Michigan Rising Shipments, Home to Nine of Top 50 Largest Manufactured Home Community Owner-Operators


The manufactured housing industry is poised to have one of its best years in recent history. Michigan is responsible for a significant percentage of that, according to the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association, (MMHA).


Michigan has always been a big proponent of manufactured homes, the communities and the people who reside in them, so it really isn’t unexpected that Michigan is home to many of the largest manufactured home community owners and operators,” said Bill Sheffer, executive director of MMHA.

According to the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) National Communities Council, nine of the top 50 largest manufactured home community owners and operators in the United States are based in Michigan.

Those larger Michigan-based community operators are responsible for 213,244 of the 693,000 national manufactured home sites; nearly 31 percent of all manufactured home sites in the county that are held by the NCC’s top 50.

There are an estimated 45,000 land-lease communities in the U.S.

As data compiled by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform reveals, Michigan is in the top 10 states in the U.S. in total shipments.


MMHA members on the list include:

  • Sun Communities: of Southfield, which manages nearly 83,300 home sites across the country;
  • RHP Properties of Farmington Hills, with just over 60,000 reported home sites;
  • Lautrec, Ltd., Farmington Hills;
  • Meritus Communities, Bloomfield Hills;
  • M. Shapiro Real Estate Group, Farmington Hills
  • HomeFirst Certified Communities, Birmingham.
  • Nodel Parks, Southfield;
  • Riverstone Communities, Birmingham and
  • Choice Properties, Troy.

The MMHA community as a whole should be extremely proud of this,” said Kim Scott, Director – Operations (Manufactured Housing Division), M. Shapiro Real Estate Group. “Everyone on that list, as well as everyone involved in MMHA, worked together through the leaner years to do what was best for the communities, their owner/operators and their residents. Being recognized for our successes is a testimony to all those efforts over the years.”

About MMHA

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 and modular 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.  ##  (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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