In 1978, Donald C. Boatman  purchased 57 acres of land in Shiloh, IL with a vision to create a quality lifestyle for manufactured home owners inside a quiet, pleasant and enjoyable community setting. 


The vision became a reality, and “Valley View Estates” was built.  Ten years later, in 1988, Donald C. Boatman, felt that there was not only a need to provide a quality community lifestyle for manufactured homes, but to also provide quality homes for interested manufactured home buyers. So, he founded “Boatman Homes, Inc.”  It was then that Boatman Homes’ adopted the policy to sell only quality manufactured homes, and to provide complete set-up services of your home that goes above and beyond what their competitors offer while providing competitive prices that are lower than their competition!