Monthly Archives: December 2015

Insider Interviews Give Powerful, Insights to Savvy MH Pros

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 4.11.12 PMBY: L.A. ‘TONY’ KOVACH:
Manufactured Housing Marketing Sales Management
Publisher of www.MHProNews.com and www.MHLivingNews.com

ManufacturedHousingIndustryProfessionalsPhotoCollageInterviewsOne of the most popular features on MHProNews are interviews with successful MHPros. We recently featured MHVillage’s Dan Rinzema. We have a new, in depth interview with giant ELS/EGI Chairman, Sam Zell. Chairman Zell isn’t the only billionaire we’ve published interviews with, as the popular ones we’ve shared with Jim Clayton – both video and written – prove. We feature rising stars too. Consider the plan to shatter the MH “glass ceiling” in HUD Code MH manufacturing. Check out the exclusive interview – A Cup of Coffee with…Lindsey Bostick – to meet the lady being groomed to takeover the leadership of well-established manufactured and modular home producer, Sunshine Homes. Along with other Featured Articles, Industry Voices OpEds, the Daily Business News and more – interviews provide fuel for your career. It’s all found on MHProNews.com. You’ll find general public-focused interviews with home owners, MHPros and other experts on MHLivingNews.com. These two sites are your one-two punch for advancing the deeper understanding of MH that boosts your career.

Tony Kovach is one of the most popular presenters on marketing, management and sales topics in manufactured housing. He'll be featured at the upcoming Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. Photo collage is from his recent presentation to industry pros at the New York Housing Association, photos by Mark Simon.)

Tony Kovach is one of the most popular presenters on marketing, management and sales topics in manufactured housing. He’ll be featured at the upcoming Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. Photo collage is from his recent presentation to industry pros at the New York Housing Association, photos by Mark Simon.

Champion Homes and MHV Promote New Manufactured Home Models

Champion Homes and MHVillage.com Announce Plans to Promote New Manufactured Home Models to Millions of Potential Homebuyers Annually

Champion-LogoChampion Home Builders, Inc. a leading producer of modular and manufactured homes and commercial buildings, and MHVillage.com, the nation’s number one website for finding manufactured homes for sale or rent, announced an exciting new program to connect Champion model homes and local availability with the more than 16 million homebuyers that visit MHVillage.com annually.

MHVillage Registered 2012-11-2Beginning in December 2015, visitors to MHVillage.com will have the ability to search Champion models and floorplans available in any location throughout the United States and immediately connect with authorized Champion retailers and manufactured home communities where those homes are available for purchase or rental. Through its vacant homesite search, MHVillage will also offer homebuyers a convenient way to locate manufactured home communities with vacant sites available to welcome new Champion homes.

“Our relationship with MHVillage reflects Champion’s commitment to meeting the evolving needs of today’s manufactured homebuyer,” said Keith Anderson, President and CEO of Champion Home Builders. “By leveraging the technology platform of MHVillage we have the opportunity to bring Champion models to millions of consumers as well as drive more traffic to our national network of valued retailers and communities.”

Founded in 2004, MHVillage.com is the largest and most active online marketplace for manufactured housing, with listings for over 26,000 homes, 37,000 communities and nearly 94,000 homesites nationwide. Each day, more than 60,000 consumers begin their manufactured home search with MHVillage.

The manufactured housing industry has experienced a resurgence of demand in recent years as prospective homebuyers continue to seek out more affordable, energy-efficient housing options. Both land-lease manufactured home communities and manufactured housing retailers have benefitted from this shift in consumer preferences.

“We’ve seen substantial interest in new manufactured homes from our website visitors,” explained Dan Rinzema, CEO of MHVillage. “By making Champion’s models and floorplans available on MHVillage, we now have the unique ability to match Champion’s innovative home designs with their retailer and community inventory already listed on MHVillage so that the consumer can now easily locate and physically walk-thru the models that interest them.”

Over the past 60 years, Champion Home Builders has grown into a nationwide collection of well-known manufactured housing brands including Atlantic, Dutch, Fortune, Highland Manufacturing, Homes of Merit, Redman, Silvercrest and Titan. As one of the nation’s largest manufactured home builders, Champion is focused on building quality homes, packed with value and personalized with today’s most sought-after amenities.

Champion model homes offer a large selection of décors and professionally-designed features from which to choose. Its new Ultimate Kitchen Two, featuring Whirlpool® appliances and modern touches, is just one example of the designer amenities that consumers will soon be able to view on MHVillage.com.

About Champion Home Builders
Troy, Michigan-based, Champion Home Builders Inc. is a leading brand in off-site residential and commercial construction, which, through its operating subsidiaries, manufactures buildings at 30 facilities in North America and the United Kingdom. Champion-built homes are sold through a network of more than 1,000 builders, retailers, and developers located throughout North America. Champion Commercial Structures, a division of Champion, specializes in multifamily, commercial and industrial modular construction serving developers, builders and large value institutional clients. www.championhomes.com

About MHVillage
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MHVillage Inc. is the nation’s premier online marketplace for buying and selling manufactured homes. Since its inception in 2004, MHVillage has grown to become the number one consumer website for the manufactured housing industry with more than 16 million unique visitors annually. In 2014, over 65,000 homes were sold on MHVillage with a combined transaction value exceeding $2.5 billion. www.mhvillage.com