(Arlington, VA – April 30, 2014) Members of the manufactured and modular housing industries gathered today at an awards luncheon to recognize individuals and companies for outstanding achievements. The National Industry Awards, presented during the 2014 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing, recognized the highest achievers from all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries.
“These award winners are leading the way in providing outstanding products, value, customer service, creative solutions and state of the art homes that today’s homebuyers desire. They are being recognized today for their leadership, vision and dedication in enhancing and moving the manufactured and modular housing industries forward,” said MHI President & CEO Richard Jennison.
The winners of the “Land-Lease Community of the Year” and “Retail Sales Center of the Year” categories submit entries that are judged by an independent panel of professionals made up of representatives from academia, planning, community development, realtor, homebuilding and marketing professions. Awards are given in four regional areas of the country.
The “Land-Lease Community of the Year” entries were judged based on a written statement supplied by the entrant, community aesthetics, marketing materials, site plan of the community,
community and industry involvement, and the lease and covenants. The independent
panel of judges selected the following communities to receive awards:
LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR AWARDS
(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – The Fairways at Mays Landing, Mays Landing, NJ
(South) – Schalamar Creek Golf & Country Club, Lakeland, FL
(Midwest) – WeatherStone Village, Kalamazoo, MI
(West) – Prairie Greens, Frederick, CO
RETAIL SALES CENTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
The “Retail Sales Center of the Year” award entries were judged based on an entry statement, management philosophy, retail center aesthetics, marketing materials and community and industry involvement. The independent panel of judges selected the following retailers:
(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – Oakwood Homes, Glen Allen, VA
(South) – Synergy Homes, Statesville, NC
(Midwest) – Clayton Homes, Georgetown, KY
(West) – Advantage Homes, San Jose, CA
The following awards, bestowed by MHI and the National Modular Housing Council
(NMHC), recognize excellence and encourage innovation in manufactured and modular home design and production. An independent panel of building professionals judged the entries and the following received awards:
Manufactured Home Design
New Single-Section Manufactured Home Design (Production) – Cavco/Durango “Superstition Views”
New Manufactured Home Design – 1800 SF or Less (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Balboa Island 2440 Jade”
New Manufactured Home Design – Over 1800 SF (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Balboa Island 3005 Sapphire”
New Single Section Manufactured Housing Design (Concept) – Fleetwood Homes, Inc. “Eagle 18662R”
New Manufactured Home Design – 1800 SF or Less (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Hedgehouse”
New Manufactured Home Design – Over 1800 SF (Concept) – Fleetwood Homes, Inc. “Metropolitan 30603M”
New Modular Home Design – 2200 SF or Less (Production) – R-Anell Housing Group, LLC “Extreme Value Series Model 850 – Wrap Porch”
New Modular Home Design – Over 2200 SF (Production) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “Gray’s Crossing”
New Modular Multifamily or Duplex Design (Production) – Clayton Commercial Buildings “Hempstead Lofts”
New Modular Home Design – 2200 SF or Less (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “The Palo Alto”
New Modular Home Design – Over 2200 SF (Concept) – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “New Vine Homes”
Every year industry leaders vote for the companies that are considered the best in their class. This year’s winners have shown great leadership and commitment to the industry over the last year. These award winners have been chosen by their peers to be honored with the prestigious manufactured housing industry awards.
Manufacturer of the Year – Cavco Industries, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
National Lender of the Year – 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN
Regional Lender of the Year – CU Factory Built Lending, San Antonio, TX
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 Multifamily Capital, Carlsbad, CA
Manufactured Home Community Broker of the Year – ARA National MHC Group, Denver, CO
Supplier of the Year – Style Crest, Inc., Fremont, OH
For information about entering the 2015 National Industry Awards competition or about this year’s awards, contact Cheryl Berard at 703-558-0668 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHI is the preeminent national trade association for the manufactured and modular home businesses, representing all segments of these industries before Congress and the Federal government. From its Washington, D.C. area headquarters, MHI actively works to promote fair laws and regulation for all MHI members and the industry. For more information on MHI, visit www.manufacturedhousing.org.
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