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


During the quarterly reporting season for publicly traded firms a steady stream of facts, figures, and fascinating comments are provided by companies such as Skyline Champion Corporation (SKY). The bulk of their media release, fascinatingly released through Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) owned Business Wire press release service, is provided below. Berkshire is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corporation, and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (VMF). They and Skyline Champion are all members of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Following the bulk of the information from Skyline Champion’s release will be more MHProNews analysis and commentary. The final segment of today’s report will provide the customary Daily Business News on MHProNews manufactured home communities Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and manufactured home stock market recaps.

Yellow highlighting in what follows is added by MHProNews, but the text is as in the original media release.


Skyline Champion Announces Second Quarter Year Fiscal 2023 Results

QuoteMarksLeftSideTROY, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE: SKY) (“Skyline Champion”) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended October 1, 2022 (“fiscal 2023”).

Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Highlights (compared to Second Quarter Fiscal 2022)

  • Net sales increased 53.9% to $806.8 million
  • U.S. homes sold increased 23.2% to 7,274
  • Total backlog decreased 40.5% to $0.8 billion
  • Average selling price (“ASP”) per U.S. home sold increased 29.8% to $103,700
  • Gross profit margin expanded by 930 basis points to 34.0%
  • Net income increased by 184.1% to $144.1 million
  • Earnings per share (“EPS”) increased to $2.51 from $0.89
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 169.6% to $197.1 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded by 1,050 basis points to 24.4%
  • Net cash generated by operating activities of $231.1 million during the quarter

“I am pleased to report another quarter of strong sales and earnings growth,” said Mark Yost, Skyline Champion’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “ During the quarter we added retail distribution through our acquisition of 12 retail sales centers> and continued to drive our long-term strategic initiatives including enhancing the customer buying experience and streamlining product offerings which continues to drive efficiencies and improved profitability. In addition, our ongoing progress to deliver more homes combined with the retailer destocking and order rates, resulted in healthier backlog levels and improved delivery times to our customers. We believe Skyline Champion can continue to outperform the broader housing industry due to our attractive price points, product offerings, enhanced production capabilities and future growth opportunities as more people become buyers of our homes.”

Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results

Net sales for the second quarter fiscal 2023 increased 53.9% to $806.8 million compared to the prior-year period. The number of U.S. homes sold in the second quarter fiscal 2023 increased 23.2% to 7,274. Volume growth during the quarter was driven by increased capacity and improved production levels, resulting in a higher number of homes shipped. The ASP per U.S. home sold increased 29.8% to $103,700 due to the mix of units sold, including those sold to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”), and price increases to offset cost inflation. The number of Canadian factory-built homes sold in the quarter decreased to 303 homes compared to 358 homes in the prior-year period due to a shift in product mix to larger homes and reduced demand in certain markets. Total backlog for Skyline Champion was $0.8 billion as of October 1, 2022, compared to $1.4 billion as of October 2, 2021. Backlog decreased due to increased production and a moderation of order rates as retailer’s destock existing inventory.

Gross profit increased by 111.9% to $274.1 million in the second quarter fiscal 2023 compared to the prior-year period. Gross profit margin was 34.0% of net sales, a 930-basis point expansion compared to 24.7% in the second quarter fiscal 2022. Gross profit margin performance is being driven by increased volumes, pricing, lower commodity costs, operational efficiencies and product mix, including sales to FEMA during the quarter.

Selling, general, and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) in the second quarter fiscal 2023 increased to $83.9 million from $61.3 million in the same period last year. SG&A as a percentage of net sales decreased 130 basis points to 10.4%. Higher volumes, increased profitability, and fixed cost leverage during the quarter more than offset higher variable compensation expenses, and additional investments in new capacity.

Net income increased by 184.1% to $144.1 million for the second quarter fiscal 2023 compared to the prior-year period. The increase in net income was driven by the increase in sales volume, pricing, and operating leverage.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter fiscal 2023 increased by 169.6% to $197.1 million compared to the second quarter fiscal 2022 driven by an increase in net sales and improved profitability. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded by 1,050 basis points to 24.4% due to higher sales and continued operational improvements increasing the leverage of fixed costs.

As of October 1, 2022, Skyline Champion had $677.0 million of cash and cash equivalents.

About Skyline Champion Corporation:

Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE: SKY) is the largest independent, publicly traded, factory-built housing company in North America and employs approximately 8,700 people. With more than 70 years of homebuilding experience and 42 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and western Canada, Skyline Champion is well positioned with a leading portfolio of manufactured and modular homes, ADUs, park-models and modular buildings for the single-family, multi-family, and hospitality sectors.

In addition to its core home building business, Skyline Champion operates a factory-direct retail business with 31 retail locations across the United States, and Star Fleet Trucking, providing transportation services to the manufactured housing and other industries from several dispatch locations across the United States.

Skyline Champion builds homes under some of the most well-known brand names in the factory-built housing industry including Skyline Homes, Champion Home Builders, Genesis Homes, Athens Park Models, Dutch Housing, Atlantic Homes, Excel Homes, Homes of Merit, New Era, Redman Homes, ScotBilt Homes, Shore Park, Silvercrest, Titan Homes in the U.S. and Moduline and SRI Homes in western Canada.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) throughout this press release, Skyline Champion has provided non-GAAP financial measures, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin, which present operating results on a basis adjusted for certain items. Skyline Champion uses these non-GAAP financial measures for business planning purposes and in measuring its performance relative to that of its competitors. Skyline Champion believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful financial metrics to assess its operating performance from period-to-period by excluding certain items that Skyline Champion believes are not representative of its core business. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to replace, and should not be considered superior to, the presentation of Skyline Champion’s financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Skyline Champion defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income or loss plus, (a) the provision for income taxes, (b) interest income or expense, net, (c) depreciation and amortization, (d) gain or loss from discontinued operations, (e) restructuring charges and impairment of assets, (f) other non-operating income and costs, including those for the acquisition and integration or disposition of businesses. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of earnings calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or loss, net sales, operating income or earnings per share prepared on a U.S. GAAP basis. Adjusted EBITDA does not purport to represent cash flow provided by, or used in, operating activities as defined by U.S. GAAP. Skyline Champion believes that Adjusted EBITDA is commonly used by investors to evaluate its performance and that of its competitors. However, Skyline Champion’s use of Adjusted EBITDA may vary from that of others in its industry. Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled from the respective measure under U.S. GAAP in the tables below. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA divided by net sales reported in the statement of operations.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release, including certain statements regarding Skyline Champion’s strategic initiatives, and future market demand are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “future,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “foresee,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “will,” “potential,” “continue,” or other similar words or phrases. Similarly, statements that describe objectives, plans, or goals also are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of Skyline Champion. We caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, implied, or projected by such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include regional, national and international economic, financial, public health and labor conditions, and the following: supply-related issues, including prices and availability of materials; labor-related issues; inflationary pressures in the North American economy; the cyclicality and seasonality of the housing industry and its sensitivity to changes in general economic or other business conditions; demand fluctuations in the housing industry, including as a result of actual or anticipated increases in homeowner borrowing rates; the possible unavailability of additional capital when needed; competition and competitive pressures; changes in consumer preferences for our products or our failure to gauge those preferences; quality problems, including the quality of parts sourced from suppliers and related liability and reputational issues; data security breaches, cybersecurity attacks, and other information technology disruptions; the potential disruption of operations caused by the conversion to new information systems; the extensive regulation affecting the production and sale of factory-built housing and the effects of possible changes in laws with which we must comply; the potential impact of natural disasters on sales and raw material costs; the risks associated with mergers and acquisitions, including integration of operations and information systems; periodic inventory adjustments by, and changes to relationships with, independent retailers; changes in interest and foreign exchange rates; insurance coverage and cost issues; the possibility that all or part of our goodwill might become impaired; the possibility that our risk management practices may leave us exposed to unidentified or unanticipated risks; the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had, and could continue to have, significant adverse effects on us; and other risks set forth in the “Risk Factors” section, the “Legal Proceedings” section, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section, and other sections, as applicable, in our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 2, 2022 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with or furnished to the SEC.

If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or if any of the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements proves to be incorrect, then the developments and future events concerning Skyline Champion set forth in this press release may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our expectations and beliefs to change. Skyline Champion assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, unless obligated to do so under the federal securities laws.

(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)
October 1, 2022 April 2, 2022
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 677,004 $ 435,413
Trade accounts receivable, net 82,662 90,536
Inventories, net 240,451 241,334
Other current assets 26,220 14,977
Total current assets 1,026,337 782,260
Long-term assets:
Property, plant, and equipment, net 156,971 132,985
Goodwill 196,574 191,970
Amortizable intangible assets, net 51,262 51,283
Deferred tax assets 14,696 17,750
Other noncurrent assets 61,778 58,371
Total assets $ 1,507,618 $ 1,234,619
Current liabilities:
Floor plan payable $ 38,487 $ 35,460
Accounts payable 70,981 92,159
Other current liabilities 253,103 222,493
Total current liabilities 362,571 350,112
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt 12,430 12,430
Deferred tax liabilities 5,424 5,124
Other 41,450 41,840
Total long-term liabilities 59,304 59,394
Stockholders’ Equity:
Common stock 1,580 1,573
Additional paid-in capital 511,250 502,846
Retained earnings 587,720 327,902
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (14,807 ) (7,208 )
Total stockholders’ equity 1,085,743 825,113
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,507,618 $ 1,234,619
(Unaudited, dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
October 1, 2022 October 2, 2021 October 1, 2022 October 2, 2021
Net sales $ 806,825 $ 524,225 $ 1,532,706 $ 1,034,422
Cost of sales 532,719 394,898 1,029,265 793,565
Gross profit 274,106 129,327 503,441 240,857
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 83,915 61,340 156,197 115,363
Operating income 190,191 67,987 347,244 125,494
Interest (income) expense, net (1,974 ) 845 (1,884) 1,494
Other expense (income) 11 (634) (43)
Income before income taxes 192,165 67,131 349,762 124,043
Income tax expense 48,073 16,408 88,519 30,419
Net income $ 144,092 $ 50,723 $ 261,243 $ 93,624
Net income per share:
Basic $ 2.53 $ 0.89 $ 4.59 $ 1.65
Diluted $ 2.51 $ 0.89 $ 4.55 $ 1.64


(Unaudited, dollars in thousand)
Six Months Ended
October 1, 2022 October 2, 2021
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 261,243 $ 93,624
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 12,557 10,283
Amortization of deferred financing fees 175 509
Equity-based compensation 7,753 4,213
Deferred taxes 3,318 6,421
(Gain) loss on disposal of property, plant, and equipment (85 ) 686
Foreign currency transaction loss 974 35
Change in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 7,633 (15,351)
Inventories 11,540 (14,138)
Prepaids and other assets (14,489 ) (17,934)
Accounts payable (21,000 ) 407
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 8,947 20,132
Net cash provided by operating activities 278,566 88,887
Cash flows from investing activities
Additions to property, plant, and equipment (25,613 ) (15,105)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (6,810 ) (207)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant, and equipment 132 66
Net cash used in investing activities (32,291 ) (15,246)
Cash flows from financing activities
Changes in floor plan financing, net 3,027 5,107
Payments of deferred financing fees (1,130)
Payments on revolving debt facility (26,900)
Stock option exercises 596 377
Tax payment for equity-based compensation (1,363 ) (3,007)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 2,260 (25,553)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, and cash equivalents (6,944 ) (411)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 241,591 47,677
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 435,413 262,581
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 677,004 $ 310,258
(Unaudited, dollars in thousand)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
October 1, 2022 October 2, 2021 Change October 1, 2022 October 2, 2021 Change
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA:
Net income $ 144,092 $ 50,723 $ 93,369 $ 261,243 $ 93,624 $ 167,619
Income tax expense 48,073 16,408 31,665 88,519 30,419 58,100
Interest (income) expense, net (1,974 ) 845 (2,819 ) (1,884 ) 1,494 (3,378)
Depreciation and amortization 6,941 5,138 1,803 12,557 10,283 2,274
EBITDA 197,132 73,114 124,018 360,435 135,820 224,615
Transaction costs 338 338
Other (973 ) (973)
Adjusted EBITDA $ 197,132 $ 73,114 $ 124,018 $ 359,800 $ 135,820 $ 223,980

Dated November 1, 2022.

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Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

While Skyline Champion’s forward-looking statements generically cautions against “the extensive regulation affecting the production and sale of factory-built housing and the effects of possible changes in laws with which we must comply,” the formulaic claim that they are “difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of Skyline Champion” is arguably misleading at best. How so?

  • There is no specific mention of the looming Department of Energy manufactured housing regulations. These are not difficult to predict at all, if MHI member brands like Skyline Champion fail to act to stop them.  See the focused and time-sensitive discussion of that topic linked below.
MHI Owes the Manufactured Home Industry an Explanation and a Lawsuit – the Need to Stop Destructive Energy Regulations of Manufactured Housing
  • Next, zoning and placement barriers are also not at all difficult to predict. Yet they limit Skyline Champion’s ability to perform. What explains the firm’s apparent failures to fix a problem that could cause this segment of the affordable housing industry to blossom and flourish?
  • SKY CEO Yost had available face time with federal officials at the Innovative Housing Showcase (IHS) last June, which included HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. Skyline Champion holds a board position at MHI. As the Biden-Harris campaign website proclaimed in 2020, access in Washington, D.C. is a form of currency. Yet there is no known push by Yost, the company he leads, nor MHI at the public venue to get Fudge to change HUD’s stance on the proper implementation of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (MHIA) of 2000’s so-called “enhanced preemption” provisions. If those federal “enhanced preemption” provisions for manufactured housing were properly implemented, the industry could soar during this affordable housing crisis.



MHProNews periodically performs this simple check of the MHI website and has for years. Why? Because it reveals an oddity. MHI CEO Lesli Gooch has stated in writing that MHI wants “enhanced preemption” enforced. That sounds reasonable for the top staffer of a manufactured housing industry trade association in its post-production advocacy. But how sincere can they be if they fail to use that language on their own website? Why does MHARR, MHProNews, and MHLivingNews have more mentions of “enhanced preemption” online than MHI apparently does? Then, what does this say about publicly traded firms that are “proud members” of MHI? MHProNews Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.


MHI leaders often say the right things in their letters. But the fact that they have not sued to get the industry’s rights under federal law enforced is a strong indicator that they have been posturing instead of doing the obvious if they meant what they said.






  • Secretary Fudge didn’t hide her thoughts on enhanced preemption. Nor did she hide that ‘until we start to address this we are going to be perpetually in this kind of situation.’ Restating and summing up on this topic, Skyline Champion is correct in asserting, as Yost said: “We believe Skyline Champion can continue to outperform the broader housing industry due to our attractive price points, product offerings, enhanced production capabilities and future growth opportunities as more people become buyers of our homes.” That is similar to what fellow MHI member Cavco’s William “Bill” Boor said.
Bill Boor is correct in saying that the industry has an opportunity to ‘catch up’ – or even pass – conventional housing builders. But that opportunity existed 2 decades ago too. That means, that until the root issues are addressed, authentic progress will not be obtained. That noted, by addressing the root issues robust growth can occur.
  • But the technical ability to grow significantly in an organic fashion – by investing in new plants/production centers and helping develop more retail distribution rather than merely buying up competitors is apparently being thwarted by the de facto policies of Skyline. Something similar could be applied historically to Cavco, Berkshire/Clayton Homes, and others involved in MHI. This pattern of the manufactured housing industry’s ability to grow, but the failure to actually do so is underscored by the following third-party quoted example of then Harvard researcher Eric Belsky. His words are now over 2 decades old. The HUD Code manufactured home industry’s market share of the total single-family housing production has only slid since then.
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  • A fact and evidence-based argument can thus be made that Skyline Champion and others involved at MHI are seemingly violating antitrust laws. They do so in a fashion that could be costing shareholders greater earnings capacity.
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Unlike the RV industry, which RVs have moved from trailing manufactured housing in 1998 to surpassing it by hundreds of thousands of units annually in recent years. Patrick is a publicly traded firm that has been an MHI member for years. Underperformance by the industry has for years lead to consolidation of the industry into ever fewer hands
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  • Such quotes and evidence get little to no explanation from Skyline Champion officials, including Yost. Note too that there are those in manufactured housing that say they can open a new production center for a lower cost than to buy out an existing producer.  Instead of buying production capacity, they could develop it. The retail demand for affordable housing is there. MHI’s own people, like Jennison, made it clear that far greater sales levels are possible.
  • FHFA and FHA regulations could have similarly factual and evidence-based arguments made. Indeed, they have been by MHARR’s President and CEO Mark Weiss and their senior advisor, Danny Ghorbani.

Cavco recently announced it’s purchase of the vertically integrated manufactured home producer/retailer Solitaire Homes. Specifically, CVCO’s comments said the buyout “including its four manufacturing facilities, twenty-two retail locations and its dedicated transportation operations” and “The purchase price totals $93 million, before certain adjustments that will be determined upon close of the transaction.” Skyline Champion’s cash on hand/cash equivalents could hypothetically complete 6 such acquisitions, if there were enough independents remaining to do so.

But as noted herein, there are manufactured home producers who have told MHProNews that they can bring online new production centers for a lower cost than is necessary to acquire existing capacity through Merger and Acquistion (M&A) style of growth. This is another example of how capital deployment by Skyline Champion is questionable at best, and possibly illegal at worst.


While the fine assessed against Cavco Industries for SEC claimed violations of federal law was ‘only’ some $1.5 million dollars, apparently much more was spent by that company and its former leaders in that legal battle that also included shareholders litigation.


When these various puzzle pieces of facts, evidence, and common sense are assembled what apparently emerges is a troubling case that reflects harm and avoidable risk for Skyline Champion investors.


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Shareholder plaintiffs’ attorneys who may handle such cases on contingency may, due to the Cavco and Equity Lifestyle Properties (ELS) cases, be coming to realize that manufactured housing is fertile ground for litigation. Either public officials, or shareholders attorneys, could press public companies and MHI for their apparent roles that are harming access to affordable housing while the industry is being limited by the failure of those inside the industry to do what logic and common-sense dictates.




Skyline Champion and MHI leaders can’t have it both ways. The disconnects and self-contradictory statements are apparent to those who understand the industry, its true potential, and what the underlying causes and cures for MHVille underperformance are. Note: 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, X out (close) the window, or depending on the device, you may need to use your back key, escape key (Esc), or follow the prompts.

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Like some, not all, other firms involved at MHI, there is a case to be made that Skyline Champion’s own remarks could come back to haunt them legally.


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  • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry 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 equities named above follow.

‘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

Cavco Industries Announces Planned Buyout of Manufactured Home Builder and Manufactured Housing Retailer Solitaire Homes, Official Statement and Information Beyond the New Release

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

‘Blackrock Weaponizing ESG’– State AGs Probe MHCommunities Owner, Private Equity Giant Blackrock on Possible Antitrust, Securities, Fiduciary Violations, See AGs’ Document; plus MHStocks Update

Truist, Other Investors Increase Multi-Million Dollar Stakes in Legacy Housing Corporation (LEGH), Corp Update by CEO Duncan Bates, with Added Facts, Analysis


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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