Modern Manufactured Housing

The Story of the Modern Manufactured Home

Early 1900's

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. http://www.foremost.com/mobile-home-market-facts/ 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.