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Save the Dates! Louisville 2018

Time to Put it in Your Calendar: The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show 2018

January 17-18, 2018

Kentucky Exposition Center

Louisville, Kentucky


The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is the Midwest’s Premier Event for Manufactured Housing Professionals. Make sure you save the dates for this fantastic event!

From thelouisvilleshow.com:

The 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.

Get more information and sign up to get email updates about the Louisville Show 2018 at the website: thelouisvilleshow.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is an industry trade show. Not a public show. The public will NOT be admitted to the show.

Michigan Home Shipments

New-Home-ShipmentsMichigan receives large numbers of new home shipments

OKEMOS, Mich. — According to reports from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Michigan ranks fifth in the nation in new home shipments for the first quarter of 2017, with 1,261 new homes shipped, an increase of nearly 80 percent from the 702 shipments recorded in the first quarter of 2016.

“Our members are seeing interest and sales of new homes like they haven’t experienced in almost a decade,” said Darren Ing, director, Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA).

For comparison, in 1996, Michigan received more than 12,000 new home shipments; in 2010 325 new homes were delivered to the state.

“The Michigan market has come back tremendously over the past years and communities are playing a large role in that,” said Tim Kuhn, sales manager for Clayton Homes.

One MMHA member in particular — AJR Development — is especially pleased with the renewed interest in manufactured homes.

“In 2017, we licensed a 90-site expansion called Emerald Park in our flagship community, Ridgewood, located in Milford, Michigan. We opened in May of 2017 with more than 20 lots pre-sold. Demand remains very strong and we are seeing double digit monthly home sales in the $85,000-$100,000 range,” said Jerry Ruggirello, managing member, AJR Development.

Reverberations of increased sales go beyond community expansions. For example, HomeFirst, in Birmingham, Mich., needed to hire more people. “As a result of the large increases in traffic across our entire portfolio, we added three home specialist staff to our sales offices to meet the demands of the incoming traffic,” said Danya Mallard, vice president of sales and marketing for HomeFirst.

“With the level of quality product being presented by manufacturers, we expect interest and sales to continue to grow,” Ing said.

MMHA is dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of manufactured and modular home living, connecting people interested in finding a community or home with its members. The Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) is one of Michigan’s oldest trade associations, founded in 1941. MMHA is a nonprofit association representing the manufactured home industry in Michigan. MMHA works to improve the image of manufactured and modular housing by educating consumers, media and government about the quality, affordability, design and beauty of the homes. For more information, visit the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association at www.michhome.org. Contact MMHA by mail at 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, MI 48864-5978 or by phone at (517) 349.3300.

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Save the Date – SECO 2017

350+ small and mid-size manufactured home community owners and other industry personnel will attend SECO17 on October 11-12, 2017 in Marietta, Georgia.

New location this year:

Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center
Marietta, Georgia

This year we’ll be meeting at the idyllic, and historic, Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center. Their grand structure and idyllic location warmly welcome guests traveling for SECO17. Stay at this hotel in Marietta, GA, and be near hiking, mountain trails and the on-site City Club Marietta Golf Course.

Here’s just some of what SECO has to offer:

  • Network with Fellow Community Owners and Managers.
  • Hear the Good, the Bad & the Ugly from Fellow Community Owners
  • Explore New Ways to Run Your Community
  • Acquire the Knowledge to Better Your Bottom-line
  • Get Tips from the Experts – Steps to Becoming More Efficient
  • New Ways to Finance
  • Walk Through Affordable Community Series Manufactured Homes & Interact with Manufacturers
  • Share Ideas and Best Practices to Ensure Greater Success.
  • 501(c)(3) dedicated to community education

Community owners, managers, vendors and other industry personnel from 25+ states are expected. Educational workshops, presentations and panel discussions will complement three days of networking.

Who should attend? Anyone that owns or has an interest in the health and operation of manufactured home communities. Programming is focused on tactics that can benefit those owning 1 – 100 communities. This would certainly include the owners and investors, but also be beneficial for general managers and managers. The networking opportunity with owners/operators will be beneficial for lenders, suppliers, home manufacturers and corporate property managers as well. But there is no mistake – this is a gathering directed by community owners for community owners.

More information about SECO can be found at secoconference.com

MHI Summer Legislative Fly In

Smart industry professionals know that our business has concerns and issues that must be addressed in Washington D.C.. Join the Manufactured Housing Institute for their 2017 Summer Fly-In and make sure your concerns are heard.

From MHI (The Manufactured Housing Institute):

Do You Want Change in Federal Policy for Manufactured Housing?

Join us in Washington, D.C. on June 26-27 at the Hyatt Regency for MHI’s Legislative Fly-In program.

Our story must be heard as Members of Congress consider the many issues that impact our industry. With your participation, we can drown out the misinformation that is being sent to Capitol Hill from those who do not understand the manufactured housing market. We can ensure all Members of Congress understand the importance of manufactured housing as a critical resource for working families and the largest form of unsubsidized affordable housing in the nation.

Let your voice be heard during this two-day program. Visit Congressional offices to advocate for:

-Reducing regulatory burdens to financing for manufactured homes.
-Fighting regulatory overreach by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
-Fostering economic growth by supporting quality, affordable manufactured housing.

The 2017 Legislative Fly-in program includes:

  • Meetings on Capitol Hill with your Members of Congress or their key staff
  • Lunch on the Hill with presentations by Members of Congress
  • Networking with your MHI peers from across the country
  • Briefing sessions on MHI’s legislative priorities
  • Training on lobbying and influencing your elected leaders
  • Tips on continuing relationships with your elected officials once you return home

A complete schedule of events as well as registration details can be found on the Manufactured Housing Institute’s web site.


MHCA MHIA Joint Conference

Please join us at the:

2017 Arizona Manufactured Housing Conference

June 21-23, 2017

Wild Horse Pass, Chandler Arizona

2017 Arizona Manufactured Housing Conference

MHVillage is proud to be be a exhibitor and sponsor at the 2017 MHCA-MHIA Annual Conference. If you are a manufactured housing professional doing business in Arizona, you will want to attend this great event!




Here’s a list of just some of the exciting items on the schedule:

  • Golf Tournament at the Whirlwind Golf Club on June 21
  • Welcome Reception with Musical Entertainment and Silent Auction
  • Keynote by Mark Yost, President of Champion Homes
  • Internet Marketing, by MHVillage’s very own Darren Krolewski!
  • Fair Housing Basics: What You Need to Know w/ attorney Melissa Parham
  • The Hardest Business to Measure is the Business You Lose, by John Underwood
  • Fannie Mae Q & A: Paul Barretto, Fannie Mae
Wild Horse Pass Casino and Hotel

Wild Horse Pass Casino and Hotel

A brochure with an outline for the entire schedule can be found on the Arizona Housing Association website, or you can download it here.

Registration is available at azhousing.org. We look forward to seeing you there!



Congrats to the 2017 National Industry Award Winners!

MHVillage would like to send a huge congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 National Industry Awards! We were honored to be a sponsor of the Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing, and were in attendance when these awards were presented.

Here are a few of the winners:

MHI National Awards

  • Manufacturer of the Year: Three Plants or More: Clayton Home Building Group, Maryville, TN
  • Manufacturer of the Year: Two Plants or Less: Adventure Homes LLC, Garrett, IN
  • National Lender of the Year: 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN
  • Regional Lender of the Year: Cascade Financial Services, LLC, Gilbert, AZ
  • Floor Plan Lender of the Year: 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN
  • Manufactured Home Community Operator of the Year: YES! Communities, Denver, CO
  • Manufactured Home Community Lender of the Year: Wells Fargo Bank, Carlsbad, CA
  • Manufactured Home Community Broker of the Year: ARA Newmark MHC Group, Denver, CO
  • Supplier of the Year: Style Crest, Inc., Fremont, OH

Land-Lease Community of the Year Awards

  • Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Port Royal Village, Belle Vernon, PA
  • South: Eagle Creek, Tyler, TX
  • Midwest: Millstone Pond, Lenox, MI
  • West: Kloshe Illahee, Federal Way, WA

Manufactured Home Design

  • New Single-Section Manufactured Home Design: Astro Single Section 1A135A by Commodore Homes of Pennsylvania
  • New Single-Section Manufactured Home Design: Balboa Island Series Cedar Ridge by Clayton Sacramento
  • New Manufactured Home Design (Small Home) 320-600 Square Feet: The Vista by Champion Home Builders, Inc.
  • New Manufactured Home Design: 1800 Square Feet or Less: Kingsbrook Contempo Series Model KB-66 by Champion Home Builders, Inc.
  • New Manufactured Home Design: Over 1800 Square Feet: Diamond Springs by Clayton Sacramento

A complete list of winners, plus photos and more information can be found on the Manufactured Housing Institute’s website.

See You at the 2017 Tunica Show!

It’s almost here! The Tunica Show has more factory built homes on display than anywhere else in the Southeast United States! Are you registered yet?

From thetunicashow.com:

The 2017 Tunica 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.

To view a virtual tour of last year’s show…click here.

See all the new homes on display!

Once again, MHVillage will be exhibiting at the show. Be sure and stop by our booth – we would love to meet you! Click here to see a list of all the exhibitors for 2017.

We’d also like to send a big thank you to all the fellow sponsors of this year’s show! It is your support that makes all this possible! See a full list of the sponsors here.

The Tunica Show is March 29-31, 2017 at the Hollywood & Resorts Casinos in Tunica, Mississippi.

Haven’t signed up yet? Don’t worry! There is still time to register. Learn more about the show and get all the details at: http://thetunicashow.com/

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is an industry trade show. Not a public show. The public will NOT be admitted to the show.

See you, and all the new model homes, in Tunica!

Coming Soon: The 2017 Tunica Show!

From The Tunica Show website:

During its long history, the Tunica Show has grown to include virtually every supplier and manufacturer who has wanted to capture the southeast market. As home designs changed, as they became more complex and more beautiful, as they incorporated state-of-the-art features that appealed to every segment of consumers, our exhibitors recognized that the showcase represented by the Tunica Show was valuable as a marketing medium. Exhibiting at Tunica offers you one of the best ways to get in front of your customers and prospects in a relatively short amount of time. Tunica gives you the opportunity to not only show your homes, products, or services, but also creates that all important first impression. The Tunica Show is worth the effort!

MHVillage has been exhibiting at the Tunica show for years – and 2017 will be no exception! We can’t wait to see all our Southeastern clients again. For more information on this incredible industry show, be sure and go to the The 2017 Tunica Show website and sign up for their email list. It will keep you in the loop on all the important show information!

A big thank you to the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association and the Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association for sponsoring this fantastic event!

The Tunica Show is a great place to see all the new home models for 2017!

2017 Louisville Show is Approaching Fast!

Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Expands to Meet Industry Needs

2017 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Set for January 18-20, 2017

From the 2017 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show website:

The need for insightful, accurate and forward-looking information about the manufactured Louisville Showhousing industry is the driving force behind recently announced plans for the 2017 Manufactured Housing Show in Louisville, KY. The 2017 Show will be held January 18-20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center and will feature more homes on display, along with more efficient space for service and supplier exhibits. An expanded schedule providing a full range of educational seminars is also being added to the 2017 program to offer greater business opportunities to attendees.

The Show is sponsored by the Midwest Housing Federation, including its five member organizations: the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association, the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association, the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute, the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association, and the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association.

Leaders of the industry’s retail, builders/developers, installation, and community management sectors will share their experiences and knowledge about all levels of affordable homes, from HUD-Code homes to spectacular systems-built housing.

l17-logo-large200“The Louisville Show has seen a significant evolution into the manufactured housing industry’s premier indoor housing forum, drawing an ever-increasing turnout from more than 842 different companies across all sectors of the housing industry,” says Dennis Hill, Show Coordinator. “Positive feedback and input from attendees is helping us ensure that the 2017 Show will be even better and offer attendees outstanding opportunities to benefit directly from their overall Show experience. With the Show scheduled the first month of 2017, it will ensure that inventory will be delivered in time for the early selling season and that everyone can be ready for the start of warm weather sales.”

As an added benefit, the 2017 Show will feature a much wider range of educational seminars tailored to provide real learning opportunities that directly improve business strategies and marketing outreach efforts. “What we’re doing with the 2017 Show is to spread the seminars and workshops from just two days to all three days of the Show, along with moving the seminars from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day,” stated Ken Rishel, director of Rishel Consulting Group LLC and chairman of the Show’s educational programming. “This change will give us a total of 6 seminars/workshops during the Show and give attendees more time to visit and see the homes and exhibits, while also allowing us to provide more meaningful and relevant information to attendees.”

The seminars will also focus on bringing in “more outside-the-industry” experts who can provide really important information on key initiatives that attendees need to adopt to be more successful in their day-to-day business activities,” Rishel noted. “We’ll move from the basics of marketing and advertising on the first day of the seminar schedule, to sales and financing strategies on the second day, to the third day’s look at what national issues and trends the industry needs to anticipate and incorporate to be more successful. “Our ultimate goal with the seminars and workshops is to expand our industry’s education and adoption of smarter business strategies in order to expand and accelerate our successes in the housing marketplace,” Rishel stated.

The 2017 Show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, with the Crowne Plaza Hotel serving at the Show headquarters hotel. “With the Louisville Airport a mere 3 minutes from the Exposition Center, there is not a more convenient show site,” Hill noted. “The people attending the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show are motivated to purchase homes and services,” Hill stated. “They have invested their time and money to be part of this unique show and they are decision-makers or have the ear of decision-makers. And January is the perfect time to get the industry’s new sales year started. They are ready to do business and you need to be there!”

The Show’s ongoing enhancement activities and initiatives will be announced as developments occur. The Show’s new web site at www.TheLouisvilleShow.com will include all relevant information and registration instructions beginning in early July, along with regularly updated announcements regarding exhibits, seminars and other Show-related items in industry publications and informational platforms.

Dennis Hill may be reached at 770-587-3350 or showways@bellsouth.net.

Questions relating to this press release should be directed to Bruce Savage at 202-664-4512 or bas0707@live.com.