RV/MH Hall of Fame Members

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Tim Williams




Tim Joined the Clayton Homes organization in 1976 at the age of 21. Tim helped Jim Clayton start Vanderbilt Mortgage in 1982, he took on the duties of President of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.  In 1995 Tim then started 21st Mortgage Corp..  In 1999 Tim and Clayton acquired the interest of American Homestar Corporation.  In 2003 Clayton was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and six months later Clayton acquired the remaining interest in 21st Mortgage Corp.  As is typical of a Berkshire Hathaway acquisition, Tim was retained and remains CEO of 21st Mortgage Corp. Some of his other business affiliations include Director, Choice Data Consumer Services; Chairman Audit Committee, Apex Bancorp, Chairman Choice Data Foundation, Chairman of Evergreen Funeral Services, Director and past Chairman, Manufactured Housing Institute. Tim is very active in local community organizations. He is a current board member and past Chairman Zoo Knoxville.  Tim is a Current board member and past Chairman of Knoxville Symphony Society, and current Chairman of the Boys and Girls Club Board of Trustees. One of Tim’s most impactful programs is TnAchieves, He was one of the co-founders of the organization and is a current Director.  Initially TNAchieves raised money to provide free community college tuition, TNAchieves continues providing mentoring, financial resources for books, and also college preparation classes for students prior to entering the community college.  Tim earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. Tim is an instrument rated pilot, avid tennis player, and scuba diver.