Southern Energy Homes

Southern Energy Homes

Double Springs, AL

 1.2/5 (42 reviews)
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Original review: March 2, 2023

Buyer Beware! Southern Energy Homes doesn't build good quality homes. My new home was delivered damaged interior and exterior. The doors were installed unlevel and warped. Black Mold is common in their homes. The furnace wasn't a new unit and has caused a lot of water damage and mold on the walls. The walls aren't water, mold or mildew resistant-they are made of compressed cardboard. Southern Energy Homes "Does not honor the warranty". The ducts were installed damaged and not secured with large holes in them. I have water coming in from the roof-the vents aren't sealed. There are no shut off valves on any of the plumbing. All the plumbing leaks.The setup guys knew there was damage under the home when it was delivered and setup- they failed to make repairs.

The home is not weatherized or sealed. Windows, doors, and the plumbing coming into the home -Not Sealed. I have water running inside of two walls. The smoke alarms sound off 24/7 because of faulty wiring along with flickering lights and broken switches and covers. Southern Energy tells me.."My home is livable". But I bet they wouldn't live in it.

The Red Plate on the home-means nothing to Southern Energy Homes. Nothing about the home is certified that the home was build up to code and passed inspection. The home Never should have passed inspection or sold. There was water built up under the home for a year -the floors are cupped/warped. The outlets were installed damaged, not connected properly and falling in and out the walls. There were two ant colonies living in the bedroom walls. The heat and a/c air goes to the belly of the home, making it hard for the home to get and stay warm or cool. Consumers like myself have no rights when it comes to companies building these homes. The Black Mold spores throughout the home have me and my pets sick. I am posting the truth and feel Southern Energy needs to listen to the people they make their homes for. I love the home but I don't love the fact that I can't get any repairs done.

2 people found this review helpful
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Original review: March 9, 2020

We bought our home from a dealer local to San Antonio. The layout and looks are great looking. The features are smart in thinking. However, when we moved into our home in June of 2017, we had a list right off the bat that chem from the factory that needed attn. The local dealer fixed quite a few of them. But since they started weaning off the responsibility, early on, it was left up to the reps that were contracted with SE Homes to finish the rest. It took them over a year to get to the last ones and to try and fix the ones that were supposedly repaired already. Some of them are still not fixed and still have the same problem.

I will take some responsibility knowing that the materials wouldn't be the greatest. But the philosophy should be use what you have and build the best with what you have. IF, that is a big IF, they would've have inspected at every finish stage of the process, they would've caught a majority of the problems. But they slapped it together, probably on a Monday or a Fri and sent it along. They have a list of people that supposedly inspected it but that is a complete lie. I would stay away from this housing company and pay a little more and get a site built home. I am only seeing what is visible. I do not know what is behind the walls and that scares me.

IF you do go with this company, do not pay full price for it because you will make that up in repairs. Our subfloor needs work, linoleum is thin and cut, master shower snaps on the floor, nail heads popping out from under paint, joints from crown moulding have big gaps, the mouldings around doors, mirrors, and windows looks like that were shot with a machine gun nail gun, side pcs on countertops keep popping off. The factory did not send the paint that they used to paint the inside of the house so everyone that came out to do a repair brought a different shade. So instead of sending someone to paint the whole entire house inside, because that's what it needed, they tried to "blend" the different shades together. A lack of integrity and customer driven goals are missing from this company. If we stay in the house, I will sink close to 20-30k more to fix the screw ups. Find something else to live in.

13 people found this review helpful

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 15, 2019

    We bought a se home a year ago. The kitchen linoleum was cut that want to put quarter round just where the rug is cut. The cracks in the ceiling. They send out a guy that just dabs on the ceiling. A two year old could do a better job. Our breakers keep flipping. I plug a 110 air compressor up. It won't run it. I'm worried it's not wired right and might catch a fire. It's very poorly and cheap built. It's a 5 bedroom 3 bath. If you're cooking and someone's blow drying their hair it throws a breaker. We calling a electric repair company and having it looked at. SE homes is just looking out for their bottom dollar. Once you sign the paperwork it's your problem. Stay far far away from this company.

    22 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Oct. 10, 2019

    Beautiful homes but cheaply built. We had a 220 primary wire (dryer wire) that shorted out. Apparently the wire was too short so the manufacturer pieced the wire together and taped it with electrical black tape. It burned the wire into and burned the plywood behind it. Now I'm wondering how many more wires in my home have been done the same way because my power still flickers. Also, how many more homes out there have been done this same way? Because of negligence, this could have been fatal to my family. I urge every home owner from Southern Homes to make sure there are not any pieced together wires in your home!! I bought my home from Clayton Homes in Albertville, Alabama. I purchased in 2017.

    19 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 29, 2019

    We purchased our home a little over 2 years ago. In the first year of the warranty they sent someone out to fix any immediate problems and they basically rigged anything they could get away with. We had a leak in the roof right after we got into our home, They sent someone out with a TUBE OF TAR!!! Several times, after having a fit they replaced a few shingles, We called the state and that was basically a joke. They were not made to properly fix the roof even then another guy one tube of tar.

    Apparently on manufactured homes the state code is not very good. One year later and another leak! We love our home but the roof is done terribly poor and they all know it but can get away with it. Second leak in the roof in a little over two years of purchase and even our insurance adjuster said that about 20% of the roof is done shoddy. Paying on our lovely home and going to have to pay out of pocket to have the roof done as it should have been. It's a crying shame!

    17 people found this review helpful
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 16, 2019

    I ordered my new home in March. Finally got it June 27, 2019. I am so disappointed in Southern Energy for letting a home go out on a lot looking like my house does. Shower leaking all over. Can't use the jets on the shower due to them going all out on floor. Shower leaking because shower head isn't even attached to wall but by a hook. Manhole under tub for p-trap that is big enough for a person to fit in. Tub leg on front is just dangling over hole not even rested on anything. The ceiling throughout the whole house looks like it has been cracked all over the whole house with big splotches of mud everywhere. The kitchen bars is all leaning. Nothing in the house is level. I would advise against a Southern Energy as their pride in the work they do has gone to nothing. It's embarrassing. My home was bought in Bossier City, LA.

    22 people found this review helpful
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 12, 2019

    I did not have a computer for a lot of years, so never thought about giving a review on this company before now. We have had this home since 1992, and it is definitely a MONEY PIT. In the beginning first year with the home warranty and the builders warranty, I cannot even remember the number of times we had someone come out and attempt to fix the multitude of issues we were having.

    The worst was the plumbing put into here that the company that made it went bankrupt years ago. We have burst every single pipe in this house and it still is happening to this day. This company is so bad that when we replaced one of the bedrooms carpeting due to a burst pipe on a wall that the bedroom butted up to, someone had painted their name and all sorts of sayings all over the plywood. Nothing is level or even in this entire house. What prompted me to write something today was that we are replacing the exhaust fan in one of the bathrooms, and once we managed to pull the assembly out of the ceiling, chunks of wood and even some roofing tiles fell onto the floor. I do not even really think it was vented to the outside.

    Our kitchen cabinets have been falling apart, there are huge gaps in the sections of dry wall, the counter tops separated in sections, huge mirrors in the bathroom fell off the wall due to only basically held there with the trim they put around to make a frame and pieces of 2 sided sticky tape. We have replaced storm doors so many times because they were not framed correctly, so we can never get them to fit the way they should, door sills that were bent or broken.

    How these homes ever passed any kind of inspection should speak volumes to someone. I will find every single place on the internet where I can warn people about buying this company's homes. They might look ok in the beginning, then all the bad stuff is going to start. The best thing that could have happened to us would have been an electrical fire due to their lack of care, and we could have moved onto something built where they actually care about their products. My list about Southern Energy Homes and their horrible materials and construction could go on and on. But, I am ending this here, just buyers beware! I would give them 0 starts if it would let me.

    25 people found this review helpful
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 23, 2018

    I bought my home in Aug. 2009. Aside from other things I had wrong with it through the years, my most recent is my back French door that the bottom is all rusted out. Southern Homes do not make this size door anymore so I have one of two choices. Cut a bigger hole in my wall and install a whole new SET (meaning the stationary door and the one that opens) or continue to watch it rust out. Be careful, after a few years, they change their structures and sizes and people who have bought in the past are now screwed! Don't buy from these people!

    20 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 5, 2018

    I bought a home from SE Homes and what a mistake. The house is two days old. Water pouring in 4 places. Floor has huge cuts, floor is popping up, siding is melted, I can go on and on. These houses I see now are built with the cheapest of materials you can find. I am shocked it is even allowed by HUD to build such crap houses... I would tell anybody not to buy this junk. You're throwing your money away. The owners should be ashamed of themselves.

    39 people found this review helpful
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 27, 2018

    Nightmare first home purchase. Bought my SE home 2016 from investment housing in Texarkana. I have had problems from the floor, construction of the house. Cabinets falling, floor popping, doors that will not stay open due to bad measurements, ac issues. I have been waiting now for over a year just to get a replacement shower door. I requested another home still in it and warranty ended with still the same issues. Now I believe I have a leak in the roof.

    33 people found this review helpful
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    Southern Energy Homes
    United States