Champion Debuts Their Latest Genesis Home "The Tyler" at the 2011 International Builder Show
Home to be donated to injured Vet after show
TROY, Mich., January 10, 2011 - Champion Home Builders, Inc. is pleased to unveil their latest Genesis modular home at the International Builder Show at the Orlando Convention Center. The home will be located in the outdoor village in the NextGen Experience and on display throughout the show dates of January 12th – 15th. After the show, in conjunction with the NextGen Experience and their sponsors, and the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together, the home will be delivered to a building lot in Tampa, reassembled, and then donated to Mr. Waldemar Alameda and his family.
Mr. Waldemar served our country with distinction in multiple tours of Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, where he was severely injured in an IED explosion.
The Tyler is truly a design that matches today’s market realities. “When I designed the Tyler, I wanted to start with a comfortable and affordable core plan that could be expanded to meet the needs of larger families, allowing for flexibility in key living areas. It was also important that the design was adaptable for homeowners with special needs,” said Roberto Kritzer, Vice President of Design for Champion Home Builders, Inc. The core Tyler plan begins as a Cape Cod with 1,100 sq ft on the first floor and 700 sq ft on the second. An additional rear module can be added with 390 sq ft, creating either a family room or additional bedrooms. The Tyler can also accommodate several garage design locations, enabling it to fit on most building sites. There is a great deal of emphasis on the exterior treatment, a Kritzer trademark.
The Tyler also showcases the ease of integrating accessible design features into a Genesis Home. The Tyler has the clear space radius necessary in the kitchen and master bath, and wider hallways and doors allowing easy wheelchair access. Kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures were also selected to accommodate special needs. “We are finding many of our customers are considering these features, even if they are not required at the time of purchase,” stated Kevin Flaherty, Vice President of Marketing for Champion. “Many of today’s homebuyers are purchasing homes that can accommodate future changes in their lifestyle without requiring expensive remodeling projects. The Tyler is a perfect solution for these customers.”
The home was built at Champion’s manufacturing facility located in Lake City, Florida. “We were excited to build the home for this year’s NextGen Experience,” said Stephen Simms, General Manager of the Lake City operation. “The home beautifully showcases the capability of the craftsmen in our plant. Knowing that the home will be donated to a courageous Veteran makes this a special and rewarding project for our team.”
Troy, Michigan-based Champion Enterprises Holdings, LLC is a leader in factory-built construction which through its operating subsidiaries manufactures products at 26 facilities in North America and the United Kingdom and distributes its products through independent retailers, builders and developers. The Champion family of builders produces manufactured and modular homes, as well as modular buildings for government and commercial applications. Genesis is Champion’s national brand for modular homes sold to builders. Champion also markets modular homes to builders under the New Era and Carolina Building Systems brands. For more information, please visit