Schult Homes: Building Superior Homes in Redwood Falls and Beyond
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Schult Homes has been a long standing member of the Redwood community and the Redwood Area Development Corporation. The company opened its doors in the area in 1974, and has been building beautiful homes with superior workmanship in the region since. Scott Thomas, Facility General Manager of Schult Homes, explains how being located in Redwood Falls has positively impacted the business and the area.
Who is Schult Homes?
Schult Homes, an extension of the Clayton Homes family of brands headquartered in Maryville, Tennessee, manufactures HUD and MOD code homes. Clayton Homes is a Berkshire Hathaway company and one of the Nation's leading housing providers. Schult sells its homes through independent retailers located in nine surrounding states.
Schult Homes parent company, Clayton Homes, was awarded Builder of the Year in 2019 as well as Manufacturer of the Year in 2019 for the third year in a row. These awards speak to the high level of quality homeowners are receiving when they choose a Schult Home.
A Major Redwood Falls Employer
The Schult Homes Redwood Falls branch employs more than 200 locals.
Schult Homes team members are all from the Redwood County area, and the business strives to purchase as many construction materials as possible from local sources in order to give back to the local economy.
“We have great partnerships with local companies like Service Enterprises, Inc., through which we hire employees from the area directly,” says Thomas regarding business connections in the area.
The company is currently hiring as many local Team Members as possible to meet an increasing demand for manufactured homes in the region. These homes are also distributed throughout the midwest.
“The members of our team are the most important aspect of our business. Family, safety and personal growth through long term careers are the key components of working with Schult Homes,” Thomas emphasizes.
Schult Homes Gives Back to the Community
A positive customer experience is also a pillar of the business. Schult Homes strives to use only superior products, processes and workmanship to build high quality homes that will last a lifetime. The quality of these homes helps to increase home value in the area as well. In addition to first rate homes and purchasing materials from local distributors, the company gives back to the community through involvement.
“We contribute to the local communities in many ways including through monetary contributions. Hosting Schult Homes functions for our Team Members utilizing local organizations is another way we give back,” says Thomas.
Schult Homes even has an internal committee coined “Pride Team” whose sole purpose is to evaluate requests for donations from the community. Schult Team Members work together to determine the appropriate amount to donate. The funding for this system comes from personal contributions from the Team Member paychecks every week. Clayton Homes matches these personal donations to increase the total donation.
“In 2019 alone, our Pride Team gave over $15,000 to local causes,” says Thomas proudly.
To learn more about Schult Homes and how they are positively impacting the Redwood community, click here.