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EL DORADO HOMES NAMED ‘SALES CENTER OF THE YEAR’

BY ARKANSAS MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION

 

 

El Dorado Homes of El Dorado was recently named the 2020 ‘Retail Sales Center of the Year’ by the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA)

 

The award was announced during the organization’s virtual Annual Meeting on October 16th.

 

AMHA Executive Director J.D. Harper congratulated the company, saying: “The AMHA Achievement Awards recognize companies and individuals which have demonstrated dedicated service and unwavering support to the factory-built housing industry in Arkansas and to those Arkansas families that choose manufactured homes as their source of affordable home ownership. El Dorado Homes and its personnel have shown outstanding support and commitment to the industry and the Association in Arkansas over the past year. It is truly fitting that El Dorado Homes was chosen to receive the organization’s 2020 ‘Retail Sales Center of the Year’ award.”

 

ABOUT EL DORADO HOMES…

 

The manufactured home sales facility, located at 1724 Junction City Road in El Dorado, received the award in recognition of outstanding service to the industry and to the organization.

 

Established in 1991, El Dorado Homes is widely-recognized as one of the most successful retail operations in the state. The business and its management team have earned numerous awards for outstanding operations, including being named AMHA’s ‘Sales Center of the Year’ in 1999.

 

El Dorado Homes is a family-owned business, operated by Ricky and Phyllis Davis. The nine-person staff boasts more than 200 combined years of experience in the housing industry.

 

The business has earned a stellar reputation for its unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction. The company and its personnel have repeatedly earned recognition for ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ from home manufacturers and lenders. The staff at El Dorado Homes participates in educational workshops and training seminars sponsored by AMHA and the State of Arkansas.

 

The management team at El Dorado Homes believes that this commitment to customer service is a key ingredient to the continued success of the business. The company’s business philosophy contains one of the main reasons that El Dorado Homes is able to provide affordable homes to generations of satisfied repeat customers. It reads: “Take care of your customers – and they will take care of you!”

 

El Dorado Homes supports a number of charitable organizations and school programs in the community, as well. The business and its personnel generously support local charities and faith-based organizations; are contributors to the Salvation Army, the United Way and the local Food Bank; and sponsor school and youth sports programs in the area.

 

ABOUT THE AMHA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS…

 

This year, AMHA recognized three member companies and one individual for outstanding contributions to the Association and the industry with the ‘2020 Industry Achievement Awards’. Honorees are chosen from nominees recommended by members of the organization.

 

ABOUT AMHA:

 

Established in 1967, the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association is dedicated to the protection and promotion of the state’s manufactured home industry through legislative representation, continuing industry education, public relations and communications efforts. AMHA members are businesses in all segments of the factory-built or site-delivered housing industry – including: manufacturers, retailers, community owners, suppliers, financial institutions, and developers.

 

 

 

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ARKANSAS MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION

NAMES ‘INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD’ RECIPIENTS

 

 

The Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA) recently recognized two member companies and one individual for outstanding contributions to the Association and the industry with the ‘2020 Industry Achievement Awards’.

 

The awards were announced during the organization’s virtual Annual Meeting on October 16th.

 

AMHA Executive Director J.D. Harper congratulated all of the award winners, saying: “The AMHA Achievement Awards recognize companies and individuals which have demonstrated dedicated service and unwavering support to the factory-built housing industry in Arkansas. These companies and this individual have shown great leadership and commitment to the industry and the Association in Arkansas over the past year. It is truly fitting that these honorees were chosen to receive the organization’s 2020 ‘Achievement Awards’ in their respective categories.”

 

This year’s honorees were:

 

 

Manufacturer of the Year

CLAYTON HOMES  – SAVANNAH, TN

 

Clayton  Savannah, Tennessee – a division of Berkshire-Hathaway’s Clayton Home Building Group subsidiary – was named the 2020 ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ by the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA).

 

ABOUT CLAYTON HOMES – SAVANNAH…

 

Established in 1981, Clayton Savannah produces and markets quality housing at affordable prices through corporate-owned and independent retail locations to homebuyers in 15 states throughout the Southeast. The company employs more than 220 workers in its state-of-the-art 420,000 square-foot production facility, located on a 50 acre site in Savannah (Hardin County). The company produces nearly 2,500 new homes each year.

 

Clayton Savannah consistently ranks as one of the leading producers of new HUD-Code manufactured homes shipped into the state of Arkansas each year. The facility led all builders of manufactured homes in homes shipped into the state in 2018, 2019 and again in 2020.

 

Scott Smotherman serves as sales manager for the company and Clay Whetsel is the territory sales representative for Arkansas.

 

 

 

 

 

Factory Sales Representative of the Year: 

BRENT STEPHENS – HAMILTON HOMEBUILDERS

 

Brent Stephens of Hamilton Homebuilders in Hamilton, AL was recently named the 2020 ‘Factory Sales Representative of the Year’ by the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA).

 

ABOUT BRENT STEPHENS…

 

Mr. Stephens has been involved with the industry since 1994, beginning as a production line worker before transitioning to in-plant quality control. He served as quality assurance manager and customer service manager before joining the sales force in 2011.

 

He joined Hamilton Homebuilders as a territory manager in 2019. Currently, Stephens services more than 29 retail accounts in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. Mr. Stephens was AMHA’s ‘Factory Sales Representative of the Year’ in 2016, as well

 

Stephens and his wife, Stefani, make their home in Gallatin, TN and are the proud parents of four children.

 

 

 

Brent Stephens of Hamilton Homebuilders

 

 

 

Service / Supply Company of the Year:

STYLE CREST INC. – HAMMOND, LOUISIANA

 

Style Crest Inc., a supplier of parts and supplies for manufactured homes servicing customers in 30 states, was recently named the 2020 ‘Supplier of the Year’ by the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA).

 

ABOUT STYLE CREST…

 

Celebrating 50 years in the industry, Style Crest Inc. was founded in 1970 in Fremont, Ohio producing fiberglass entryway steps for manufactured homes. In the years since, Style Crest has become a full-line supplier – distributing heating and cooling systems, siding, skirting, doors and windows, plumbing supplies, appliances, hardware and more to business customers and homeowners throughout the continental United States.

 

The company has earned repeated recognition on the national level, being named ‘Supplier of the Year’ by the Manufactured Housing Institute eight times – most recently in 2020. This is Style Crest’s first win as AMHA’s ‘Supplier of the Year’.

 

Style Crest Inc. services customers in Arkansas from its distribution center in Hammond, Louisiana. Brad Milton is Regional Vice President of the Hammond facility and Ward Morgan is the Territory Sales Manager for Arkansas.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AMHA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS…

 

AMHA’s Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses involved in the state’s manufactured home industry. Honorees are chosen from nominees recommended by members of the organization.

 

ABOUT AMHA…

 

Established in 1967, the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association is dedicated to the protection and promotion of the state’s manufactured home industry through legislative representation, industry and consumer education, public relations and communications efforts. AMHA members are businesses in all segments of the factory-built or site-delivered housing industry – including: manufacturers, retailers, community owners and developers, suppliers, financial institutions and other affiliated businesses.