One of the key goals of MHISC is to work with members to raise standards and promote professionalism in the manufactured home industry.
Customer Satisfaction and Consumer Protection
The industry has added a new element to that effort, continuing education. Manufactured housing professionals take “CE” courses so they can keep up with the latest laws, regulations and legal precedents. The result is a higher level of customer satisfaction and consumer protection.
The SC Manufactured Housing Board (SCMHB) has issued continuing education (CE) requirements for the industry.
The SCMHB is the state board that regulates the industry. MHISC is the business association that represents the industry.
Every retail home dealer, salesperson, and contractor keeps up current requirements through continuing education. The homebuyer enjoys the benefits of that knowledge.
MHISC stepped in by offering free continuing education classes. The manufactured housing industry’s first ever continuing education courses were offered at MHISC’s 2018 Fall Meeting at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.
A room packed with industry professionals participated in two seminars at the Fall Meeting.
Maximum Energy Efficiency
The first course was on Energy Efficiency and Sales Tax. MHISC Executive Director Mark Dillard told members how customers can maximize the energy efficiency of their home and even get tax breaks to make it easier to afford ultra-efficient homes.
Good “Site Prep”
Richard Bagwell, Richey Massey, and Marion Moore presented a course on Site Prep and Installation. Members learned how to extend the life and improve the performance of each home through good site preparation. Each homesite must have proper drainage carrying water ten feet away in every direction. The panelists discussed the working relationship between contractors, retailers and other companies and how they can work together prepare each site cost-effectively to save customers money.
The SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation implemented CE for manufactured housing this year. Retail dealers, salespersons, installers, contractors and repairers will need to take four hours of CE before renewing their license by June 2020. After that, they take six hours per every two-year licensing period.
MHISC will continue to offer CE courses at state and chapter meetings.
Members will be able to meet all their two-year CE requirements at a single event, MHISC’s 2019 Convention. That meeting will be held at the Omni Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island on July 16-19. MHISC has a room block so go ahead and book your room today, just call (843) 842-8000.