A Message from the Owner

Hello! My name is Kevin Satterthwaite, and I would like to welcome you to Pine Ridge Homes. I hope you enjoy your visit, and I hope that the information you gather from your visit will be helpful to you. Please take the time to give us a call or respond by e-mail after you've had a chance to review what we have to offer. Any feedback would be much appreciative and useful.

I'd like to start off by introducing myself and giving you a little background into how I ended up in the factory-built housing business. Several years ago while attending college; I had a part-time job at a local manufactured housing sales center. Like most college students I was trying to make ends meet. Although I received some assistance from my parents, I also had to work in order to put myself through college. Work is something I was accustomed to though, as I have always had jobs of some sort or another for as far back as I can remember.

In the early 1990's I began what I assumed would be just another temporary job on my way to getting through college. How little did I know! What started off as cleaning, decorating homes, answering phones, etc., soon became a lot more. I was working for a small family-owned business. As my relationship with the family grew, so did my work load. And believe me there was plenty of work. The diversity within their business was tremendous. The family had started off in the rental business and auction business, and grew into much more than that over the years. During my time there the business consisted of three land lease communities, many rental properties, a large diversified parts store, service technicians, and new home sales. As you may imagine, this became a vast learning center for me. Fortunately, I had a very good relationship with this family, and I still do to this day. They welcomed me with open arms and over the next 4 or 5 years I became a great asset to them, as did they for me.

In 1998, after my wife and I graduated from college we moved back to our hometown in Vandalia, Illinois and opened Pine Ridge Homes. As we started a family, we wanted to be close to our relatives, and by this time I had already seen a market in Central Illinois for factory built housing. Fortunately, my experiences gained while away at college were now being put to use. I gained background experience in the rental business, property development, parts and supply, service, contracting, and homes sales. There is no way I could have survived in those early years if I were just some hot shot salesman trying to open a business. The other segments of the factory-built housing industry are far more important. Good management, customer relations, service, knowledge in areas of construction and contracting, and incorporating the morals and values associated with the successful small business I had been a part of, have enabled Pine Ridge Homes to prosper. From 1998 until present, Pine Ridge has evolved and expanded. We now have a second location in Litchfield, IL and we are predominately a turn-key modular home builder.

The sincerity, honesty, and desire to do what is right and good, is foremost at Pine Ridge Homes. I believe in honoring contractual obligations and standing behind our commitments. I believe in providing the most value that your hard-earned money can buy. I believe in consultation and careful decision making rather than high pressure sales techniques. I attend home shows and I stay involved with reading, researching, and visiting other successful people. To stay on top of my game I have to be willing to constantly try to get better and stay informed about new ideas, new technology, and new construction techniques. I do all these things. I also am very active in local, state, and national associations. My commitment to Pine Ridge Homes is unfaltering. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising a business can achieve, and I assure you that Pine Ridge will do whatever it takes to add you to our list of satisfied customers.

My wife, son, two daughters, and I hope that we can have the opportunity to serve you. Our staff is here to help you with any of your home buying decisions. Factory, systems-built housing is here to stay. It is the future of new construction. The quality, value, and affordability achieved through factory construction techniques are second to none. Pine Ridge will provide the professionalism, expertise, and management necessary to make your home package become reality.

My family would like to wish your family the very best in your search for a new home. We, at Pine Ridge Homes, look forward to the opportunity to help you with your housing needs.

I hope to see you soon,



President
Pine Ridge Homes