About Us
At Clayton, we're building homes a different way.
Our Story

It all started with a family and a dream.

In 1956, the Clayton family began its journey when founder Jim Clayton sold his first home and launched the dream of making homeownership attainable for everyone across America. We’ve come a long way over the last 60 years. Our CEO since 1999, Kevin Clayton joined his father’s family business at the age of 7. After graduating from college and earning his MBA from the University of Tennessee, Kevin gained valuable experience at several other highly successful companies before returning to Clayton, where he has promoted a servant leadership style to guide various company initiatives over the years. Kevin has continued his family’s commitment to providing quality, attainable housing, while constantly improving the experience for both Clayton team members and customers. Clayton is now one of the nation’s leading homebuilders in site-built and off-site built homes.

What began as just one location has grown to over 350 home centers offering a variety of housing options to fit families’ needs. Clayton now builds and sells traditional site-built homes and off-site built homes – including manufactured homes, modular homes, CrossMod™ homes, Designer Cottages and PMRVs.

Our Purpose

Opening doors to a better life.

Our passion is about more than just building homes — it’s about making the world a better place for our customers, communities and future generations. Guided by Kevin’s vision of driving innovation, improving lives, fostering inclusion and giving back to the communities where we live and work, our more than 20,000 team members are united around a common goal: to make the dream of homeownership possible for more families.

Why Clayton

From our family to yours.

The heart of a home is where family gathers and memories are made, and we’re proud to be a part of that for our customers. Every Clayton Built® home is designed with your family in mind, from quality and durability to design and efficiency. We are passionate about building a home where your family can create the life you’ve always dreamed of.

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Strength & Durability

Built on a strong foundation, to last a lifetime or two.

Our advanced construction process has been carefully engineered to give you a strong, beautiful home from the foundation to the roof, and everything in between. When it comes to getting the job done right, there are no shortcuts. Over the last 60 years, we’ve done more than build homes. We’ve transformed how they’re built in the first place, from our innovative off-site building process to the quality construction materials we use.

The Clayton Built® Standard

When you buy a Clayton Built® home, you can trust it’s constructed on a foundation of strength, quality and durability that has truly been built to last.

Every Clayton Built® home goes through a series of rigorous checkpoints and internal inspections that test electrical outlets, exterior quality, plumbing lines, interior details and more, so you know you can rely on each part of your home, from the inside out.

Our manufactured homes are built to federal HUD code requirements and our modular homes are built to state and local building requirements. This includes specific construction and design elements depending on the wind and thermal zone where the home will be located.

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We build with sustainability in mind.

At both our home office and our home building facilities, we are always seeking out innovative ways to conserve energy, water and other resources. Whether it’s through making our building process more efficient or the smart home features we offer our customers, these efforts demonstrate we are committed to environmental stewardship.

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Clayton Values

Open doors.

We are here to help our customers realize success, own homes they love, and create more opportunity for them down the road.

Be a home.

We strive to be more than a place to work - where people have a sense of belonging, work-life balance, and a true career path.

Drive change.

We must set the standard. Advance technology and sustainability, and implement visionary practices in all we do.

Do good.

Be kind and collaborative. Promote equity, and be welcoming to everyone.

Earn trust.

Nothing works without it.