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, 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. 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 relationship drives Preferred Homes to rely on customers being completely satisfied with every step of the process.
Preferred Homes Grand Rapids is a close-knit family business. Meet the members of our family!
Kim Arnold, Owner
Kim started servicing and working on homes in the 70’s before founding Preferred in 1977. A great man with a big heart and strong faith, he brings his Christian beliefs into his business practices to run an honest, dependable company.
Mary Thompson, Office Manager/Purchasing/Service
Preferred Homes has been lucky enough to have Mary running the office for over 20 years! She knows the ins and outs of this industry and is passionate about providing outstanding customer service.
Rose Graham, Sales
As Kim’s daughter, Rose was pretty much born into the family business, though she officially joined Preferred in 2006. As a caring, compassionate and fun sales person, Rose puts the needs of her customers first. She loves helping people find the perfect home for their family.
Tim Barber, Sales
Tim brings over 20 years of sales, finance, and site prep experience to Preferred Homes Grand Rapids since joining in 2013. Tim’s abundance of knowledge and experience in the construction of manufactured and modular homes is a great asset to our sales team.
Matt Carpenter, Sales
Matt is the newest member of our team and joined us in 2015. Manufactured or modular, he has the knowledge to help make your home buying process as simple as it can get!
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 seven years of industry experience already under her belt, Sheri’s detailed-oriented nature ensures that our moves and set-ups run as smoothly as possible.
John Carr, Service Technician
Going on 15 years at Preferred, John has over 20 years experience serving manufactured homes. His friendliness, HUGE knowledge base, and ingenuity make him the perfect man for our service jobs.