We've helped people just like you buy manufactured homes since 1934, building more than 1.5 million homes and winning multiple awards for design and construction. We build, sell, finance, lease and insure manufactured and modular homes as well as relocatable commercial and educational buildings. We have 12,000 team members, 35 home building facilities and more than 1,000 home centers. We also finance more than 325,000 customers and insure 160,000 families. Clayton Homes also owns and operates 18 subdivisions. In 2003, Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. acquired Clayton Homes.
Our headquarters are in Maryville, Tennessee, but our hearts are in your home.
Clayton's experience runs deep in the manufactured housing business. Looking back reminds us how far we've come. Here are the high points through the years.
Jim Clayton opened the first Clayton Homes Home Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Within a matter of months, the family business, with Mom and Dad Clayton joining in, was off and running. In a few short years, Clayton grew from this single store to a company.
Clayton opens Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., and through this new subsidiary is able to directly help customers get financing for their new homes.
Just 17 years since its start, Clayton becomes a public company, trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 1984. This offering sparks 20 years of consecutive growth for the company.
Keeping all facets of the business integrated, Clayton Homes opens its 10th manufactured home building facility.
Continuing a long tradition of innovation, Clayton debuts a new state-of-the-art homebuilding facility in Norris, Tennessee, increasing quality and flexibility while reducing waste.
Clayton takes a 25% stake in 21st Mortgage, furthering its commitment to financing to soon-to-be homeowners.
Having expanded and integrated all facets of the business during the previous decade – building, selling, financing, leasing and insuring manufactured and modular homes – Clayton grows its business by delivering a superior home buying experience.
Board of directors elects Kevin Clayton president and CEO, continuing the legacy started by founder, Jim Clayton.
Clayton Homes receives its first of many leadership awards in home building with its MHI Manufacturer of the Year award.
Clayton Homes becomes part of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., the holding company founded by legendary businessman Warren Buffett. The merger broadened Clayton’s lending stability and ensured access to financing for homeowners. Joining forces with Buffett meant big things for the future, but it also kept Clayton’s local roots intact, with management, headquarters and 7,000 loyal team members staying in place.
Clayton acquires Oakwood Homes and the remaining ownership of 21st Mortgage.
Clayton acquires Southern Energy Homes and forms Wimbledon Properties, starting with four subdivisions.
With more than 35 home building facilities and more than 1.5 million homes built, Clayton Homes is the leading manufactured and modular home builder in the country.
Years of research and development and tireless commitment to innovation culminate in Spring 2009 with the unveiling of a new modular home design, the i–house, built for a new era of sustainable living.
Clayton Homes initiative to make the home office more green leads to an internationally recognized award. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.
"Not only did we do the right thing by being environmentally conscious, and focusing on sustainability and LEED-EB certification, but they made us a lot of money," CEO Kevin Clayton said. "We spent $108,000 over the last three years achieving this, and we have directly quantified over $300,000 in savings."
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