There's no place like home for Hometown America. The company
invests in and manages manufactured home parks throughout the US.
Across 10 US states Hometown America owns more than 45
communities, many of which feature recreational facilities, such as
swimming pools, clubhouses, and basketball courts. With California
and Florida among its largest markets, Hometown America operates
properties for all ages, as well as those that are targeted toward
active seniors (under the Providence brand). It's expanding in
California and Delaware. The company, founded in 1997, also
offers home financing and insurance through agreements with
Chicago-based Hometown America operates its
business in nearly a dozen US states, including Arizona,
California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan,
New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. Florida and California together
account for about half its locations, with Massachusetts and New
Jersey each contributing another 15%.
The company, which boasts more than 45
communities, operates through two divisions: Hometown America
Family Communities and Hometown America Age-Qualified (55+)
Communities. As part of its focus, Hometown America promotes and
rewards energy conservation across its communities.
Hometown America has benefited from the housing
downturn as the demand for affordable housing has risen. To
keep its homes portfolio marketable, it regularly makes renovations
within its communities, as well as implements modern
improvements in its home designs. Additionally, Hometown America
offers standard floor plans as well as custom plans.
In recent years, Hometown America has added a
handful of new communities to its portfolio. In 2013, the company
expanded in Laguna Beach, California, by buying Laguna Terrace, an
all-ages community comprising about 160 sites. In 2012, it also
acquired New Jersey's Mays Landing, which is situated near Atlantic
City, as well as Delaware's Barclay Farms, another 5-star 55+
community that's convenient to popular spots.
Sales and Marketing
To better serve its clients and their families,
Hometown America offers a services portal on its website through
which community residents can make electronic payments and gather
information about insurance services.