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Hometown America Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
1997
Company - Private
Real Estate
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1997, Hometown America is a privately held company that owns and operates manufactured housing communities across the country. Today, the company operates more than 45 communities in eleven states.

Hometown America consists of two divisions ... Read more

Mission: Hometown America employees assure:

Residents responsive service and respect in well-maintained, fairly priced communities;

Investors superior returns on their investments;

Fellow employees challenging and rewarding ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Florida Region Gives Back to Millennia Elementary

    As the holidays were approaching, the Florida Region joined together to support a local elementary school. They donated an assortment of holiday gifts that included toys, clothes, and school supplies. The faculty and students were blown away by the volume of contributions. Thank you Florida team for exhibiting such generosity!

  • Community of the Year (2017) - Congrats to Fairways County Club!!!! They have continued improving the lives of our residents. Employees are upbeat and focus on the positive, keeping in mind the MANY great residents they have that deserve the little “extras” that they can do for all residents from time to time. In addition, the community achieved great financial and sales results in 2017 and completed 32 capital projects.

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Hometown America – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 1997, Hometown America is a privately held company that owns and operates manufactured housing communities across the country. Today, the company operates more than 56 communities in ten states.

Hometown America consists of two divisions – the Hometown America Family Communities and Hometown America Age-Qualified (55+) Communities. Our properties are known nationwide for their quality amenities, professional on-site management and the affordable lifestyle they provide for our residents.

From coast to coast, our residents enjoy an affordable and inspiring lifestyle. With Hometown America you will always find a welcoming and friendly environment, and a dedication to providing a higher standard of living.

This dedication to quality of life extends beyond our residential communities to the vicinities in which they are located. Our residents and our employees work to ease living conditions through volunteerism, donations, and special disaster relief efforts. In addition, Hometown America and the Hometown America Foundation contribute to related causes.

By striving with unyielding dedication and integrity to enhance quality of life for the residents of our communities, Hometown America employees assure:

  • Our residents and clients: responsive service and personal respect in well maintained, fairly priced living environments
  • Our fellow employees: challenging and rewarding work in an atmosphere of respect, trust and shared endeavor
  • Our vendors: the opportunity for mutually profitable involvement in pursuing Hometown America’s mission
  • The manufactured housing community industry: our leadership and cooperation in promoting shared values and objectives
  • The larger civic community: our caring involvement, good citizenship and corporate responsibility.

The culture at Hometown America is one of shared values and vision. Each of our employees knows that they can impact positive change and make a difference in everything they do. From improving the lives of our residents to directly contributing to the success of the company, we foster an entrepreneurial spirit with a constant focus on customer and team.

Recruitment & Diversity

When we recruit for key positions at Hometown America, we seek talent from different trades and backgrounds. We believe that fresh perspectives from industries such as hospitality, conventional real estate sales, construction and apartment management bring the caliber of diversity that contributes to our success.

Opportunity for Growth

At Hometown America, we believe that providing our employees with opportunities for growth and advancement is important to retaining a talented and dedicated team to serve our residents. Efforts and contributions of our team members are rewarded with competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Efforts and contributions of our team members are rewarded with career advancement opportunities, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Superior Performance Bonus Opportunities
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match of 20%
  • Company Paid Vacation, Sick and Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s) for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Company Paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Supplemental Benefits – Short-Term Disability, Additional Voluntary Life for Employee, Spouse and Children

Hometown America Reviews

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    "A company who really cares and invests in there employees!!"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Antioch, CA
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    I have been working at Hometown America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I must say that after having had a success career in multi-family housing, I had no clue whatsoever that I would literally fall in love with the manufacturer home industry. Since I’ve been employed by Hometown America, the company has been extremely supportive (from Executive Management to Regional Property Management and their assistants) and have shown that they really invest in their hardworking and devoted employees. They allow their Community Managers the opportunity to actually manage and take charge of their assets without micromanaging. As with any seasoned and loyal Community Manager, very seldom do you find this with other management companies but with Hometown America you are in charge of your communities and the company definitely rewards their employees for their dedication and hard work. I fit in with this organization and I’m so glad that I’ve been welcomed into the Hometown America family.

    Cons

    Because the company is growing and they are recruiting professionals with multi-family experience and bringing on board employees who have worked for larger management companies, I think that the company may want to consider developing and implementing company wide procedural manuals that would walk all of their employees through steps on how to effectively perform functions pertaining to each individual role. In doing so, this allows employees to have tools and resources available to make them more efficient and comfortable with there roles with the company which in returns creates more productivity and profits for the organization.

    I’m so happy to see the growth of this company and how we are trending into becoming the most sought after and desired manufacturer home company to work for. In saying so, I think that it is time to update our company website. We are standing out more and are attracting the right people into our organization. With a fresh and trendy website, it would put our organization on the map more as it relates to gaining more credibility and targeting a much wider audience which keeps customers and team members more informed.

    Advice to Management

    Please don’t ever stop investing in your employees. I believe that the success and reputation of this company has been built around it along with operational excellence and respect.

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Hometown America Photos

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Hometown America photo of: Several employees new to the industry took a tour at a Skyline facility in June to learn how the homes are built and gather information on useful selling features.
Hometown America photo of: Resident Appreciation Day at Tara Woods
Hometown America photo of: Food drive that provided 250 residents with bags of food.
Hometown America photo of: Residents have had a toy drive every year for more than 10 years and toys are usually given to a local elementary school.
Hometown America photo of: HOMETOWN AMERICA FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO MILTON BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
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Hometown America Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hometown America (Chicago, IL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    My interview process included, in order: an HR interview over the phone followed by a Manager interview on the phone and then in person, Caliper personality evaluation, CEO phone interview--comprehensive but worth it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you were able to persuade, what was the outcome?   1 Answer
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Hometown America Awards & Accolades

  • Land-Lease Community of the Year(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic), Manufactured Housing Institute, 2013

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