Slider
Slider

Ron Thomas Sr.

MHRetailer to MHPro – “We had our guts kicked out of us in 2008-2009 and haven’t recovered”

“Please, oh, please just leave me alone to my little corner of the world. I just want to be able to sell a few houses and try to keep my park full, that’s all.” So said one community owner at an MH industry meeting, as he emotionally spoke about the impact of regulations on his …

MHRetailer to MHPro – “We had our guts kicked out of us in 2008-2009 and haven’t recovered” Read More »

Manufactured Home Pros and Community Owners-Management Unite for Better Performance!

MH Community (MHC) owner, Hall of Famer and MMHF Chairman Ron Thomas Sr. says there is a hunger in the ranks of MHPros for knowledge. We happen to agree. For those in the MHC world who are within a day’s drive or flight of Louisville, KY, if you want great insights from real-world veterans who …

Manufactured Home Pros and Community Owners-Management Unite for Better Performance! Read More »

Subsidized Housing – Our Secret Enemy?

Let's begin by stating that those who favor subsidized housing, or other programs for lower income households, routinely do so with “good intentions.”  The questions that ought to be asked are many, but we will focus on why manufactured housing professionals ought to sit up and take notice of facts, challenges and “opportunities in disguise” …

Subsidized Housing – Our Secret Enemy? Read More »

Warren Buffett, Sam Zell and Legendary Quotes from Manufactured Housing Leaders

Let's let each of these leader's voices speak on the subject of manufactured housing, then we'll share some implementation commentary. "Kevin, it seems to me that the problem with your industry is resale." – Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, parent to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, etc.. "Pencil Head, it's not a trailer park." – Sam Zell, Equity Lifestyle …

Warren Buffett, Sam Zell and Legendary Quotes from Manufactured Housing Leaders Read More »

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) 2014 Summer Meeting Pensées

Blaise Pascal, who penned the original Pensées (French for 'thoughts'), would likely be disappointed in part of what follows; for that this scribe takes full responsibility. As we approach the 2014 MHI Summer Meeting Sunday-Tuesday, what should we expect? What should be our hopes following the event? What should we be talking about while there? …

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) 2014 Summer Meeting Pensées Read More »

Post 2014 MHI Congress and Expo, Private Party Report

Let's review some facts about the Manufactured Housing Institute's (MHI) just completed 2014 Congress and Expo at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, by the numbers: Most exhibitors since 2007 Most attendees since 2008 (some 952, 'the real number' per MHI's President, Dick Jennison) Overall positive energy and feedback. We use the word 'overall' because there …

Post 2014 MHI Congress and Expo, Private Party Report Read More »

The Worst…

2014 was reportedly the worst… …winter in 20 years; …road conditions, with major highways closed; …flight conditions, with cancellations and delays lighting up the boards at airports. All of those facts dampened the turnout at the 2014 Louisville Show. In spite of those facts, it was also the best… …attended Louisville Show in years; …2014 …

The Worst… Read More »

DJ Pendleton, Mark Bowersox, plus more Manufactured Housing News, Tips and Views

DJ Pendleton is an award-winning state exec and attorney who is deeply committed to advancing the cause of his members and manufactured housing in general. DJ has the notion that we all have a duty beyond ourselves and our own immediate, personal or professional interests. Texas has a lot going for it, has for years …

DJ Pendleton, Mark Bowersox, plus more Manufactured Housing News, Tips and Views Read More »

Scroll to Top