progress. Instead of countless trips to suppliers Amerisus parts show up when needed so that all energy can be focused on construction.
One Fixed Price
Everyone likes to know what's happening from the onset. So whether you are a builder, lender or homeowner you know your materials costs from day one.
You won't see us cutting corners by using low cost products to save a buck. Everything selected for an AmeriSus home is top-notch in quality and value.
We can flex many ways including modified designs & floor plans, shortened or extended schedules as well as different products or fixtures. Just because we sell homes as a kit doesn't mean you need to compromise.
Better – Faster – Cheaper
Three words that best describe how we rank against much of the home building industry. Our homes are better, they get built faster with pricing can't be beat.
Building Value & Character – Not Boxes
With everything in your new ADU coming from just two companies all under one contract and one price the entire process of building is simplified.
ADU Structures Up in Days
Systems & Finishes Follow
Designed for Simplicity
Engineered for Value
Everything in our AmeriSus ADU’s has been purposefully selected to create a high quality, super-efficient dwelling superior to traditional stick-built homes.
Decades of experieince in process improvement and systems optimization along with our proprietary Ready Build system reduces the construction costs & minimizes waste.
Efficiencies in procurement, logistics & constructability results in better homes at more affordable pricing.
We're all about low-density growth
When we started creating new eco-homes the marketplace was abuzz about everyone wanting to live downtown amongst the hustle and bustle of big city life. We thought differently.
As a result our efforts have been entirely directed at creating low-density via stand-alone homes that can blend in with most any neighborhood.
A gigantic mid-rise structure consuming an entire city block surely adds new housing to a community but in most cases that housing ends up being expensive, requiring various subsidies and becomes one huge disruption to what may have been a quiet part of the neighborhood.
We've become experts at bringing under-utilized, distressed and problem properties back to life not as unwanted mid-rise apartment or condo complexes but instead in the form of attractive low-rise projects that help maintain community character and calm.
Going the Next Step
Over the years our homes have been built as infill solutions in the city, homes with a difference in the suburbs and affordable retreats at vacation spots. That includes structures on vacant land, remodeling and expansions, tear-downs and disaster relief.
Now ADU's attack Land Shortage
It is hard to imagine but in some locations we've run out of places to build new homes. Without getting into the reasons, ADU's have become the newest solution being embraced nationally.
ADU's in the News
“The American Sustainability Initiative was formed as a means to create attractive, functional, affordable housing for everyone. We're doing that one house at a time.”
Donna Kamps – CEO
A Home As A DIY Project
Years ago someone actually building their own home was a rarity. Today DIY TV shows and everyone going to big box retailers for supplies has made home projects commonplace. Amerisus ADU’s are the next step in going from a home project to a project that’s a home.
Most of our ADU’s are not much bigger than a two-car garage and with SIP construction the building shell can be up, weather-proof and secure as a materials receiving warehouse in a matter of days. From there it is one small project after another. Do some wiring. Install the sheetrock. Lay down some flooring. Secure those cabinets in the kitchen.
The beauty about a kit home project is that from the onset you know exactly what all the materials cost. So if you are bringing in a professional builder for the whole project or just for a few tasks you might not want to tackle you can hire that labor just for the price of labor avoiding marked-up quotes and blended labor & material pricing.
Our Ready Build System
We’ve been delivering AmeriSus Whole Home Kits to builders for almost ten years. The process has advanced to the point where a small cottage is now a do-able project for a reasonably handy homeowner. We use designs, materials and components that make construction simple and we provide the guidance that enables someone not familiar with building requirements to do it all properly.
Beyond Your Wildest (Dreams)
Building your own AmeriSus ADU takes time, some skill and the right attitude. If you aren’t sure about tackling such a task then you need a professional builder to do it all or to help you when the going gets tough. Our services team stands ready to help you at every step.
Small Homes with Big Features (AmeriSus Eco-Cottage)
As Easy as 1, 2, 3
Select an ADU model and work with us to add your customization for styles, colors and finishes. Once selected we will provide you with plans for local approvals and then be on our way towards incorporating what has been approved into one simple contract.
While the EPS & AmeriSus team coordinate everything in the background now is the time to have a foundation set (slab, pier or crawlspace) and have rough utilities run to where the home will sit.
Once we have a “go-ahead” SIP panels are scheduled for fabrication. thousands of component items are identified with our Ready Build system scheduling procurement and deliveries to match your build project.
95% of the Components in an AmeriSus
Eco-Home or Eco-Cottage
are American Made
The Amerisus supply chain is comprised of more than 3,000 centers nationwide that can get the right part to the right location.
If something isn't right we can fix it pronto.
As an Example pick our
$64,900 Kit Price
Add 50% for Build Costs
Based on Equity Loan
from existing home
$97,350 @ 6% for 180 months
Lower cost via refinance
In as little as
You now have a
Rental Property in your Yard
Each & Every Month
Based on Illustrated
Finance Less or Pay Off Loan Sooner to Increase
Above calculation is solely intended to serve as an example of the income generating ability of a typical ADU project. Your results may be different.
What's Included in our
Whole Home Package?
Everything from the Sill Plate Up
The sill plate sits on the foundation
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Sill Plate – Header Joists – Rim Boards – Joist Hangers – Floor Joists – Sub Flooring – SIP Panels – Misc. Lumber – Exterior Wall Wrap – Window & Door Wrap – Windows – Pre-Hung Exterior Doors – Door Hardware – Interior Wall Framing – Ceiling Joists – Roof Trusses or SIP Panels – Insulation – Roof Sheathing – Ice Barrier – Roof Underlayment Shingles – Roof Vents
Exterior Siding – Siding Trim – Soffit & Trim – Window Trim – Shutters – Deck Boards – Deck Railing
Load Center (Breaker Box) – Breakers – Wire Connectors – Wire – Electrical Boxes – Switches – Outlets – GFI's – Faceplates – Interior Lighting Exterior Lighting – Exterior Outlets – Fire & CO2 Detectors
PEX Manifold – PEX Connectors – PEX Piping – Sinks – Tubs & Showers – Faucets – Drains – Garbage Disposal – Exterior Hose Bib – Refrigerator Ice Connection – Washer Connection – Dryer & Exterior Vent
HVAC System – Hot Water Heater – Bath Exhaust – Kitchen Exhaust
Wood Flooring – Vinyl Flooring – Carpeting – Paint Interior Primer – Paint Interior Wall & Ceiling – Pre-Hung Interior Doors – Door Hardware – Baseboard Moulding – Door & Window Trim
Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops – Bath Vanity – Bath Medicine Cabinet, Mirror & Accessories – Closet Shelving
The Land – Site Development & Landscaping – House Foundation Below Sill Plate (this can be slab, crawl space, full basement or elevated – Utilities to the point of “In-House Distribution” – Utilities after Drains & Traps – Structural Support for Exterior Porch, Deck or Exterior Stairs – Wallboard – Gutters & Downspouts – Basic Fasteners (screws & nails) – Fire Sprinkler System
Part of building an ADU via our Ready Build schedule is the flexibility. Everyone has a different timeline for construction. Pro builders might be slamming out ADU's or even ADU neighborhoods at a hectic pace. DIY'ers might be tackling their build weekend after weekend. Whatever the speed our schedule can be adjusted accordingly. A typical ADU has five deliveries. The first includes components for putting the basic structure in place with the goal of having a weatherproof & secure “warehouse” to receive the rest of the deliveries. After that four deliveries are paced to parallel the progress of key tasks associated with completing the home. If you elect to slow things down (say for weather or other factors) we can accommodate that. Conversely, if you want to speed things up, we can handle that equally as well.
In teaming with EPS the manufacturer of our exterior structure we have two aspects of shipping costs. The EPS package is big filling an entire truck. That shipment (the first one) is free within 300 miles of EPS plants. Beyond that there is a separate additional mileage charge.
Everything else, all the other deliveries, the thousands of pieces going into your ADU are shipped free of charge.
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OK What About the Contract? – We like to keep everything real simple but in agreeing to buy an entire home there is a need for paperwork.
Bottom line is that our contract identifies all that we supply, sets the fixed price, identifies payments & schedule plus seller/buyer obligations.
Real simple = you make installment payments we supply kit components. End result – The nicest & easiest ADU in the neighborhood.
No Other Building Approach Can Compare
No pressure or gimmicks just great value
How do we do that?
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Floor plan of our Eco-Cottage @ $59,900
Who Couldn't Benefit? – – – Everyone!
Whether starting out in life in your first job, winding down from your last job or in-between a new ADU can be your best financial decision.
As a rental starter home in someone's backyard you can enjoy something new, comfortable and private in an established neighborhood.
As a new place to live in your exiting backyard, rent out main house, stay close to neighbors & shops and bump up your monthly income.
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