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Hall of Fame Names Inductees

February 20th, 2013 Comments off

RVBusiness informs MHProNews the RV/MH Heritage Foundation in Elkhart, Ind. has announced the names of those to be inducted into the Class of 2013 RV/MH Hall of Fame. In addition to five inductees from the RV sector, which includes Lawrence Lippert, founder of Lippert Components, Inc., now a subsidiary of Drew Industries, Inc., the manufactured housing honorees are: Craig M. Bollman, one time largest owner of MHCs in the country from Littleton, Colo. who established the first publicly-traded LLC in the USA; Theresa M. Desfosses, a 45-year manufactured housing veteran and president of HUD-Code manufacturer Burlington Homes in Maine, she is the only woman actively involved in retail, community, and manufacturing. She also serves on the board of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR); Thomas P. Meyers of Guerdon Industries in Louisville and a 50-year veteran of the MH industry, he led Guerdon in developing the first significant overseas markets in South America, Asia, and the Middle East; and Claude N. Palmer (deceased), who began providing affordable housing in 1971 to families in south central New York, and began Custom Modular Homes Company to build upscale modular homes. The induction ceremonies will be held Aug. 5 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

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RV/MH Hall of Fame inducts 10 in ceremony

August 3rd, 2011 Comments off

RV_MH_Hall_of_Fame_TripAdvisor_posted_on_MHMSM.com_MHProNews.pngSome 350 leaders from the RV and Manufactured Housing industries gathered at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart to dine on surf and turf while honoring the class of 2011 inductees. Hodge Patel from U.S. Congressman Joe Donnelly office said: “Each year about 45 million vehicles travel the Indiana Toll Road. We need to work to capture these travelers so that they too can experience the RV/MH museum and hall of fame…The wow-factor is inside this building and we all need to re-double our efforts, just as Go RVing and many others have done financially and through other commitments.” The Spirit award went to retiring board member Jerry Pickrell, in recognition of 20 years of service. Inductees included: George Allen, GFA Management, Greenwood, IN. Robert Azevedo, Alpine RV, San Francisco, CA. MH Retailer Leonard O. Brown, West Valley View, Inc. Allegany, NY. Both Harold ‘Hal’ Gerring, (deceased), Gerring Industries, Shipshewana, IN. Larry Huttle, Airstream, Jackson Center, OH. James Knott, J & B Homes, Carlsbad, NM. John Martin, TCA and MHI, Locust Grove , VA. Mike Schneider, Affinity Group, Ventura, CA. MHARR co-Founder James F. Shea, Jr, Fairmont Homes, Nappanee, IN was also among the inductees. The Hall of Fame tells MHMSM.com that photos from the event will be available in the next few days.

(photo credit of RV/MH Hall of Fame: TripAdvisor)