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The Grissim Report 2005

Rating the Top 25
Manufactured Home Builders

The Top 25 at a Glance
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  1. Clayton Homes
  2. Champion Enterprises
  3. Fleetwood Enterprises
  4. Skyline Corporation
  5. Palm Harbor Homes
  6. Cavalier Homes
  7. Patriot Homes
  8. Southern Energy Homes
  9. Fairmont Homes
10. Horton Homes
11. Cavco Industries
12. Liberty Homes
13. Karsten Homes
14. General Manufactured Housing
15. Giles Industries
16. American Homestar, Corp
17. Cappaert Manufactured Housing
18. Jacobsen Manufacturing
19. Sunshine Homes
20. Four Seasons Housing
21. Wick Building Systems
22. Fuqua Homes
23. Pine Grove Manufacturing
24. Manufactured Housing Enterprises
25. New Era Building Group

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Southern Energy Homes

8. Company: Southern Energy Homes (publicly held)

 

Location:  Addison, Alabama

 

Web site: www.southernenergyhomes.net

 

Total # of homes: 3,606

 

Brands: Southern Energy, Southern Lifestyle, Southern Homes, and Southern Energy of Texas)

 

Market niche:  Entry level through mid-range

 

Description:  A NASDQ-listed company selling four brand names in the Southeast  and south central U.S. (mostly Texas).   Operates five plants, four in Alabama, one in Texas. Sells through a network of 424 retail dealers and 3 company-owned  dealerships (down from 17 in 2002).

 

Reputation: Recently, quite good, and looking to stay that way. In the 90s the product was inconsistent, varying from very good to marginally good. Some history of spotty to unsatisfactory warranty service,  but lately much improved. Homebuyers can now feel confident they’re buying a good product.

 

Comment: During the 1990s this company seems to have careened  from one catastrophe to another, from a formal HUD recall for product defects, to a failed joint venture with a German developer, to attempting to build very high end homes that proved too ambitious for factory fabrication. The good news: With new and savvy management they have really cleaned up their act.

The information on these pages updates Chapter 10 of The Complete Buyer's Guide To Manufactured Homes and Land   by John Grissim. This portion of the book is the first-ever comprehensive rating of the industry to be based on extensive interviews with industry experts, outside observers, and consumer watchdog groups.

The entire book is now available at the Manufactured Housing Book Store in both the original hardbound print edition and the newly released E-Book Edition. This great resource has taught thousands of MH Shoppers just how the manufactured home industry operates. It will show you how to find a dealer worthy of your trust and how to make the right home selection.

DOWNLOAD the E-BOOK Edition NOW! You can be reading or even printing your copy in a matter of just a few minutes.

 


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