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Customer Story: Shawn Lewis – Cooling Springs Residential Community

Every Oak Creek Home in Louisiana Community Withstood Back to Back Hurricanes

Customer Shawn Lewis said hurricanes were no match for her Oak Creek Home, as well as three other Oak Creek Homes in her community! “๐™Š๐™–๐™  ๐˜พ๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™  ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ž๐™™… ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก ๐™„ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ก. ๐™Ž๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ก.” Cat. 4 Hurricane Laura touched down on August 27, 2020. Six, weeks later, Cat. 2 Hurricane Delta made landfall on October 9, 2020. Both hurricanes hit Cooling Springs Residential Community in Lake Charles, Louisiana hard! Over 100+ manufactured homes were destroyed or are unlivable. Shawn Lewis, a single mother of two young boys, had only lived in her new Oak Creek Home a few weeks before the first hurricane hit. In her own words, (in the video above), Shawn described what she saw returning back to her community and home for the first time. She shared many personal pictures she took as well.

Gallery of Destroyed Homes in Cooling Springs Residential Community

Shawn expressed, “It was very heart-breaking… I came around the corner, I seen they had trailers broken in half on the ground, windows blown out… They had a trailer twisted and flipped to the side. Two of them like rolled over.” She added, “There’s one that I don’t know what happened. It looks like it exploded. There was no ceiling. No roof. I mean that’s all there was was the floor. and it was gone.”ย 

All manufactured and mobile homes shown below were NOT built by Oak Creek Homes.

Shawn Lewis’s Oak Creek Home had little to no Damage

Shawn was thankful that her Oak Creek Home was not damaged. “I was totally totally blessed. No damage from the hurricane at all.” She added, “The only thing that happened, my air conditioner tilted onto the trailer. It didn’t even fall off the block.” Other than that she said, “The only thing I had to really really do is relevel the house.” She attributed the quality construction of her home as the reason that her home did so well, when others just feet away were destroyed.ย  Before she bought her Oak Creek Home, Shawn went online and did her homework. “I did some research. And I found these homes are made a little bit better. Oak Creek Homes are very solid.” Shawn noted that even the guys that came to relevel her home noted the quality construction of her home. They said, “Oh, Lord, an Oak Creek Home… man those things are heavy… that joker ain’t gonna move.”

3 More Oak Creek Homes in Cooling Springs had little to no Damage

We spotted three more Oak Creek Homes in The Cooling Springs Residential Community. Each had little to no damage. We spoke the Harvey, who owns the yellow manufactured home pictured below, he says the only damage to his home was caused by flying tree debris which broke a window and caused some damage to his roof. The other two homes, which are both our Top Selling Silver Spur model, had no damage other than some minor bent metal edges and some damaged skirting.

The Oak Creek Difference

Oak Creek Homes are builtstrong with quality materials. We build a heavier and sturdier home than our competitors per J.D. Valuation Guides. We can prove it here. We use hurricane/wind straps to secure the frame and structure. Additionally, we also use a 47-point inspection on all homes 18′ or wider to make sure each home is tied down and secured safely. Plus, we use no vinyl siding on the outside of our homes. Instead, Oak Creek Homes uses a 50-year warranty Smart Panel siding. ย Smart Panel is an engineered wood siding that resists harsh weather and impact damage.ย 

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