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Key personnel at Clayton Homes of Easley include, from the left, Jim Aldridge, Susan Marchbanks, Dakota Barrett, Richard Bagwell, Wes Skipper and Martin Davis. They are shown with the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina 2014 Retail Center of the Year award.
Key personnel at Clayton Homes of Easley include, from the left, Jim Aldridge, Susan Marchbanks, Dakota Barrett, Richard Bagwell, Wes Skipper and Martin Davis. They are shown with the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina 2014 Retail Center of the Year award.
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EASLEY – Clayton Homes of Easley was recently named the 2014 Retail Center of the Year for South Carolina. The Home Center was chosen in statewide balloting by the members of the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina.


The S.C. Manufactured Home Retail Center of the Year honor is based on criteria including progressive marketing, ethical business practices and community involvement. More than 600 South Carolina, regional and national companies participate in MHISC. The organization promotes high standards in the factory-built home industry.


“We are grateful for the recognition,” said General Manager Richard Bagwell, who was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the S.C. Manufactured Housing Board that regulates license-holders in the industry. “Our team has worked hard, and we are honored to be recognized as a state leader.”


Mark Dillard, executive director of MHISC, said his members were impressed by the company’s progressive leadership role.


“The homes sold by Clayton Homes of Easley are highly attractive, but their customers get more for their money because the homes are built to the specifications at a lower cost per square foot,” Dillard said.


Many factors contribute to the cost-efficiency of the manufactured homes available at Clayton Homes of Easley, including rain-or-shine indoor production, purchasing of manufacturing materials in bulk and on-site assembly.


The display center is owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Company and was opened in 1990.

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