330 Buccaneer Street
Hamilton, AL 35570
“Produce a home that our employees could afford and would be proud of themselves,” was the business philosophy of the late Jerry Wilson, founder and original General Manager of Buccaneer Homes. Since Buccaneer’s beginnings in 1971, the facility has been a backbone business to its hometown of Hamilton, Alabama, priding themselves in building affordable homes with a level of quality families can trust. During Buccaneer’s first year of operation, the brand produced over 1,800 units. Astounding numbers today, especially considering the facility offered only five floor plans at that time. Before the decade was out, Wilson sold Buccaneer to North Carolina’s Brigadier Homes, Inc. Wilson founded Cavalier Homes, Inc. in 1984 in the neighboring town of Addison, Alabama. Two years later, Cavalier went public, having enough assets to be traded on the American Stock Exchange.