RV/MH Hall of Fame News
Gloria Telander is an accomplished creator and publisher of Woodall’s Camground Directory, Trailer Life Directory, and Wheelers RV Resort & Campground Guide. Since the 1950’s Telander's expertise has continued to grow as vast and rich as the campgrounds and resorts she recognizes across the nation. Gloria began her career in the RV industry working for R.A. Woodall, the man she now credits for giving her opportunity to succeed. She developed a rating system where consumers not paid sales personnel rate the listed facilities.
Maggie Stephenson established a brokerage of new and pre-owned manufactured homes in the late 1970s. She drafted manufactured housing leasing and purchase agreements that are still used throughout the state. Maggie has met the challenges of paving the way for the sale and financing of manufactured homes by setting the MH standards alongside those of the general real estate marketplace. Maggie is a 20-year Indiana MHA board member and past president. She is has served two terms on the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Board of Directors.
With over 40 years in the manufactured housing finance industry, Ken Roberts has continued to introduce new lending practices and procedures to fit the industry needs. He is Triad Financial Services’ Senior Vice President in marketing and strategic planning for the MH industry. Ken has served on the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Board of Directors. Ken has earned the reputation as a manufactured housing industry finance leader.
Larry McClain is an esteemed businessman who has become one of the leading RV dealers in the West. With RV Superstores in Texas and Oklahoma, McClain’s business and reputation have grown incredibly since 1962. McClain is the founder of the Oklahoma State RV show. He has held offices in the Central Oklahoma RVDA and served two terms as President and 32 years on the board of directors of the National RVDA.
Newton Kindlund has dedicated over 35 years to the RV industry. Along with his wife, Joanne, Kindlund founded the industry's first national retail dealership chain. In 1987, Holiday RV Superstores, Inc. became the first publicly owned national RV retail chain. In 1999, the couple sold their controlling shares of the company. That same year, they established the first national RV industry college scholarship through RVDA. Voted as 1995's RV Industry Executive of the Year, Newt is recognized for his outstanding service to RVDA and RVIA throughout the duration of his career.
In 1954, Boots Ingram founded Strato Track, a manufacturer of sliding door tracks for the MH industry. In 1967, Ingram founded Teton Homes in Wyoming. He has been a consultant and major stockholder of Marathon Homes since 1996. Boots served RVIA for six years and RVDA throughout the 70’s and 80’s. He has owned and developed industrial, residential and business parks and built modular community correction facilities in South Dakota and Wyoming. Ingram opened a 25-acre R.V. Travel Plaza in Indio, California in 2001.
Walter Hughes began with Fleetwood Homes of Ohio in 1969 and retired as general manager of Fleetwood Homes of Virginia in 1994. Through every step of his career, Hughes' leading presence within the industry has been felt. He is President Emeritus of the Virgina MHA. Hughes achieved tremendous legislative success as Chairman of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Manufactured Housing Board. Hughes was elected to the Virginia Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame in 1994.
Brian Fannon and his family built the first modern manufactured housing community in the Western suburbs of Detroit in Novi, Michigan. Fannon continued as a pioneer in the industry. He became a charter member of the first MH commission in Michigan. For 35-years, Brian has been vital to the complete development, maintenance and legislative success of the MH industry.
Bill Day became an industry leader early on in his career. He began working as a line employee for Champion Home Builders in 1960. Bill has owned sales centers in Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Along with his wife, Eileen, and son, Bill, Jr., he owns and manages Day Mobile Homes. Day is the founder of Wyoming MHA, serving as its first President and continuing as a member of the Board of Directors. Day also actively participates in the Colorado MHA.
Charles Underwood is recognized as a political lobbyist for the manufactured housing industry. He worked with industry supplier, Kentec, Inc., for 43 years. He has been a member of the Georgia MHA since 1977. Charles is also a member of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Institute. His work with MHI involved direct lobbying in Washington, DC, on behalf of the industry. Underwood worked with the Georgia State House and Senate for the passage of the 14' wide home movement bill. His political efforts and successes have placed Charles Underwood in great standing within the MH industry.