What’s Up? Cavco Industries (CVCO) Looming Announcement, plus Manufactured Home Investing Updates

DowJones1.15.2020ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesBroaderMarketSnapshotThe SEC has formally but politely declined additional comment.

Thus far, Cavco Industries contacts that have been asked about this new notice have been mute.

The subject? An 8K notice published about Joseph H. Stegmayer, Cavco Industries former chairman, president and CEO and also the prior chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute. It is news no one else in mainstream or finance media has yet covered, much less among MHVille trade writers. So this will be another first about Cavco (CVCO) found here. That news will be our featured focus tonights.


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Secretary Ben Carson, M.D., left, then MHI Chair Joe Stegmayer. Cavco model home on right.

The SEC’s media relations office rapidly and politely declined comment beyond what was already published, which will be shown below.


From the SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) on January 13, 2020. Scroll down to 8.01.



Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 13, 2020


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


3636 North Central Avenue, Suite 1200
Phoenix Arizona 85012
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (602) 256-6263

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Item 8.01. Other Events

On January 6, 2020, Joseph H. Stegmayer, former Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cavco Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) provided notice that he will retire effective January 31, 2020. During his years leading the company, Mr. Stegmayer oversaw a period of significant growth and shareholder value creation. During that time, the Company grew from a 3-plant manufacturer in the Southwest to 20 plants spread across the U.S, a substantial retail operation, a mortgage lending operation and an insurance operation. Since his previously-announced transition in November 2018, Mr. Stegmayer has been supporting the company’s new leadership while in the role of Director, Strategic Initiatives.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


By: /s/ Mickey R. Dragash
Mickey R. Dragash
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer
Date: January 13, 2020



As the recent news headlines reflect, there is not yet any formal announcement on this from Cavco Industries.


Cavco’s media relations and investor relations won’t comment yet either, which only fuels the speculation. What is there to hold back now?


MHProNews will track this developing issue, which should be viewed through the lens of the drama of the last 15 months at CVCO.

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This should also be pondered through the lens of recent events and revelations about MHI, Cavco and the ‘big boys’ in the industry. See the related reports further below.

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