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Thursday, February 4, 2016

New England Modular Home Builders to Hold Historic Seminar

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that the New England states have built more modular homes by percentage of home starts than any other region of the United States. The latest figures are 20%! That’s one out of every five single family home starts is modular.


I’m not sure if it’s the economy of buying homes built in Mid-Atlantic factories and shipped into the region or if the modular home builders in New England have a secret sauce they add to thier marketing but whatever it is, they are doing things right.




In an historic move, Modcoach is hosting the first ever New England Boot Camp on March 9th in Milford, MA. This is the first Boot Camp outside PA and it will be great.


Not only will this be a great place to hear about new ideas in marketing and construction, it will give you an opportunity to talk with people you may have never met before like Rick Wenner from PFS, the third party inspection service that reviews most of your plans and gives them the stamp of approval. There are some things you may not have known about this process and here is your chance to meet the man.


Or Harris Woodward, owner of FinishWerks in Savage, MD, who over the years has become one of the leading builders in the US of green/energy efficient modular homes using procedures any modular home factory can build with. He will answer your questions and explain how to become your areas “Expert Energy Builder.”


There are 5 more speakers scheduled that are in tune with the modular industry to cover the rest of the day. If you miss this, you have no one to blame but yourself.


And as an added speaker, Ken Semler, a Board of Directors member of the MHBA, will go over the results of the Builder Round Table on Jan 28th and all the good things happening for our industry as a result.

Make your reservation today!


  • Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  • Location: 50 Maple St, Milford, MA 01757
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Seven speakers, a continental breakfast and a full lunch are included in your registration.


Schedule of Events:
  • 8:00 AM    Registration
  • 8:30 AM    Introduction by Gary Fleisher, the Modcoach
  • 8:45 AM    Ken Semler, Member, Board of Directors of the MHBA
  • 9:00 AM    Steve Kennealy, MA DPS, Director of Manufactured Buildings      
  • 10:00 AM  Norm Hall, Industry Manager Factory Built Structures, Simpson Strong Tie     
  • 10:45 AM  Break  
  • 11:00 AM  Yana Billet, National Sales Manager, Construction Division, First Guaranty
  • 11:45 AM  Lunch            
  • 12:30 PM   Rick Wenner, PFS Corp, VP Northeast Region  
  • 1:00 PM     Harris Woodward, Finish Works, Green/High Performance Modular Builder
  • 2:00 PM     Scott Stroud, Lead Locker
  • 3:00 PM     Closing


This is the time and this is the place to learn more about your industry, network with others and ask questions. This group of speakers has never been brought together before for the modular housing industry. Bring your notebook and questions.


Cost is only $129.00 per person and seating is limited to 60 people.




If you work in New England or serve this region, you owe it to yourself to join with others for a great one day Modular Boot Camp.

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