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Southern Energy Homes

(Part of Clayton Manufactured Homes/CMH)

144 Corporate Way
Addison, AL 35540
Toll-Free: 866-896-2737
Fax: 256-747-7586
Website: Southern Energy Homes Website
email: info@sehomes.com

Southern Energy Homes Description:
(Part of Clayton Manufactured Homes/CMH)
"...SEhomes, Inc. is one of the industry's fastest growing and stable companies. We are also one of the most versatile, with our primary interest in the Southeastern and South Central United States. Currently we operate seven manufacturing facilities that produce homes sold in approximately twenty states..."

Providing these building styles:
  • Manufactured mobile homes


Providing modular homes and buildings in:
AL, GA, MS, TX

Company Background

How Long in Business1982
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)Over 1000
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNone provided
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
No architects on staff, draftsmen are available.
Builder NetworkOver 200 dealers
Location of FactoriesAlabama and Texas
How to Buy a HomeAvailable only through a retailer

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWood & Steel
Energy EfficiencyR 21-11-14 Insulation
Construction Timeframe4-6 weeks
Customization FlexibilityLimited customization options
Amount of FloorplansOver 100 available floorplans

Pricing

Avg. Cost per Square Foot$65-$95
Avg. Transportation CostsDepends on final site
Avg. Placement CostsDepends on location
Site PreparationHandled by independent builder

Options

Garage/Deck AvailabilityDepends on model selected
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeNot offered
GuaranteesNot stated
Delivery RangeSoutheast US
Number of Factory InspectionsUpon completion
Number of Building Site InspectionsDepends on location
Information PackageInformation available online

Our Review

Editor's Rating
Editorial ReviewSouthern Energy Homes are above average modular homes. Their building specifications are higher than many other providers which should make any home buyer happy. Their energy efficiency could be improved upon but then again these homes are not intended for cold climates. Our mystery shopper enjoyed their large variety of floorplans and helpful information that they provided. This is a good affordable option for modular home buyers in the Southeast.
Mystery Shopper Rating

Personal Reviews of Southern Energy Homes

David Seiz from Lima, illinois
I bought the home in 2003? Have issues out of furnace blower? it has been replaced 3 times at my expense? Roof shingles started blowing off 2 years after getting? i have been replacing them at my expense? supposed to been a 20 year roof? now the spackling on the ceiling is peeling off in every room? have mold on the walls probably from the leaky roof? has yellow looking streaks in the gypsum board at random places at random times looks like it could be glue bleed thru? have had issues with plumbing not right in master bath? counter tops peeling up from cabinets? cheap interior doors and door knobs

Robyn W. from Grady, AL
We ordered a custom house to match the one at the dealership. We only made a few small changes to the model home. The house did not take long to build, but when we went to inspect it at the sealer lot--it was not the right house. They messed up the type of shelving, installed the wrong carpet, left out a partition wall in the laundry/utility, added cabinets and left out a closet in the utility room. The paint colors were nice but the paint job looked like it was done by a 2nd grader. There is caulking on the light fixtures, one ceiling fan is broken after 3 uses, the drywall job is shoddy at best. The faucets are extremely cheap-the handle of the tub snapped off when I was turning the water off. The shower has tile but was not sealed, the window in the bathroom is not set correctly and won't close, the front door leaks, the smoke alarms go off randomly, but not when there is actual smoke. The A/C unit was not installed correctly (not SE's fault really, but they never had it fixed), the kitchen sink leaked underneath due to crappy plumbing work, there was no hardware on the 2nd bedroom closet door, the air vents in the ceiling are crooked, the kitchen counter was not sealed at the seams and now has water damaged from being cleaned, the carpet they installed was not what we asked for and looks like it is 15 years old after 2 years. The ventilation fan in the master bath is not balanced and sounds like an old Buick. I love the house but it has a ton of issues that SE said they'd fix and never did. I don't think I'd purchase another home from them if I was in the market for a manufactured home.

dana greeson from oklahoma city, ok
I bought a southern energy home in September of 2013 since then it has been a constant battle to get anything fixed. Fixed!! Why fixed because the home is made with paper products instead of wood, lowest quality windows you can find, a front storm door that they know breaks but they buy it anyway. We finally just bought a door out of our money to replace it. The windows on one side either wont open or fall apart. We have been waiting for those to be replaced. Our shower doesn't even have matching fixtures and the finish is coming off already. Our shower wall is cracked. The trim throughout the home is horrible with nails sticking out, because the trim is cheap and not wood, the so called stain which a layover is peeling off and the trim doesn't even match the corners there are gaps everywhere. The decorative trim over the stove and fireplace are crooked. This company does not care about quality workmanship I recommend a Solitaire Home and will not recommend this company to anyone ever. In fact I have turned 2 families away from Southern Energy already. This is the worse customer service I have ever received and I am tired of the lies!

Kay Watson from Haughton Louisiana
I just bought my home 4-13 I have had to fight to get any thing fixed, and had to buy the supplies that it took to fix my house. I told them my two back doors leaked company sais I was lying then I found the mold around them. I did not pay for cardboard but that is sure what I got in this house, I have a kitchen faucet leak they tried to fix it with silicon I got so mad I went and bought another one as the factory men said they are not allowed to change that one out and make it right now my sink base is screwed up I was told that you have to live with it. so much for the warranties or stand behind what they make. I would not tell any one to buy a southern energy home due to shoddy workmen ship I could go on with other things that are wrong with my house it would just take to long. Its a shame what you pay for a nice house or what you believe is a nice home and you get CRAP that the company doesn't want to make right. If I had known I would have to redo the inside of my house after getting set up I would of gotten empty so I could put quality material in it and it sure would not have been cardboard

Dorothy Foret from Louisiana
We purchased our tripile wide death trap in 2000 since this we have had problem after problem with the home now we have rain pouring in our ceilings, we hired a roofer to come fix roof to stop the leaks only I find out that the shingles are laid straight on the ply wood no tir paper at all anywhere.. We have walls that are so soft you can't touch them all through out the house and we have MOLD in here, which I'm told is a hazard to all our health.. What can I do about this problem beside hire a lawyer and make someone replace my mold infested house!!! I tried calling the dealer and the manufactor but of corse that's a big run a round! I say don't buy a home from anyone that advertises the proof is on the roof.. Be dealership we purchased this crap from advertised this quote!! ( the proof is on the roof) well the only proof on his roof is that its half ass built!! No tir paper means this home cant pass inspection and I'm being told is illegal in the state of louisiana to not have tir paper!! Guess the courts will decide this outcome since nobody seems to want to take responsibly!! This is my rating 0 star!!

Mike from memphis tn
Not energy efficiant at all cost more than 1/2 the house note for utilities-duct work is falling apart(holes in it at vents those are the ones I can see, probably moe that I cant see)

pam from Brookhaven
sheet rock repair after delivery is bad workman ship. everyone and see each place. The paint is terrible, water base, you can not wash hand prints off you must repaint. service is bad. I like my home but the headacks is not worth it.

Harry from Brookhaven
Just got my new home and SD built the house there way not the way I order the doors. Well be in a wheel chair soon and need 36 inch doors. The main door I will used is 25 inchs. Not happy with tis at all.

Bren from Mart Texas
So happy I found this site to vent! We moved into this piece of crap which is one of Southern Energy's suppose to be high end modular MFG homes, May 2nd, 2012. They are a piece of fabricated crap. Inside French doors, one is higher than the other, and big gap between doors, dry wall cracks every where, roof leaked, Front door with side lites, never has shut properly, and the other three exterior door have big gaps around the door, one we cannot use yet as the moron who installed it did not line up the tongue of door with the hardware on the door frame. The caulking for the exterior around doors and windows oozes out and is black. We purchased the cement siding, they barley got paint on it. This cement siding sucks up the paint and they spray it on, numnuts! Needs a good sealer first then paint it, DAH! We had columns put in foyer, they did, and installed them upside down. We got their fix it guy to set them right. The guy at their plant argued with me they were correct. Wonder what he lives in? Everyone who walked in the front door asked before the columns were corrected, why are they upside down. The cabinet boxes do not match the cabinet frames, doors and drawers. We ordered the cream cabinets, and the boxes they are attached to are laminated in a lite green. We ordered the extra wide molding and base boards. Crapy workmanship here. Pieced together, especially at corners, some not MITERED. We got that fixed. We are purchasing another modular large home to set on our 15 acres next door, and it will not be a Southern Energy Home. I will not recommend this company to anyone. They have a great looking brochure, which is air brushed by the way, and a unprofessional product in the modular, so called, they throw together. We have visited our new company, love their quality, love that they will work with our desires. We are still repairing all of the mistakes on the High Sierra model we picked. Fortunately, we can afford it, I feel bad for folks stuck with problems they cannot afford.

Sharon Howell from Jackson Tn.
My husband and I purchased a southern energy home five years ago. We had a lot of problems with the carpet as well. Ended up replacing it, but we had to sign a release that they wouldn't have to fix anything else. The $980000.00 home was left up to us. It was a little over a year old. Since that time we had two facuet break. One in my hand, and the other one broke while we were gone out of town four days. Water everywhere. Due to a defected facuet. We are trying to get it fixed back like it was.cannot fine the same kind of stuff that was in it. Color sinks, colored whirlpool tub, ect. I have a call into Miss Tara maybe she can help .

Tony from cullman.al
I have read all the females and understand a couple of problems. But some or most that are spoke of here is more dealer than builder. The person who had the carpet refine twice by there own poeple should complained to the for carpet buckling. One other thing I have a problem with is the one with a leaky back door first the set up crew doesn't have the right amount of support under it. Second did I hear you right that the sheet rock was secured to well. Some folks have to pass the blame. But please put blame where it allies.

R C PASLAY from CLARKSVILLE, TN
We purchased this home 28X70' in 1984 while still on active duty. We bought it through a dealer in New Aubney Mississippi. This home was built and on my lot in millin gton, Tn in 18 days,through the dealer's instance. We had the home moved to Clarksville Tn in 1988. We have put two roofs on the home, new siding, new windows. We had a plywood floor instead of OSB, masinate siding and double pane windows, and 2X6 outer wall studs when the order for the home was place to the factory, in Alabama. We have been very pleased with this home and plan to die in this home.

Charles from Covington, La
I chose 1 star because it gave no option for NO stars. I have been in my house for approximately six months and where my local dealer has been responsive, SE Homes only attempt to contact me was a "Welcome" letter with a branded pot holder and flashlight. After recieving this, I called and told them of my MANY problems and suggested that instead of sending out garbage promotional items, they would be much better served by buying rulers & levels for those who assemble these glorified out houses. I do not think it deserves to be referred to as a house, not with all the Poop that has come with it. I HATE this house, it is the single worst decision I have EVER made. If you read this ... RUN !!! Run FAST !!! This company sucks to put it kindly.

Elaine Cannon from Johnson City, TN
I have had my 16X66' mobile home for 4 1/2 years. Carpet has been re-stretched twice at my expense. Siding ripples and some of it comes off in windstorms and I have to put it back together. Ceilings throughout the whole unit cracked and had to be repaired (they did a fair job) but when you turn on the lights at night, you can see the repaired ceilings (every four feet.) Now the roof shingles are sticking up on the edges of every 'square' after pretty bad winds in April this year. If it was just wind damage, the shingles themselves would be turned up here and there, but the shingles sticking up are in rows on the edges of the 'squares.' We thought they would lay down in the heat of summer. They did not. Factory says I only have a ONE YEAR WARRANTY on the roof! Unheard of. In the beginning I discovered my cabinets in the kitchen and utility room were not finished underneath. Dealer fixed them and did a good job. Now I have a huge crack in the ceiling over my bed in the master bedroom and my carpets are so rumpled I stumble over them. They were never stretched just laid down and attached on the edges. The home itself is really cold in the winter and I feel cold air coming out of the electric outlets in places. Now the dealer won't even call me back to give me addresses, etc. of the factory to give to an attorney. I am 75 yrs. old and not in good shape and cannot afford repairs at my expense. Stove eyes work part of the time and refridgerator has stopped making ice twice now. Cheap, Cheap, Cheap....and I paid a lot more for this home than I should have.

Demetra Corcino from Brundidge, Al
I purchased a home for my mom about 5-6 years ago. We've had issues since the day the company pulled the home onto my property. The septic tank, the setup (bathrooms door wont stay open; which says the home isn't level), carpets installed HORRIBLY (ripped up and installed hardwood and ceramic in bath) , doors falling off hinges. Just a mess! Company we purchased home from....closed. They sucked wind too!!! Had to threaten jobs to get septic tank repaired. I thought of a purchase for myself. Figured it was just poor business here, but after the comments here.....I am running away from that idea. Eeeashh!!!!

B. Smith from Crown Point,La.
I purchased my home in 2012. I have a triple wide home which I custom ordered. I had no problems working with the design team and the home was made exactly the way my husband and I ordered it. The materials used was of high quality .I received my home before the date it was promised. Every question I had when I was designing my home was answered promptly. I looked at all types of homes for 2 years before deciding to buy a Southern Energy Home. The men who put my home together did an excellent job. I am extremely satisfied with my home and would highly recommend SE Homes to any one who is looking for a new home. been living in it for over 1 year. I am extremely satisfied with the

Heather Baker from House Springs, MO
We have had our home for 5 years now. After it was delivered, a very nice guy came out and finished the inside set-up. The only problem we have had was one panel of siding broke but they sent someone out and replaced and have not had a problem since. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the floors are starting to creak but we have not had any trouble as the previous comments.

angie ratliff from buna, texas
Very cheaply put together. Back door frame never has worrked correct, rain comes in. I have put all kinds of foam around the door and that helped some but the frame is not installed properly so the deadbolt wont lock. Rain caused us to have to replace wallpanel. Removing the wallpanal was a nightmare. I have never seen so much glue. Siding has been rippled from day one. The dealer said it was from moving it and that it would go away but it never did. I would NEVER recommend a souther home. It is so poorly built there is no way it will last until my children are grown.

melis cole from kansas
these home are so..... cheaply made and every thing has went wrong with it or has had to be replaced. and yes the company does nothing!!!! we also need a title to our home which we have never received and they won't give it to us we can't sell our house if we wanted to cuz we don't have a title and in our state we have to have one...THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SO BAD...it you don't keep up on the up keep the how will fall apart around you. all my sinks leak electric outlets spark, several lights won't work (electrical). the worst purchase we ever made....

RICKEY & SUSAN BOUDREAUX from KINDER, LA
MY REVIEWS OF SE HOME AND CLAYTON HOME ARE BY FAR THE WORST! WE ORDERED A CUSTOM BUILT HOME IN '07 AND IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET IT IT BECAUSE CLAYTON HOMES IN LAFAYETTE, LA AND SE HOMES IN ALABAMA WERE LYING TO US AS TO WHY IT WAS TAKING THEM SO LONG TO BUILD OUR HOME. THEY KEPT SAYING (BLAMING) THAT THE CABINET COLOR WAS WRONG. LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT OUR HOME HAD BEEN SITTING ON THEIR LOT LEAKING WATER ONTO OUR WOODEN FLOORS AND CARPET. THAT'S HOW OUR HOME ARRIVED ON OUR PROPERTY! OF COURSE I DEMANDED THAT ALL WATERED FLOORS INCLUDING (PLYWOOD,CARPET,INSULATION, WOOD FLOORS,ETC.) THEY WERE FIXED BUT POORLY DONE! I COULD GO ON & ON BUT TOO MUCH TO MENTION!!! GO SOMEWHERES ELSE AND DO YOUR HOME WORK BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE IN BUSINESS!!

Randy D from Clarksville,tn
Had my triple wide for 5yrs. My carpet has bucklus. I,m going to replace it soon with laminate floor after is screw down the sub floors that make noise. Had my roof replaced last year, found some missing roof joist plus i look in the roof vent and did not see R28 insulaton it was at the 11 inch mark. I don,t understand that. Told the manufactor about the roof they sent a tech out but he would,nt do anything. What a joke for a 20yr roof factory warr. They came out one time to fix any problems i had. There customer service is terrible. Had to call over a 100 times to talk to a live person. I would not advise anyone to buy one or buy from clayton homes of Clarksville, TN what a joke. They do not back there factory warr at all. By the way i fixed my roof myself. I do like the house but the service calls are a joke. Do not buy one if you can. I wish I bought a Deer Valley.

Glenda Adams from Fredericktown,Mo
I like the home for the most part but now everything seems to be falling apart. Over the New years with house full company my closet in the bed room fell all the shevling.Now I notice the carpet is got bucklus in them my 4 yr trip bust head had to have stiches .No one check back with you on calls n repairs

James King from Greenville, MS
I like my home but the service is terrible. I've had my home for over 7 mo's,and still no service to speak of. The inspection and service of the homes need to be improved.

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