RV/MH Hall of Fame News
One of the founders and past chairman of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Institute, and was secretary of the state manufactured housing commission. He is recognized as a 30 year industry leader and mentor to others. He founded and developed two major manufactured housing companies
He is a founding member and Co-Chairman of the Go RVing Coalition and was one of the earliest proponents of regional and national marketing for the industry. He is a past chairman of the RV Indiana Committee and has served for over 20 years on the RVIA Board of Directors and Public Relations committee. He has made a career ambition to introduce more Americans to the joys of the RV lifestyle.
He is a major promoter of industry trade shows and events via his publication and provides a forum for major organizations to communicate with the manufactured housing industry. As a sounding board for industry opinion, his publication has provided a vehicle for open discussion and industry growth.
He is a past president and lifetime member of the Ohio Manufactured Housing Association board of directors. He serves as chairman of the Midwest Manufactured Housing Association and on the Louisville Show Committee. He spearheaded the enactment of a consumer relations program within the Ohio Attorney General's office
He has served as Chairman of the RVDA, Co-Chairman of the Go RVing Coalition, and Chairman of the Recreational Vehicle Assistance Corporation. He has built one of the country's larger RV dealerships and advertises "the world's largest indoor showroom." He wqas selected to represent the US RV industry at the Australian Caravan, RV and Accommodation Industry national conference.
He is the founder and only President for over 10 years of REDEX an independent dealer buying group representing over 100 dealers. In addition to operating an RV dealership that is over 70 years old, he has founded multiple RV and manufactured housing parks. He has been recognized as RVDA National Dealer of the Year.
He is a charter member of the Tennessee Manufactured Housing Association and a member of the TMHA Hall of Fame. He is the publisher of the housing "Industry Perspective" newsletter and a mentor to other retailers and land-lease community operators. He is active in furthering uniform installation standards statewide in Tennessee
He has been active in the financing of RV and manufactured housing dealers for over 30 years. Today he provides floor plan financing for over 800 dealers and annually finances over $1 billion in industry products as the largest wholesale lender to the manufactured housing industry.
A past Chairman of RVIA, he has also served as Chairman of the RV Service Training Council and is recognized as a leading voice for industry education and customer satisfaction. He was a leader in the development of the RVIA-RVDA service technician schools. He received the Distinguished Service to the RV Industry Award in 1992
A long time RV retailer, he has served on the board of directors of the Texas RV Dealers Association and on the dealer councils for many manufacturers. He is actively involved with number of consumer organizations to further promote the growth of the industry. He hosts six different RV clubs that meet monthly at his dealership.