Honoring Jim Martin The folks at Kent-Gault Homes in Mauldin put together a really nice event this week, honoring Jim Martin who is retiring after 38 years in the business. Jim has had an outstanding career, finding success as a salesperson, GM and community manager. He was the first-ever SC Manufactured Home Salesperson of the […]
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This Week at MHISC – August 20, 2021 – We’ve been closely involved with the building code writing process for SC’s new version of the IRC. That includes attending all the Study Committee meetings where they are considering amendments to the code. Today we sent a copy of the pending building code and proposed amendments […]
Remembering Con Eargle Remembering Con Eargle June 27, 1943 – August 6, 2021 Everybody who knew Con Eargle liked him. And just about everybody in the industry knew Con. As co-owner and instructor for the SC Manufactured Housing Academy (SCMHA,) he taught over 5000 people who were working toward getting a license as a retail […]
Larry Emanuelson was an Industry Pioneer Who Never Stopped Striving for Excellence and Innovation. Everybody is going to miss Larry Emanuelson. Larry passed away last week. He is known to us in the industry as one of the finest retailers in the state, an innovative pioneer. After retirement Larry had many wonderful things going […]
Fairly Happy Campers in the MH Industry March, 2020. The World Health Organization declared that the spread of the COVID was now a pandemic. The president put the country under an official state of emergency. Many assumed that manufactured home sales go way down at that point. That never happened; retail sales have been steady […]
You’d Have to Be a Real Pessimist Not to Be an Optimist in 2021 January 15, 2021 A friend of mine has been having headaches and blurry vision. He went to see an optimist. Who told my friend, “Don’t worry, you’ll be fine!” I’ve rolled that joke out at least a dozen times and never […]
Feeling Good About How We Can Make a Difference in People’s Lives December 23, 2020 I pretty well gave up Facebook once the elections got under way. Except for MHISC’s two association FB accounts, “MHISC Members and Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina”. The first is a members-only page with information for industry professionals. And […]
Services for Robert Rabon, Industry Giant Services for Robert Rabon, Industry Giant 11/16/20 The manufactured home industry mourns the passing of prominent retailer and political leader Robert Rabon. The owner of Rabon’s Home Center in Conway, he was a veteran retailer with a long history of success in the industry. He served on the MHISC […]
One cliché about manufactured housing is true. In this industry, we are a family.
When we heard about the passing of Ronnie and Barbara Boyce’s grandson at the untimely age of 30 and read about his long, courageous battle with health issues, we felt like their grandson, Chris Flowers, was part of our family too. There are posts on Ronnie’s page from literally dozens of his friends in our industry.
We taped a continuing education class with Will Hill, Rob Nunn, Ray Paulk, Scott Rainwater this morning. The topic was Working With Manufacturers. It’ll be available around the end of the month. Dealers, salespeople and contractors will be able to take for an hour of CE credit. Believe it or not these four people have […]