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Which Manufactured Home Producer is the #1 Leader in the Hot Florida Market?

March 12th, 2018 Comments off


It’s not the industry’s giant, Clayton Homes.


In fact, Clayton – which leads the nation by a wide margin in manufactured home retail and production – is nevertheless not number one in several individual states.


See related report, “Warren Wages War,” linked here.

The red-hot, sunny Florida housing marketplace is one of them.

According to reports from the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA), the top seller of both manufactured and modular homes in the state – based upon floor dues – is the independent producer, Jacobsen Homes.


The rest of the field is as shown.


But note that per the FMHA data reported by Jacobsen, more than one company outsells Clayton in Florida.

It’s a reminder to those in or considering entry into HUD code manufactured housing that the Berkshire Hathaway owned industry leader  isn’t all-powerful.

Not just in Florida, but in other markets too, Clayton are being outperformed in a variety of locations across in the U.S. More on this topic in the days ahead, stay tuned.

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LeeCorp of Florida named N. 1 Manufactured Housing Dealer in Florida

April 7th, 2014 Comments off

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Statistical Surveys provides clients with up-to-date insights on buyer behavior through a comprehensive suite of market data products and services. As a supplier of market intelligence to the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries, and others, this company has named Florida’s LeeCorp Homes the No. 1 dealer of all manufactured housing for year-ending 2013, according to Family-owned and operated since 1983, has learned LeeCorp of Estero is Florida’s largest outlet for Jacobsen Homes. ##

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74 Percent of Manufactured Home Sites Sold

October 7th, 2013 Comments off

With home sites priced from $14,900 to $34,900, 23 out of 32 sites have been sold in Phase 2 at Country Estates manufactured homes subdivision in Fort Myers, Florida, says LeeCorp Homes. The 55-plus deeded lot development, according to, offers lot and home prices from the low-$100,000s. MHProNews has learned the average lot size is 77 feet by 160 feet, and the three model homes featured at Country Estates are built by Jacobsen Homes of Safety Harbor, FL.

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Key West Property Transforms into MHC

February 18th, 2013 Comments off

KeysNews reports Carefree RV Resorts, with 61 communities across the nation, is transforming the Sunset Harbor Trailer Park in Key West into Sunset Harbor Community, which will become a no age restriction manufactured housing community with 77 new HUD Code pastel homes. The price of the Jacobsen Homes, built to withstand 180 mph winds, will range from $114,900 to $134,900, and site rents from $800 to $1200. Payments will be around $2,300 to $2,750 a month for land and mortgage, given a ten percent down payment. Carefree, based in Scottsdale, AZ, is installing a new swimming pool, a pavilion with grills and social areas, boat slips behind some of the MH, and is providing better views of the waterways. Current residents will be allowed to remain living in their factory-built homes “as long as they pay the rent,” says Carefree CEO David Napp. MHProNews has learned the majority of the privately owned company’s communities are in Florida—it bought Sunset in 2010—but it also has properties in five other states and in Ontario, Canada.

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Addition to Smaller MH Unveiled

April 9th, 2012 Comments off

NaplesNews tells Jacobsen Homes of Safety Harbor, Florida has rolled out its new 495 square-foot Starfish Home. Measuring 13′ 4” by 37 feet long, this one-bath, one-bedroom manufactured home has the kitchen and bath amenities of much larger homes, including space for a washer/dryer combo and cathedral ceilings. The mid $50,000’s price includes delivery and complete installation on site with skirting, steps and HVAC hook-up.

(Photo credit: NaplesNews/Jacobsen Homes)

New Jacobsen Models to Be On Display

January 10th, 2011 Comments off reports LeeCorp Homes Inc. is hosting a grand opening featuring Jacobsen Homes 2011 models on Saturday, Jan. 15 at its model center in Estero, Florida. Jacobsen Homes is based in Safety Harbor, Florida and has been building manufactured homes since 1959. LeeCorp Homes is Southwest Florida’s exclusive dealer of Jacobsen Homes.