The company is a family-owned based out of Nebraska. They're environmentally conscious, and will plant 10 trees in your name with an order! I love that. The homes are pre-manufactured in Nebraska and then deconstructed and shipped to wherever you are, which minimizes labor costs. Things not included in the kit are roofing materials, site prep, HVAC, plumbing and electrical, doors and windows, finishes, and foundation. Oh and rocking chairs and hanging potted plants that I intend to put right up on that porch.