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 take pride in high standards and ethical business practices.
Preferred Homes strives for excellence when matching you to your dream home. The customer relationship drives Preferred Homes to rely on complete customer satisfaction with every step of the process. You can trust Preferred to deliver Quality Affordable Housing with complete service from start to finish. “Let one call do it all!”
Preferred Homes Grand Rapids is a close-knit family business. Meet the members of our family!
Mary Thompson, Co-Owner
Mary had been running the office for over 25 years, so it was a natural transition for her when she purchased the company from her brother-in-law, Kim Arnold. Mary knows the ins and outs of the manufactured/modular home industry and she puts that knowledge to work every day. Mary is passionate about providing top notch customer service and is looking forward to the next chapter in her career with Preferred Homes.
Scott Myhre, Co-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. Partnering with Mary Thompson when purchasing Preferred Homes, they continue 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 and Mary live by that principle and it shows in all of their interactions.
Wendy Delange , Sales
Wendy is the newest member of our team and joined us in 2018. Wendy has over 40 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry. As a caring, compassionate and fun sales 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.
Tim Barber, Sales
Tim brings over 20 years of sales, finance, and site prep experience to Preferred Homes since joining in 2013. Tim’s overwhelming knowledge and experience in the construction of manufactured and modular homes is a great asset to our sales team.
Matt Carpenter, Sales
Matt joined us in 2015. Manufactured or modular, he has the knowledge to help make your home buying process as simple as it can get!
Deb Thayer, Sales
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!
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.
Sheri Campbell, 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 moves and set-ups run as smoothly as possible.
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 for our service jobs.
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.
Bruce Born, General Contractor
Bruce has been around the manufactured home and construction industry for over 100 years! At least is seems that way with his wealth of knowledge and experience! As Preferred’s General Contractor he makes sure the site construction is done right. It was a true blessing when Bruce came to work at Preferred!