Gavin Mabe

Director of HUD Engineering and Technology, Clayton Homes

Gavin Mabe is the Director of HUD Engineering and Technology for Clayton Homes. He has 17 years of experience with Clayton Homes. He leads a team that provides structural engineering, thermal, and HVAC design support to the 40 Clayton Homes manufacturing facilities building HUD Code homes. In addition, he is responsible for Smart Home technology implementation, Manufacturing technology and automation, and Engineering Research and Development. Gavin earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.


Proper Site Preparation
| Aug 2, 2019

The first step is to remove all the grass, plants, trees, stumps, leaves, and other organic material from where the home will be placed for at least 10’ around the home. If the top layer of soil contains soft, silty clay or rich topsoil, then it too must be removed. These types of soils do […]

Good Site Prep: The Solution to Many Issues
| May 22, 2019

Proper site prep and a drainage plan that controls the water flow are critical for a solid foundation. Slopes, swales, and drains must carry both surface and sub-surface water away from the home’s foundation. Site preparation is the single greatest factor, impacting the performance, durability, and aesthetics of the home. It also has a huge […]


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