Welcome to the story of the Wise family and their home. Darla, a retired florist, and Terry, a retired subsea engineer, own this home in Mexico Beach, Florida, where they decided to retire. Originally, Darla and Terry bought a two-story site-built home, but with Darla’s mother living with them at the time, they decided that it was too difficult for her to get around and that it was time for a change.
So, they sold their home and bought a piece of land with the intentions of building a more suitable site-built home, however Darla convinced Terry to consider a modular home.
One of the pros of buying a modular home was how quickly they could be living in their new home “instead of waiting for two years for a house to be built.” Intrigued by the idea of modular housing, the Wise family took their first step by visiting the Clayton Homes of Panama City. Still anxious about the home building process, Darla and Terry visited the building facility in Addison, Alabama, where they found the assurance they were looking for.
“Seeing the way it’s manufactured, seeing the engineering designs, seeing how everything is actually put together, knowing that it’s everything you would do yourself and more.” -Terry
The Wise family’s home was built to state and local codes specific to the final location of the home, which may be part of the reason the home is still standing to this day.