We are glad you asked, and the answer might surprise you. Tru Homes is part of the Clayton Home Building Group and we feel these homes are the greatest value for the dollar spent. While the price range is the lowest in the Clayton line-up, it would be a huge mistake to call these homes “cheap.” The building materials are mostly the same and the company is owned by the same people, so we first need to explain why Tru Homes are less per square foot than anything else Clayton offers.
So why can you buy a Tru Home at such a great price?
1. Volume Pricing – So many homes sold gives Tru Homes buying power that few companies have. They can ensure they have the best price available on the raw materials needed to build your home.
2. Factory Built – Tru Homes are built in a factory with equipment made just for building Tru Homes. Employees at Tru are specialized in their tasks so they are fast and accurate. Quality is built into the processes with little opportunity for mistakes. That all adds up to mean Tru can build homes with speed and quality. High Speed and Quality decrease how much it costs to build a home.
3. Most Popular Options Only – Tru Homes gets even more speed and quality because they limit their options to only the most popular options. If you want a crazy custom home, Tru is not for you. If you are happy with what 90% of people like, then Tru Homes is likely a good fit for you. It is all those crazy custom options that slow down home building and create opportunities for mistakes, thus increasing costs.
Honestly, we often find that while people like the IDEA of a million different options, when they must MAKE a million decisions about their home they get stressed out and end up choosing the most popular options anyway.