Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Foundation’

Hall of Fame Inducts Ten

January 31st, 2012 Comments off

The Recreational Vehicle/Manufactured Housing Heritage Foundation has announced to its annual inductees into the RV/MH Hall of Fame to honor those who have made significant contributions to the industry. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the awards, to be held in Elkhart, Indiana, Aug. 6, 2012. The inductees are: Michael R. Evans, Aberdeen SD founder of Centennial Homes; Doug Gorman, Tulsa, OK founder of Home Mart, MHCC member; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson (deceased) Jackson of Myrtle Beach, SC founded the Ocean Lakes Family RV Park; Edith Lane (deceased) of Deming, New Mexico, founded RV singles organization; Gerald “Jiggs” Mereut, Wausau, WI owner of Housing Mart, longtime association board member; Bob Olson, Forest City, IA Winnebago Industries CEO; Stanley Sunshine, Atlanta GA RVIA member, strong industry supporter; Ellwood A. Titcomb (deceased), Lake Helen, FL housing community pioneer; Perry Yoder (deceased) Middlebury IN RV industry leader and board member IMHA; and Mary Irene Younkin, Columbus, OH 60+ year veteran of the housing industry, business founder and association member, joins late husband and son in Hall of Fame.

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MH Consultant Lends a Hand to the RV/MH Hall of Fame

April 11th, 2011 Comments off

In response to an April 6th story about the RV/MH Hall of Fame, Ken Rishel, of Rishel Consulting Group, and publisher of the Chattel Finance Newsletter, has pledged ten percent of all advertising revenue from his newsletter through December 2011 to the Heritage Foundation to help keep the museum doors open.  Noting the importance of the history of the manufactured housing industry and those who have played a part in building it, he suggests all who have benefited from manufactured housing as well as the RV industry should contribute to the cause.  Rishel is also looking to acquire and restore a pre-HUD Frank Lloyd Wright mobile home and finance-related historical documents for placement in the museum.