Meet Our Team

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Ronny Robertson
General Manager

Ronny started with Clayton in November of 1987. His first year with the company was spent splitting time between the production line and special projects for Jim, such as overseeing the Knoxville Home Show, training and hiring for the Henderson, NC facility, and various other projects. After a year he was named General Manager of the Halls plant, followed by the Rutledge facility. In 1994, Ronny became the first General Manager of the brand new Appalachia Home Building Facility. He has remained here ever since.

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Matt Belcher
Sales Manager

Matt has been with Clayton since July 2000. He started with Vanderbilt Mortgage in their Lead Generation and Direct Lending departments before moving to Manufacturing. Working at our El Mirage, AZ, White Pine, and Halls plants as an MDM, Matt was promoted to Sales Manager in 2008.

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Tom Hale
Senior Market Development Manager

Tom has been with the Clayton family since August 2007. He began with the company after graduation and trained at our Rutledge facility. From there he moved to NC and worked for the Oxford team before coming home to East TN in 2011 at the White Pine facility. Tom has called all south-eastern markets his territory at one time or another.

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Justin DeSpain
Market Development Manager

Justin has worked for Clayton since September of 2012. Justin had previously been working with Vanderbilt Mortgage for almost two years before he made the move to manufacturing. He was originally from East TN before he moved to Louisville and later Lexington, KY where he attended the University of Kentucky.

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Cynthia Buckner
Sales Coordinator

Cynthia started with Clayton in May of 2007. Previously, she worked in the Service Department, working closely with the NPS Program. She is very excited about this new endeavor and can't wait to start talking with everyone soon.

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Larry Lay
Market Development Manager

As our sole qualifying AARP member, Larry brings not only wisdom but beauty to the table. Larry staked claim to the Kentucky territory several years ago and has never looked back. He has been with Clayton since April of 1997 and has worked at every East TN legacy plant.

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Josh Morrison
Market Development Manager

Josh began his career with Clayton in March of 2002. Working for Lead Generation until 2006, Josh then moved to Phoenix to join our manufacturing division. There he worked for El Mirage, had a brief stint with 21st mortgage, and then our Buckeye building facility. He came home to East TN 2011.

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Corey Welch
Market Development Manager

Corey started with the Clayton team in February of 2013 working in collections for Vanderbilt. After a promotion to Senior Account Manager, he stepped in to manufacturing where he is eager to prove himself and excited for the opportunity in front of him. Corey grew up in Maryville, TN and will be covering AL, AR, GA, IL, LA, MO, and TX.

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Jerry Hylton
Service Manager

Jerry is extremely well versed in the construction of our homes. Starting with the company in June of 1988 as a Utility Team member and team leader for the Rutledge, Halls, Maynardville, and Appalachia plants, as-well-as working in the field as a Service Tech, Jerry has literally seen it all.