Since Jim Clayton opened our doors in 1956, we have been proud to provide affordable manufactured and modular homes, apartments, commercial buildings, military barracks, and college dormitories to people all across America. The first home center was opened in 1966 in Knoxville, TN, and the Clayton brand has grown over the years to over 320 home centers in 31 states, as well as 35 home-building facilities across the country. Our strength as an organization is supported by more than 15,000 team members who share their ideas and consistently challenge us to work smarter. Today, our various business units build, sell, finance, lease and insure our homes from coast to coast.

Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. was established in 1974 and currently services over 200,000 loans. Our strength as an organization is rooted in the quality of our people and products. We're financially strong, with a reputation for leading the industry with unsurpassed products, a broad range of services and a coast-to-coast presence.  And we're professionally strong, from entry level to more experienced positions. We're actively recruiting individuals who are passionate, positive, and eager to learn. As a member of our team, we will equip you for success, you'll enjoy excellent benefits, opportunities for growth and an encouraging culture that supports work/life balance.

Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. is a proud Berkshire Hathaway company. 

Our mission: Opening doors to a better life, one home at a time.


As a company we:
Strive to exceed customer expectations
Endorse and practice open communication
Deliver quality and excellence through continuous improvements
Emphasize our strengths in a position environment 

As a team we:
Embrace change and leverage it as a strategic advantage
Achieve desired results through hard work
Believe we can only expect what we are willing to inspect
Support communities where we live and work
Encourage leadership which fosters prompt decision-making at all levels
Believe that "Together, Everyone Accomplishes More"

Vanderbilt Playbook

1. Why do we exist?

We exist because we believe home ownership makes lives better!

2. How do we behave?

We have fun and we work hard; we care, we have a positive environment and we do what is right.

3.  What do we do?

We provide financing options for the housing industry, provide career opportunities, service customers, support communities, and support our Clayton Retail Company.

4. How do we succeed?

We have 4 Strategic Anchors: 1) Creating engaged team members, 2) Doing the right thing for our customers, 3) Growing our financial future and 4) Protecting our financial future.