BonnaVilla Reports Solid, but Most Challenging Year

BonnaVilla Reports Solid, but Most Challenging Year

     The past fiscal year at BonnaVilla Homes felt like one, long, stressful roller-coaster ride thanks to a global pandemic, but at the end of the day plant manager Dan Fitzgerald said it ended up being a solid year for one of Aurora’s largest employers.
     Though the housing manufacturing plant on the west edge of town was never forced to shut down, COVID caused all sorts of ripple effects, the likes of which Fitzgerald said he has never seen throughout his 50-plus years in the business.
     “I tell people it felt like seven or eight years all wrapped into one building cycle,” Fitzgerald said of a fiscal year that ended March 30, 2021.
Wessels, Patrick Step Up into Key Roles
     Staff turnover is just part of the routine at manufacturing plants large and small, though the process of replacing a few key employees at BonnaVilla Homes was even more challenging this past year due a pandemic which changed the game for purchasing and customer service.
Plant manager Dan Fitzgerald reported that long-term BonnaVilla employees Roger Scott and Al Wishart both retired within a few months time, creating opportunity for their replacements, who had to not only fill large shoes but adjust to a changing marketplace almost overnight.
     Janna Wessels, a Giltner native who has worked for the company in various roles, the last 14 years in purchasing, replaced Scott as purchasing manager in September.
     Tina Patrick is another familiar face at BonnaVilla who now answers to a different title. She replaced Wishart as customer service/warranty manager in April, stepping up from an assistant’s role.
BonnaVilla Home wins Modular Home Builders Association Home of the Month: July 2020

BonnaVilla Home wins Modular Home Builders Association Home of the Month: July 2020

We are proud to announce that the ‘Pronto’ two story plan at the Fortius Realty development of Aspen Ridge won the Modular Housing Builder’s Association HOME OF THE MONTH for JULY 2020!
The Pronto model is 1913 square feet, 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath single family home with a 2 car garage. The Aspen Ridge development between Eagle and Gypsum, Colorado is an attractive community for new home buyers in Eagle/Gypusm area. It consists of all newly constructed single-family and duplex homes where there are countless opportunities for customization, allowing new home owners to have a perfect home that suits their individual needs.
Congratulations to Fortius Realty for building this beautiful home and great development.

See the details at the MHBA website here.

BonnaVilla Celebrates 50 Years!

BonnaVilla Celebrates 50 Years!

In 2020, BonnaVilla is proud to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.  In July, we had a “grab and go” lunch for the entire plant to celebrate the anniversary as well a recognition of our performance during the previous financial year.   You can see the video of the celebration here.

The luncheon was a great way to celebrate our company’s history with our current employees as we look forward to an other 50 years.  Started by Chief Industries in 1970, we have become a leader in the single-family, modular home industry, now delivering high-quality modular homes throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.  We are proud to be the modular home division of Chief Industries, a third-generation, private company, based in Grand Island Nebraska. Chief Industries has been a family-owned, service-oriented company since it was started 1954. From humble beginnings to a diverse, global corporation featuring 7 brand divisions, Chief has a longstanding tradition of producing a wide variety of high-quality products that help communities all around the world.
BonnaVilla Introduces New Residential Attached Series

BonnaVilla Introduces New Residential Attached Series

Bonnavilla is excited to introduce our new Residential Attached Series.  The Residential Attached plans are duplex/townhome floorplans that are considered attached single family residential homes (not apartment), built to BellaVista entry level standards in groups of two, three, and four dwellings.
We currently have 26 plans available, with most added to our website. Units range from 600 sqft to 1900 sqft. Please reach out to us for your specific needs and we can find a model that’s fit for your project!
View the current homes here.
We have many more plans available by request.
Omaha Builder Brings Affordable Housing Solution to Metro Omaha

Omaha Builder Brings Affordable Housing Solution to Metro Omaha

Warrior Group, an Omaha based home builder, recently started construction on a new single-family home in Blair, a suburb about thirty minutes north of metro Omaha. The project is a 3 bed, 2 bath single-family home in a newly developed subdivision. At 1475 square feet, the project stands out in Blair, and the Omaha metro area in general, as something rarely seen. It’s an affordable home that meets a price point well below FHA maximum loan amounts for the metro Omaha area.

Due to its method of construction, the home is also particularly unique. The home was built utilizing modular construction – with two sections being constructed in a controlled factory environment in Aurora, Nebraska — by BonnaVilla (A Division of Grand Island based Chief Industries) in just a few weeks. BonnaVilla has been delivering quality modular homes to the Midwest and beyond since 1970. The attention to detail and commitment to quality ensures a sound build that will serve the homeowner for years to come.

This home features a spacious, open concept morning room, kitchen and living room area. The kitchen is equipped with a large work island and features a ready-to-stock, walk-in pantry. The home has a full-unfinished basement, leaving the owner with the ability to create the space to suit their wants and needs.

The home was delivered and installed by Warrior Group as a part of a complete building project on the site.

For more information about this project and others in the Omaha area, please contact Nolan Auson at the Warrior Group by calling 402-979-7445 or by inquiring

You can check out a video interview with Nolan Auson during construction of this project here.