S. S. STEELE HOMES
(251) 661-9600 (850) 477-7880
Quality built homes since 1953
If you’re trying to decide between custom home
builders in Mobile, AL, the Florida panhandle or
Southwest Mississippi you probably have a lot of
questions. We’ve compiled a list of frequently
asked questions below for your convenience. If you
still have questions after reading the following, give
us a call to speak with an experienced home
builder. We’re happy to serve individuals from
across Southwest Alabama, Southeast Mississippi,
and parts of the Florida Panhandle.
Do I have a choice of the colors for my
Yes, we have a color room where you get to
choose the colors of your home. This includes
brick, paint, carpet, cabinets, ceramic tile, counter
tops and more.
Can I make changes to my floor plan?
Yes, we can make all sorts of modifications ranging
from adding a window to adding square footage.
You just need to contact a salesman to get a price.
How do you get your prices so low?
We buy our lumber directly from the sawmills by
the truckload. We have a large warehouse where
we can keep the lumber dry until it is ready to be
used. We also buy many other products in bulk that
go into our homes directly from the manufacturers.
This reduces our cost, which we then pass on to
you. We do not use seconds or substandard
Are you a modular or prefab builder?
No, we do pre-build our wall panels similar to what
a stick framing crew would do on a job site.
However, we build them on a table, in a controlled,
dry indoor environment to help improve the quality
of the homes. We also build our own roof trusses to
strengthen the roof, but this is neither prefab nor
Are your homes made of steel?
Steele is the last name of the owners. The homes
we build are framed up with wood.
Does your company have experience
Yes, we have been in building homes since 1953.
Few other home builders can say that.
Does S. S. Steele have lots for sale or have
No, we build on your lot. This way you are not
stuck in a neighborhood with several houses that
are identical to yours. You can have a unique home
that will be easier to sell than if your neighbor was
trying to sell the same home as you.
Why don't you build in my county?
In order to ensure that we are able to build a quality
home that is well supervised during construction
and provide a quick response to any issue that
might arise after the home is built, we set a limit on
how far we can build.
What is included in the price of the home?
When we finish, the home is ready to move into.
We include the water heater, heating and air, light
fixtures, floor coverings, vent-a-hood, plumbing
fixtures, cabinets, paint and more.
What is not included in the price of the
We build on your lot, so you will furnish the
property for us to build your home on. We are a
home builder and not a developer, so you will be
responsible for everything outside the home. This
includes tree removal, landscaping, driveways and
sidewalks, septic tank if needed, water well, etc.
The home does not include items that are not
permanently attached like the appliances, furniture,
Do you have a list of options that are
available and the prices?
There are too many options to list. To get prices
you would need to contact a salesperson and let
him know what you would like.
How long before you start my home?
We normally have a backlog of homes to build. You
would go onto the backlog when you either close
your construction loan, if financed, or sign a
contract and bring in the down payment, if cash. To
find out the current backlog, please contact a
salesman in the state that you are planning to
How long does it take to build a home?
Construction time can vary depending on the size
of the home and the location where it is built.
Normally this is anywhere from six to ten weeks.
Does S. S. Steele finance it's own homes?
No, we allow our customers to shop around and
find the best rate that they can. If financed, you
would need to get a construction/perm, or
construction and permanent loan. We do not build
under FHA or VA loans.
For more information on our custom home builders
in Mobile, AL, contact us today. We look forward to
building your dream home!
Frequently Asked Questions