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Have you been scouring the internet as you search for your dream home? Now, with Clayton Favorites, you can save your favorite features and styles to create inspiring boards so everything you’re looking for is right at your fingertips!Read more
Ah, the holidays. The season of giving and joy can quickly become a stressful and overwhelming season. With shopping and spending and cooking and hosting, we can often wear ourselves out before the holidays even begin!Read more
First impressions are key, especially when it comes to the exterior of your home. Our prefabricated exteriors come in a variety of styles and use some of the best quality materials. Finding the right combination of roof pitches, siding, dormers, doors and shutters can bring your new home to life.Read more
Whether you love your home to be clean and tidy or you're more on the messy side, everyone craves a fresh start sometimes. We reach a point where we can’t step over another pile of toys or heap of laundry or we will absolutely lose it. BUT, it’s not always in the budget to run out and buy dozens of baskets and bins and get to work.Read more
This Sunday on April 22, we’ll celebrate the best planet in the universe—Earth! In the busy world we live in, it’s easy to forget to care for our planet and monitor our energy usage, so take some time this week to consider how your home uses energy. The Earth will love you for it!
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I’m Susan Yoder. My passion is to positively impact people’s lives and their home ownership experience. I love creating new and meaningful spaces to live in!
A well designed space combines many considerations. The “technical” side of design includes functional items like lighting, quality of materials, and space planning.
Then there is the “emotional” side of design, which is all about how the space makes YOU feel. Bringing together the best of both disciplines is where the magic happens.
I hope to share some ideas to make that magic happen in your favorite space!
Lifestylist® Suzanne Felber is one of those people that truly loves what she does.
She has been active in the housing industry for over 30 years and has won numerous merchandising awards including being awarded Best Model Home Merchandising for a home priced under $150,000 by The National Association of Home Builders as well as Best Model Home Merchandising at a Retail Center and Best Clubhouse Design by the Manufactured Housing Institute.
She was the Lifestylist® for The New American Home - a multi-million dollar show home that was the feature of the 2011 International Builders Show.
Greetings, blog readers! My name is Ryan Wilson and I’m a communications strategist with Clayton Homes. I’m a native Chicagoan and a Tennessean by marriage.
When the whistle blows I enjoy binging on podcasts while killing it on the elliptical to offset a cheeseburger obsession and secret video game habit.
Music and books are my desert island picks. Also WiFi. With fresh water, of course.
Hey guys! The name is Michaela but most people call me Mic. I was born and raised here in little Maryville, TN. I graduated from Tusculum College with my Bachelors in Business Administration with a double minor in Marketing and Financial Management.
I absolutely love living so close to the mountains and spend lots of time riding four-wheelers, hiking and camping with my family and puppy, Ruger. While at home, I love doing remodeling projects (which my husband hates), refinishing old furniture or working outside.
My most recent project is a 12ft 1960’s model Trailmaster camper. I look forward to sharing what knowledge I have with everyone about making your house a home!
Well, hello there! It’s a pleasure to meet you! I’m Kelli. I’m the Internal Communications Coordinator at Clayton Homes and I am also currently enrolled as a full time student seeking my Communications degree.
What do I do in my spare time? Organize. I’m sort of obsessed with organization. So why not share my tips and tricks? Keep on the lookout for ways to create a more functional household!
Nice to meet you! I’m Katie, and I am excited to be blogging for Clayton Homes. I love cooking, and I feel most at home when I am in the mountains.
I am a senior at Maryville College with a passion to learn something new every day. As someone who is about to enter the adult world, I love finding out home ownership and finance hacks.
Currently, I hope you enjoy learning new things with me in my blogs! I enjoy sharing tips on everything from styling out your home to helping you further understand our home industry.
Hey there! I’m Kalley (pronounced like Cali). I’m currently working toward completing my Associate’s Degree in Arts. Along with being a full-time student, this April will mark my 2nd year with Clayton Homes.
I have always been a competitor and a sports lover. In high school, I played baseball, basketball and football. Similar to a lot of college students, I enjoy playing video games as well.
For the next couple of months, I look forward to contributing my own twist to the blog and giving friendly pointers on manufactured housing and other popular topics.
Hi there! I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I have worked at Clayton Homes since August 2016. I went to Miami University (go Redhawks!) and was bred to love The Ohio State Buckeyes.
I enjoy baking, hiking, running, playing guitar, reading, and trying out new restaurants. I also like shopping for eccentric home decorations at thrift stores and am inspired by beautiful Indian patterns. And my favorite color is glitter.
Hey there! My name is Emily, and the ins and outs of mobile home financing are my specialty. As a Millennial, I understand that considering home ownership is a big deal to most people.
The journey to home ownership and home financing can be extremely confusing if you’ve never been exposed to a financing process. And even if you have, financing a home is much different than financing a vehicle.
If you're ready to start your journey to obtain your dream home, but aren’t quite sure where to start, check out my blog posts for some helpful tips to get financially fit.
From finding the right lender to learning how to budget for your mortgage payment, join me as I demystify some of the more confusing aspects of mobile home financing.
Hello! My name is Erica Ray. I am a dog mom to a beautiful golden retriever named Hogan. Be careful not to get him confused with Hulk Hogan the wrestler because he was actually named after Ben Hogan, the golfer.
I attended Carson Newman University where I played on the women’s golf team and graduated with a Marketing degree. I enjoy golfing, running and spending time with family and friends.
I have been with Clayton for 3 years with a background in finance.
Throughout the blog I will be sharing different tips and education that you can transition into your lifestyle! Enjoy!
Hi! My name is Brianna and I have been living in Tennessee almost enough time for people to start sharing their knowledge of backroads with me.
I love photography, backcountry camping and anything outside. I am a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. I’m a millennial and I am currently purchasing my own home.
I hope that you join me through the ups and downs of the home buying experience so that you know what you can expect when you decide to buy.
Hi there! My name is Jessie Rosenberg and I’m working in Retail Marketing at Clayton. I am excited to contribute to the Clayton Blog. I am a senior at the University of Tennessee working toward a bachelors in Communications!
In my spare time, I enjoy running, cooking and spending time with my family and friends. I have lived in Tennessee most of my life, so I am a huge Vols fan. I have always had a love for home design and this internship has given me to chance to learn so much about the amazing possibilities manufactured homes have to offer.
Look out for posts on my favorite models, unique home features and other lifestyle type blogs!
Jonathan Deesing is a freelance writer who focuses on real estate, home improvements, and lifestyle topics. When he's not writing you can find him trying to teach his husky puppy how to do dog agility.
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