Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Vic DePhillips Steps Down At Signature

The man at the helm of Signature Building Systems from the day he turned over the first shovel of dirt for his new factory in Moosic, Pa and guided it for decades through both the gravy years of the modular housing industry and the worst housing recession in almost 100 years has decided that he needs to take a break from steering the ship.


In a letter sent to builders he stated:

“After spending the last 44 plus years in this industry and surviving 4 economic downturns in the housing industry and economy I have decided that it is time to step down as President and CEO of Signature Building Systems. I was lucky enough to be able to start Signature almost 25 years ago and I have to think about this company’s future, so putting in place a solid succession plan is extremely important to me and my fellow employees.”

The management team going forward will be Craig Landri serving as President with oversight of Production, Logistics, Purchasing, Pricing and Strategic Development and Jay Bradley will become Vice President of Signature and presiding over Sales, Marketing, New Business Development, Engineering and Service.

When I talked with Vic today I asked if this meant he was going to turn Pro in golf. I could almost see the smile.

Vic earned the S. A. Walters Award a few years back from the NAHB’s Building Systems Council for his dedication to the modular housing industry and his work in the BSC.


From all of us in the modular housing industry, we wish you long drives and short putts for a long time.

11 comments:

Builder Bob said...

Coach, I can't imagine Vic retiring for long. Golf is his hobby but modular is his passion. I'm waiting for Vic 2.0.

Vic, if getting out of the day to day operations of a major modular home factory is what you need to recharge your batteries, so be it. You are too good to not be involved in the industry soon. Your outspokenness is what we like most about you and can't wait to see what you do next.

Ken Reinard said...

From everyone At Professional Building Systems and Custom Building Systems,Good Luck and keep it on the fairway.

Norm Hall said...

Vic I have always valued your friendship over the years and you occasional "advice" you shared with me. Be well my friend.

Modmentor said...

I think that I should clarify my status . I am working everyday st Signature as a consultant to the management team. I just have some time now to relax and persue some of my other interests one of which is my love for the game of golf and spend more time with Elda Marie My thanks to Builder Bob , my friends Kenny and Norm for their comments and support , The modular industry has been my life for the past 44 years. It gave me the opportunity to raise and educate two great sons. It gave me a life of experience which I hope to continue to use for the betterment of the company I started and the industry I love.

Dennis Hoffer said...

Vic, all of us at Sporoco wish you the best in all your future endeavors, whether they be at play or work. You've been great to work with over the years and you definitely taught me a thing or two. As Bob said above, I can't imagine you being out of the industry very long. Hope to see you again soon in an official capacity!

Doug Stimpson said...


Vic, the best to you as you move into phase II of your life. You will be always thought of as one of the most professional leaders in the modular home industry.

Jan Koepsell said...

Vic - congratulations! I enjoyed getting to know you on the Building Systems Council - you have my respect and admiration. Wish you the very best on the next chapter of your life. I am sure you will have many new adventures.

Tifanee McCall said...

Congratulations Vic! Let new adventures begin. Wishing you all the best.

Unknown said...

Vic has been a mentor and one of the best. Although I have know him for reason, I am grateful that I was able to work for him and with him over the past 3 years. He has been an inspiration. Although I'm happy for him I am also happy that he won't be far from the helm.

EKKEISER said...

Vic, it has been a pleasure knowing you for the past 42 + years !

Your enthusiasm and passion for our industry will be missed .

ms log said...

Congratulations Vic! Even though I have not seen you for a few years, I still consider you a friend. Us "SA Walters Winners" are a unique group! Hope you enjoy this new stage in your life. 44 years? I am on 40.5 so I guess I have 3.5 years to go. That seems about right... Lynn Gastineau