Comfortable, Energy Efficient Home Ownership

DeTray’s Custom Housing in Puyallup, Washington, redefines the concept of comfortable and energy-efficient living. Homeowners who choose DeTray’s not only experience the exceptional warmth and comfort of their custom homes but also enjoy significant energy savings. It’s like driving a comfortable Cadillac while enjoying the gas mileage of a Prius—a perfect combination of luxury and efficiency. With unparalleled insulation, advanced HVAC systems, sustainable practices, and personalized design, DeTray’s homes create a sanctuary that promotes well-being, reduces environmental impact, and leaves homeowners with more money in their pockets. If you’re searching for a home that offers the best of both worlds, DeTray’s Custom Housing is the ideal choice.

  1. Enhanced Quality of Life:

Owning a DeTray’s Custom Home goes beyond the financial benefits. The exceptional insulation and energy-efficient features of these homes contribute to an overall enhanced quality of life. Imagine coming home to a cozy and welcoming space, regardless of the weather outside. The consistent temperature, improved indoor air quality, and quiet ambiance create an atmosphere of tranquility and well-being. Homeowners can relax and unwind, knowing that their home provides optimal comfort without sacrificing energy efficiency.

  1. Long-Term Financial Savings:

Investing in a DeTray’s Custom Home is a smart financial decision. The energy savings generated by these homes can result in significant long-term cost reductions. With rising energy prices, homeowners can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with reduced power bills. The money saved can be allocated to other aspects of life, such as vacations, education, or future investments. Additionally, the energy-efficient features of these homes can enhance their resale value, making them an attractive option for potential buyers.

  1. Environmental Responsibility:

Choosing a DeTray’s Custom Home is an act of environmental responsibility. With increasing concerns about climate change and sustainability, these homes offer an opportunity to minimize our ecological footprint. The energy efficiency of DeTray’s homes reduces greenhouse gas emissions and promotes a greener future. By opting for a custom home that embraces sustainable practices and materials, homeowners contribute to the preservation of our planet for future generations.

  1. Unmatched Peace of Mind:

DeTray’s Custom Homes provide homeowners with unmatched peace of mind. The combination of superior craftsmanship, energy efficiency, and personalized design ensures a home that not only meets but exceeds expectations. Homeowners can have confidence in the durability, comfort, and performance of their home, knowing that it has been built to the highest standards. The exceptional warranty offered by DeTray’s further adds to the peace of mind, providing protection and support for years to come.

  1. Unforgettable Homeownership Experience:

Ultimately, owning a DeTray’s Custom Home offers an unforgettable homeownership experience. From the moment you step into your custom-built sanctuary, you’ll be captivated by the craftsmanship, energy efficiency, and personalized design that sets these homes apart. Every aspect of your home will reflect your unique style, providing a sense of pride and fulfillment. The joy of coming home to a space that truly represents you and offers exceptional comfort and energy savings is an experience that will leave a lasting impression.

DeTrays's Custom Housing Office

DeTray’s Custom Housing offers homeowners a remarkable combination of comfort, energy efficiency, and savings. With enhanced quality of life, long-term financial savings, environmental responsibility, unmatched peace of mind, and an unforgettable homeownership experience, DeTray’s homes truly set the standard for modern living. If you’re ready to embark on a homeownership journey that exceeds your expectations, DeTray’s Custom Housing is the perfect choice.

Adrian Ortega, DeTray’s Housing Consultant

Energy Star

The Most ENERGY-EFFICIENT Homes in the Nation

Energy efficiency has always ranked at the top of home buyers’ features list. Good news – the Pacific Northwest manufactured home industry builds more ENERGY STAR® homes than anywhere else in the nation.

Energy Star® is a federal government certification that means the home has been independently verified to be at least 30% more energy-efficient than homes built to 1993 national Model Energy Code, or 15% more efficient than state energy code, whichever is more rigorous. These savings are based on heating, cooling, and hot water energy use and are typically achieved through improving five separate areas in the home:


Ducts carry air from central heat and air conditioning equipment to every room in the home. In a typical American home, ducts leak 20-30% of the air being forced through them. Tightly sealed ducts in ENERGY STAR® Homes are the proper size, made from quality materials, located properly and insulated to ensure energy efficiency and maintain comfort.


Air leakage accounts for 25-40% of the energy use for heating and cooling a typical home. ENERGY STAR® homes are sealed to reduce noise, moisture, and drafts – both in and out. Blocking outside air prevents dust, pollen, auto exhaust and insects from coming in. Stopping inside air from leaking out reduces escape of temperature-controlled air.


More than 50% of a home’s energy use goes to heating and cooling. High-efficiency heating and cooling equipment can lower utility bills, require less maintenance and result in a quieter home.


To maintain temperature efficiently and effectively, insulation must provide a continuous layer of protection. This involves careful installation without gaps, crimps, or compression, and careful attention to fitting around obstacles like pipes, wiring and outlets.


Windows typically make up 10-25% of a home’s exterior, yet as much as half of a home’s heat loss and gain travels through them. Advances in window technology can reduce this loss through double glazing low-e coatings, low conductance framing materials, thermal breaks and insulated frames.

These features contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, and to lower energy demand and reduced air pollution. ENERGYSTAR® also encourages the use of energy-efficient lighting and appliances, as well as features designed to improve indoor air quality. And don’t forget utility promotions and rebates on appliances used in the home!

I personally invite you to visit our ENERGY STAR® homes at our design center! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Michelle Dux
DeTray’s Housing Consultant