Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Most Popular Articles of 2012 'Part 1' (Jan - June)

2012 was a good year for the modular housing industry. There were a lot of success stories and a few failures, numerous projects and development articles and good marketing and sales posts. Overall it was an interesting year.

Here were the top stories on Modular Home Builder blog. RED highlighted articles had over 10,000 views.

Good Builder and Factory Stories

Factory Hiccups and Failures

Projects and Developments

Marketing and Sales Successes


Anonymous said...

Why do you consistently overlook about half of the modular industry? It seems to me that your articles favor certain builders while excluding others. Looks like biased journalism to me.

Coach said...

which half am I overlooking? the manufactured side is not included because it is not built to the same building codes as the modular housing industry.
Is it the prefab? that's just west coast modular. Is it the commercial side? I write a ton of articles about it.
Is it that I write mainly about east coast factories and builders? That's true but it's because there are more factories in the east than anywhere else.
So who am I overlooking?

Anonymous said...

Here is your list of modular home builders that you have on your site:

Affinity Building Systems
All American Homes
Apex Homes
Appalachian Log Structures
Beracah Homes
Bill Lake Homes
Blue Ridge Log Cabins
Cardinal Homes
Commodore Homes
Contempri Homes
Crest Homes
Custom Touch Homes
Dickenson Homes
Durabuilt Custom Homes
Epoch Homes
Excel Homes
Foremost Homes
Forest Homes
Future Home Technology
Genesis Homes
Go Modular SIP
Green Pods
Guerdon Homes
Hallmark Homes
Hand Crafted Homes
Heckaman Homes
Heritage Homes of Nebraska
Home Crafters
Homeway Homes
Huntington Homes
Icon Legacy
Keiser Homes
Kuhns Bros. Log Homes
Linwood Custom Homes
Manorwood Homes
Nationwide Homes
New England Homes
New Era Homes
North American Housing
Palm Harbor
Pengrove Building Systems
Pennwest Homes
Pittsville Homes
Preferred Building Systems
Premier Building Systems
ProBuilt Homes
Professional Building Systems
R-Anell Homes
Ritz-Craft Corp
Safeway Homes
Signature Custom Homes
Stratford Homes
Terrace Homes
Traverse Bay Log Homes
Tumbleweed Tiny Houses
Wausau Homes
Westchester Modular Homes
Wisconsin Homes
Wisconsin Log Homes

I think I can count on one hand the number of them you talk about regularly.

Coach said...

You're absolutely right!

Only problem is that just about every one of these factories have been contacted about giving this blog stories about projects, awards, special happenings, new products, etc and with the exception of about 10 of them, most fail to deliver any information even after promising it.

You would think that all factories would jump at the chance to be mentioned in the most read modular home blog but you would be wrong.

I've contacted people at Cavco, Champion, All American and dozens of others all to no avail. Most of the stories about factories either come off news feeds or from those factories that understand how important it is to be noticed like Excel, Signature, PBS, Nationwide, Epoch and Westchester.

I challenge you to find any stories anywhere about most of the names you mentioned. You won't have much luck.

Do I favor the factories that contribute information to me...yes. Would I welcome it from every factory...absolutely.

Builder Bob said...

I really don't know what Anon 4:39 wants from modcoach. I've been reading his blog for several years and he has covered just about every corner of the industry. He has broken many news stories on his blog including Haven Homes closing their doors and the problems happening at Taylor Homes this year.
What more could we ask for?