By Shannon Sneed
The Eatonton Messenger
March 16, 2017

Eatonton’s Legacy Housing Ltd. opened its doors to guests last week who are in the business of setting up communities for conventional families, giving tours of several newly designed display homes.

One of the display homes on the lot of Eatonton’s Legacy Housing looks ready to move into as the company showcases some of its newest designs. Legacy owner, Curtis Hodgson, announced they would be ramping up operations to begin placing many new Legacy home dealers across the Southeast.

After a weekend show of tiny houses at a festival at Ooh La La Lavender Farm March 3-5, Legacy conducted the week-long 2017 Legacy Georgia Home Show at its Eatonton facility, attracting the attention of dealers and park owners from across the southeastern states.

Community investors from Kentucky to Florida and a few curious buyers from some of the northern states were introduced to Legacy’s top-of-the line energy efficient and affordable homes for families of all sizes.

A tent is set up outside Eatonton’s Legacy Housing lot for the week-long 2017 Legacy Georgia Home Show. Community investors from across the southeast came for tours of several newly designed display homes.

Several Legacy staff members were on hand to assist the approximately 40 buyers a day who toured the lot, which held six multi-section and six single section homes, and one tiny house.

“We’ve had a really good turnout,” Ryan Burnett, Legacy Housing sales manager said. “We’ve been well received by both current and prospective dealers.”

According to Legacy owner and founder Curtis Hodgson, Legacy’s Eatonton plant is the biggest manufactured home plant in America with 325,000 square feet in one building and around 140 full-time employees.

Workers at the local facility are now also building the industry’s most affordable tiny houses, Burnett said.

Selling to the public at about $25,000 each, Legacy’s Tiny Hacienda has been a hot seller at retailer’s lots and state fair’s across the South, he noted.

Just recently, the Putnam County Board of Commissioner’s purchased four of the tiny houses for the county-owned Oconee Springs Park after the recreation site lost four cabins in a storm late last year.

“We have taken great measure to redesign our entire singlewide and doublewide product lines,” Hodgson said in a press release.

All Legacy homes are now 5- to 15-inches wider than their competitors, providing as much as 10 percent more interior square footage for a roomier and more furniture friendly home, he announced.