About Us

IT ALL STARTED WITH A MAN AND HIS TRUCK…

With only a truck and a name, Kim Arnold first began service work in 1977.  Arnold’s company, Preferred Homes, quickly grew and soon Kim started hauling and setting up homes.

Arnold’s next project became selling pre-owned and repossessed homes in the area. That led to eventually selling Custom Manufactured and Modular Homes all across West Michigan.  One man’s hard work and dedication over the years is why Preferred Homes Grand Rapids is fortunate. Kim Arnold and his crew members took pride in high standards and ethical business practices.  Kim’s legacy lives on today in all that Preferred Homes does.

Preferred Homes strives for excellence when matching you to your dream home. The customer experience drives Preferred Homes to rely on complete customer satisfaction with every step of the process.  You can trust Preferred Homes to deliver Quality, Affordable Housing with complete service from start to finish.  “Let one call do it all!”

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OUR TEAM

PREFERRED HOMES GRAND RAPIDS IS A CLOSE-KNIT, FAMILY-OWNED, AND OPERATED BUSINESS. MEET THE MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY!

Scott Myhre

President / Owner

Honesty, Integrity, Experience… those are three words that describe Scott in a nutshell. Scott has been involved with manufactured homes, building trades, and real estate since 1995. Scott was impressed with the work ethic and reputation Preferred Homes has established over the 40 plus years they have been in business and is excited to carry on that tradition. When he purchased Preferred Homes, Scott continued the mission of providing quality, affordable housing to homeowners all over Michigan. Preferred Homes has a long tradition of following the Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Scott lives by that principle and it shows in all of his interactions.

Sheri Campbell

Office Manager/Accounting/Transporting & Set-Up

Preferred Homes welcomed Sheri to the family in 2005, and we are so happy to have her! With many years of industry experience already under her belt, Sheri’s detail-oriented nature ensures that our office as well as moves and set-ups run as smoothly as possible.

Dawn Willmarth

Parts and Service Manager

Dawn joined our team in early 2020, with many years experience in service, sales, and production scheduling. She is knowledgeable and familiar with the manufacturing industry and is a valuable asset to our growing company.

Wendy DeLange

Construction Manager

We were blessed to have Wendy join our team in 2018. Wendy has over 40 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry. As a caring, compassionate and fun person, Wendy puts the needs of her customers first. She brings an abundance of knowledge to our growing company and we are excited to have her on our team.

Robert Kennedy

Sales Consultant

Robert is the most recent addition to our Team at Preferred Homes! Robert brings a wealth of information to help serve our customers and help them meet their housing needs. His extensive knowledge of Real Estate provides customers with peace of mind throughout the building process.

Deb Thayer

Sales Consultant

Deb started her career in 1988 in the manufactured home industry. She worked with sales, construction, & financing for homes going into both communities and private property. She moved to Florida, continuing in the manufactured home industry. A recent move back to Michigan provided Preferred Homes a wonderful opportunity to have Deb join the sales team and continue her long track record of serving our awesome customers!

Marilyn Plotts

Customer Service

Marilyn has been working in the Manufactured and Modular Home industry since the early 90’s! She has a wealth of knowledge and uses that knowledge to provide our customers with with a high quality home purchase experience.

Beth Leslie

Sales

Beth came to us with a wealth of prior experience in both real estate and construction.  As a licensed Realtor she has the background knowledge to help our customers navigate the tricky waters of selling their existing home while purchasing a new home at the same time.  Beth’s years of construction experience puts customers' minds at ease and facilitates a smooth transaction.  Beth is a welcome addition to our sales team!

Chris Gould

Driver/Service/Contractor... What doesn't he do?

He can do it all! With a background in site construction and carpentry, and experience hauling and setting manufactured homes, Chris is an asset to making sure that every experience will be a “Preferred” experience.

Chuck Raison

Service Technician

Going on 13 years at Preferred, Chuck has over 15 years experience serving manufactured homes. His friendliness, HUGE knowledge base, and ingenuity make him the perfect man to keep our customer’s homes in top condition.

Olivia "Liv" Fein

Administrative Assistant

Liv has been a fantastic addition to our team!  From her cheerful welcoming of customers to her endless energy and drive, we are excited Liv has chosen Preferred to further her career.