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Passages: Gary “Mac” McClanahan

May 2nd, 2017 Comments off

(Gary “Mac” McClanahan Credit:IMHA-RVIC)

One time vice president and member of the Board of Governors of the IMHA-RVIC, Gary “Mac”McClanahan, 77, passed away April 28, 2017. Active in the Capital City Manufactured Housing Chapter in Indianapolis, “Mac” was honored with the Citizen of the Year Award in 2009, and had recently devoted his efforts to increasing membership in the IMHA-RVIC.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shelly McClanahan; sons, C.J. (Nicole) and John (DeeDee) McClanahan and grandchildren, Ian and Corinne McClanahan.

Calling will begin Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 AM at Shirley Brothers Fishers Castleton in Indianapolis with a memorial service at 2:00 PM.

MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the family. ##


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Submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News for MHProNews.

Road Construction will Require Manufactured Home Residents to Move

April 18th, 2017 Comments off

(Greenwood Estates MHC credit: Scott Roberson Daily Journal)

More than two dozen homes in Greenwood Estates manufactured home community just south of Indianapolis, Indiana will have to relocate while Worthsville Road is expanded to accommodate increased traffic and development from U. S. 31 to State Road 135. The first leg of the expansion, from U. S. 31 to Interstate 65 was completed last fall, according to what Daily Journal tells MHProNews.

While the expansion has long been on the drawing board of the city of Greenwood, it will not likely affect the residents until next spring; and because the expansion is 80 percent funded by the U. S. government, residents will be reimbursed for the costs associated with relocation, whether it involves moving the homes to a new location and/or purchasing another home, according to Boomerang Ventures’ Joe Gromosky, who will be handling the relocation process.

(Greenwood Estates MHC credit: Scott Roberson Daily Journal)

While several residents have expressed concerns about what the reimbursement will be to move, RHP Properties, which manages the MHC, said it is monitoring the situation.

RHP Properties President Joel Brown said, “Our highest priority is the safety and well being of our residents. We are aware of the city’s plans and are in the process of reviewing. We will be reaching out to city of Greenwood officials to obtain more information and confirm specifics of the proposed plans.” ##


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Submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News for MHProNews.

CFO Josh Boone accepts award for Patrick Industries

September 19th, 2016 Comments off

Credits, Patrick Industries.

Elkhart, IN based Patrick Industries (NASDAQ: PATK), a provider, supplier and producer for manufactured housing, RVs and other industries, received the 2016 Indiana Public Company of the Year award at a banquet at the INVSESTIndiana Equity Conference in Indianapolis.

Companies that were nominated were evaluated on their assets, revenue growth, market performance and total return.

Finishing in second place was another well-known component provider to the manufactured housing and RV industries, Drew Industries, which did $1.4 billion in sales in 2015.  Both companies are part of the Daily Business News’ manufactured housing industry market report.


The annual award that Patrick Industries won is presented by CFA Society, Financial Executives International. Image credits, InvestIndiana website.

Patrick Industries generated $920 million in revenue in 2015, and employs 4800 people in 60 facilities across 16 states.


Graphic credits from Patrick Shareholders report.

Company CFO Josh Boone accepted the award on behalf of the company.

We support and empower the creative entrepreneurial spirit of each of the businesses we operate,” the company said in a prepared statement.

Starting in 2010, Patrick has acquired 29 companies with aggregated revenues of $670 million.  They have focused on growth through both operations and acquisitions.


Through its numerous subsidiaries, Patrick Industries provides:

  • Custom Built Hardwood doors, panels and countertops (Adorn)
  • Granite & Quartz Countertops (AIA)
  • Laminated Panels (Custom Vinyls)
  • Lighting (Gustafson Lighting)
  • Drywall (Patrick Distribution)

Logo credits, Patrick website.

As thousands of MHProNews readers know, Patrick Industries is a leading manufacturer of building products and materials to the Recreational Vehicle and Manufactured Housing Industries in the United States.  The firm was founded in 1959.


While each of the documents attached below provides significant insights into the company’s operations, the 2016 shareholders presentation has a wealth of graphics and snapshots of Patrick and the industries they serve.  Many of the graphics on this page came from their 2016 shareholder presentation.

Patrick also supplies many of its products to the industrial market that include customers in the kitchen cabinet, office and household furniture, fixtures and commercial furnishings, marine, and other industrial markets. ##

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RC WIlliams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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A Bracing Brunch at Milktooth in Indy

August 31st, 2015 Comments off

milktooth_1Daily Business News reporter Matthew J. Silver proudly states his step-son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Ashley Brooks, have gained national attention and accolades for their new restaurant, Milktooth, in Indianapolis. Serving brunch six days a week, 7AM -3PM, each dish is prepared on the spot when ordered, using the freshest ingredients from local sources (except for the seafood, which is flown in).

This is not just bacon, eggs and hash browns. Softly scrambled eggs are served with Burgundy truffles and Osetra caviar with pork rinds, or waffles topped with sweet plums and house made ricotta cheese, or sweet tea fried chicken are just a few of the offerings.

In addition to mounds of never-ending local press and TV coverage, Jonathan was chosen as one of the ten best new chefs in the country Milktooth_4by Food & Wine magazine in their April issue, and he and Ashley prepared food at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen this summer, a 32-year tradition for those rich of taste. They will be preparing meals at another F&W gathering in Miami in February.

Moreover, Bon Appetit magazine selected Milktooth as one of the top ten restaurants in the nation, the first time a restaurant not serving dinner was so chosen. There is a brief spread about Milktooth in the September issue, and their “Fine Diner,” as they prefer to call it, will be featured in the October issue.

Next time you are in Indianapolis, stop at Milktooth on Virginia Ave., just southeast of downtown, and tell them Matthew sent you. ##

(Photo credit: Kelly Jordan Photography–Ashley and Jonathan Brooks and son, Roman )

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HUD’s Pam Danner shines at elegant Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis amid Optimistic 2014 Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Summer Meeting

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

pam-danner-hud-code-manufactured-housing-program-administrator-mhi-2014-summer-meeting-indianapolis-in-alexander-hotel-(c)2014-mhpronews-com-97 industry leaders – plus staff, friends and family – came to the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN June 8-10 for the 2014 Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Summer Meeting. The new manufactured home program director at HUD, Pam Danner, was featured on the final day, in addition to her participating in numerous technical, regulatory and other discussions with industry members.

Danner, an attorney with prior federal and factory-built home industry experience, was applauded numerous times for her statements assuring industry leaders that some of the program backlog caused by the vacancy in the program she filled was being addressed.

The changes Danner spoke about ranged from the symbolic – hanging new framed photos of manufactured homes in their offices – to addressing delayed regulatory issues, to assuring the industry that she would strive to see manufactured housing be increasingly included in HUD’s programs.

The periodic applause from attendees was genuine, rather than polite. Comments from attendees were positive and encouraged at what has already taken place during Danner’s first 10 weeks at HUD. ##

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Housing Conditions Decline during Recession

October 1st, 2013 Comments off

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) reports the physical conditions of housing in the U. S., in its study of 46 metropolitan areas, has declined since the last report in 2009. The study reveals 35 million, about 40 percent of metropolitan homes, have one or more health and safety measures, up from 30 million homes, 35 percent four years ago. As informs us, the State of Healthy Housing says the housing bubble and subsequent foreclosed homes that sometimes became blighted may have contributed to the decline. Nicolas P. Retsinas, director emeritus of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, says, “The report documents that healthy homes remain elusive for far too many homeowners, renters and their children. The findings in this report should motivate government, business and nonprofit leaders to come together to ensure that all families have a decent place to live.” The metropolitan areas of San Jose, Calif., Indianapolis, Ind., and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. rank at the top of the list for having the healthiest housing. At the bottom are San Antonio, Texas, Birmingham, Alabama, and Memphis, Tennessee. NCCH rates housing on the basis of 20 safety and health characteristics including evidence of rodents; faulty heating, electrical, and plumbing systems; moisture problems, and poorly maintained building elements. “No matter where you live, people should have access to a safe and healthy home,” says Maurice Jones, HUD’s Deputy Secretary, as MHProNews has learned.

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First of Five Modular Hoosier Homes now Occupied

September 5th, 2013 Comments off

Updating a story MHProNews initially developed July, 1, 2013 regarding the siting of the first of five modular homes by Indy Mod Homes in Indianapolis, builder Ursula David, in her first foray into the modular home industry, has moved into the home, according to Sited just northeast of downtown Indianapolis, the home has two bedrooms, an office, two bathrooms, a living room and a dining room, an office and a basement. David has another home sold and plans to build a third on spec. At 1,500 to 2,000 square feet, the homes start at $300,000 and can be customized beyond that. AXIS Architects of Indianapolis designed the home, and Bristol, Indiana-based Hi-Tech Housing, Inc. built it. She told MHProNews: “I own the land, but when they sign a contract to purchase the home, they buy the land as well.” She owns four lots several blocks away on which she intends to build modular homes as well.

(Photo credit, top: Matthew J. Silver; bottom photo:–modular home in Indianapolis)

Modular Homes Rising in Indianapolis

July 1st, 2013 Comments off

Just north and a little east of downtown Indianapolis five modular homes are set to be built in the Cottage Home area on a stretch of land surrounded by small, older homes from the late 1800’s. Priced at $300,000 to $350,000, the first two homes (already sold) will be 1,800 square feet; the next three will be 1,500 to 1,800 square feet, and similar in design. In an exclusive interview with MHProNews, Ursula David, president of Indy Mod Homes, has been a builder for 30 years in Indianapolis, 20 of those on her own, but says this is her first foray into modular homes. Designed by Axis Architects of Indianapolis, which is known for contemporary and energy efficient designs in corporate, civic and residential applications, the homes are being manufactured by Hi-Tech Housing, Inc. of Bristol, Ind. Asked if she will rent the land to the home owners, she replied,“I own the land, but when they sign a contract to purchase the home, they buy the land as well.” Future plans call for four more modular homes a few blocks away.

(Photo credit: Matthew J. Silver–modular home from Indy Mod Homes)

Governor’s RV Donated to Museum

December 19th, 2012 Comments off

The Associated Press says outgoing Ind. Gov. Mitch Daniels is taking the recreational vehicle featured in his two gubernatorial campaigns on its final trip today. “RV One” will be driven from the statehouse in Indianapolis to Elkhart, Ind. where Gov. Daniels will donate it to the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum. As MHProNews has learned, the governor visited each of the state’s 92 counties in RV One at least five times since his first campaign in 2003.

(Photo credit: Darron Cummins/Associated Press–signatures cover campaign slogan on RV One.)

HUD, Mod Homes Raise Money for Charity

October 18th, 2012 Comments off

The Energize Indiana initiative was begun by the state to help consumers reduce their utility usage, according to the Banner-Graphic of Greencastle, IN just west of Indianapolis. United Way of Putnam County is soliciting residents to take advantage of a free home energy assessment in exchange for which United Way receives $25 for each home examined. The homes must be a single detached dwelling, a multi-family unit, or a manufactured or modular home. Additionally, the owner cannot have had a utility-sponsored home energy assessment in the last three years, and the home must be at least ten years old. Homes can be owner occupied or investor owned—each assessment will generate $25 from Energize Indiana for the United Way. MHProNews has learned apartments do not qualify for the program.

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