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The Story of the Modern Manufactured Home

The Manufactured Housing Industry and manufactured homes have grown and evolved over the years to meet the needs of families just like yours. Checkout this time line to see the history and evolution of manufactured housing.

  • Early 1900s: The famous Sears™ catalog offers first prefabricated houses**.

  • 1950s-60s: "Mobile homes" gain in popularity as flexible and affordable options for the country's post-war population swell.

  • 1976: HUD Code put in place to regulate strength, durability and efficiency of homes.

  • 1997: ENERGY STAR® offers regional certification to manufactured homes for energy efficiency and sustainability.

  • 2003: Clayton Homes is acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire-Hathaway company.

  • 2000s-2010: Manufactured homes continue to become more modern and innovative, while maintaining their affordable prices.

  • 2012: 27% of all mobile home households (owner-occupied) also own a recreational item*.

  • 2014: The Gen Now Concept Home introduced as a tech-savvy, energy-efficient design that can be controlled by smart devices.

The Manufactured Housing Industry and the manufactured home over the years have grown and evolved to meet the needs of families just like yours. Check out this infographic to learn more about The Story of the Modern Manufactured Home.

*Foremost® Insurance Group 2012 Mobile Home Market Facts. https://cp.foremost.com/market-facts/9008833-2012-MarketFacts.pdf Foremost is a registered trademark of FCOA, LLC and is not affiliated with Clayton Homes.

**Sears is a registered trademark of Sears Brands, LLC and is not affiliated with Clayton Homes.

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