Since its beginnings in 1953, there has always been a difference that distinguishes Marlette Homes from the rest of the industry—quality construction and customer satisfaction. The company was started in an old converted lumber yard in Marlette, Michigan by Earl Swett, the “Father of Manufactured Housing Standards”, and his partners Charlie Ballard and Paul Riedle. These modest circumstances belied the distinctive quality of the product. Swett earned his reputation as a quality trendsetter by being an influential voice and an energetic advocate for premium product construction and consumer protection throughout those early years and beyond. He pioneered Marlette Homes in its efforts to advance electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing standards ahead of its competitors. Our many satisfied customers, even then, commonly referred to Marlette Homes as “The Cadillac” of the industry.