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Now into our fourth generation, the Stoddard family has provided quality, affordable housing to Mid-Michigan for 50 years. Dale Stoddard, our father, began our business in 1966 with little more than a 40-acre soybean field and an idea. Building a manufactured housing community in the Chesaning area had never been done and people were not exactly sure what to expect. One of Dale's first jobs, after getting out of the service in 1955, was to work for Roycraft homes. Roycraft was a manufactured home builder in Chesaning, MI, and he did service work for them. In 1965 he purchased a 40-acre farm on the Northwest corner of M52 and Peet Rd. in Brady Township. Beginning with two sites, Stoddard Mobile Court has grown to 125 sites. We are currently developing building sites in the Indian Rock Subdivision in Owosso, MI, in addition to our individual projects for customers throughout the Mid-Michigan area.
Dale retired in 1993, selling the business to his sons. One of the first things the second generation did was to divide the sales center from the manufactured housing community. This provides a larger and better location for displaying the multisectional homes. The single section homes are still displayed at the original site. Because of our abilities in the on-site building of garages, porches and other personal touches, the modular or BOCA code, has become a large part of our business. We now offer homes from under 1000 sq. ft. to over 3000 sq. ft., from single story ranch homes to two and 1/2 stories. Stoddard's offers a wide variety of different manufacturers to be able to better serve the wide variety of homebuyers in Mid-Michigan.
In 1997 Randall and Eileen's son, Nick, graduated and joined the family business. Nick does all of the excavating for our customers on-site needs. Septic systems, foundations, driveways, fill sand etc., are Nick's areas of expertise. Maintaining a fleet of backhoes, bulldozers, and dump trucks along with a fleet of support vehicles, offers our customers the assurance of prompt service, without the hassle of scheduling conflicts of subcontractors.
We at Stoddard's are extremely proud of our heritage, pleased to be teaching the next generation to continue our traditions, and excited about our future of providing QUALITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING.