Clayton Properties Group Builder Arbor Homes

For over 25 years, Arbor Homes has been dedicated to exceeding homeowner expectations and helping families celebrate life’s best moments. Meet one of the Clayton Property Group builders, Arbor Homes.

Arbor Homes was founded in 1994 when homebuilder Curtis Rector put a business plan in place with the mission to offer homes to first time homebuyers in Greater Indianapolis that would deliver on both quality and affordability. After surpassing his business goals within the first year and with a growing team by his side, Curtis diversified his portfolio with the launch of Arbor Homes’ sister company, Silverthorne Homes, in 2004. Silverthorne Homes was designed to meet the needs of growing families and larger specifications that may not be found in a first-time home.

Curtis recognized the parallels between Clayton and the Arbor Homes culture and joined Clayton in 2018. With continued growth in the Greater Indianapolis area, Arbor Homes acquired Louisville-based Elite Homes® by 2021, expanding into the Kentucky and Ohio markets to introduce their first low-maintenance communities and product, Destination by Arbor Homes.

For the future homeowner, Arbor Homes offers a portal that puts the homebuilding process at the customer’s fingertips. With, the homebuyer can view the home construction in real-time, important home documents, Design Center selections and FAQs with useful links to the homebuyer’s guide. They can also complete warranty information, track progress and will receive notification updates on the home build.

As one of the leading homebuilders in the Midwest and Kentucky, Arbor Homes believes that owning a home is key to the success and growth of our communities. Curtis knew that in order for Arbor Homes’ customers to be successful, the success needed to start at home – with its team members, and that’s why Arbor Homes has been named one of Indy Star’s Top Workplaces since 2017.

At the center of Arbor Homes, lies the core values for which they stand on: Family, Process, Culture, Opportunity and Ethics. It’s with these values that Arbor Home allows both team members and homebuyers alike to focus on what’s important to them, explore opportunities and achieve their goals at the leading edge of the homebuilding industry.

Not only does Arbor Homes share with Clayton in the philosophy of opening doors to a better future, but also in driving change through sustainability efforts. Arbor homes believes in adopting processes, like building in a controlled environment, to reduce build times and decrease their carbon footprint.

For years to come, Arbor Homes will continue to expand their business into new markets to serve more communities with affordable housing options and fulfilling the dream of building beautiful homes.

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