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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

 

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

Recap of a Recent Home Show

We were recently in attendance at home show in Augusta, Maine on February 3 – 5th, 2012.  The home show had seven homes and five homes belonged to VBI group members.  The homes that were at the show included three from Pine View Homes, two from Titan homes and one home from Commodore Homes.

Showcase Homes had a Champion Home from the Claysburg, PA  facility and Fairlane Homes had a New Era modular, complete with attached garage!

Attendance was up 30% from 2011 which is quite exciting for our industry.  The overall quality of potential customers was quite impressive as well.

Hooray for 2012!

February 16, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment