We Are Experts of
Home Efficiency and Design
Preferred Building Systems is a division of LaValley Building Supply the largest independently owned building materials supplier in Vermont and New Hampshire that strives to be the top quality, low cost provider of building materials and services.
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We combine our purchasing power with over 300 other independent lumberyards and home centers. With over fifteen billion dollars in combined purchasing power and the additional assets of our own manufacturing of homes, garages, trusses, and lumber (from our own mill, Diprizio Pine Sales in Middleton, NH), we present to our valued customers, top quality merchandise, lumber, building systems, project solutions and more experience often at lower prices than the big national chains.
March – Facility is acquired by parent company LaValley Building Supply (former Holson Burns plant)
January – Facility tooling begins – Install cranes, Electricity, jigs, mezzanines, air manifold and drops.
June – First house is started. (Modular boxes move on production line on air pads)
August – First house is shipped
January – Preferred Building Systems is able to hire and provide work to approx 40 Customize Structures, Inc employees (25+ year modular home company that succumbs in December 2007 to worst recession experienced in over 75 years) February – House with 2×4 wall with 2″ polystyrene foam sheathing shipped – scores a 45 on the HERS December – House shipped 2×6 wall with dense packed cellulose scores a 50 HERS
2010March – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Dr. Kathleen Hogan from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, DC visits the plant. August – First Certified Modular Passive House is signed with Habitat for Humanity and collaboration with Efficiency VT, and Passive House Consultant September – First Certified Modular Passive House is set – Air Sealing pays off as final blower door test attains .4 ACH50
August – 50 year old company New England Homes in Greenland, NH merges with LaValley Building Supply and all manufacturing of New England Homes shifts from Greenland, NH to the Claremont Preferred Building Systems plant
October – Recognized along with builder Sterling Homes Development Corporation for receiving the 2012 Jerry Rouleau Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Home Design for building a custom modular home in the 3,001-4,000 sq. ft category by the Building Systems Council of the National Association of Home Builders.
November – House shipped with 2×6 wall with dense packed cellulose scores a 42 HERS
January – Rolling average of PBS homes tested attain a 55 HERS (51 homes tested)
June – Parent company LaValley Building Supply celebrates its 50th year in business.
August – Thirty-five Massachusetts code officials visit factory in Claremont, NH for an educational tour
October – Burn out situation of Proctor Academy faculty and dorm building (10 box project) delivered in less than 10 weeks from contract.
December – Completed delivery of 90 unit project delivered to Plymouth, MA
August – Featured in New Hampshire Chronicle (Air date August, 4th)