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Louisville learning is a two-way street

January 16th, 2011 No comments

Louisville Manufactured Housing ShowOn Wednesday, January 12,’s Publisher, Marketing Director and Industry Consultant, L.A. ‘Tony’ Kovach and I presented our “Dominate Your Local Market” program at the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show. Roughly 50 persons attended the session and from the feedback we’ve gotten, the presentation was a rousing success.

I’d like to thank George Allen, whose programs preceded ours, warming the audience for us to bat clean-up for his generous introduction to our part of the afternoon’s proceedings.

Those that attended relayed to Tony and myself that they had gotten a great deal of value out of the presentation and I’m grateful for that. When I present one of these programs, I invariably get as much in return from those who generously share their questions and concerns with myself and the others in the room.

Ken Rishel shared with me that he’d rather refer to these type of programs as “workshops” rather than “seminars”. His line of reasoning is that there is mutual benefit from them and that the workshops provide actual, usable information instead of seeding a sales pitch.

I agree with Ken on that point 100% – my aim is always to provide value exceeding the value of the time the attendee spends with us. I know this is Tony’s philosophy as well.

We promised everyone who attended “Dominate Your Local Market” that the presentation will soon be available online. And it will. In keeping with the point of this post, some material that attendees expressed interest in will be added to the online version, creating “Dominate Your Local Market 1.1”

“Dominate Your Local Market” has long been the tagline of my websites at and We’ll do our best to keep content on them from becoming confused, but much of it similar – with content on my websites aimed toward general business and those on the website more aimed toward the manufactured housing business, whether HUD-Code or Modular.

Thanks to everyone who attended our workshop in Louisville – I hope you had a great show – feedback indicates you did. And we hope to see you at shows and associations around the country this coming year. But remember that I am always only an email or phone call (859-544-9005) away.

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through constant struggle.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, as we celebrate the birth of American clergyman, activist and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., let us remember that only through our consistent efforts will we make the changes that will bring our industry back to its rightful place in the American marketplace.

Manufactured Housing Personalities Light Up Google Results

July 19th, 2010 1 comment

It’s been just days since the conclusion of the MHI Summer Meetings in Washington DC and already the Google Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) are being lit up with reports from taking top positions.

As a result of Teresa Payne‘s “Manufactured Housing Rocks!” exhortation at the MHI event being reported in the Masthead Blog, by MHMSM Editor L.A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, a Google search for “Teresa Payne Manufactured Housing”, the MH Program Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary at HUD holds the #1 and #1b positions. Can’t get much better than that for a first appearance in

Teresa Payne (HUD) Manufactured Housing Google SERP

But the ball has just begun rolling. A search for Elizabeth Cocke using the term “Elizabeth Cocke Manufactured Housing” also yields a #2 result. This article is also Liz’s first mention in the pages of

Elizabeth Cocke (HUD) Google SERP

George F. Allen is one of the best known and most respected names in Manufactured Housing. George has been mentioned in this ezine before and wrote a two-part article for the July issue of George’s appearance in the post Amazingly Allen, The IMHA and the Chairman’s Reception ranks #1 for the search term “George F. Allen Manufactured Housing” and the report on a previous SERP appearance associated with ranks #1b.

George F. Allen Google SERP

In addition, Greg O’Berry, the COO and President of HometownAmerica, mentioned in the same blog post as Teresa Payne and Liz Cocke, drew a #2 SERP position for that appearance. Greg also wrote a guest post for’s INdustry Voices blogGSE’s Duty To Serve – and that post earned Greg the #2 spot in a Google search for “Greg O’Berry Manufactured Housing.”

Greg O'Berry Google SERP position

It’s becoming readily apparent that having your name appear on, whether as a writer, a guest blogger at INdustry Voices or giving an interview will increase your online visibility in the world of factory built housing.

Have a Press Release, Job Listing or Ad that you want to get noticed? would be the place. Can you write article or a guest post for INdustry Voices? Have vacant homes or lots? Homes sitting on your sales lot? is proving to be the absolute BEST place for your company to get the results it wants and needs.