Former Residential Brokerage Firm Owns and Operates 40 Manufactured Home Communities and RV Resorts in Six States
CHICAGO, IL (November 2, 2017) — Zeman Homes this month marks its 50th year of
operation and its emergence over that period as one of the country’s largest privately
owned operators of manufactured home communities and RV resorts.
Founded in 1967 by Bud and Dorothy Zeman, the company began as Zeman Realty, a
residential real estate company headquartered in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood.
Shortly thereafter, the company added a second office in Park Ridge and grew to over
35 real estate agents. Nearly a decade later, Mr. Zeman expanded operations to include
the listing and sale of mobile home parks, a business that quickly grew as the company
phased out its residential brokerage business.
Zeman Homes’ entry into the ownership and operation of manufactured home
communities came in 1983 following a sale that fell through for a client’s property.
Because Mr. Zeman had given his word that the deal would close, he and a group of
investors stepped in to make the purchase. Now, 34 years later, the company owns and
operates more than 11,000 individual sites in 40 communities across six states and sells
approximately 800 homes per year.
A Company Milestone
Commenting on the milestone, Zeman Homes’ Chairman Ed Zeman stated, “I am
humbled and proud to continue the legacy my mother and father started. It has been a
true pleasure watching our company grow from my days doing odd jobs after school at
the first property to where we are today. While the company has grown exponentially
over the years, our commitment remains the same – to provide high-quality living
environments both in the manufactured home space and in the RV resort market.”
Co-founder Dorothy Zeman added, “When Bud and I started this company back in 1967,
we were in our twenties with three little kids just trying to pay our bills on a day-to-day basis. We started this real estate company to make some extra money on nights and
weekends. Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected it to grow into the
company it is now.”
About Zeman Homes
Zeman Homes is one of the largest and most respected manufactured home operators
in the country. Founded in 1983 by Bud Zeman, Zeman Homes has grown to over 40
properties across the United States. The Zeman Homes team focuses on the business
of finding families and individuals affordable homes while developing, improving and
maintaining great neighborhoods. The company has also recently expanded its property
portfolio to include RV resorts in Florida and Illinois. For more information, visit
http://www.ZemanHomes.com or call (877) 936-2646.
This announcement of Zeman Homes’ 50th Anniversary was provided to MHVillage.com by Katie Tharakan of Tharakan Consulting, LLC.