MHI National Industry Awards Presented During 2016 Congress & Expo

(Arlington, VA – May 4, 2016) Members of the manufactured and modular housing industries gathered today at an awards luncheon to recognize individuals and companies for outstanding achievements. The National Industry Awards, presented during the 2016 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing, recognized companies from all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries.

“Congratulations to all of the award winners. Through hard work and determination, these award winners are leading the way in providing outstanding products, customer service, creative solutions and state of the art homes for today’s homebuyers. They are being recognized today for their leadership, vision and dedication to enhancing and moving the manufactured and modular housing industries forward,” said MHI President & CEO Richard Jennison.

The winners of the “Land-Lease Community of the Year” and “Retail Sales Center of the Year” categories submit entries that are judged by an independent panel of professionals made up of representatives from, planning, community development, realtor, homebuilding and marketing professions. Awards are given in four regional areas of the country.

The “Land-Lease Community of the Year” entries were judged based on a written statement supplied by the entrant, community aesthetics, marketing materials, site plan of the community, community and industry involvement, and the lease and covenants. The independent panel of judges selected the following communities to receive awards:


(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – Pine Manor, Carlisle, PA

(South) – Amherst Ridge, Knoxville, TN

(Midwest) – Country Club Crossing, Altoona, IA

(West) – Dolce Vita, Apache Junction, AZ


The “Retail Sales Center of the Year” award entries were judged based on an entry statement, management philosophy, retail center aesthetics, marketing materials and community and industry involvement. The independent panel of judges selected the following retailers:

(Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) – Clayton Homes of St. Albans, WV

(South) – Clayton Homes of Tallahassee, FL

(Midwest) – Clayton Homes of Marion, IL

(West) – Clayton Homes of Santa Rosa, CA


The following awards, bestowed by MHI and the National Modular Housing Council (NMHC), recognize excellence and encourage innovation in manufactured and modular home design and production. An independent panel of building professionals judged the entries and the following received awards:

Manufactured Home Design

New Single-Section Manufactured Home Design – Champion Home Builders, Inc. “Halifax Model 1676-07”

New Manufactured Home Design – 320 – 600 SF – Fleetwood Homes, Inc. “Weston Extreme”

New Manufactured Home Design – 1800 SF or Less – Colony Factory Crafted Homes “Timberland Ranch TL820A”

New Manufactured Home Design – Over 1800 SF – Champion Home Builders, Inc. “Hillcrest IV Model T3276T”

Modular Design

New Modular Home Design – 1800 SF or Less – Clayton Sacramento “Brush Creek”

New Modular Home Design – Over 1800 SF – Clayton Sacramento “The Vineyard”

New Modular Multifamily or Duplex Design – Fleetwood Homes “Pasea Vista”

Interior Design/Home Merchandising

The following interior design/home merchandising awards recognize excellence in functionality of space/problem solving, visual impact/color and balance for a unified look.

Outstanding Interior Design – Community Clubhouse – YES! Communities “Eagle Creek”

Outstanding Interior Design – Manufacturer – Cavco Industries, Palm Harbor Homes, “The Labelle”

Outstanding Interior Design – Retail Sales Center – Palm Harbor Village, Round Rock, Texas, A Cavco Industries Company, “The Sonora II”


Every year industry leaders vote for the companies that are considered the best in their sector of the industry. This year’s winners have shown leadership and commitment to the industry over the last year. These award winners have been chosen by their peers to be honored with the prestigious manufactured housing industry awards.

Manufacturer of the Year – Three Plants or More – Cavco Industries, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Manufacturer of the Year – Two Plants or Less – Adventure Homes LLC, Garrett, IN

National Lender of the Year – 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN

Regional Lender of the Year – Cascade Financial Services, LLC, Gilbert, AZ

Floor Plan Lender of the Year – 21st Mortgage Corporation, Knoxville, TN

Manufactured Home Community Operator of the Year – YES! Communities, Denver, CO

Manufactured Home Community Lender of the Year – Wells Fargo Bank, Carlsbad, CA

Manufactured Home Community Broker of the Year – ARA Newmark MHC Group, Denver, CO

Manufactured Home Community Supplier of the Year – Datacomp/MHVillage, Grand Rapids, MI

Supplier of the Year– Shaw Industries, Inc., Calhoun, GA

View photos of the winning entries.

For information about entering the 2017 National Industry Awards competition or about this year’s awards, contact Cheryl Berard at 703-558-0668 or via e-mail at