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The Effingham Homes Team

Effingham Homes Manufactured Homes

Owner Steve Thoele is proud of what we do and he is prepared to put his name behind it. Steve has close to 40 years of hands-on experience in the industry and he supervises all projects. Steve is the overseer of purchasing, construction, set-up, and service of your home.


Steve can be reached at:

217-347-5868 or

Tammy Thoele, Modular Homes, Manufactured Homes

Tammy Wente assists with home design & supervises warranty requests.  She has a background in finance and a wide range of experience. She has good reason to be dedicated and motivated to do the job right as she's the owner's daughter!  She has literally grown up in this industry.


Tammy can be reached at:

217-347-5868 or

Effingham Illinois, Manufactured Homes, Modular Homes

Kevin Thoele manages our team of service specialists here at Effingham Homes. Kevin has 25 years service management experience. Kevin has a vast knowledge of the manufactured and modular home industry, and he and his team deliver reliable, thorough, and efficient service.    


Kevin can be reached at:
 217-347-5868 or

Effingham Homes History

Effingham Homes' outstanding reputation is based upon years of experience and knowledge in the manufactured and modular home industry. The founders of Effingham Homes, Steve Thoele and Tim Yocum, both know the industry inside and out, thanks to decades of experience. In 1989, they decided to combine their experience. This decision proved to be the beginning of a business devoted to quality, reliability, and providing exceptional service.

From 1989 to 2001, they worked in nearly every segment of the housing industry. Based upon their hard-working reputations and experience, as well as a dedication and belief in doing the job right, they decided to start a retail home center. In 2001, Effingham Homes was created. From a small but honest beginning, we have grown and come a long way over the years.  Steve Thoele still oversees each project Effingham Homes obtains. We still provide honest, trustworthy, dependable, high-quality construction at affordable prices. We still believe in doing things the right way and treating each customer like family.

Customer Feedback

To the Crew and Staff at Effingham Homes:

My family and I are so grateful to all of you at Effingham Homes. Our prior home was bad and unsafe for our children.  Thank you for making it possible for us to have a beautiful new home!  We have never been so happy.  If we ever look for a new home again, we will visit with you, and count on Effingham Homes!  We have made friends for life!  Thank you

Absolutely great!  No problems at all. We are so happy with our home and the way it was handled.  Effingham Homes is very prompt on getting items prepared. Thank you for all your hard work!

They’ve been a pleasure to work with and we’ve become friends.  They’ve been doing this for years and Steve (the Boss) is a hands-on guy who gets in the middle of the work and they run a tight ship all the way around.

Effingham Homes sign and available display homes

 We searched and searched dealers for 200 miles around.  For over 2 years I asked everyone and anybody who purchased a manufactured/modular home, whether I knew who they were or not in my travels and I always ended up back at Effingham Homes. 

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