Our Past

R.O. Giles founded Giles Industries in 1959, based out of New Tazewell, Tennessee. In 2006, after 47 years of business, Southern Energy Homes recognized the excellence of our products and purchased Giles. Just a few short months later, Clayton Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary, purchased Southern Energy Homes, giving us greater access to resources and expanding our market. Over the years, one thing hasn’t changed: the high quality of our products. Today, with more than 50 years in the business, R.O.’s grandson, Alan Neely, continues to carry on his family’s legacy, traditions, and values.

Our Present

Since 1959, we’ve built over 86,000 quality homes. In 2013, Clayton Homes selected us to show our myPad at the Berkshire-Hathaway Shareholders Meeting to over 35,000 people in attendance—including CEO Warren Buffet and Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates. Today, General Manager Mike Comparato, who has served Giles as sales manager for over 5 years, is leading the way for Giles and our dedicated team.

Our Future

It’s simple, really. Our goal has been and always will be to build the most affordable, highest quality manufactured homes in the market. But to top it all off, we’re serious about our client relationships—creating new ones and strengthening current ones. With a growing foundation, we want to remain connected to our customers, exceeding industry standards for service and reliability even after the sale takes place.


Giles Generational Quality
In 1962, Giles hired Roscoe “Junior” Gibson into our cabinet shop. For 41 years, he led that team and built millions of cabinets placed in thousands of our homes. That was my dad. In 1986, Giles hired me and I was later placed in our cabinet shop to learn the family trade from my father. My dad retired in October 2003, but I’ve led the cabinet team since that time, continuing to provide craftsmanship that makes my dad and Giles Industries proud. I work here because I love the work and the people—and because I’m committed to building houses our customers can be proud of.
— Alvie Gibson