News

Mark Conte Article on 3rd Party Inspections

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Take a look at what the 3rd Party Inspectors on finding when looking at HUD-Code Manufactured Home installation in the 14 default states. MA is a default state.

Manufactured Housing Installation Inspection Findings from

Five TOP non-conforming installation issues by NTA

Make Customers (aka Potential Home Buyers) Feel Valued

Friday, June 16th, 2017

John Graham, industry marketing consultant and long time contributor to the JOURNAL (no longer published as of Jan 2017) shares 22 tips on supporting your customers. May be a good column to post in your office and share with those who meet potential home buyers! How do YOU rate on the 22 suggestions -MOSTLY YES?

22 Ways to Make Customers Feel Valued-Graham

Legal Update

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Legal Newsletter June 2017

Thank you McGlinchey Stafford for this monthly Manufactured Housing Law Update. For more information on this company visit their website.

http://www.mcglinchey.com/

Part 4 -Piers Getting the right location!

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Piers Part 4 Location

Mark Conte, Profession HUD installation trainer continues this series with his discussion of installation of piers, and finding the proper location for placement.

ATTENTION INSTALLERS – REVIEW THIS ARTICLE!

MH Review for June is available!

Friday, June 16th, 2017

As mentioned in the June 2017 MMHA e-blast to members, on the 15th of each month this newseltter is published electronically.

Here is a copy of the June MH Review, a new industry-wide publication.
Take a look. Lots of interesting newsarticles.
MH Review June 2017 edition

Piers -Part 3 Installation

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Installation of Homes -Piers Part Three

Mark Conte, of PA continues to provide interesting blogs on HUD Code Installation Techniques that he shares in his classes and presentations for HUD Licensed Installers.

Take a look at this release, its Part 3, addressing Piers on Manufactured (HUD-code homes).

Installation Cap Blocks, Spacers and Shims

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Installation Update from Mark Conte on Installation of Cap Blocks, Spacers and Shims. Next week Piers!
Installation Cap Blocks Spacers and Shims

Small Group HUD Installation Trainings vs. On-Line

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

You can go online and “take the test” for HUD code license OR another options is Personalized Small Group Installer Training. In May, Mark Conte, of PA in addition to an active manufactured housing installation blog traveled to MA to provide HUD code installer training class specifically for a community owner and his crew so they could get their HUD Manufactured Home Installer License. Bob Valchuis of Val’s MHC in Marlboro, contact Mark directly and worked out the plan for three to be trained at his site. “The course was great and we all learned a lot, but more important the understanding behind the license makes sense. The explanation & knowledge you have from HUD & industry is important to this process… the “real” installers needs the license attained in this fashion (ie. Face-to-Face).” According to Mark Conte, “working with this small group allowed us to focus the training on areas of greatest need, and we were also able to highlight the manufacturers installation manuals specific to the homes they sold/installed”. FYI markconte3@yahoo.com

Upcoming Small Group HUD Code Installer Face to Face Training’s
September 14 & 15 2017 (in PA)
December 7 & 8 2017 (in PA)

Note: Installers can work in any other “default state” once the license is obtained and requirements met.

Most of the 22 licensed HUD Installers in MA did the MHI/HUD/SEBA online course initially to obtain their licenses due to the time-sensitive deadline. Here is the current list of licensed MA installers as of 5/18/17. MASSACHUSETTS LICENSED HUD INSTALLERS 05182017

New Industry Publication Electronic

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Manufactured Housing Review

Check out this new industry publication. With the JOURNAL no longer in print this is gearing up to help the industry leaders share ideas and programs with those of us in the HUD-code factory built home world.

Installation Information Pier Construction Part 1

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Pier Construction Part 1 Footings by Mark Conte

Check this out, the newest update from Mark Conte, HUD code license trainer.