We couldn’t be more pleased with our experience with Dreamline Modular Homes (DMH). We have a quality built, custom home that came in on budget and schedule. Our home received the 2019 Modular Home Year Award for design – kudos to DMH.
We saved about 6+ months by going modular (vs. stick built) and we built our home remotely (1800 miles away) with only 2 trips during construction (thanks to the power of good planning & communication via phone and internet). Kris and Doug received college degrees in construction and since have built more than 225 modular houses in New England since 2010. They are both knowledgeable, highly skilled, professional, and customer focused.
It was a pleasure dealing with the DMH team from the planning stage, during permitting, and throughout construction. They offered many great ideas that improved our home and in some cases, saved us money. As this is our retirement home and we had many concrete ideas and decisions, the effort involved many details (from custom trim and paint schemes to placement of light switches). DMH delivered on all these gory details.
We highly recommend DMH. As we continue to stay in touch with our builder on a personal level after construction was done – that is saying something.
We are so happy with the design of our Dreamline Modular home. People rave about how handsome our home is and it is even more functional then we could have hoped for. Michelle Glover’s input was invaluable from big decisions like kitchen design to small details like adding two lights in the mudroom. Working with Michelle was a pleasure – she was very organized and has a wealth of design experience. She was also very patient whenever we waffled on a decision and helped by pointing out the positive and negative aspects of our options. This was our first time building a house and friends who had built before often told us how stressful all the decision-making was and not to expect to get a house right until your third time around, but with Michelle’s experience and input we found the process to be efficient and the house to be even more livable then we ever imagined.
Building a house is exciting, but overwhelming. Our experience with Dreamline took a lot of the angst out of the process by the people behind the Dreamline name.
Doug, Kris and Michelle work together like a harmonized orchestra. Each taking a piece of work, making it his or her own, and turning it into a symphony, that anyone would be delighted to hear.
Michelle Glover made the process of design an absolute pleasure. She accommodated our schedules and made each visit a productive and enjoyable experience. Her calm and passionate personality show through in her work and her expert capabilities of designing a living space for each individual of our home. Her attention to small details truly helped turn our house into a home.
Doug Carlson is a true gentleman and business co-owner that goes beyond his job. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do to help the process of the homebuilding move as quickly as possible.
Michelle, Doug, and Kris took what started out as a business transaction, and ended our experience in friendship.
Who knew building a house could be so easy?
We went into this process expecting it to be one of our most stressful life experiences. We were wrong. Why? It comes down to the people. In life, it is rare to encounter people who are both intelligent in their field of expertise and genuinely care about your success and your outcome. Dreamline Modular is truly unique. They are so knowledgeable about each step of the process from the thought of building a new house to the education of modular construction details to the permitting in each town to the final details.
We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Kris, Doug, John and the rest of the crew. Everyone we met at every step of the process was a consummate professional that truly cared about ensuring we were happy and every detail was accounted for.
Our house was built during the “record breaking winter of 2015” and guess what? They didn’t miss a beat. We have already recommended Dreamline Modular to friends and would recommend them to anyone considering new construction. Our whole family is extremely happy in our new home.
We chose Dreamline Modular after comparing several modular home builders. I have to say it has been a pleasant experience working with them. Kris is very knowledgeable and provided excellent advice in various areas of designs. He was always patient, very responsive to our correspondence and accommodating to our requested changes. The house was completed right on budget. We did come across an issue due to a factory error when installing radon mitigation system after we moved in. Doug acted promptly working with the radon company to solve the problem. We are very impressed. We are currently in the process of year-end checking and fixing up. I will update once this is completed.
Hi everyone at Dreamline!
So I pretty much put the house together as much as it’s gonna be for our last-minute tenants…. thank you all so very much for accommodating our needs, you have no idea how grateful I am, especially for your timelines that allowed me to do so much before the big move-in last weekend.
I did send pictures from my IPhone. You guys, this place makes me cry, and humbles me at the same time. How you do what you do drives me to a new level of personal excellence… that is what you build = EXCELLENCE.
I feel kind of like I just met somebody online and we developed this great relationship and they did this amazing thing for me and it was exactly what I had always dreamed of… but now they’re gone and the dream is over, but I am left with this miracle of a HOME, and do not underestimate me – when it came to making decisions I thoughtfully included every item I had in my dreams… I have the home I always dreamed of. Dreamline, you live up to your name. Not sure I met each and every one of you, but I love you guys; you totally delivered. And thank you Michelle – you made it so easy.
Love, love, love!
Dreamline was great to work with from start to finish. Kris and Doug guided us through the building process smoothly and efficiently and they built us our dream home! We would highly recommend Dreamline to anyone wanting to build a new home as our home building experience was awesome! Kris and Doug took care of all the details and we were happily in our new home in the blink of an eye. Dreamline did all the hard work for us. Kris was incredibly thoughtful with design suggestions and patientwith all of our questions and Doug carried us through the permitting and building process with no headaches. What a team! Dreamline’s crew were clean and courteous and left us in our beautiful home with a fresh start. No scrap wood, nails or garbage left for us to deal with. Total pros. Thanks Kris – It’s all true and we’re sooo happy in our home.
These guys at Dreamline Modular are thoroughly professional, creative, flexible, fair, friendly and honest. They built our beautiful home in Lexington on time and under budget and demonstrated great attention to detail. I have heard about the experiences of friends who have used other builders for large and small projects and I can say that Dreamline is head and shoulders above their competition.
Kris, and his professional team at Dreamline Modular, exceeded all our expectations. Although our home was a complex design, Dreamline Modular was able to construct it without issue and display its many features as envisioned in the architectural design. Over the years we have worked with many contractors at our previous homes and few matched the level of craftsmanship, attention to budgetary concerns, responsiveness, patience, fairness and honesty that we experienced with Kris and his team. We felt like we had a partner, every step of the way, who cared about the success of our project as much as we did. We know others will benefit from your professionalism, and are happy to recommend your company to anyone seeking quality construction.
After a year of planning, organizing and working together, we finally have moved in to our new house. We could not be happier with the quality of construction and craftsmanship. But what what really stood out was the experience of working with both of you. As you are well aware, building a house is a stressful experience but to have supportive and ethical people to work with really makes the process so much better. You enjoy what you do and it shows. Thank you again.
We wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how much we appreciate all the dedication and hard work you devoted to our home.
As we are sure you remember we had initially hired an architect to design a major renovation project to our house. We were startled by the timeframe and the quotes we had received by each and every contractor even after the architect had attempted to get us within a budget. Our project was at a standstill. We loved our lot of land and neighborhood, but thought we could not accomplish what we wanted within our budget. We began house hunting.
At that time we had explored the idea of a modular home. We had met with many “modular contractors”. As you know, we are very detail oriented and were disappointed that none of those other contractors were able to customize/ deliver a unique home which met our desires. We had seen several websites with amazing modular homes but couldn’t figure out who could design and build them in our area. In our research we came across the manufacturer of some of these fine homes and they gave us your name.
At your request, we first met at your office. At that initial meeting you spent several hours discussing our goals and figuring out our style. You told us that we could accomplish everything we had ever wanted and more within our budget. From the very beginning we could tell that you were our man! (You had us at “Hello”) You told us to trust you and it was the best thing we did. We collaborated for several weeks; you spent many hard hours and long nights designing a dream house for our family.
Not only, did you help us design our house, you also assisted us in the finance process. You did everything within the timeframe you had promised; you did it within our budget, and delivered it without any overages!!
Each and every one of your sub-contractors has been hard working, polite, and courteous to us, as well as our neighbors.
Communication is extremely important to us. Throughout the process, you have always been there. We know we were very involved in the project and at times a “thorn in your side”, but you always answered your phone or returned our calls right away. That speaks volumes for your company as well as you as people.
We have been so pleased with this process and have recommended you to many of our friends and neighbors, some of which are currently working with you to build their home.
We mean this with all sincerity; we do not believe we could have done this project with any other builder. You have been completely honest, respectful, and professional throughout the entire process. We look forward to staying in touch with you as our family grows in our beautiful new home. Thank you for everything. Please feel free to use us as a reference at any time.
Dreamline built us a beautiful modular a couple years ago and I can now highly recommend them! We did our homework–we consulted a handful of builders after researching modular homes for several months and were glad to have persevered and found a good group in Dreamline. They know what they’re doing, are very competent, talented builders who care about completing their projects in a timely way. Most importantly they really do care that their client is happy with the end result. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again and may do so in the next few or so. Best of luck to you!
I have nothing but good, no, great, things to say about Dreamline Modular. From the beginning to the end they made it nothing but easy & enjoyable to build our dream home. They listened to us and guided us in the right direction to get exactly what we dreamed of. Kris & Doug and the entire crew were very attentive to our needs, answered our questions, and made building a house seem very easy. They took care of all of the work, from excavation to the final button up work. All we had to do was pick out the elements that made our home distinct & truly ours. We are happy & sad that the house is now done…we dont get to work with them every day any more. 🙁 I really recommend you call them.
We have just built a wonderful new home with Dreamline – and I cannot recommend them enough! From our very first meeting, to the handing over of the keys, the whole process was wonderful! Doug and Kris, the two owners are the ultimate professionals – they were fantastic to work with – and could not have been more helpful. If you are thinking of building a home – I would highly recommend them.
Building a new house is a huge undertaking for any family – financially, emotionally. Now that we are actually living in our Dreamline modular home, my husband and I are thrilled that we chose Dreamline as our builder. Kris Megna carefully listened to our concerns about the type of home that we needed for meeting our family’s unique needs and consistently came up with creative approaches for giving us a customized house that we could afford. Despite historic snowfalls this winter (Winter 2015), our house was finished essentially on time. The workmanship from the factory and the finishing sub-contractors was very good. During the entire process, Dreamline was responsive to our requests for information and changes that we felt needed to occur, resulting in a beautiful, distinctive and comfortable home. Kris and his business partner, Doug Carlson, understand that they are not just building a house, but they are creating a home for a family to live in for many years to come. They respect the process, and they respected us. If we were to build another house, our first call would be to Dreamline.
I just wanted to say write something quick and say thank you for our home. From beginning to end you were extremely attentive to our wants and your transparency as a builder is extremely refreshing. The trades industry gets a terrible name for being over budget, non responsive, and having no consideration for timelines. We looked around at other builders, both stick and modular, and we went with you because we trusted you and gave us realistic expectations from the beginning. We are happy to say we were right and as you said from day one “we are not sales people we are designers and builders”. It was so nice having options and you listened to what we were looking for and you went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. You just don’t see that in business anymore and we appreciate it. Again thank you for all of your time and making this building process a wonderful experience.
It took us a long time to look for someone we can trust building our dream home. We stopped looking for builders after meeting with Kris/Doug and seeing a few of the houses they built.
Kris and Doug are honest, upfront with cost, and there was no surprise in the end. Often times, you hear horror stories with cost overrun with builders. With our experience with these guys, the budget was presented very clearly upfront, and any increase is always under our control. And in fact, several items we ended up not doing but was priced on the contract, Kris ended up returning the money to us. How rare is this in the building industry? Kris also took the time to educate us about modular build and materials used for the house to our satisfaction. The amount of time they spent to make sure everything is done to the customers’ satisfaction is above and beyond.
At the same time we were interviewing builders, we also took the time to look at more than 50+ open houses in the same area and really got a feel of the build quality and details of the work. The quality of the build is as good as, if not better, than any we’ve seen, stick build or modular. If you are looking for a builder who gives you the best value for their top notch quality work, Kris and Doug are it. Several excellent builders we’ve talked to quoted us with much bigger numbers.
Kris and Doug were also very capable of turning your vision and ideas into actual product. There were many Houzz pictures we sent to Kris, and he was able to turn our home into areas that you actually see in architectural magazines! They have an amazing group of guys (tile guys, carpenter, electricians) whom I’ve known by name. They are just courteous, skilled group of professionals who are just really good at what they do.
I highly recommend Kris and Doug to anybody who is looking to build high quality, customize dream homes.
The Dreamline Modular staff and crew were a pleasure to work with since embarking on our new house project 2 years ago. Kris’s and Doug’s patience and guidance throughout the extended design and build process was reassuring and appreciated. There were setbacks, challenges, and a great many decisions along the way but each were handled quickly and competently. Kris’s patience and ready knowledge of the design and factory process ensured that we got the home we desired. Doug’s keen attention to detail and careful management of the build kept everything in motion from set to completion. In the end we got the house we wanted on-time and with minimal fuss. Thank you Kris and Doug for a job well done.
Kris and Doug, How do we say thank you enough for our home? We have been fortunate enough to build a few homes in our lives and can’t express our gratitude for you both and your company. From day one you were open and honest, transparent, and just good people to work with. From the design, sitework, helping us with the bank, and construction you didn’t miss a step. We understand unknowns come up on construction and going through it in the past it can be a helpless and painful experience. The very few items that came up on the site you handled with such professionalism and we couldn’t have done this without you. I still don’t know how you work with some of these towns and the hurdles you have to overcome with some of the departments, but we just appreciate your ability to handle it and get it done. We talk about our experience with friends and family and praise your process. You break every stereotype in building a new home and we couldn’t recommend you enough (as you know). We feel like we are just repeating what all of your references told us, but I suppose that’s a good thing. Again thank you and never hesitate to give our number out to anyone who wants to hear about our experience first hand.
After having almost gone with another modular builder, my husband ran into a co worker at his office who suggested giving Kris and Doug a call at Dreamline Modular. He said “just give Kris a call and see what you think.” Well, needless to say the rest is history! After a couple of months spent with the other company, we decided to switch companies and go with Dreamline Modular. We are so happy we did! Kris and Doug are both extremely professional and knowledgeable about the modular process. Kris was there every step of the way from designing the layout to picking out everything needed to complete the house. He kept us well informed regarding the factory and delivery process. After the house was delivered, Doug and his crew got to work on the inside. He and all of his workers were extremely professional and courteous. Along the way, we made some changes to things and Doug remained unphased, even though it meant more work for his crew. In the end, Kris and Doug wanted us to be happy because this was our dream home! And we certainly are! We can’t thank Kris and Doug enough for making the home designing and building process an extremely pleasant one! We would and do recommend them to anyone we know who is thinking of building their dream home! What a wonderful company to work with!
After purchasing a very beautiful and unique piece of land in Sterling we knew it deserved a charming home with character. We went out for bids for both traditional stick built homes vs. a modular homes from Dreamline. The traditional builders came back with either quotes way over our budget or unimaginative cookie cutter designs. Dreamline not only met our budget but Kris was able to develop a design for us which combined the interior layout we wanted with a craftsman style exterior. The result exceeded our expectations, the style is unique and charming and it fits the character of the land perfectly. The layout includes every request we had and the quality is high. During the building process Doug answered every phone call and email and was responsive to all of our requests. The project came in exactly on budget. There is only one problem, we love our home so much we never want to go out. We have become hermits.
Dear Kris, Doug, Michelle G, Michelle S & John,
Hope you all had a good weekend.
We just moved in to our home this past Friday. As I have said before, you are a terrific team and you have done a fantastic job!! We are simply delighted with what we see. Our kids – Sid and Shubha – are thrilled to have a new home that looks “modern” as they describe it. For us, this is very satisfying. We knew all along but now we tell and show our friends and family that we made absolutely the right decision in going with Dreamline Modular for this project.
There are so many good things that you do as a team which cover a range of skills, adherence to time, design, quality, project management , communication coordination and above all, giving it that personal touch. Each one of you does your part and more so well which is why you deliver what we see. We wish you well and hope that you grow and achieve all your goals and more as a Dreamline team.
We would like to meet with all of you. I will reach out to coordinate logistics after we settle in our home but it will be this year. We are in the middle of a chaotic move which we expected but we will settle – we at least have the space now.
Thanks again and have a terrific week. We will be in touch soon.