Thursday, December 16, 2010

SNEAK PEEKS AT NATIONWIDE HOMES' 2011 IBS HOUSE

I still don't have a drawing of what the house will look like when it's complete but I did manage to get a couple of shots of it on the line.





6 comments:

The Supplier said...

Why is Nationwide going to IBS when they are in Chapter 11? Trying too sell something they really cannot deliver!
They make decisions like this is what got them in the shape they are in now?

Coach said...

Filing bankruptcy does not mean that a company can't continue to manufacture and sell homes. If they simply close up shop, then the bankruptcy judge would never approve a plan for them to emerge from it.

I wish Nationwide Homes and it's parent company Palm Harbor have a short time in bankruptcy and emerge a stronger, better company.

As for the IBS show house, that commitment was already made before Palm Harbor filed bankruptcy.

Bob MacCormick said...

Sad. Subs not being paid. Terminated employees not getting severance or vacation pay. This week I hear Palm Harbor not honoring any warranties and Nationwide also telling homeowners no warranty honored. Not unlike the way we have all been taken by banisters, hiding behind "corporate" privilege is morally wrong. Is this really a company that you want to defend?

Bob MacCormick

Leroy said...

I would hope that companies will not take the low road and leave consumers in a lurch. It seems to me that one of the biggest problems facing the Best of these manufacturers is that no one knows who you are or what your product really is.Going to IBS is OK ,but the people who you really should be marketing to wont be there and the majority of them will not be looking for a home like the one built for the show. Times are hard and its time to stop hiding behind the builder base and get out and do some real marketing to help the consumer find you. What percentage of the general public knows the difference between a modular and mobile home??? Not many ,and that is the fault of manufacturers not beating the drum hard enough to let them know. Do not give me internet sales advisors who only know how to say "ask your local builder". Give me someone at the factory who is well rounded enough in your organization to know answers ,and if he doesn't ,knows who to ask to find out.Give your builders the tools they need to effectively help them sell your product.The best tools are free...and you are already paying the consultants, they come to work every day run your facility.

Builders, you are not getting off the hook today...pictures and video blogs of your completed work goes a long way toward closing the deal with a perpective customer.If you wont take the time to showcase your previous work,why should I think its worth buying. Don't be offended ,be mad ...at yourself if you dont have examples of your work to show a customer before he/she is willing to make one of the biggest decisions of their life. For you this is one project before the next for me it may be the rest of my life help me see why EMPLOYING YOU is the right decision. notice the caps in previous sentence and never forget it the customer is your employer ,you are interviewing for them ....listen,listen some more then answer only if you fully understand whats being asked, if not then ask for clarity. At the end of the day we all know a satisfied customer might bring you 2-3 referals, but an unhappy customer will keep 50 prospects from even considering hiring you.

With all that said I am more than happy as a consumer to recommend Nationwide Homes to anyone who will listen, but I also know that building my home was only the end result of a great deal of work making me comfortable with handing over my family's safety,comfort,and financial future. Ladies and gentleman that is really what you are doing when you build a home for average working class people.Think about that every time you roll your eyes before you answer that phone and tell yourself "These people have trusted me with their lives for the next 30+ years". Do this and business will find you!!!

Anonymous said...

Not only are they building an IBS House but they also just finished another Extreme Makeover Home. Wonder what all the subs not being paid, builders not being reimbursed for warranty work, etc think about it. I know they made these commitments prior to filing but they also must have known well in advance that they were having financial problems. Filing Chapter 11 is not something that you do on a moments notice. Maybe its too many chiefs in the tepee.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE REPAIR WORK THAT WAS PENDING UNTIL I WAS TOLD THEY WILL NOT FIX IT DUE TO CHAPTER 11....A QUARTER INCH CRACK AROUND THE GARAGE FOUNDATION.
I HAD MANY PROBLEMS.SOME WERE FIXED BUT TO BE TOLD NO MORE REPAIRS I THINK I'D BE CAREFUL BUYING FROM THIS COMPANY.