Clayton Founder Honored by Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports that Jim Clayton, founder of Clayton Homes and Clayton BanCorp, Inc., was one of nine recipients of the Pinnacle Award, presented by the Knoxville, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce recognizing the best in business leaders.  He was awarded the “James A. Haslam II Leadership Award, which honors a longtime business leader who shows strength in character, resolve, commitment to the community and success in business.”  One of the largest producers of manufactured housing in the U.S., Clayton Homes of nearby Maryville, TN was acquired by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway in 2003 and is now operated by Clayton’s son, Kevin Clayton.  Jim Clayton is principal shareholder and vice-chairman of the $705 million holding company, Clayton BanCorp, Inc.

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