“Storz Stiffs Seniors” WMA Tied Storz Management Company Protests Stirs Havenpark-RHP-Frank Rolfe Style “Predatory” Allegations by Seniors, MHAction Protestors – Unpacking Facts – plus, Manufactured Home Stock Updates


According to ABC 10 in Orangevale, CA, Storz Management Company owned Heritage Oak Glen has hiked site fees – a.k.a. lot rent – by 230% in the last decade. The tale is one that is all too familiar, reminiscent of the tactics of firms branded as “predatory” by MHAction and others.


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This MHProNews news analysis of Storz Management Company (SMC) will begin by providing the June 9, 2021 ABC 10 video, report, plus some additional related information. It will include another example of mainstream news coverage of SMB that spotlights other resident connected concerns and the black eye image that controversial behavior provokes.  It will be viewed in part through the lens of a former Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) leader who specifically spoke to an underlying issue apparently at play in this behavioral pattern.

Nomenclature issues below – i.e. the use of the phrase “mobile home” when manufactured homes should have been used – are in the original ABC 10 report. MHProNews and our MHLivingNews sister site have long stressed, and continue to note the importance to homeowners, ethical- and growth-mined professionals, advocates, politicos, and others to routinely use the correct terminology because it has a pragmatic value to get it right. That said, quotes are quotes. For accuracy, journalistic, and analysis reasons quotes should remain faithful to the source cited.


QuoteMarkMHProNewsOrangevale mobile home park residents protest rent increases

The Heritage Oak Glen Mobile Home Park Homeowners Association says Storz Management Company has increased space rent by 230% since 2011.





ORANGEVALE, California — Homeowners at an Orangevale mobile home park on Wednesday protested rising rents and other expenses they say could drive them out of their homes.

The Heritage Oak Glen Mobile Home Park Homeowners Association says Storz Management Company has increased space rent by 230% since 2011, to $849 per month by July 1.

“It’s a really dire situation,” said Beverly Purcell, president of the homeowners association. “What’s going to happen? Are people going to become homeless? Or do we all wind up on California’s financial assistance?”

Although the people living at Heritage Oak Glen may own their prefabricated homes, they pay space rent for the lots they occupy. Many residents are retired or disabled and get by on a fixed income.

“No, I don’t feel like I’m getting a good deal, it’s just gone up,” said 90-year-old retiree Evelyn Little. “In the seven years that I’ve been here I don’t know how much it’s gone up, but a whole lot more than my social security. I mean a whole bunch.”

Little says she only receives about $1,500 per month through her social security.

“After I pay the rent, it doesn’t leave much to do anything else,” Little said.



Note that ABC10 concluded by saying that they made multiple efforts to reach Storz Management Co. for an explanation of an upcoming rent hike planned for July, 2021. They said that a manager at Heritage Oak Glen that was reached but declined comment. A previous mainstream televised news report below, along with the screen capture of online news search results about the firm rounds out an introductory overview into the firm’s problematic reputation.



News searches tell one story.

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Another impression is established in doing an “all” search vs. a “news” search, along with a check of Google reviews about a company.


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Producing the evidence-based pattern for researchers of all kinds to consider is one of the ways that MHProNews seeks to correct alleged abuses within our profession. 

The image this stirs should be considered through the lens of the statement made by former Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) President and CEO, Chris Stinebert.  Why? Beyond the moral and possible legal issues, there are pragmatic reasons to treat residents fairly and properly.




When considering why there is animus toward manufactured housing, one need look no further to start the search for negative image than those whose behavior are sparking news reports like these. That in turn is often followed by calls for new regulations and laws. That in turn tends to turn the home seeking public off. The industry’s white hats should not allow the industry’s so-called black hat and predatory firms to poison the well of potentially robust growth.



Mark WeissJD-President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Refor 3

That noted, there is more to know about Storz specifically.


More About Storz Manufactured Home Communities, From Various Sources – Including Storz

Residents are understandably concerned. But Storz tells a different story to their would-be and current investors.

And unlike most real estate segments, the lack of new manufactured home communities coupled with a growing population and demand for moderately-priced housing continues to create simple, but substantial economic benefit for manufactured home community investors. Perhaps better yet is that American manufactured home communities can never be “off-shored”!” their website proudly proclaims.

But therein lies the rub that apparently too few who are concerned with skyrocketing site fees properly probe. How so? Because more manufactured home communities are closing than opening, there is a natural upward pressure. A similar, but perhaps not as pronounced, pressure exists in conventional housing at present. This is economics 101.

That’s not said to defend the Storz or similar practices. Rather, it is to understand the dynamics that are acting like a magnet for those who want Storz-Havenpark-RHP et al style increases whenever possible. Here is how resident advocate Tim Sheahan insightfully expressed it in federal testimony.




Quoting Storz:

QuoteMarkMHProNewsStorz Management Company is uniquely positioned to have early and sometimes first access to purchase opportunities. We are able to employ our knowledge of current market data and underwriting criteria to act nimbly and mitigate risk for our investors.

Best of all, Storz Management Company has the ability to provide under one roof all services necessary for a sound manufactured home community investment:


▪ Raise capital

▪ Identify, underwrite and acquire properties

▪ Negotiate and secure debt

▪ Hire, train and manage park staff

▪ Ensure operational efficiency of properties

▪ Prudently invest in infrastructure and homes to preserve and enhance asset value

▪ Ensure a thorough and professional level of financial reporting

▪ Effectively communicate with investors on the status and financial particulars of their assets

▪ Decrease the number of your headaches and increase the amount of your checks!””


According to a 2018 document from MHI, Storz is not listed as a member. MHI/NCC member companies, once public information, is now hidden behind a login on the MHI website. At the time, MHI said the following about Storz:


Rank National |         Name, HQ of Company                   | Number of Homesites

#38 |             Storz Management Company Orangevale, CA        | 5,772


The Storz website shows that their founder, Jerry Storz was the “President of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association [WMA].” The WMA website refers to MHI as “…our national organization, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) – provide member representation before Congress and federal…” or rephrased, Storz – through the WMA, has ties to MHI.

As MHLivingNews and MHProNews has been documenting for some time, it is common that reports abut stiff hikes in site fees are tied directly to an MHI member.

But at others times, a so-called “predatory” firm may have ties to a state and/or regional trade association, which in turn has ties to MHI.

A former Storz President, Andy Carey, CEO of Monolith, stated that: he “was President of Storz Management, overseeing nearly 70 MHPs and 7,000 spaces.”


Notice how Storz’s investor pitch above is similar to the pitch by publicly traded Flagship Communities. Note too that both have a similar track record of resident relations related problems. When numerous firms, publicly traded and private equity are making similar statements, that pattern and evidence can’t be ignored. This one shown by Flagship happens to have a partner and co-founder a prior MHI chairman, Nathan Smith. But see the related report below to learn more about problems and possible solutions.


The Solution to the Growing Pattern of Consolidation by “Predatory” Firms?

The practical solution to such concerns has several moving parts. But one surely should be the need to spark the robust development of more manufactured home communities plus other privately owned site placement opportunities.  More competition is needed to check the range issues created by “consolidators” and “predatory” or ‘black hat’ firms. Several key MHI member brands have already stated their goal of consolidating a ‘fragmented’ mom-and-pop community sector of the industry. One need look no further than what happened to independent retailers of HUD Code manufactured homes, and then look at the companies causing understandable resident/consumer backlash, to recognize that legal as well as market-driven solutions are needed for the sake of consumers, residents, and white hat investors alike.


MHLivingNews will be doing a follow up exposé on resident activist group MHAction soon. Just as there are good and problematic advocates in manufactured housing, the case can be made that there are more and less effective resident advocate groups too. MHPHOA was involved in an multi-year effort that ended up in a large settlement in a legal victory over a so-called predatory firm. One takeaway from that is that while some firms may seem to be riding high today, with the correct effort, they may be lawfully be brought to heal tomorrow.




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.
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Danny is talking about the Manufactured Housing Institute. Ghorbani was an MHI VP for years, before leaving them and becoming the founding president and CEO of MHARR. He is still the MHARR senior advisor.




Gus’ message came in response to a series of exposes on issues within manufactured housing, as well as tips, strategies and opportunities.


MHProNews spotlights granular issues in manufactured housing. But we also takes a periodic look at macro issues too. This is to set the concerns of our industry’s ethical (vs. black hat) professionals and consumers into a broader context. In order to solve our industry’s problems, good existing laws must be properly enforced. There is no
need to wait years for legislation that in the past has often led to little or no discernable benefit. The 500 word cross-linked analysis shown is one of several efforts to reach beyond our platforms into the larger national conversation about predatory firms.  https://www.wnd.com/2021/05/solution-big-tech-oligarchs/

MHProNews and our MHLivingNews sister site will continue to lead the charge for accountability. By spotlighting the good, bad, and ugly, the most authentic picture of the problems and potential for our profession is provided. Our focus has been, and will remain, facts, evidence, and common-sense analysis based on reality.



Next, is our evening market report and related left-right headlines.


The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left (CNN) – Right (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this business daily report has recently been modified, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market moving’ items.


Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…

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Weeks before others in the mainstream media began to flash their ‘inflation warnings,’ MHProNews added first the top, then later the second notice above. When someone has even a basic understanding of the principles of economics, ‘inflation’ was predictable. The question is, will hyper-inflation follow? There are voices on both sides of that debate.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business = evening of 6.10.20

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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                          • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                          • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
                          • NOTE: 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.
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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included 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.
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