Dear Members and Friends of the Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association,
We are delighted to invite you to the 28th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA), which will be held on November 15, 2023, at the beautiful Stone Meadow in Bridgewater, MA 02324. This event promises to be an exceptional gathering of professionals, advocates, and individuals committed to advancing the interests of the manufactured housing industry in our state.
Details of the event are as follows:
Event: MMHA 28th Annual Meeting
Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 9:00 am- 2:30 pm
Location: Stone Meadow
Address: 105 Bridgestone Way, Bridgewater, MA 02324
Networking and Welcome Reception hosted by Floor & Decor
Keynote Speaker: Mark Weiss, MHARR &
Marion Mollegen McFadden, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning & Developement
Presentations by Darren Krolewski of MH Village, SPREDD & Senior SAFE
MMHA Annual Report and Discussions
Mike Henretty Program Mang. MH Installation & Training Program SEBA Professional Services, LLCSEBA Pro Director
This annual meeting provides a valuable opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and community owners, gain insights from renowned experts in the field, and celebrate the achievements of the MMHA over the past year. We encourage you to participate in our discussions to exchange ideas, collaborate on initiatives, and contribute to the advancement of manufactured housing in Massachusetts.
Please RSVP by November 7th, 2023 to ensure your spot at this important event. You can RSVP via email MassMHA@gmail.com, mail: PO Box 73, Halifax, MA 02338 or 508.460.9523.
We look forward to your presence at the MMHA 28th Annual Meeting as we come together to make a positive impact on the manufactured housing industry in our state. Your support and involvement are instrumental in our mission, and we can't wait to share this inspiring day with you.
If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you in any way we can.
Thank you for your continued support of the Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association, and we look forward to seeing you on November 15th at Stone Meadow!
Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA)
Shaunna O'Connell, Mayor of Taunton kicked off our meeting. Pictured here with MMHA Treasurer Josephine Santa Fe.
From left to right: Michael Henretty, SEBA, Mark Bowersox, MHI, Melissa Caron, Angelo Wallace, HUD, Cecil Allyon, Minute Man Anchors
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Mark brought us all up to date on what is going on in the White House and across the country. From HUD regulations to modern new trends in the industry.
Minute Man Anchors has a hidden gem of a product. Cecil Ayllon of Minute Man was dynamic in explaining his wonderful products.
Thank you to Ron Major and Joe Sitts of Champion Titan, Gregg Cummings of Champion Skyline, and Pine Groves Ted Salamak & Joe Heberling.
Adam Kaufman moderated questions on the state of the industry.
The membership was enlightened by all of the manufacturer's new production processes and the effect the economic fluctuation has affected production and costs.
Stone Meadow is owned and operated by the Wyman Family, hence the company name, Wyman Residential, LLC.
The Wyman Family began their journey long before becoming land developers. The property was initially established as a poultry farm. Saul & Sarah Wyman, the parents of the current owners, Arthur and Richard " Dick" Wyman, had no experience in farming and grew up in the City of Boston. They bought the farm and moved to Bridgewater in 1935 to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a dairy farm. They converted the poultry farm into a dairy farm by purchasing four milking cows.
Saul and Sarah lived on the farm. They had four children, all of whom grew up on and worked at the farm. This was a family affair from day one. The children, Dick, Robert “Bob” (twins), Arthur, and Myrna, developed a remarkable work ethic.
Saul and Sarah did live out their dream, winning the award for outstanding dairy farm in 1985. After almost 60 years in business, the Federal Government offered a buyout program for dairy farmers to close their businesses. The Wyman’s closed the farm in 18 months with over 600 cows. The children Dick, Bob, and Art, along with their wives Joyce, Sue, and Diane, began new careers in land development. They all worked on this new project together as a family unit.
Saul and Sarah both lived to see the groundbreaking at High Pond, and Sarah.
The town was apprehensive of the idea of manufactured housing. Still, after the completion of High Pond, the Town could appreciate what an asset and solution this was for residents 55 and older. The Wyman’s had plans for the Stone Meadow community, but they were apprehensive to proceed after the long and drawn-out process it took to permit High Pond. It took 13 years for the Town of Bridgewater to permit the Wyman’s first community, High Pond Estates (to be highlighted at a later date).
After the completion of High Pond, the Town of Bridgewater reached out to the Wyman’s requesting that they create another 55+ community with the land that was still undeveloped. The Wyman’s agreed to develop Stone Meadow, and it took a… long nine years to clear the permitting process.
Stone Meadow, an elevated model from its sister community, High Pond, broke ground in 2004. Now, nineteen years later, Stone Meadow is upon completion with its last home, which arrived in late August 2023. Stone Meadow comprises 320 lots with a potential of 10 more to grow into. Eighty-five percent of the homes in Stone Meadow are Virginia Homes. Approximately six years ago, they made a change and finished up by purchasing homes from Pleasant Valley Homes, Pine Grove. Diane Wyman designed all of the homes in both communities. Diane tweaked every single home that was ordered. Unfortunately, Diane passed away this past winter, 2023, and did not see the completion of this community she poured her heart and soul into. She was a wizard of measurements and designer extraordinaire. No one loved this community more than Diane. She worked with each and every new homeowner on their design and loved each new home as if it were her new child.
Bob was the first of the children to pass away in 2016, and Sue, his wife, in 2022. Myrna, their sister, was not involved in the community development. She followed her own career but is very close to her brothers.
Arthur, Dick, and Joyce are still involved daily, with the help of a great team that runs the day-to-day operations.
The Stone Meadow community center has a function facility, library, billiard/card room, gym, and a lap pool.
Here is quick access to the HUD forms that must be filed on new construction homes.
Did you know that once a HUD home passes on as a resale to a second owner that the home is no longer governed by HUD?
The Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association, Inc. (MMHA) is a statewide not-for-profit organization established in 1996 representing manufactured housing community owners/operators, manufacturers, insurers, financiers, and suppliers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
MMHA is committed to promoting the general welfare and growth of the manufactured housing industry in Massachusetts while seeking to educate public officials, consumers, and industry professionals.
The HUD Installation Program took effect 5.5 years ago on May 1st, 2016. MA did not have an installation program in place so MA became a default state and HUD implemented minimum standards and a certification program. All manufactured home installers must be certified.
Click on the link below to view HUD's resources.
We are a Massachusetts local industry association representing all sectors of the manufactured housing industry. Membership is open to community owners (both private and resident-owned) and associates members providing product or service to the industry.
MMHA offers the chance to connect with others in your industry. You can learn from others, network and create alliances or partnerships. From Annual Meetings, Educational Seminars, Social Events, and others, all serve as a great opportunity to learn, ask questions, expand the reach of your business. The most successful entrepreneurs are not afraid to network with competitors and other like-minded industry professionals in an effort to expand profitability and efficiency. At MMHA, we offer a bridge to communicate in a collaborative environment.
MMHA offers a variety of educational opportunities from certifications to business training. Educational resources alone can easily pay for your membership.
One of the most overlooked benefits of an association is advocacy. As a member, you have an organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the needs of your industry, as the fortunes of your industry rise, so do your business opportunity. Having a dedicated team to lobby and advocate on your behalf is powerful. Association membership is a lot less expensive than trying to hire a lobbyist yourself.
Join Today, become an active member of the betterment of the Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Industry. It makes good business sense and helps promote the industry’s position as a provider of quality and affordable housing throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Joining MMHA is an investment in your own business. Benjamin Franklin once stated that an investment in knowledge pays the best interest. $300 Annually (includes first 30 sites, $8 per additional site)
MMHA Members prefer to do business with manufacturers, suppliers and service companies who share their commitment to the industry. The association offers several opportunities to increase your involvement in the industry and reach key decision makers. $500 Annually
We would love to have you as a member click below to apply.
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Jeff is the owner and operator of 3 communities MA, family owned since day 1. Jeff is also the Vice-Chair on the Manufactured Housing Commission.
Adam is and has been involved in his family's business his entire life. They own 5 communities with 2 in MA. Adam has served on the board for many years.
Jo has been in property management for over 12 years in Florida & MA. She is extremely involved in her communities community where she volunteers in many organizations. She is employed with one of the largest property management firms in MA.
A dedicated board member for many years before becoming the board secretary. June is an expert real estate broker in the manufactured housing industry and owner of Johnson Bayside Real Estate, Ltd.
Justin has been involved in his community since forever working alongside his Grandfather. He now manages the property with his father. Justin has served the board for 3 years.
Debra is a second-generation owner/operator/developer of a 55+ manufactured home community. She has been a supporter of manufactured housing for more than 40 years and is also owner/broker of Debra Johnson Realty Group, LLC, a residential brokerage firm.
With 25 + years of experience in the financial market Sean is our go to finance expert for chattel mortgages. He has served the board 2013.
Long term director, previously appointed Pres. & VP,. Don's expertise is in the insurance portion of this industry. Don is VP of HUB International NE, LLC
A board member now for 5 years, Joe delivers the manufacturing expertise to our association. Joe has been with Champion/Titan Homes for 17 many years.
His family has been in the business for generations, 5 decades. The portfolio includes five communities that have gone through extensive improvements over the past few years. Justin has served the board for 2 years.
Art has served as Pres. and Vi.P., he is also a founding member of this association. Art has over 30 years of industry experience developing, owning & operating two pristine 55+ Communities.
I am excited and humbled to serve as executive director of the MMHA. I have been a property manager for 27 years in both family and 55+ communities. My responsibilities have included all aspects of property management including but not limited to the development, maintenance, acquisitions, finances, and evictions.
I was a member of the association prior to joining the board in 2003 then becoming treasurer 2008-2019.
I was appointed in 2016 served on the City of Taunton, Manufactured Home Park Eviction & Discontinuance Review Board.
I look forward to promoting how valuable an industry this is.
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