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Clayton Announces Addition of New York Home Business

Clayton welcomes 50 year old family-run business G&I Homes

February 8, 2016

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Clayton Homes, one of America’s largest home builders, is excited to announce the addition of New York-based G&I Homes. The family-run retailer has been a staple to the central New York community for over 50 years and will be joining the Clayton family of brands this February.

The manufactured and modular retailer was founded in 1965 by spouses Gerald and Irene Bushey (aka G&I). The couple built their business around the goal to provide affordable, quality homes to their community with a focus in building relationships. Their business model was a perfect match for that of Clayton Homes, whose own promise is opening doors to a better life, one home at a time.

"Being in business for 50 years, the mission at G&I Homes has never changed,” states Joe Bushey, Regional Vice President of the North East Region for Clayton. “It is to be a strong growing company focused on building relationships with our customers, employees, and suppliers by delivering quality housing at a fair price in a professional and timely manner.”

The Bushey family will continue to manage all six locations in New York State, and G&I Homes will continue to operate as a family-run business. In addition to recruiting and hiring team members to the G&I Homes team, Clayton is excited to introduce their Energy Smart™ Home option to the G&I Homes home series. This option for homebuyers will upgrade their homes with extra thick insulation and other energy saving features.

“We look for wonderful people who have built a great business and reputation like the Bushey Family,” says Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes. “We would not be interested unless they desired to stay on and keep delivering great local service. We have a lot of respect for G&I Homes and are extremely proud to put more resources in their hands expanding their offerings to help more families achieve homeownership. We have been in business for 60 years and are very happy to welcome G&I Homes to the Clayton family.”

Clayton and its family of brands promise to provide an outstanding customer experience, both online and in-person during the journey to homeownership. To browse homes or find out more about Clayton, visit

About Clayton
Clayton was founded in 1956 and is proud of its history of providing affordable, quality homes. The Company is a diverse builder offering traditional site-built homes, modular homes, manufactured housing, "tiny" homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. In 2015, Clayton built more than 34,000 homes. For more information, visit