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Tyler parade home showcases American quality, beauty


From the crown molding to the tile floors, pretty much everything in this house was made in America. In fact, several items came from right here in East Texas.

Gary Bayless and Joe Runnels are owners of Bayless Customs Homes, Inc. Together, they have designed and built a house that will be featured in the parade of homes. 

"Cabinets, all made in Canton, Texas. All those closure and everything on the cabinets are American made. Uh, the appliances are American made. The hardware that goes on them is American made on the cabinets," Runnels said. 

"We made it real clear on our goal that we wanted stuff that was not only assembled in America, but all the pieces were manufactured and assembled in America," Bayless said. 

"This house turned out better than what we thought. When we went in we were a little worried because we thought we were going to be limited on some of the products that we could use, but it turned out a lot better than what we expected on it," Runnels said. 

"It may not as cheap but the quality is ten times better," Bayless explained. 

"If you feel the quality of the American made nails like Maze Nails makes, and then you use some of the Chinese made nails, they're not the same," Runnels said. 

After some research, Runnels discovered that Maze Nails is the only company left in America that makes nails...all other companies have moved over seas. 

"We're just really proud that we can be contributing to the economy and help create jobs. I think that's the most important thing that we are doing here, leading other people for...to job creation," Bayless said. 

This home is 98% American made. The owners said they searched high and low for residential ceiling fans that were made in America and could not find a single company. 

Bayless and Russels said this is just the first of many American homes. 

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