Our Story For New Durham Estates Mobile Home Park And Manufactured Home Sales That Serves The Communities Of New Durham, Chesterton, Laporte, Michigan City, Portage And Valparaiso

 Our Story

New Durham Estates, a manufactured home community located in the small town of Westville, IN was developed by Mel Fath Jr. He began the business in 1967 and developed it throughout the years while he also devoted much of his time, talent, and energy for causes related to his profession, faith, and community.  New Durham Estates continues to be a family owned business.

New Durham Estates has experienced continuing development since 1967 and it has spread out on both sides of US Hwy 421 immediately south of the intersection with State Rd 2. The manufactured home community consists of 105 acres, which accommodates sites for 391 single-family homes. An adjacent 17 acres is available for an additional 45 sites.

Amenities included in this country setting are sidewalks, 30’ wide paved streets, strategically placed postal buildings, a stocked lake, a picnic area, and a basketball court. A community building houses a fitness center, and a library, as well as a room that can be used for small celebrations. On the west side of the community a bicycle and walking path was recently built that connects with the trails of Bluhm County Park.

Many community residents enjoy fishing in our stocked lake. An annual community-wide yard sale is available to all tenants wishing to participate. This well-attended event has grown throughout the years and now is accompanied with a remote radio show on the site, an open house at the sales center, and a hot dog and coke stand whose monetary proceeds are given to a local charity or school project.

The 5000 square foot office building with direct access from US 421 provides office space for the park managers, secretaries, sales personnel and service manager. The building also houses a diversified Do-It-Best hardware store that also includes inventory related to the manufactured housing industry. New Durham Home Sales is a full-service establishment providing a sales center staffed by qualified sales personnel experienced in loan and mortgage assistance, insurance, and in all aspects of placing manufactured homes either in a community setting or on private property.

The sales department also employs an experienced set-up crew and service department. Quality and energy efficient single section and multi section homes are offered in order to meet the needs of the broad range of homebuyers. The multi section homes are featured in an environmental display complete with natural landscaping and decking. In order to aid the homebuyer into making his decision, the model homes are furnished and tastefully decorated.

Over the years New Durham Estates has enjoyed and maintained an on-going reputation of being the place to locate in a tranquil rural setting bounded by spruce, fir and pine trees. The single-family atmosphere and affordable housing attracts newlyweds, small families, and older adults. Customers are the most important aspect and purpose of our business.