SEC Suit Hits Cavco, Joe Stegmayer, Dan Urness, Former Skyline Champion Official – Painful Truth’s Steadily Emerging, plus Sunday Weekly Headlines Review


Our newest MHLivingNews report linked below has the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) court pleadings and Cavco Industries’ (CVCO) brief response. The SEC press release is also included, along with our industry leading added information, analysis and commentary. In the wake of that SEC announcement, Cavco’s stock dipped. No surprises there. As communications with federal officials may in time reflect, this could be the next of several such issues that emerge that involve significant Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) members.

MHI’s code of ethical conduct and antitrust statements may sound nice on paper. But as the trend in recent years is increasingly revealing, simply posturing a corporate position is not necessarily the same as adhering to those principles. NOTE: several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.

That report and others make the keen distinction between MHProNews, MHLivingNews, and all other trade media in our profession clearer once again. With one notable exception that still tilts toward MHI, most publishers and bloggers are evidently little more than house organs for MHI and their dominating brands.


There are real world consequences to breaking the law. For example, per the Cornel University Law website, the following relates to the penalties and risks that can be incurred due to specific aspects of violating antitrust law.


Up to $100 Million Fine for Corporation, Natural Person – $1 Million Fine and/or Up to 10 Years Imprisonment

quotequotationMark198x330“Every person who shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any other person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not exceeding $100,000,000 if a corporation, or, if any other person, $1,000,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding 10 years, or by both said punishments, in the discretion of the court.

(July 2, 1890, ch. 647, § 2, 26 Stat. 209; July 7, 1955, ch. 281, 69 Stat. 282Pub. L. 93–528, § 3, Dec. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 1708Pub. L. 101–588, § 4(b), Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 2880Pub. L. 108–237, title II, § 215(b), June 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 668.) …”


For those who have been sitting on the fence in recent years as the increasingly obvious conspiracy to undermine manufactured housing from within have unfolded, consider the above.


In the headlines for the week that was below reflect a treasure trove of fact- and evidence-based insights and analysis that fits the motto, “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use.” © Because if it impacts your business, it pays to know as much about it as you can about it.

Each of these reports that follow directly and/or obliquely impact the professionals in our industry.




Don’t miss our post-script that features a brief insight into the passing of a soul that was fighting for truth and justice in manufactured housing.

With no further adieu, let’s see how the concerns above are illustrated by the headlines for the week that was from August 29, 2021 to September 5, 2021.


What’s New on MHLivingNews



What’s New in Washington, D.C. from MHARR


What’s New and Recent on the Masthead

“Not Rocket Science” After Flak FMHA Ayotte Attack! Exposes Tim Williams/21st Kevin Clayton Joe Stegmayer/Cavco-Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)–“Ridiculous” MHI“Vendetta” Facts+Analysis

What’s New on Words of Wisdom


What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

Saturday 9.4.2021


Friday 9.3.2021


Thursday 9.2.2021



Wednesday 9.1.2021


Tuesday 8.31.2021


Monday 8.30.2021


Sunday 8.29.2021



The Latest on the Cutting Edge



Postscript – Robert “Bob” Van Cleef, Rest In Peace

MHProNews got word yesterday from Bob’s son that his father has died of a heart condition. We do not have all the details for a complete obituary, which we plan to post on MHLivingNews in the near term.

BobVanCleefRequimEtPacemRestInPeaceMHProNewsRobert “Bob” Van Cleef and this writer agreed on much, disagreed on other items. But we at MHProNews appreciated his efforts to proclaim the good part of manufactured home living while still calling to account those who are engaged in “predatory” behavior.

Bob routinely opened his commentaries by sharing how much he and his wife enjoyed their manufactured home. It was against that backdrop that he framed his evidence-based concerns.

Bob will be missed personally and by numerous others that he was working to protect from predatory behavior.

He is an example that others should follow and build upon.

In dying, he reminds us that we will all one day face our maker and that meeting may come unexpectedly.

May his soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, Rest In Peace.


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The time is always right to do the right thing.  That is true in business as well as in every other aspect of our lives. God bless Bob and all those who are fighting for freedom, now and always. ##





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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested with the discussion of manufactured housing related issues on our 12.3.2019 meetings. But Texas 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. MHProNews has worked with people and politicos across the left-right divide.

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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

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