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2017 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show

The 2017 Louisville Show will treat you to a spectacular array of NEW HOMES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES. Whatever your inventory requires, you’re likely to find the most exciting single-section and system-built homes. It will be a feast for the eyes for all of you, with endless possibilities and combinations. It’s also an excellent opportunity to cut great deals; be the first to see new product/home introductions; talk with R&D and marketing execs; compare prices, service, and follow-through…and network with industry professionals.

Attached is the schedule of the show’s seminars and here is a list of the exhibitors that will be at the show.

Service & Supplier Exhibitors:

ADVENTURE HOMES
CHAMPION HOMES
CLAYTON HOME BUILDING GROUP
COMMODORE HOMES
DEER VALLEY HOME BUILDERS
DUTCH HOUSING
FAIRMONT HOMES
FLEETWOOD HOMES
FORTUNE HOMES
HARMONY HOMES
MANUFACTURED HOUSING ENTERPRISES
MIDCOUNTRY HOMES
REDMAN HOMES
SKYLINE CORPORATION
SUNSHINE HOMES

2-10 HOME BUYERS WARRANTY, 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, ABT WATER MANAGEMENT, ALLIANCE CREDIT, AMERICAN INSURANCE ALLIANCE, AMRENT, APEX BILLING SOLUTIONS, BELLACORE, BENNETT TRUCK TRANSPORT, BLEVINS, CAPITOL SUPPLY & SERVICE, CASCADE FINANCIAL SERVICES, CLARUS ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, CLAYTON BANK AND TRUST, CORDELL INTERNATIONAL, COUNTRY PLACE MORTGAGE, CROFT LLC, C U FACTORY BUILT LENDING, CUTTING SYSTEMS, DEHCO, DIMENSIONALL, DONALD C. WESTPHAL ASSOCIATES, DOVER ROLLERS, DURA-BILT PRODUCTS, ELECTRIC EEL MANUFACTURING, EVERLOCK SYSTEMS, GENERAL SUPPLY, HERITAGE DISTRIBUTING, HOMECAREPLUS, ILLINOIS MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION, INDIANA MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION, JAMIE’S INTERIORS, KENTUCKY CODE OFFICIALS, KENTUCKY MANUFACTURED HOUSING INSTITUTE, LAND HOME FINANCIAL, L P BUILDING PRODUCTS, MANUFACTUREDHOMES.COM. MANUFACTURED HOUSING INSTITUTE (NCC), MHLIVINGNEWS.COM / HPRONEWS.COM / MHC-MD.COM, MHRE, MHVILLAGE, MHWC, MICHIGAN MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION, MINUTE MAN PRODUCTS, MOUNTAINSIDE FINANCIAL, NADAGUIDES, NET-WIRED, NEXT STEP NETWORK, NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC, NORTHPOINT COMMERCIAL FINANCE, NTA, N TECH INDUSTRIES, LLC DBA HARBOR FLOOR PRODUCTS, OHIO MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION, OLIVER TECHNOLOGIES, PARKLANE FINANCE SOLUTIONS, PERFORMANCE EQUITY PARTNERS, PFS CORPORATION DBA PFS TECO, R-CO PRODUCTS, R.E MICHEL COMPANY, RAIN MAKER SOFTWARE, REMOTE TRAX, RENT MANAGER, RUSTIQUE ENTERPRISES, RV/MH HALL OF FAME MUSEUM & LIBRARY, SEDCO PIER, SHAW INDUSTRIES, STYLE CREST, SUNLIGHT CREATIONS, SURVIVE-A-STORM SHELTERS, TIE DOWN ENGINEERING, TINK/TRANSLIFT, TOP FLITE FINANCIAL, TRIAD FINANCIAL SERVICES, UNIVERSAL UTILITIES, S. DARLEY & COMPANY, WESCO DISTRIBUTION, WHITLEY MOBILE HOME, WISELY COMMERCIAL REALTY, WISCONSIN HOUSING ALLIANCE

 

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January 7, 2017 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tiny House/ Park Model Trend

Tiny House/ Park Model Trend

Over the past couple of months I have noticed a growing trend with tiny houses.  Although I don’t think that all housing trends can translate into sales within our industry but I think that this trend might.  HGTV has several shows like “Small Space, Big Style” and shows about tiny houses from 110 sq. ft. up to 1,000 sq. ft.  They showcase homeowners that have made the most out of the limited space they have.   A growing number of people, whether young or older, are starting to appreciate the smaller living space.  Here are some stats I found:

–  68% of tiny house people have no mortgage compared to 29.3% of all U.S homeowners

–  55% of tiny house people have more savings than the average American, with a median of $10,972 in the bank

–  The average tiny house is 186 sq. ft. while the standard U.S home takes up nearly 2,100 sq. ft. That adds up to nearly 11.3 tiny houses!

–  Approximately 2 out of 5 tiny house owners are over 50 years of age

–  More women own tiny houses than men

These stats were taken from The Tiny Life.  The site offers an explanation of what the “Tiny House Movement” means and links to other “tiny house” blogs & websites.

Our industry offers park models as a version of “tiny houses” that we can sell!  I attended Titan & Commodore fall shows several weeks ago.   Both of the plants had a park model on display and they were perfect examples of how organized and efficient “tiny houses” can be.  I did some research on Athens Park Homes and Cavco Park Models & Cabins.  Both brands offer many different floor plans and options which include porch models, front kitchens, movable islands, wood interior accents, log siding etc.  Titan offers two complete series of Athens Park Homes and Cavco also offers two different series.  If you have time please check out their websites.  Click here for Athens Park Homes & click here for Cavco Park Models & Cabins.

October 2, 2014 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2014 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured & Modular Housing

The 2014 Congress & Expo will be held on April 29 – May 1, 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Exhibitors include mortgage lenders, insurance services, and appraisal services. Don’t miss out on seeing 21st Mortgage, Champion Home Builders, Clayton Homes, CU Factory Built Lending, GE Capital Real Estate, Keystone Commercial Capital, Triad Financial Services, U.S Bank and Wells Fargo. Attendees will be able to partake in top quality educational programs, networking events and listen to keynote speakers.    Attendees also won’t want to miss the highly acclaimed annual NCC Spring Forum presented by the MHI National Communities Council.  Click here to register!

March 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2014 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design Award Winners

For more than a decade, the Building Systems Councils’ awards program has promoted excellence in the systems-built industry.   These awards acknowledge building systems professionals in the categories of exceptional home design and marketing materials. Applicants can include manufacturers, builders and associate members.

Recipients of the 2014 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design, presented by the BSC and Log Homes Council are listed below. Throughout 2014, we will reveal an in-depth look at the floor plans and photography of these exceptional projects.

Excellence in Marketing 

  • Presentation of Home Plans Winner: Champion Home Builders, “Appalachia Collection”
  • Presentation of Home Plans Winner (Log): Timberhaven Log Homes
  • Builder/Dealer Marketing Materials Winner: Champion Home Builders, “EcoCraft Smart House
    • Entry of Distinction: Champion Home Builders, “Wow! Nice Kitchen”
    • Website Winner (Manufacturer Member): Ritz-Craft Corporation
      • Entry of Distinction: Power Marketing
      • Print Ad Winner: Rocky Mountain Log Homes
      • Consumer Brochure Winner: Deltec Homes
      • Social Media Winner: Ritz-Craft Corporation

 Excellence in Home Design- Modular/Panel

  • Under 2,000 square feet Winner: Champion Home Builders  
  • Home of Distinction: Ritz-Craft Corporation
  • 2,001 – 3,000 square feet Winner: Champion Home Builders
    • Home of Distinction: Tony Hirst, LLC
    • 3,001 – 4,000 square feet Winner: Ritz-Craft Corporation
      • Home of Distinction: Deltec Homes
      • More than 4,000 square feet: Cardinal Homes
      • Multifamily Winner: Champion Home Builders
        • Home of Distinction: Simplex Industries
        • Outstanding Model/Sales Center Merchandising Winner: Ritz-Craft Corporation

The 2014 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence were presented at a reception Oct. 21, 2013 during Showcase24 in Washington, D.C.

October 29, 2013 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Champion Home Builders to Open Second Plant in Lake City, FL

Champion Home Builders to Open Second Plant in Lake City, FL to Meet Growing Demand Redman Homes returns to the Southeast

Premier Showing @ Southeast Community Owners Symposium October 8-10

TROY, Mich.,  – Champion Home Builders, Inc., the nation’s leading producer of modular and manufactured homes and commercial buildings, based in Troy, Mich. announced today that it will be opening a second home manufacturing facility located on their current campus in Lake City, FL.  The new plant will reestablish the Redman brand in the southeast as the housing market continues to recover. Redman has a long-established and well-regarded history in the Southeast with manufacturing facilities that were located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina.   

The Riverview series will be the initial product offering from the new Redman facility and will target homebuyers seeking cost-effective housing options in manufactured housing communities.   “There is currently a lack of pre-owned homes for sale inside Florida communities and many communities throughout the Southeast. Many new homes are simply too expensive for some budgets.  Through value-engineering and a focus on high-efficiency manufacturing, we feel we can offer these buyers a new home at or near the cost of a pre-owned home,” said Wade Lyall, South Region Vice President, Champion Home Builders.

The Riverview will be on display at the upcoming Southeast Community Owners Symposium in Forsyth, GA to be held October 8th through the 10th.  “We are pleased to showcase the new Riverside at this exciting event.  Community owners are a growing market sector and this symposium will attract a wide attendance from across the Southeast.  This is a perfect opportunity for us to launch the Redman Riverview series,” said Byron Stroud, Sales Manager for Champion Homes in Florida.

October 1, 2013 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment