Centennial Homes Expands Business into Dickinson
Dickinson, North Dakota, July 11, 2011 — Centennial Homes, a regional retailer of manufactured and modular homes, has opened a model home center in Dickinson, North Dakota. Citing the economic growth and the excellent job market in the area, Centennial decided to expand their coverage into the south western corner of the state. This new location will provide employment opportunities for area workers in sales, sales management, and service and repair. This expansion will create 10 to 15 new jobs for Dickinson and the surrounding area.
Last year, Centennial Homes opened a sales center in Williston, North Dakota and with their location in Bismarck, North Dakota they are able to serve the entire western half of the state. “With the impact of the oil industry on the housing market in North Dakota, we felt that the people of this area could benefit from having easier access to additional housing options. We are pleased to offer our homes to the people of Dickinson,” said Michael Evans, CEO of Centennial Homes. This company has been providing quality, affordable housing to people in the upper mid-west since 1969 and there has never been a more pressing need for their products and services than now in the oil patch regions of the sate.
The model home center in Dickinson will have numerous fully furnished homes to tour and through their exclusive partnership with Friendship Homes of Minnesota; Centennial offers a nearly endless array of floor plan and design options. “We have a home to meet the needs of any person and any situation,” says Jason Collins, Director of Business Development for Centennial. “We have access to budget-priced used homes, entry level singles and doubles, all the way up to some very luxurious triple section and modular homes. We also offer some very interesting options for commercial clients and oil companies that need to provide housing for their workers,” Collins added.
Centennial Homes started in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1969 and over the past 42 years they have grown their operation to eight sales centers in three states, with an effective coverage area that extends from Minnesota to western Montana, and from Nebraska and Wyoming north to the Canadian border. “We are honored that the communities that we serve have supported us over the years with their continued patronage. After the financial and housing market collapse of 2008 and 2009, our industry saw many family-owned dealerships go out of business. With the help of our loyal customer base, we were able to not only weather the storm, but we were able to expand into new areas of North Dakota. We firmly believe that our customers are the reason that we are in business,” said Evans.
Over 26 years ago, Centennial Homes entered into an exclusive agreement with Friendship Homes. Centennial acquires all of their new homes directly from the Friendship factory located in Montevideo, Minnesota. “Having this exclusive relationship with a single builder allows us to have much more control over how our homes are constructed and it also means that our sales and service departments become experts on a single line of homes. Other dealerships that carry multiple brands never get the opportunity to truly know and understand their products the way that we do ours,” stated Jason Collins.
In addition to expanding into the real world, Centennial Homes is also expanding into the virtual world. For years they have had a strong internet presence with their website at www.CentennialHomes.com, and recently they have expanded into the world of social networking. Centennial has an updated Facebook page that can be accessed at www.FaceBook.com/CentennialHomes. There you will find galleries of new discounted homes, used homes, and employment openings. In the coming weeks and months, Centennial will be offering special discounts and rewards only available to Facebook users. They invite you to join them today.