The Front-Line View from HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Companies


The Industry has to prepare for when the orders from the REITs slow down,” said a senior level executive with a HUD Code manufactured home production company.

The HUD Code builder agreed with the Daily Business News’ reporting that the industry’s orders are essentially flat, when orders going into communities with vacancies are factored out.

Though not a member of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform, (MHARR), he said that they were routinely correct on the issues that impact producers.


By contrast, he lamented that what MHI (Manufactured Housing Institute) says and does, “just doesn’t make sense.”  “It hasn’t for years,” the industry veteran flatly stated.  It was similar to the observation by the president of another MHI member company, who said prior to the departure of Pam Danner from the leadership spot at the HUD Code program, about how many complaints he was hearing about her and regulatory overreach.  Yet, during much of 2017 year, MHI as silent on keeping Danner in the top spot, until industry push-back grew so sustained, they pivoted.

Executive On Challenging Paradigms

The discussion with the MHI producer turned to recent reports on the Daily Business News, relative to Clayton Homes and the Manufactured Housing Institute.

Tony, you [MHProNews] challenge people’s paradigms” among industry professionals. “Not everyone” knows what to do with that, said the non-MHARR producer.

On the Near Future for Manufactured Housing

If we [HUD Code home builders] put that 15 percent we save from tax reform into infrastructure, our people, and processes,” he said amazing things could be done in the next few years.

While he wanted to keep his comments off the record, he was appreciative of the coverage of industry issues and how MHProNews “keeps it interesting.” ## (News, analysis, commentary.)

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Soheyla Kovach, with her son Tamas (center, pronounced “Tah Mash) and husband L. A. “Tony” Kovach, will all be at the 2018 Louisville Show. For a third party profile of the family and business, click here.

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