DelmarVaNow reports that decade old Atlantis Homes, LLC in is successfully bucking trends in manufactured and modular home sales. “Even in the economic situation we have, we sell on average 200 homes a year,” Randy Merritt, Jr. said. “That’s a lot of homes.” Atlantis is a retailer for Clayton, Norris, Skyline, Eagle River and Fleetwood manufactured and/or modular home builders. The retailer has model home centers in Delmar, Dover, Millsboro and Pocomoke City, giving the company visibility in the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, along with parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company dates back nearly a half century, when Merritt’s grandfather launched a Symrna-based modular home business, Larry’s Homes. Merritt’s parents, Randy and Pamela Merritt Sr., teamed with his uncle, Brian McKinley, to buy Larry’s Homes. Merritt says site building in his areas runs about $80 and $120 per square foot, compared to manufactured or modular homes that cost between $50 and $80 per square foot. Atlantis received Clayton’s Five Star Customer Service award for being “a truly world class performer.” according to Lance Hull, vice president at Clayton Manufacturing. “We partner with over 1,100 independent retailers in marketing our products across the country, and Atlantis Homes is one of the best in consistently delivering the finest customer service,” Hull said. “It is a testament to their commitment of not just meeting, but exceeding customer expectations.” Since opening just before 9-11 2001, the modular and manufactured home retailer states they’ve sold some 2000 homes, averaging some 200 sales a year, even during this long, difficult housing downturn.
(Photo credit of Randy Merritt, Jr: LinkedIn)