National Industry Awards Presented at the 2015 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing

(Arlington, VA – April 15, 2015) 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 2015 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing, recognized companies from all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries.

“We were pleased to offer some new home design awards this year – outstanding interior design and merchandising, small home, and green home awards. All the 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:

LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

(South) – Cypress Lakes, Lakeland, FL

(Midwest) – The Lakes Estates, Kimball Township, MI

(West) – Antelope Ridge, Colorado Springs, CO

RETAIL SALES CENTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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) – Silverpoint Homes, Beaver, WV

(South) – Hawks Homes, Conway, AR

(Midwest) – Saddlebrook Farms Sales Center, Grayslake, IL

(West) – Advantage Homes, San Jose, CA

DESIGN AWARDS

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 – Palm Harbor Homes “Silver Palm Key”

New Manufactured Home Design – 320 – 600 SF – Fleetwood Homes, Inc. “Westfield Classic 24242W”

New Manufactured Home Design – 1800 SF or Less – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento – Balboa Island Series “Lakeside”

New Manufactured Home Design – Over 1800 SF – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento – Balboa Island Series “Plumosa”

Modular Design

New Modular Home Design – 1800 SF or Less – The Commodore Corporation “Pennwest Homes Branston Ranch – HR146”

New Modular Home Design – Over 1800 SF – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento “The Calistoga”

New Modular Multifamily or Duplex Design – Champion Home Builders, Inc. “Kirkland Townhomes”

New Manufactured or Modular Home Design

Green Home Award – CMH Manufacturing, Sacramento – ECO Series “Laurel”

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 – Land-Lease Community – Cobblestone Real Estate “The Waters”

Outstanding Interior Design – Manufacturer – Palm Harbor Homes a Cavco Industries Company “The Malibu”

Outstanding Interior Design – Retail Sales Center – R & R Mobile Homes “The Ashford”

NATIONAL AWARDS

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 – Cavco Industries, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

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 Multifamily Capital, Carlsbad, CA

Manufactured Home Community Broker of the Year – ARA National MHC Group, Austin, TX

Supplier of the Year (Tie) – Shaw Industries, Inc., Calhoun, GA and Style Crest, Inc., Fremont, OH

For information about entering the 2016 National Industry Awards competition or about this year’s awards, contact Cheryl Berard at 703-558-0668 or via e-mail at cheryl@mfghome.org.

MHI is the preeminent national trade association for the manufactured and modular home businesses, representing all segments of these industries before Congress and the Federal government. From its Washington, D.C. area headquarters, MHI actively works to promote fair laws and regulation for all MHI members and the industry. For more information on MHI, visit www.manufacturedhousing.org.

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