Manufactured Housing Interviews

Creating Memorable Living Places: How About a Good Cup of Coffee?


by Joanne M. Stevens, CCIM

Joanne Stevens photoSandra Kulli ( spoke at The Urban Land Institute annual meeting in San Francisco last November. She is a specialist in the business of creating memorable living places. I wanted to hear what Sandra had to say to see if there might be something to learn and apply to Manufactured Home Communities. As a presenter, she is visionary but pragmatic, high energy and inspiring to listen to. A plus about Sandra is that while she has some experience with manufactured homes (she consulted for Fleetwood during the 1990’s) and communities,

A Cup of Coffee with… Richard Weinert


A Cupt or Coffee with...1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at State of California Department of Housing & Community Development and MHCC).

Hi, Tony, thanks for the coffee. My name is Richard Weinert. I am the Programs Operations Manager for the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Division of Codes and Standards. My civil service classification title is Codes and Standards Administrator III.

A Cup of Coffee with… Bill Matchneer

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Cup of Coffee1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at HUD and how it relates to manufactured housing)

Bill Matchneer is my name. I am Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing at HUD. I manage the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs which is responsible for the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, the Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards and the Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program. Also under my management are the Real Estate Settlement Procedures (RESPA) and Interstate Land Sales programs, as well as the new Safe and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing (SAFE) program.

A Cup of Coffee with… Ken Rishel


Cup of Coffee1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at Precision, any group or association roles, etc.)

My role at Precision Capital Funding is varied, depending on what part of the business I am focused on. The role I am most passionate about is educating those in the industry who don’t understand, of the importance that properly executed owner-funded lending is to the industry. I truly believe

A Cup of Coffee with…Bob Stovall


Cup of CoffeeWho, What and Where:
Bob Stovall – I am the owner of Orange Cat Productions LLC, an online marketing and web consultant firm with 14 years of experience. I started marketing online in 1991 using available bulletin board services (BBSs). A lot has changed over the years. The opportunities presented by marketing your products and services online have never been better.

A Cup of Coffee with Scott Jones


A Cup of Coffee with Scott Jones1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title in the industry, your association roles, etc.)

Scott Jones – I am back in the industry after a break of several months while I established an on-going business called EZTravelpad – a travel agency with a strong online presence. Check it out at – it’s a better option in many cases than going with other online travel providers + we offer individual service also.

A Cup of Coffee with… Chris Olvera


A Cup of Coffee with...An exclusive interview with Chris Olvera

1) Who, What and Where:

Chris Olvera, former editor of the venerable Manufactured Home Merchandiser Magazine and freelance writer for, specializing in creating high-quality, reader-friendly content for the 21st century.

2) Background (brief Educational/Professional snapshot before entering the factory-built housing arena):

Graduate of Columbia College in Chicago; was associate editor of CSP, a trade magazine for convenience store owners; was editor of the Villa Park Review, a weekly community newspaper; and interned at Barfly, a bi-weekly newspaper covering Chicago’s bar scene.

A Cup of Cocoa with… Doug Gorman


A Cup of Hot Cocoa with...An exclusive interview with Doug Gorman

1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at Home-Mart, your association roles, etc.)

Doug Gorman, President, Home-Mart, Inc. Doug says “You are welcome to have the coffee, I will have cocoa. I have never had a cup of coffee in my life.”

Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee Member
Appointed by Secretary Mel Martinez in 2001 at the time of its creation.
Currently serve as chair of Regulatory Enforcement Subcommmittee
Manufactured Housing Education Institute board member and past chairman
Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) board member and past president
Co-Chairman for The Great Southwest Home Show sponsored by MHAO.

A Cup of Coffee with… Jamie Hammons


A Cup of Coffee with...An exclusive interview with Jamie Hammons

1) Who, What and Where:

President of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association since July 2008.

2) Background:

Came to GMHA after 15 years at the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, where I was Vice-President of Member Relations. I was born and raised in Lamar, Missouri, went to school in Springfield (Southwest Missouri State) and subsequently worked in Springfield and Branson before moving to Atlanta in 1987 to work with one of my best friends.

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