Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest builder of manufactured homes, has acquired retailer Doyle Mobile Homes.
Doyle Mobile Homes is a manufactured home dealer that exclusively sells the Clayton Homes brand and is located in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.
Started by the two Doyle brothers, Adrian and Russell, after they returned from military service in World War II, the enterprise originally focused on selling used cars until Russell Doyle noted that while buying used cars in North Carolina he was “quite often run off the smaller roads by these so called ‘House Trailers.’” Adrian Doyle went and purchased several 8-foot wide House Trailers and the company was on its way to becoming a manufactured home seller.
By 1975, Doyle Mobile Homes had become one of Clayton Homes’ top retailers, and they are one of only 7 Hall Of Fame dealers nationwide out of over 1,100 dealers.
CEO of Clayton Homes, Kevin Clayton, said. “We are so fortunate they have decided to join Clayton Homes. Their home center was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001 and their home center is achieving a 98 percent Customer Service Index score, which has rarely ever been done.”
In addition to manufactured homes, Doyle also sells underground storm shelters.
© 2016 David Mazor
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