2016 MHI Manufacturer of the Year
Each year members of the Manufactured Housing Institute recognize outstanding industry leaders. Receiving this distinguished honor for a seventh time is a testament to the quality of our people, our homes and our customers. We build great homes and we are proud to support our industry!
On May 4, 2016, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) presented the National Industry Awards during its 2016 National Congress and Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing. This event recognizes companies from all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries for outstanding achievements. Cavco Industries, Palm Harbor’s parent company, was honored to receive the award for Manufacturer of the Year 2016 for an astounding seventh year in a row in recognition of the company’s leadership in product and construction innovation, customer satisfaction and image for the industry at large. The company also received several awards for interior and exterior designs.
Annually members of MHI, the only organization representing all segments of the manufactured and modular housing industries, vote for the companies they feel demonstrate great leadership and commitment to the industry. These peer-elected winners are then honored with awards at the trade group’s national convention.
“These award winners are leaders in providing outstanding products, customer service, creative solutions and state of the art homes for today’s affordable homebuyers. They are being recognized for the leadership, vision and dedication they demonstrate to enhance and move the manufactured and modular housing industries into the future,” said MHI President & CEO Richard Jennison.
Joe Stegmayer, chairman and chief executive officer of Cavco Industries, stated, “Receiving the MHI Manufacturer of the Year award from our industry peers is an extreme honor. This award is a testament to our associate’s commitment to product innovation, quality and high customer satisfaction. We believe that homebuyers look for value and long term enjoyment when selecting their home. The Cavco companies have spent more than 60 years creating a brand dedicated to delivering quality, value and exceptional customer service.”
An independent panel of building professionals judged all entries and Cavco’s Palm Harbor Homes and Fleetwood Homes companies received the following awards:
Manufactured Home Design
New Manufactured Home Design (Small Home) – Fleetwood Homes, a Cavco Industries Company – “Weston Extreme”
New Modular Multi-family or Duplex Design – Fleetwood Homes, a Cavco Industries Company – Paseo Vista, a California project
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 – Manufacturer –Palm Harbor Homes, a Cavco Industries Company – “La Belle”
Outstanding Interior Design – Retailer – Palm Harbor Village, Round Rock, Texas – “Sonora II”
Cavco Industries, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, designs and produces factory-built housing products primarily distributed through a network of independent and company-owned retailers. The Company is one of the largest producers of manufactured and modular homes in the United States, marketed under a variety of brand names including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Nationwide Homes, Fairmont Homes and Chariot Eagle. The Company is also the nation’s leading producer of park model RV’s, vacation cabins, and systems-built commercial structures. Cavco’s subsidiary, CountryPlace Mortgage, offers conforming mortgages to home buyers. Its insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty, provides property and casualty insurance to homeowners. See www.cavco.com.