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Manufactured Home Industry Finance Executive Died, Services Today

October 16th, 2017 Comments off

WilliamBrillFrostAllianceCreditDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsWilliam “Bill” Frost, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at his home, per Legacy and Vindy.

Frost was a graduate of Youngstown State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Bill was a member of the Simpsonville, KY, United Methodist Church. He served there in many capacities, including former treasurer, former finance chair and had more recently served as chairman of the board.

He was a retired regional manager of Alliance Credit, LLC and was a member of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute, those media sources told MHProNews.

After his retirement in 2016, Frost had worked at Crumpler Stables as an assistant trainer.  He had a passion of working with Saddlebred horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Alice Wright Frost and nephew Ben Ollis.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Bobbi Frost of Simpsonville; brothers George Frost (Marilyn) of Clifton, N.Y. and Rev. Thomas Frost (Carol) of Virginia; sisters Sharon Ollis (Pete) of Phoenix and Lori Gastin (Brian) of Mt. Vernon; goddaughter Reyna Vargas Alvarez (Luis) of LaGrange; uncle Ed Wright (Lucille); cousin Thomas Bach of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at the Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville, KY.


In lieu of flowers, the family has said that expressions of sympathy may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 42501-0301; or Ronald McDonald House Charities, 550 S. First St., Louisville, KY  40202.

The MHProNews team, management and colleagues wishes to express to all those touched by his loss with our sincere condolences. May he rest in peace. ## (Passages, obituary.)

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Congressman Barr Defends Manufactured Housing, While Controversies Brew

March 11th, 2017 Comments off

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In a new video-laced report, Congressman Andy Barr has taken a strong stand in the House of Representatives in favor of reforming Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations that he says are harming would be manufactured home buyers.

The report provides a video of his congressional testimony, along with other information on pending issues that face the manufactured housing industry in a changing climate in Washington, D.C.

Cited in the report are Doug Gorman, an award winning MHI retailer, Betty Whittaker, Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI), and several other industry voices.

To see the full video-laced report, click the link here. ##

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Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute Awards Scholarship

April 27th, 2016 Comments off

kentucky_manufactured_housing_instituteMHProNews has learned from owentonnewsherald the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) has announced Sparta, Kentucky resident Arielle M. Columbia has been named as a 2016 KMHI Scholarship Award recipient. She received one of five $1,000 scholarships awarded to graduating high school students who currently live in manufactured housing in KY.

A senior at Owen County High School with a 3.702 GPA for four years, Arielle participated in school and community activities while working part-time, and intends to pursue a nursing degree at Northern Kentucky University.

Applicants are chosen based on scholastic record, extracurricular activities, community involvement, original essay and letters of recommendation. The KMHI Scholarship can be applied toward tuition at any college, university, technical or vocational school. ##

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KMHI Scholarship Awarded to Resident of Manufactured Home

May 22nd, 2015 Comments off

allison_johnson__kmhi_scholarship_recipient__harlandailyAllison M. Johnson of Baxter, Kentucky has been named a recipient of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) 2015 Scholarship Award, according to harlandaily. She received one of three $1,000 scholarships awarded to a graduating high school senior who lives in a manufactured home.

A senior at Harlan County High School, Allison maintained a 3.743 grade point average (GPA) for four years, worked part-time and participated in extracurricular and community activities. She plans to attend Asbury University and major in elementary special education.

Having awarded multiple $1,000 scholarships since 1997, MHProNews has learned the KMHI Scholarship can be applied towards tuition at any university, college, or technical school. ##

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Invitation and 2014 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Updates

December 10th, 2013 Comments off

H:\1 SK MHMSM\1 DBN\kmhi-ky-manufactured-housing-institute-reception-mixer-2014-louisville-show-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-.pngPre-registrations for the 2014 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show are up over 50% over the same time frame as last year. So state the facts supplied by Show Ways Unlimited, who manage the show for the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation (MMHF).

Show Chairman Ron Thomas, Sr. reports that in 2013, “Louisville in 2013 we had 1370 builder/developers, retailers, community and owners/operators, representing 573 different companies who attended.”

If that 50% increase in registrations for the industry’s largest event trend holds, that would mean that over 2,000 attendees would arrive in Louisville in 2014. Combined with exhibitors, it could yield a total attendance of over 3,000, compared to some 830 that go to the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI’s) fine annual Congress and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“It is an interesting comparison, but frankly it’s not exactly apples to apples.” said L. A. “Tony” Kovach, industry veteran and point man for the online promotion for the Louisville Show.

“Louisville will have 48 new model homes on display.” Kovach explained. “These decorated models will include manufactured homes and modular homes. MHC owner/operators will find Community Series Homes (CSH) on display. Retailers and builder/developers will see residential style and entry level multi-sectional and single section homes. MHI’s annual Vegas event is terrific, I love to go there too. Both Louisville and MHI’s Congress and Expo (C&E) have educational seminars and booths. MHI’s C&E by contrast has more educational events. But having homes on display ads a very different dynamic to what happens in the climate controlled Kentucky Expo Center, where the all-indoor 2014 Louisville Show is held.”

Speaking of MHI, Kovach added that the MHI staff – including their NCC division – will be very visible at Louisville in 2014. “Dick Jennison’s and his colleagues will be co-hosting a mixer with the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI). Betty Whittaker does a great job with that and combined with MHI’s presence, it ought to be terrific.”

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) members often have a private meeting during the Show.

“Norris Homes made the decision to display at the 2012 Louisville Home show after being absent for several years.” said Gary Boerner. “I can honestly say we will not be absent again. The dealer traffic was great and we were able to see and talk to prospects we might have never been exposed to.  It turned out to be a great decision on our part. We are looking forward to another successful show in 2014.”

Skyline Homes’ Terry Decio indicated they will display 4 homes in the KEC’s East Wing, next to the “Show Me the Money!” Seminar room. Enthusiasm is high, with sold out show space and the large boost in early registrations.

“The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is an excellent showcase…With many networking opportunities and a well laid out exhibitor area, we look forward to the 2014 event as an opportunity to grow our manufactured housing business.” said Sherrie Clevenger, NADAguides. ##

For more information,

please see Show Chairman, Ron Thomas Sr.’s report:

And/Or go to: for a complete list of free business building and finance seminars, networking events, exhibitors/manufacturers and KMHI-MHI mixer.

Interviews we’ve done that mention the Louisville Show include:

A Cup of Coffee with…Terry Decio

A Cup of Coffee with…Wally Comer

A Cup of Coffee with…Barry Noffsinger

A Cup of Coffee with…Dick Ernst

KMHI Director to Serve on Buildings Committee

October 12th, 2012 Comments off

LaneReport tells MHProNews Kentucky’s Governor Steve Beshear has reappointed Betty C. Whittaker to serve on the High Performance Buildings Advisory Committee. Executive director of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI), Ms. Whittaker is scheduled to serve until her term expires Aug. 22, 2014.

(Photo credit: Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute)

Betty Whitaker Appointed by Governor

January 30th, 2012 Comments off

KentonCountyFox19 tells Betty C. Whitaker, of Frankfort, Kentucky, the executive director of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI), has been appointed to the High Performance Buildings Advisory Committee by Governor Steve Behsear. A measure passed by the state legislature requires all renovated and new buildings for which the sate pays 50 percent or more of the capital costs be constructed to meet energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly standards. Emphasis is on LEED Certification, recyclable materials, and utilizing Kentucky products and labor. Her appointment runs until Aug. 22, 2012. She replaces William C. Wilson whose term has expired.

(Photo credit: Betty Whitaker))