Founded in 1966, Clayton Homes builds, sells, finances, leases and insures manufactured and modular homes, as well as relocatable commercial and educational buildings. The company has more than 40 manufacturing plants, as well as over 10 subdivisions in the world. It sells products through more than 400 company-owned retail outlets and over 1,300 independent retailers in the United States. The company has provided financing for more than 325,000 customers through Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, which specializes in manufactured home lending. It is a Berkshire Hathaway Company, which is engaged in diverse business activities, including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. Clayton Homes maintain its headquarters in Maryville, Tenn.