Dear Mr. James:
My name is Judy Rabalais and I am the happiest person on this planet. Why?
Well, on Wednesday February 4th, my Franklin "dream home" was delivered. I
bought it through Chris Tabor at Gulf Coast Homes, whom I can't say enough
about. He was my guardian angel through the whole process.
This "Paradise" is the answer to my prayers and the beginning of a new and
better life. I am a 64 year old widow who lost everything in Katrina '05
and the Murphy Oil Spill. For 3 1/2 years, I have lived in run down motels
and a FEMA trailer, all the while feeling as if I had no future and no past.
I didn't know what to do next to get out of limbo. Basic needs were provided
by Red Cross and church organizations. That is a humbling experience when
one is used to caring for oneself. After a while, all my possessions fit
in cardboard boxes and plastic bins.
I don't want pity because this disaster made me stronger and gave me the wits
and will to survive and thrive. If the good lord didn't take me, tha's my
reason to live.
The breathtaking scene of that house coming down the road, made me cry tears
of relief and joy. Finally, my "Paradise" has come and I'm home at last. This
rough journey is over and the adventure is beginning. I can't thank you enough
for building the most beautiful modular I have ever seen.
I will continue to sing you praises. The quality, features, materials and
workmanship are unsurpassed. When I leave this home it will be in a pine box.
Until then, I'm happy to live in Paradise: my Franklin Home, all the rest of
Again, thanks to you and all of your employees for a magnificent home.
I pray that these tough economic times don't affect you too severely and you can
continue your work.
With best regards to all,
Judy L. Rabalais
If you're ever in the Breaux Bridge let me know and I'll cook you a Cajun
seafood gumbo. (As the saying goes, "its so good you'll want to slap your mama")
A homeowner in East TN said he keeps his thermostat on 68 in the summer, 72 in winter.
He has four children and his power bill averages $130.00 per month. The highest bill that
he has ever had was $220.00 and he had relatives visiting and had 17 people in the home
and in a travel trailer that was hooked up to his power. Stated he tells everyone about
His brother has a Clayton of comparable size and he opens windows in summer and does
everything he can to keep his power bill from being so high.
We were requested by Franklin Homes to make a list of everything that needs repair for
our new home after approximately 60 days of our living in (ENJOYING) it.
Finishers left right before Thanksgiving and we moved in the 2nd week of December. So
our list is the following faxed pages.
The last two weekends of hunting season, we had a realtor from Mobile to stay with us
for deer hunting. He is not happy with his contractor and we've suggested that Franklin
Homes may be an answer to his dilemma. We wanted him to experience a Franklin Home first
hand and he was quite impressed. We want to assure him that Franklin stands behind their
homes and their quality.
We are so happy with our home and only have a few repairs that need to be taken care of.
Thank you so much and our experience with Gwinna Boyd at Jasper Homes and with your
facility was a pleasant one!
We hope this finds bill doing much better and please let him know we're thinking about
him and praying for him
Larry & Coline Sheffield
Just a note to tell you how much my wife and I like our new Hampton Bay modular purchased
from Pratt Homes of Tyler, TX. The quality is even better than I expected - attention
has been given to things such as faucets, crown moldings, lazy susan's in corner cabinets,
door hardware and much more. We held an open house before moving in and our neighbors,
some of whom have custom homes costing several times the price of ours, were very impressed.
I also want to put in a good word for Lynn Pratt. He runs a top notch organization that
set the home home up quickly and professionally. His crews know their business and get
the job done.
I would definitely recommend you products to any potentional buyer.
John K. Mitchell
Wills Point, TX
I just wanted to let you know that my husband & I met with Jan &anp; Joe Cross at A1 Homes
yesterday evening and we were able to see our house. I want you to know that from what we've
seen so far (everyroom at a quick glance), it is absoutely beautiful. Delivery and set up is
Please pass along to Peter James, Sammy Taylor and to yourself as well, our gratitude in such
beautiful craftsmanship of our home. We are very excited to move in soon.
Working with A1 Homes has been a wonderful experience and their service is outstanding. I hope
that ya'll can continue a long business relationship between A1 Homes and Franklin Homes and
Jan and Joe Cross are wonderful people to work with.
My Husband and I do thank you all for working with us so dilligently to get the previous issues
resolved and to get our home to us safe and sound. We'll begin inspecting for any issues as
soon as we are able to move in and will contact A1 Homes to address any problems and if need be
she will contact your factory.
Thank you all again.