Coastal Modular Group Is a RREM Pathway B Contractor for Sandy Grant Recipients

A few more Hurricane Sandy victims will soon receive grant money from New Jersey thanks to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  $110 million of the $1.83 billion in Community Development Block Grants will be moved to into the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) grant program. This means some homeowners with receive up to $150,000 for storm repairs. This means about 1,000 more homeowners will receive funding through this grant.

For the few fortunate homeowners who receive money through the RREM Pathway B grant, there are a few guidelines. First, by choosing Pathway B, you are responsible for hiring your own contractor. You will have to certify that you have engaged a contractor, and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will have to verify that contractor. You will then receive a check for 50% of your RREM grant.

Why You Should Choose Coastal Modular Group as Your Pathway B Home Builder

As a Pathway B contractor, Coastal Modular Group is an approved Pathway B Builder. We will help you through the process of receiving your grant money. After two and a half years of being out of your home, our modular home company will be able to construct your home quickly in a controlled indoor facility, so that we can set it on your property and get you moved back into your new home. This one of the many benefits to modular construction especially since the grant money is being allocated during these frigid winter months.

Energy Star PartnerWe promise to treat you as our friend and neighbor because you are. In many cases your home will have to meet Green Retrofit and Energy Star standards, which Coastal Modular Group is certified in both. In fact, we are an Approved Energy Star Partner. You can read more about our green/energy efficient modular home here.

Additionally, our superior products like Eco Red Shield™ by Eco Building Products are perfect to make your home stronger and more environmentally friendly. Eco Red Shield™ provides protection against mold, termites, wood-rot decay, and fire.

Pathway B homeowners still need to protect themselves from contractors who are not knowledgeable or do not have your best interest in mind. We would love to help you rebuild your home the way you want it while using our modular home expertise so you can return to your normal life quickly.

For more information, please call Coastal Modular Group at (732) 800 – 2447.

What is the BFE for New Jersey Modular Homes

One of the biggest problems our customers are running into is knowing their Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Not knowing this information can drastically change what our customers think their New Jersey modular homes will look like. What you thought might be a slight bump up can end up meaning your house is lifted 5+ feet in the air. Luckily, there is a tool to help.

We have covered this tool before in the article “Flooding Code Requirements for Modular Homes in New Jersey,” but we think it is worth revisiting. Why? Well, because the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) was recently updated with information for all Ocean County, NJ modular home shoppers. All you have to do is enter your information on http://www.region2coastal.com/sandy/table using the table pictured below.

New Jersey Modular Homes Base Flood EvaluationBy having this type of information before you starting conjuring up your dream home, you can avoid any let down due to restrictions. If you need more help figuring out your BFE, please call Coastal Modular Group at (732) 800-2447.

Instagram and Twitter Feeds of #HurricaneSandy

It is hard to believe it has only been one year since Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast. We remember the loud winds, power going out, cold nights, long lines at the gas station, humming of generators, and the horrific views houses falling apart. The only upside to this is how strong we have all become and how we all banned together to donate clothes, food, and money to those in more need than us.

If you do not know the story of how our NJ modular home business was formed, we will just let you know it is because of Hurricane Sandy. We were tired of seeing our friends and neighbors getting screwed over by companies outside of the state. It has been our goal to help victims of Sandy get home again.

Social media played a huge role during and after the storm. Many followed #hurricanesandy on Instagram and Twitter to see the latest photos and get the latest news. Today many people took back to these two outlets and posted photos of last year. Below are feeds from both networks for #hurricanesandy.

Remember, if you or anyone you know is still having trouble affording a home or seeking information, please tell them to call us at 732-800-2447.


Gather for Awareness on the Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made its official landfall. For many who live on the east coast, especially in New Jersey and New York, this day will be forever engrained in their minds. We are sure many of you can remember the howling winds, the sounds of the rain hitting your windows, and, for many, trees breaking and water filling lower levels of their homes. We are hoping that this tragedy does not happen again, and, if it does, we hope we can help another lucky person with one of our modular homes in NJ.

Raise Awareness on October 29th and “Light Up New Jersey”

Maybe you were one of the lucky ones who was able to return to his/her home and avoid much damage. However, there are still people out there who haven’t received any funding, insurance money, or other help to get them back in their homes. Children just recently got their schools backs and businesses just finally opened back up, which shows we are making a huge progression, but these can’t cause us to believe everything is back to normal.

For these reasons, residents throughout New Jersey will gather on October 29th, 2013 to “Light Up New Jersey.” As a resident of NJ, you can participate simply by shining flashlights or candles along the shore at 6:30 p.m.

We hope you participate and continue to support those less fortunate.

Hurricane Season Begins and Beach Replenishment is Being Done to Protect Our Homes

It is that time of year again. Beach replenishment may seem like a selfish act to provide wider beaches to fit more people on, but this is actually a necessary evil in order to protect places like our NJ modular homes.

Those dump trucks, bulldozers, and other giant machines come to the beach and seem to be an eye sore. However, that gallows of sand and water they are pumping will put more room between you and the Atlantic during hurricane season. Much of the sand will also turn into dunes.

Twenty Feet of Sand May Ruin the View From Your Balcony
But Your Jersey Shore Modular Home Will be Safe

It is official, Congress has authorized the building of dunes north or Harvey Cedars up to Sandy Hook, NJ. Funding has been established to get the project started, and with the $100 million we will all be seeing the progress on a local beach soon.

Although the dunes will be high and possibly change the ocean view you were used to on your beach front property, these dunes proved to save homes during Hurricane Sandy. As a barrier between you and the ocean, the dunes take the force from the waves and can direct them away from your home.

Eye-soar, maybe…but it is better than losing your home

Congratulations to Our NJ Modular Home Giveaway Winner

For over two months Coastal Modular Group ran a contest that aimed to help one lucky person better their situation after Hurricane Sandy. We decided to giveaway $25,000 towards one of our NJ modular homes. Everyone had an equal chance to enter through our social media sharing process, and we are happy to have given many participants the chance to win.

The Winner of Our NJ Modular Home Contest

NJ Modular HomesOn June 29th, the drawing was official and Liz Perricone of Union Beach, NJ won the contest. We have been looking forward to meeting with her to discuss the details of her new home. Liz will benefit from our building process that allows for thorough design of a  custom modular home in NJ. Additionally, on Saturday, July 20th NJ News 12 will join us as we congratulate Liz in person.

Union Beach was hit very hard by Hurricane Sandy, and we are happy someone so deserving at Liz will benefit from a our giveaway. Recently, we featured Memorial School in Union Beach on our blog, and how the reopening of the school instilled a sense of normalcy. We hope to help Liz regain a sense of normalcy with the $25,000 toward her new home.

Our designers are going to sit with Liz and allow her to use photographs, sketches, and whatever else she likes to build her dream home. We will then make a 3D rendering of the home where she can take a virtual tour of her design.

Once again, we  would like to congratulate Liz on winning out giveaway, and we look forward to meeting with her on Saturday.

View this Video and Toyota Will Donate a Meal to a Sandy Victim

Yes, it is that simple! Watch the YouTube video below and Toyota will donate a meal to victims of Hurricane Sandy who are still trying to recover.

These are the projects Coastal Modular Group loves, and this is why we gave away $25,000 towards a new NJ modular home. As successful businesses, we should all be giving back to those who are still struggling. Although we are located in New Jersey, we support the workers at Toyota for all they are doing for Rockaway, NY and the Food Bank of New York.

With the support of the online community the Meals Per Hour project landed on the front page of Reddit and went viral! We hope our supporters pass this video along to their friends and push more meals out to Hurricane Sandy victims in need.

If you know of any other amazing charitable causes like this, please let us know in the comments section. We would love to promote your cause.

NJ Homes to be Removed from High Flood Zone Risk

As the early summer storms have been more frequent, many people may be worried about the flooding. It feels as if once a storm as detrimental as Hurricane Sandy comes through, then the chances of flooding and severe damage is more likely. However, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is instilling hope with revised flood zone maps.

In a very precautionary measure, many homes were included in the previous map were part of “V” zones, which are at high risk of waves. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will release the new standards for how high homes or businesses have to be raised to protect from flooding.

NJ Modular Homes BFE Raised

These new maps will affect flood insurance rates and the height homeowners have to raise their homes. Luckily with the production of our NJ modular homes we can raise our structures quickly and easily, but for stick-and-brick homes this issue is much more severe.

How to Find Out Your BFE and How High to Raise Your NJ Modular Home

A few weeks ago we wrote an article entitled “Flooding Code Requirements for Modular Homes in New Jersey,” where we explained Base Flood Evaluations (BFE). Recently Region2Coastal.com posted an interactive map where you can look up four BFE easily. With the new maps coming, this interactive map will be updated with the most accurate information, but for now we suggest looking up the area where your home is. http://www.region2coastal.com/sandy/table

Modular Homes in NJ BFE

If you need more help finding out your BFE or if you are forced to rebuild due to being in a V zone, please feel free to contact Coastal Modular Group. we can also be reached by phone (732) 800-2447.

Normalcy Returns to Union Beach NJ After Hurricane Sandy

Do you remember the first day of the school year when you were a child? You walked into a building you may have already attended the previous years, and you got acclimated quickly to the familiar surroundings. You would see old friends and make new ones.

Fortunately, for the students of Memorial School in Union Beach, NJ this familiar scenario will be instilled for the next school year. After their school was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy the students were split up between St. Catherine’s School in Middletown, Central School in Keyport, and Holy Family School in Hazlet. Although the final day of school is June 27th, the students have returned to their own school where they can have a sense of normalcy again.

Rebuild Normalcy with Union Beach NJ Modular Homes

Union Beach Memorial SchoolThis is a great accomplishment as some of these students still may not have their homes to go back to. Fifty homes were washed away and 300 were demolished during Hurricane sandy, and about 500 families still do not have homes.

We are reminded not to take for granted the comfort it is to have a place we are familiar with. This is why the NJ modular homes from Coastal Modular Group are made custom for our clients. We can take photos of your old home and replicate the design. You can rebuild your home, add the features you always wanted, and it will be stronger and still not as expensive at stick and brick builders.

We are happy to see one of the most devastated areas make such a big progression and hope the students enjoy their school before summer.

 

Win $25k Toward Our NJ Modular Homes at the Jersey Shore Festival

NJ Modular Homes Jersey Shore Festival

With all the expensive music festivals that will be attracting thousands of people this summer, which will you go to? Instead of spending all of your hard earned money, you should head to the FREE Jersey Shore Festival in Seaside Heights. While there come check out our vendor area, and enter for a chance to win $25,000 towards one of our NJ modular homes!

Enjoy Live Music, Car Shows, and Our NJ Modular Homes

The Jersey Shore Festival is perfect for those who have been working all winter to get their lives back in order after Hurricane Sandy. Welcome the warm weather with a refreshing Coors Light, Pacifico, or Spodee, all of which will be in abundance due to their official sponsorships.

Three days of awesome entertainment starts on Friday, May 17th with a silent auction to benefit Sandy victims through Sunday with Coastal Adventures. Bands will be playing in various venues around town all weekend. Saturday will encompass an array of events with the Jersey Shore Car Shows, live outdoor music, and of course the Vendor Village where you can find Coastal Modular Group and enter the $25k NJ modular home giveaway.

If you are a fan of music, autos, the beach, or just having a great time outside without the price of a mortgage, then come join us at the Jersey Shore Festival!

Remember, there is still time to enter the $25k giveaway towards one of our NJ modular homes. Visit http://coastalmodulargroup.com/blog/win-25k-towards-modular-homes-in-new-jersey/ to enter today!