May 19

Building a (Modular) House in Evansville

Neighbors watched in the drizzling rain as the 80-foot-tall crane lifted the four modules of the new home of Orest and Susan Holovaty one by one and set them in place.

By Chris Meehan

Photos: Mary Timler

On March 23 in a drizzling rain, community members gathered on the sidewalk with cups of coffee and cinnamon rolls to watch the raising of the first new modular house in the Evansville new start. It took about five hours. Around 8:00 a.m. a crew arrived from Heckaman homes in Nappanee, Indiana, to unload the four modules, built in the Heckaman factory, that would make up the two-story, 1,800-square-foot home.

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