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Clayton Properties Group Adds Alabama Homebuilder to Expansive Portfolio

Berkshire Hathaway's Clayton Properties Group acquires Harris Doyle Homes

July 10, 2017

MARYVILLE, Tenn., July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton Properties Group, a division of Clayton, a Berkshire Hathaway company and one of America's largest homebuilders, today announced it has acquired Harris Doyle Homes, a leading residential developer and home builder for the greater Birmingham, Ala., area, effective July 7, 2017. Harris Doyle Homes is the fifth homebuilding acquisition for Clayton since 2015 and the second homebuilder acquired this month.

Former competitors Brooks Harris, co-owner and chief business development officer, and Russ Doyle, co-owner, president and chief operating officer, merged their individual homebuilding operations in 2008 to create one of Birmingham, Ala.'s largest homebuilders, Harris Doyle Homes.

"We are proud to welcome Harris Doyle to our family of homebuilders," said Keith Holdbrooks, president of Clayton home building group. "We were immediately impressed with Brooks' and Russ' abilities to combine their unique experiences and expertise into making Harris Doyle Homes the successful, customer-focused company it is today. We look forward to partnering with them to enhance our customers' homebuying experiences while providing affordable, innovative homes."

Harris Doyle Homes differentiates itself by providing unique architecture and creative interior designs to the Birmingham, Auburn and Pike Road, Ala., markets.

"We are truly grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Clayton Properties Group," said Harris. "It has been clear from the beginning that this acquisition will provide our team with extraordinary opportunities and resources to grow our business, top notch leadership training for our team and a corporate culture and drive to create a truly unparalleled customer experience."

Harris Doyle Homes is widely recognized for its energized and progressive team that works diligently to provide a high level of service to its customers. The homebuilder designs and constructs new homes and neighborhoods that fit the unique lifestyles of its diverse customer base.

"Our success thus far widely has been attributed to our reliable reputation and commitment to building quality homes with an emphasis on customization and design," said Doyle. "Our partnership with Clayton will position us to expand our capabilities further into current and new markets. It also allows us to retain our management team while providing our team members with the resources and leadership opportunities they need to advance their careers."

Clayton, which has been in existence for over 60 years, entered the site-built industry in 2015 through its Clayton Properties division in order to provide industry-leading homebuilding solutions and improve the experience of modern-day homebuyers. Since 2015, Clayton has increased its homebuilder portfolio by acquiring like-minded, innovative companies in strong-growth markets, such as Oakwood Homes in Denver, Colo., Summit Homes in Kansas City, Mo., Goodall Homes in Gallatin, Tenn., and Chafin Communities in Atlanta.

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About Clayton
Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening doors to a better life and building happyness® through homeownership. As a diverse builder committed to quality and durability, Clayton offers traditional site-built homes and off-site built housing – including modular homes, manufactured homes, CrossMod® homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. All Clayton Built® homes are proudly designed and constructed in America. In 2022, Clayton built 62,620 homes across the country. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit
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About Harris Doyle Homes
Harris Doyle Homes is a leading residential developer and home builder in the Auburn, Birmingham and Pike Road, Ala., areas. Recognized for its highly customizable homes with unique exterior and interior designs, Harris Doyle Homes builds and designs new homes that fit the unique lifestyles of its diverse customer base. Brooks Harris and Russ Doyle founded Harris Doyle Homes in 2008 through the merger of their two individual companies, Longleaf Homes, Inc., and Fireside Homes, Inc. For more information, visit