Michigan Manufactured Housing Association presents awards to 6 exceptional members
Industry Members Recognized at Annual Conference in Novi
The Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) presented its 2018 Member Awards on Oct. 11 at its annual conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. The awards were presented by MMHA Board President Richard Winkelman:
Best Model Home Staging
The Best Model Home Staging award was given to HomeFirst/Brookside. HomeFirst/Brookside’s entry showcased one of its brand-new model homes that is contemporary, trendy and truly comparable to a stick-built home. Danya Mallad accepted the award.
Best Manufactured Home Community Event or Activity
The award for Best Community Event or Activity went to Highland Greens and M. Shapiro Management.
Highland Greens organized a “back to school” raffle for all elementary-school-aged children within the community. They managed to make every child who entered a winner. Over 50 backpacks were given away, filled with school supplies. The award was presented to Debbie Robbins and Jeannie Barrett.
Best Member Sales Event or Activity
Sun Communities of Western Michigan was awarded Best Member Sales Event or Activity. Sun Communities held open house events at six different communities in Western Michigan and promoted them using digital marketing. The result was over 9,000 clicks to their landing page, hundreds of in-person community visits, and multiple home sales. Heather Rector accepted the award.
Best MMHA Member Website
Best Member Website award went to Preferred Homes. The new website for Preferred Homes is www.preferredmobilehomes.com, and is an easy-to-navigate site filled with beautiful home photos, floor plans, homeowner testimonials and financing information. Rose Graham accepted the award.
Exceptional Customer Service Award
The winner of the newly added category for Exceptional Customer Service was presented to Capitol Supply & Service. Capitol Supply & Service has generously donated the installation of equipment and materials to families in need living in manufactured housing communities. These special cases were brought to Capitol’s attention by community managers, school districts and news station agencies. The award was presented to Claudia Elliott.
Best Manufactured Housing Community Manager Award
The only award given to an individual is for Best Community Manager. The 2018 winner was Kitty Cole of Sherwood Forest. Kitty Cole has been community manager of Sherwood Forest in Ionia, Mich., for the past three years. She is a lifetime Ionia resident, as well as former business owner, and an active Chamber of Commerce member. The award was presented directly to Kitty Cole.
The MMHA Member Awards program is designed to recognize the exceptional leadership, marketing and communications efforts of its members, and to enable members to display the award as a point of pride and accomplishment. For photos and more information about these exceptional manufactured housing industry members, visit www.michhome.org.