Hi, I’m Joel Scholten.
I’m the general manager here at Live Oak Homes.
Live Oak Homes is an industry leader in producing top quality, high value homes. At Live Oak Homes we know that you have many options in your choice for home ownership. That is just one of the many reasons we take such pride in each home and strive to build the best home available.
As you browse through our website please take note of the many exceptional steps we at Live Oak Homes take to insure you are getting a superior home.
C-channel Cross Member gives extra support to give you a stronger home.
With ¾” Tongue and Grove OSB floor decking, our floors are 25% thicker than the competition.
Our sidewalls are stronger, than the competition, averaging just 10” between each stud (Wind Zone 2).
Plus all windows and doors are framed with double or even triple studding.
Live Oak Homes are precision built with quality brand name materials. We buy materials in bulk which saves us money, then we pass the savings on to you.
Live Oak Homes are built in a controlled factory environment with state of the art technology. This means that we are able to produce a higher quality home more efficiently. Unlike site built houses our building materials and skilled employees are protected from the elements during the construction process. This prevents damage to our materials and allows us to avoid costly weather delays.
Stud Mounted Recept. Boxes
We stud mount our receptacles, switches, and lights for better durability.
State of the Art Engineered Trusses
Our State-of-the-art trusses give you the strongest roof available.
This is the backbone of your home, this stronger design is more durable and allows for more floor plan design flexibly. We have the strongest ridge beam in the industry.
Each Live Oak Home is engineered to maximize the use of space and to minimize any construction waste. Our state-of-the-art design allows maximum flexibility for the layout of your home. That means we can customize the floor plan of your home any way you want. For example, we can customize your home for special needs accessibility.
Our R-6 Ducts Exceed All State Efficiency Ratings
R-21 Ceiling Insulation is Standard
R-21 Blown Ceiling Insulation is standard on all Live Oak Homes, so you get lower utility bills.
Live Oak Homes also saves you money by being extremely energy efficient as certified and approved with the Energy Star label. Be sure to ask your retailer for the details on how your home can be constructed to Energy Star specifications.
We hand nail our shingles so they will last longer, and be more consistent and better fastened.
We know the roof is one of the most important parts of your home, by going the extra mile and hand nailing, we make sure you get the maximum performance out of your shingles.
Fully Vented 7” Wrap Around Eaves
Our homes are built to meet and exceed the quality standards required by the Federal HUD code. Each home is inspected by a third party inspector as required by HUD in addition to the many quality inspections preformed by our caring staff members. When you are buying a Live Oak you can rest assured that you are getting the best value and quality home for your money.
Front AND Rear Roof Vents are Standard
Along with fully ventilated eaves, the roof vents insure proper ventilation and air flow through your roof cavity.
What that means for you is, a reduced chance of mold, and more fresh air for your family, which can help reduce allergy sypmtoms.
SOLUTION DYED Carpets Throughout For Easy Cleaning
We install only solution dyed carpet in our homes. This means the our carpet color is continuous all the way throughout the carpet fiber, unlike our competitors carpet that only has color on the outside fibers of their carpet.
You could look at our carpet like a carrot with color all the way to the core while others carpet is more like an apple with color only on the outside skin.
Because our carpet is solution dyed you can clean and disinfect our carpet with a diluted bleach solution with out any damage to the carpet.
Premium Rebound Carpet Pad & Tack Strips
Some manufactures take a short cut and staple their carpet down in place of our residential tack strip application.
Our seamless countertops look better and are easier to clean.