Highland Homes Joins Clayton Properties Group
Founded in 1996 by father and son, Robert J. and Joel Adams, Highland Homes has grown from a small Lakeland homebuilder into one of the fastest growing, privately-owned companies in Tampa Bay, biggest companies headquartered on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and one of the top 100 largest homebuilders in the entire nation.
We’ve helped greater than 8,000 Florida homeowners achieve their new home dreams in more than 200 communities throughout Central Florida, Ocala, Bradenton-Sarasota, and Tampa Bay, and are excited for the opportunity to help thousands more in the coming years.
As part of our vision to continue building quality new homes and deliver the most satisfying home buying experience on earth, Highland Homes is pleased to announce we are now part of Clayton Properties Group®, a division of Clayton Home Building Group® and a Berkshire Hathaway company.
“We are thrilled to join the Clayton Properties Group family of builders,” said Highland Homes Executive Vice President Joel Adams. “The corporate cultures of Clayton and Highland Homes are well aligned; from our first interface with the leadership team at Clayton, we knew this was the right fit for us and the right thing to do for our team members. The partnership with Clayton opens up tremendous opportunity for our team members to continue our focus on building high-quality, affordable homes in Central Florida with a strong emphasis on customer experience and market growth.”
Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening doors to a better life and building happyness® through homeownership. Clayton Properties Group is the site-built division of Clayton Home Building Group and includes nine homebuilders with the addition of Highland Homes. The Clayton Properties Group business model stays consistent as they partner with world-class companies in strong growth markets that share the same goals in their culture, innovation and commitment to customer and team member experience.
“Highland Homes is a natural fit for our distinguished group of builders,” said Clayton Home Building Group President Keith Holdbrooks. “Like Clayton, Highland has a tradition of excellence and an intense focus on providing world class team member and customer experience. We look forward to blending the synergies between Highland and our builders by focusing on innovation and enhancing the customer experience for our home buyers.”
What does the merger with Clayton mean for Highland Homes’ customers? It means we can continue to grow, develop communities where you want to live, and provide an even stronger commitment to your comfort and satisfaction with your new home in Florida.
If you are currently under contract to build your dream home with Highland Homes, you can expect everything in your purchase agreement and the world-class customer experience from your New Home Specialist, Personal Builder, and every other Highland Homes team member to stay exactly the same. When signing documents closing on your new home, these documents may reference “Clayton Properties Group, Inc.” as the seller of your new home, but this is the only change expected in the near future.
If you are a homeowner under warranty with Highland Homes, nothing will change! The warranty coverage enacted at the time of your closing will remain exactly the same, protecting your investment and providing you with peace of mind and warranty service from our locally based subcontractors and customer service department.
If you are a trade partner with Highland Homes, we value the relationships we have built, some going back more than 40 years. You are part of our success story, and we are excited to continue partnering with you as we continue to grow. On the operations side, you will continue to communicate with the Highland Homes team as you always have.
If you are planning to become a Highland homeowner in the future, you can expect Highland Homes will only get better as we have the financial backing to develop new communities, innovative home designs, and programs to help you achieve your new home dreams!
To learn more about Highland Homes and find your new home in Lakeland-Winter Haven, Tampa Bay, Bradenton-Sarasota, Greater Orlando, or Ocala, Florida, visit www.HighlandHomes.ORG or call our Florida New Home Specialists at 863-797-4999.