Who We Are
Imagine a place that’s built with your needs in mind. A place to host friends and family or a place to escape it all. Imagine living your best life in a Norris home. With luxury amenities you might see in a standard site-built home and the flexibility of customization, your home is made to be yours.
Since 1966, Norris has produced “superbly built” homes. Through trend and style changes and economic fluctuations, the high standard of well constructed homes and unmatched flexibility has remained consistent. Our team prides itself on that fact and has become excellent at their craft.
Norris homes are built in a 160,000 square foot facility that allows team members to work continuously and efficiently through sun, rain, or snow. Efficiencies and processes have been perfected and provide a consistent build and cost savings that are passed on to you. Norris homes are also ISO 14001 certified, ensuring that environmental impact is being measured and improved. To learn more about our facility and take a virtual tour, CLICK HERE
Some features you may find in a Norris home are full drywall, Challenger linoleum by Shaw®, perimeter floor vents, brushed nickel metal Pfister® faucets, as well as a variety of floor plans, designs, and decors to choose from.
You don’t take building a new home lightly. Neither do we! To inquire about building a Norris home, talk to your local retail partner. We serve areas of Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Virgina, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.
The History of Norris
The Norris story begins in the 1950’s in Eastern Tennessee, where our entire operation still remains today. Norris was founded by the Gose family, whose members fished and trapped along the shores of Norris Lake, from which Norris was named. The Gose brothers both had successful businesses in woodworking. One brother worked in cabinets and the other in furniture. One of them would later venture into the travel trailer industry in Claiborne County, TN. Many travel trailer retail dealers began selling mobile homes. This sparked an idea for Mr. Gose to start a manufacturing facility.
In 1965, the brother’s formed Norris Industries, Inc., secured property in Bean Station, TN, and built a 56,000 square foot manufacturing facility that’s going stronger than ever today. In the spring of 1966, production began with 500 RV’s. In the fall of 1966 “superbly built” homes started rolling out the door. In 1973, Norris Industries expanded with the addition of what today is the primary facility used for production. The new plant and a brand new cabinet shop grew the size of the operation to 250,000 square feet under roof.
In 1984, Clayton Homes, INC. purchased Norris Industries. Jim Clayton, founder of Clayton Homes, had a long history with Norris, as Clayton was one of Norris’ top retailers year after year. Recognizing the quality product and brand equity Norris had to offer, the Norris brand fit nicely into Clayton’s growing company. Today, Norris stands as the pinnacle of home building in our industry and is recognized as the standard for luxury and quality. Thank you for making Norris your preferred housing choice!
Clayton Bean Station is nestled in a beautiful small down outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. The facility is 160,000 square feet, includes 28 specific stations, and is where over 295 team members come every week day to build dreams.
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