Clayton Homes in $50 million Deal to Acquire Chafin Communities

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes is acquiring Chafin Communities, a Georgia home builder that builds extensively in northeast Atlanta.

The roughly $50 million acquisition will give Clayton Homes 1,100 building lots.

Chafin Communities’ principals, brothers Eric and Daryl Chafin, are staying on board to head up the new division. The two began working in construction as teenagers and founded their first construction company in 1966. The company’s 25 employees will all become Clayton employees.

Chafin Communities has constructed over 4,500 homes to date, and in 2014 Chafin Builders LLC/Chafin Communities ranked #13 in the Atlanta’s TOP 20 Home Builders List, based on Homes closed in 2013.

© 2015 David Mazor

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