Knoxville, Tenn. – Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest home builder, announced that Joe Belcher has been named the inaugural winner of the James L. Clayton Award. Belcher, who has been with the company for 25 years, is currently serving as a Zone Sales Manager.
The James L. Clayton Award represents the absolute pinnacle of personal recognition for career contributions to the well being of Clayton Homes. The award bears the treasured name of Clayton Homes founder, James L. Clayton, whose entrepreneurial drive and insatiable demand for excellence have become legendary.
“Joe plays a critical role for us at Clayton Homes. This honor recognizes his dedication, knowledge of the housing industry, and his high moral character,” says David Booth, President of Clayton Homes. Belcher joined the company in 1985 and has served in numerous roles such as Zone Vice President and Regional Manager. He also serves as a member of the Board for the North Carolina Manufactured Housing Institute.
“I am humbled because of the respect I have for the leadership in this company. It is a great accomplishment to be chosen from among thousands of hard working and dedicated team members in such a fine organization. To receive any award is special but to receive the inaugural award in honor of James L. Clayton is meaningful because of the high regard I have for our great founder,” Belcher said of his achievement.
Clayton Homes was founded on cornerstone principles combining creativity, entrepreneurship, moral and ethical behavior and an inexhaustible customer focus to drive increasingly higher values to every stakeholder. The recipient of this distinguished award is a steward of these principles and mentors others with energy and enthusiasm toward a common goal. Through their efforts, the philosophy of delivering an improved lifestyle to customers and team members vibrantly continues.
About Clayton Homes: A Berkshire-Hathaway Company, Clayton Homes is a national, vertically integrated housing company. Through its family of brands, Clayton Homes builds, sells, finances, leases, and insures a full spectrum of affordable housing and is the nation’s number one retailer of modular and manufactured homes.