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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!

  • Our Florida Regional Team had a great time looking back on 2018 and honoring our Hometown Heroes at their yearly luncheon. A Special Congrats to Darlene Bradley at Tara Woods, Carlos Wagner at Lakes of Leesburg, Lisa Pearson at Little Manatee Springs, Ken Ottoman and Christian Hallman of Highlands at Scotland Yards, and Dayna Belt of Palm Valley. Thank you for your hard work and making 2018 a great year!

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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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  • "I feel like a valuable contributor to my community, region and the company. Wonderful experience."

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    I have been working at Hometown America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture, leadership and collaboration are phenomenal. I receive support and know that I have a group of people willing to work with me to take care of our residents and community. I know that my contributions are appreciated. It’s been a great experience.

    Cons

    We are spread out so it can be difficult to network with colleagues. I would like more opportunities to get together with others in the region or even nationally.

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Hometown America Photos

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Hometown America photo of: Our Fairways Country Club Trunk or Treat Event from October 2018
Hometown America photo of: Our Oak Point Toys for Tots donations -December 2018
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.
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Hometown America Interviews

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    Community Manager Interview

    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?   2 Answers
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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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