Behind the Scenes Facts, Insights, Reams of 3rd-Party Research on Manufactured Homes and ‘Mobile Home’ Controversies–MHLivingNews to MHI Data-MHVille 2022 in Review I; plus, MHREITs-Stocks Update


What follows is adapted from a press release linked here. That press release can be used as provided [i.e.: no changes] at this link without any fee or additional permissions. It is “free content” that could prove useful to numbers of manufactured home industry connected retailers, communities, suppliers, attorneys, advocates, and others. Construction News Today, Business News Today, Lifestyle News Today, Finance Industry Today, Residential Real Estate Today, Banking Industry Today, Google News, Bing, and Yahoo are among those which have already picked this press released report up. By clicking on the Bing and/or Yahoo links above, one can see that scores of other local and regional news websites which are among those who have already published the article that follows. Today’s installment of the Daily Business News on MHProNews will add to the lead-in of the release provided below some additional information which will compare MHLivingNews with data obtained about engagement levels with the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) website. The third segment to this article will be the markets and equities report that includes specifics on manufactured housing industry connected stocks and manufactured home communities’ real estate investment trusts (MHC REITs).

First up is the press release, followed by additional information, more MHProNews Analysis and Commentary that will provide information obtained about MHI traffic and engagement vs. MHLivingNews traffic and engagement. Spoiler alert. MHLivingNews ‘smokes’ MHI — apparently a case of ‘no contest.’ That noted, mildly adapted (the quote-image is adapted, and other images are inserted in the article instead of being accessed on the right, but the text is as in the original) from the media release is the following.



Behind the Scenes Facts, Insights, Reams of Third-Party Research on Manufactured Homes, and ‘Mobile Home’ Controversies

December 20, 2022, 00:29 GMT ( is the trusted source for facts, legal, and expert analysis, featuring award winning L. A. “Tony” Kovach.

WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 19, 2022 / — “Manufactured homes are an important source of housing, and more manufactured homes are part of the solution to America’s housing shortage.” So said part of a longer emailed remarks from Rachel Siegel, senior officer with the Pew Charitable Trusts’ provided to MHLivingNews.

The new and exclusive remarks by Siegel are related to issues that have recently or previously been covered by MHLivingNews and/or MHProNews, with excerpts quoted herein.

Federal Reserve research/authors James A. “Jim” Schmitz Jr. and David Fettig echoed Pew’s praise of factory built manufactured homes. Comparing them to ‘site built’ housing, the research duo wrote that conventional house building is “often called stick-built construction, a highly labor-intensive method of making houses. There is, of course, a much more efficient way to produce housing, a low-cost substitute: factory production of homes.” They elaborate by going into a history that dates back to the 1930s, but which today offers conventional home features for a much lower cost.

Manufactured Home Living News Infographic 12.2022 MHLivingNews Compare Manufactured Housing to Conventional On Site Stick Built Housing Facts Figures Quotes Photos.
Definitions and terminology for factory-built housing are not interchangeable. Mobile home, manufactured home, modular housing, and trailer house are all distinctive terms with legal meanings.

A common-sense question asked by some about manufactured homes is some variant of the following. If manufactured homes are such a good value, why aren’t more of them being sold? That’s a fair and intelligent inquiry. There are several possible replies that MHLivingNews has explored based on facts, evidence, and third-party research. For instance. Schmitz and Fettig wrote the following.

“There was a brief period, in fact, when US factory production [of homes] flourished. Factory production of homes soared during the 1960s, reaching 60 percent of single-family production by early 1970, threatening the very existence of traditional builders, especially those constructing smaller houses purchased by lower-income Americans.

In response, monopolies of stick-builders, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), developed extensive weapons to sabotage and harm factory producers of houses. NAHB and HUD strangled the production of factory homes. Production collapsed in the 1970s.”

Mobile Homes to HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Totals by Year from 1959 to 2021. Manufactured Home Living News ( has provided the largest known collection of third-party research on HUD Code manufactured housing.

Per ProMarkets, “Jim Schmitz is an economist who has been studying monopoly since the early 1980s. He has been a member of the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis since 1992.” The title of their article on ProMarkets is: “Monopolies: Silent Spreaders of Poverty and Economic Inequality.”

Pew doesn’t mention problems associated with purported monopolistic practices.

But Pews’ remarks to added the following. “However, for many people it is very difficult to get [manufactured home] financing. Pew compared manufactured home applicants to other manufactured home applicants and found that when there is government support for manufactured home lending, buyers are more likely to be approved for a home-purchase loan. This was the case even when comparing similar applicants who applied for different kinds of loans. With increased government support, additional creditworthy applicants could benefit from owning a manufactured home.”


That statement by Pew’s Siegel also sheds light on the manufactured housing industry’s underperformance by historic standards during an affordable housing crisis. See the illustration in this press release for the historic trends in manufactured housing in the 20th and 21st centuries for details.

Strommen Manufactured Housing Institute Quote: MHI Mouth Piece of Big 3 Restraint of Trade Should Not Get NOERR protection.

Pew’s research into manufactured housing financing was unpacked by MHProNews, MHLivingNews’ sister site, at this link here.

Following that MHProNews’ report, Pew’s comments on manufactured home lending were scrutinized by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) in an email to their members. Pew provided their quoted remarks as a response to the following message issued by the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) to their members.

MHI’s email said in part that: “A recent article from Pew concluded that many potential buyers of manufactured homes are unable to secure financing and suggests that expansion of Federal loan programs, particularly FHA Title I, could expand access to affordable housing. Pew found that lenders denied 54% of completed applications for financing manufactured home purchases in 2021, compared to a 7% denial rate for site-built homes. They also noted that due to this purported lack of access to financing, manufactured homes were more likely than site-built homes to be purchased in cash. The bulk of these denials came from conventional mortgages (52%) and personal property loans (64%); however, loans with federal backing such as FHA (14%) and VA (13%) manufactured home mortgage applications had significantly lower denial rates. Pew also suggested that loan applications are not denied because of home types or quality, but rather “higher credit standards for manufactured home borrowers.”

Pew’s concerns about a lack of competitive lending have also been the subject several reports, commentaries, and analyses by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). For instance, MHARR issued the following two recent statements about their efforts to get federal officials to advance more robust federal support for manufactured home lending, much as the Pew Trust’s recent research has advocated.

To learn more about these issues, the following reports on MHLivingNews are relevant.


About MHLivingNews

Since 2012, Manufactured Home Living News ( or has published the expert commentary, third party legal and other research, facts checks, analysis and home buyer shopping tips that the public craves. Millions of pageviews occur at MHLivingNews.

Per Webalizer’s MHLivingNews’ server-based site metrics, so far in 2022, there has been 7,206,590 total pageviews as of 19-Dec-2022 06:15 CST. That same source on the same date indicates that the typical visitor of MHLivingNews engages with some 7.46 pages viewed per visit.

Some recent reports on MHLivingNews include the following topics.

About MHProNews

Tag lines:
> “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use”©.
> “Innovation, Information, Inspiration for Industry Professionals” ©.
> “Intelligence for your MHLife” ©.
> “We Provide, You Decide” © is a reference to comparing and contrasting the published statements of various trade groups.

MHProNews explores remarks or reports by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA), the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA), the Modular Home Builders Association (MHBA), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the Job Creators Network (JCN), Texas Real Estate Research Center, and others. Additionally, typically 5 times weekly, is a left-right mainstream media recap from CNN Business and Newsmax which provides headline news balance on MHProNews.

The critically acclaimed publication is the first and still only known manufactured home industry Daily Business News on MHProNews market report.

Manufactured Home Communities (MHC) Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), manufactured home industry connected stocks, along with a snapshot of the broader equities, and headline news that span the left-right media divide are provided. Unique looks at what is often mistakenly called “mobile home park investing” are also explored.

Expert insights unpack quarterly and other reports by publicly traded firms such as Skyline Champion (SKY), Cavco Industries (CVCO), Nobility Homes (NOBH), Legacy Housing (LEGH), Deer Valley Homebuilders, Sun Communities (SUI), Equity Lifestyle Properties (ELS), UMH Properties (UMH), Flagship Communities, The Carlyle Group, Blackstone, BlackRock, and others.

Recent reports on MHProNews include the following.

50 States Manufactured Home Production, Shipments-Dec 2022 Report for Oct 2022, plus Fresh Census Info Yield Broad Manufactured Housing vs. Site Built Insights; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update


Has the Manufactured Housing Industry Become a Target-Rich Environment for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys? Facts, News & Views; plus, Sunday Weekly Manufactured Home Industry (MHVille) Headlines Recap

The later explores increasing contacts for expert and expert witness services as attorneys and law firms are probing the controversies in the manufactured home industry.

About MHProNews/MHLivingNews Co-Founder L. A. “Tony” Kovach

Kovach is one of the most vocal and public advocates for the full implementation of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 and its “enhanced preemption” provision that could be used to overcome local zoning barriers. Kovach is also an advocate for more competitive federal lending, in compliance with Congressional mandates, as the linked statement at the end of this press release demonstrates. Kovach believes that implementing existing federal laws that are favorable to manufactured housing is one of the fastest ways to resolve the affordable housing crisis.

Beyond thousands of articles on MHProNews/MHLivingNews, co-founder L. A. “Tony” Kovach has been published or cited by numbers of others. Examples include the Associated Press (AP), Chicago Sun Times, The Hill, PissedConsumer, LawnStarter,, Moxie Magazine, The Florida Times Union, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Gainesville Sun,,, Lakeland Ledger, Baptist Global News, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), Manufactured Home Merchandiser Magazine, Automated Builder, the National Association of Realtors, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), public officials including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and dozens of others.

Kovach is a multiple award winning history buff whose recognitions and accomplishments include the prestigious Lottinville Award in History from the University of Oklahoma (O.U.).

Kovach’s video interviews of manufactured housing include James “Jim” Clayton founder of Clayton Homes, Joseph “Joe” Stegmayer formerly with Cavco Industries, Samuel “Sam” Landy of UMH Properties, Sunshine Homes’ John Bostick, Danny Ghorbani and Mark Weiss with MHARR, Nathan Smith with SSK Communities (since rebranded Flagship Communities), and other manufactured home industry personalities.

MHProNews also features perhaps the most extensive set of written Q&A’s and interviews in all of manufactured housing. They include personalities such as Sam Zell of Equity Lifestyle Properties, Tim Williams with 21st Mortgage Corporation, Danny Ghorbani and Mark Weiss, the later are both with the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).

Kovach’s statement to the FHFA on obstacles limiting the manufactured home industry and possible solutions which was published on their website at this link here.

What’s attracting billions and billionaires to manufactured housing? Award winning Alan Amy, manufactured home retailer, provides keen insights.


Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief

Consider these two serious questions. MHI spends millions of dollars annually (see further below).

  • 1) Why doesn’t MHI initiate an educational/marketing campaign that produces measurable results?
  • 2) Why doesn’t MHI initiate legal action to press specific public officials, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac into enforcing the existing laws that they claim for much of the 21st century that they want to see enforced?

MHI award winner Marty Lavin said it years ago. Per Lavin: pay more attention to what people are doing instead of what they are saying and follow the money trail. There are plenty of examples of MHI seemingly ‘doing’ and ‘saying’ things, but where are the measurable results? If MHI leaders were serious about industry growth, then why doesn’t MHI’s board press MHI staff to do what is obvious and common sense? Applying the Lavin principle, it is obvious that MHI’s leadership wants the status quo. But that implies that MHI’s leadership is attempting to deceive dues-paying MHI members, their affiliates, and others. Is it any wonder that Samuel “Sam” Strommen ripped MHI’s leadership and said that MHI itself is part of the scheme to monopolize the industry?  Additionally, MHARR has been saying for the better part of the 21st century that there needs to be a new post-production trade group forged that they can team up with so that they could jointly press the needed litigation, advocacy, and promotion that could return manufactured housing to greatness.


In recent weeks, several states have taken steps to curb the influence of large institutional investors that are pressing an ESG agenda. ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. These moves by ‘red’ states – when carefully scrutinized – could provide the basis for similar steps that might be taken by public officials with respect to concerns raised about companies operating in the manufactured housing industry. That may be particularly true for those publicly traded firms that are members of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).

Following the Money Trail in Battle Over Green Policies, ESG Investing, Economic Liberty, Politics, and Modern Manufactured Housing

Why MHI? Why not MHARR members? That reasonable question is answered in part by the media release above. When the money trail is followed, several MHI members have in recent years apparently been involved in a scheme that limits manufactured housing from within in order to make it easier to consolidate the industry into ever fewer hands. Strommen’s, Schmitz’s, and Fettig’s contentions lay a possible foundation for legal action against MHI members. No known similar pattern exists within MHARR, which openly states they represent the interests of the smaller independent producers of manufactured homes. As but a few examples of how MHI members are involved in scandals in the manufactured housing industry, see the linked reports.

CPO Chase McGee-Clayton Homes Chief People Officer-Scanlan Recruiting says Clayton Culture ‘Legendary’ – Editorial Eyes Ultimate Clayton Homes Resource for Biggest Manufactured Housing Builder

Early on in this report, a comparison was promised between MHI traffic and engagement levels and that of MHLivingNews is the smaller of our two primary websites. That noted, MHLivingNews has been online for about a decade. It could easily be scaled in several ways to promote manufactured home retail, development, or community sales efforts. It already functions to some extent in those roles, plus others. With those points noted, the following should prove of interest to manufactured housing professionals.

Once upon a time, per reliable sources with that trade group, MHI’s media kit used to claim that they had some 250,000 page views monthly. If so, per data provided by SimilarWeb on 12.19.2022, MHI’s website traffic and engagement has fallen. Note for clarity that SimilarWeb would presumably be measuring only the main MHI website, and not their social media pages.

As a non-manufactured housing point of reference, the massive CNN website (which arguably far outperforms their cablecast network for engagement), per SimilarWeb on 12.19.2022, has some 2.53 pageviews per visitor.

Compare that 2.53 pageviews on CNN to the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Again, according to SimilarWeb, MHI has on 12.19.2022 only 1.54 pageviews per visit with an average time on site of just 1 minute. Put differently, MHI’s site has minimal engagement beyond their homepage. That makes their site arguably a tool ‘for show’ purposes to the manufactured housing industry itself.  Here is the screen capture of their report on MHI, which shows MHI engagement falling across several categories.


ManufacturedHousingInstitute-ManufacturedHousing.ORG-PerSimilarWebScreenshot 2022-12-20 011708ManufacturedHomeProNewsFactCheckAnalysisCommentary
MHProNews Note 1: observe that SimilarWebs shows MHI’s highly touted, but apparently failing CrossMods® program. That ‘failing’ is per a close look at their own statements and that of federal, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac official statements. See the report linked here: where MHI admits in a statement to HUD that developers are moving away from CrossMods®. After some 5 years of thunderous noise with pathetic performance, why do they still bother? Note 2: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report and others on MHProNews can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. For example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection, you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts. Note 3: doing the math on SimilarWeb data reveals the following: 14,800 visits per month to MHI x 1.54 pageviews per visit average = 22,792 total pageviews. Embarrassing for a website that initially went live in the late 20th century. 

‘Doing the math’ for MHI traffic would look something like this. 14800 visits per month x 1.54 pageviews per visit average = 22,792 total pageviews. If so:

  • that would be a shocking decline in MHI’s engagement.
  • Would MHI have even that tepid level of engagement if not for Google propping their site up with their algorithm?
  • That would only be some 273,504 total pageviews annually (22,792 x 12 = 273,504)

Given that MHI appears to hide more information than they reveal, this SimilarWeb data ought to be troubling to MHI members, if true. MHI has apparently very few visits and low engagement for those who arrive. Based upon Webalizer metrics, which are nested on the server and thus ought to be highly accurate third-party metrics, MHLivingNews’ engagement dwarfs MHI’s engagement level.

More specifically, on that same date (as of 19-Dec-2022 06:15 CST), per Webalizer, MHLivingNews’ typical visitor views 7.46 pages per visit. The pace of publication at MHLivingNews is about one report weekly. So, the typical visitor is engaging with a number of pages equal to several weeks of new content. That high level of engagement is a silent testimony to the apparent value that visitors find in the content at MHLivingNews. Here is what the math looks like for 7,206,590/965,544 = 7.46 pageviews per visitor. While MHI serves up a bland diet of posturing self-praise, MHLivingNews provides an array of third-party generated reports and then explores those items to see how well they comport with other known facts. MHProNews has previously performed site searches on MHI’s website to see if they have this or that 3rd party research report. The typical answer is no.




Given that MHLivingNews has ‘the ultimate’ collection of third-party research for a publicly facing manufactured home living platform, it is no surprise that MHLivingNews could – per the data shown herein – have 26.34 times the engagement as measured by pageviews that MHI has. Embarrassing for MHI, not for us (LifeStyle Factory Homes LLC – the management of  DBAs MHLivingNews/MHProNews).


Just for fun – or to intelligently underscore the point made above about the relative lack of third-party research on the MHI website, look carefully at the items found on MHLivingNews above. Compare them to what is available from MHI. It will provide additional reasons why our websites traffic apparently dwarf MHI. A similar point has been made before about superior engagement with MHProNews/MHLivingNews than other ‘pro’ bloggers and trade publishers in MHVille. Nothing else comes close.

MHProNews has invited MHVillage’s top people to respond to concerns and claims made against them, they have so far declined to comment.

More from the MHI IRS Form 990 

The top ten MHI staffers were paid some $1,807,689 dollars in salaries (Reportable compensation from the organization (W2/1099MISC). Another $274,990 in bonuses was paid to those top ten MHI staffers, the top 5 of which got the lion share of those bonuses ($206,491). How much of that $2,082,679 (TWO MILLION plus DOLLARS) went for items related to their website? If it were just 5 percent, that would be $104,133.95, but it could be more.

Additionally, MHI paid outside consultants hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation in 2019 alone. MHI’s Mark Bowersox certified that year under penalties of perjury that “Total number of individuals (including but not limited to those listed above) who received more than $100,000 of reportable compensation from the organization: 11.” Note that MHProNews plans a separate report on MHI’s spending per that official document in the near term. Pages of revelations will be made that no one else in manufactured housing trade media apparently cares enough to reveal.

As robust as the traffic is on MHLivingNews, MHProNews dwarfs it. More on that in another report. But that said, this data implies that industry pros and others looking into manufactured housing on the professional, investment, legal, advocacy, or other levels apparently find MHProNews far more satisfying a source than MHI. The traffic difference in favor of MHLivingNews dwarfing MHI makes a similar point.

Online, individuals vote with their handheld devices and their web browsers. The vote of confidence in MHLivingNews (and MHProNews) by the industry is thus hereby duly noted, with the thanks of our leadership, sponsors, clients (named and not) and advertisers.

As a related footnote, while there are websites in MHVille that may get more traffic, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are more persuasive. More on that in a planned report that may occur as part of our manufactured housing industry 2022 year in review. Watch for them.

Before shifting gears to the market segment of today’s report, the more complete comments from Pew to MHProNews/MHLivingNews and MHI’s fuller remarks on that topic will be explored, perhaps as a Masthead column. It is revealing on several levels. Watch for it, another exclusive that keeps the industry’s giants and independents alike streaming to our sites by the millions of pageviews annually. Again, to our readers, clients, and sponsors of all types — thank you. ##

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Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets Segment

The modifications of our prior Daily Business News on MHProNews format of the recap of yesterday evening’s market report are provided below. It still includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines. The macro market moves graphics will provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

Reminder: several of the graphics on MHProNews can be opened into a larger size. For instance: click the image and follow the prompts in your browser or device to OPEN In a New Window. Then, in several browsers/devices you can click the image and increase the size. Use the ‘x out’ (close window) escape or back key to return.



Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 12.19.2022

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In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror more so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. or example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection, you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

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  • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above of manufactured housing connected equities includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry finance lender.
  • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
  • NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
  • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the REITs, stocks, and other equities named above follow in the reports linked below.

Manufactured Housing Properties-Results for Three and Nine Months Ending September 30.2022–Exploring ‘Mobile Home Park’ Manufactured Home Community Investing; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

Manufactured Housing’s Next BIG Regulatory Battle That MHARR’s Spotlighted and Which MHI Conveniently Ignored in Recent ‘Manufactured Housing Institute News;’ plus Sunday Weekly Headlines Recap

‘Changes Will Benefit Customers,’ Boost Sales-Legacy Homes CEO Duncan Bates – LEGH ‘Delivered 22.5% Return on Equity in 1 Yr’ – Corp Q3 2022 Insights, Analysis; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update  

‘No Assurance Inflation Will Not Affect Our Future Profitability Financial Position’=Cavco Industries 10-Q, Solitaire Deal, More CVCO Data; Supreme Court Ruled-SEC Regs on False-Omitted Remarks

Skyline Champion Provides Quarterly Results, Adding Retail Centers, Improved Delivery Times-CEO Mark Yost Says ‘Can Outperform Conventional Housing’ Explored; Plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update


Triad Financial Services Q2-2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS, per ECN Capital – Several Bright Spots in Manufactured Home Market Highlighted, Including Communities, Retail, Land-Home, Floor; MHStocks Update


Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates


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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.








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