October 1, 2014

Contact: Liz Burnett
Ph: 717.469.5493

MHBA Annual Modular Home Summit Serves as Hub for Networking, Education, and Recognition for US Modular Home Companies

Chantilly, VA – The Modular Home Builders Association hosted their annual conference, the Modular Home Summit, last week in Chantilly, Virginia. The Summit was the most comprehensive meeting anywhere of modular home builders, owners, architects, engineers, developers, and suppliers, focused on current issues and trends in the modular home building industry. Modular Home of the Year was also awarded from the year’s Home of the Month designees.

Members and participants from across the country took part in networking, education, and recognition of excellent modular home projects. Presenters at the day-long annual conference included Joe Wheeler, AIA, Professor at Virginia Tech University; Ted Leopkey, Technical Lead at ENERGY STAR; Andy Gianino, President at the Home Store; and Tom Hardiman and Dave Sikora of MHBA. Topics included innovation & research in the modular industry, Energy Star for modular builders, communicating the benefits of modular homes for end users, as well as issues and trends in the current modular home market.

An awards ceremony held at the end of the day recognized MHBA’s Homes of the Month, with a special recognition for Modular Home of the Year, manufactured by Excel Homes and built by Zarrilli Homes, LLC in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Homes of the Month can be viewed on the MHBA Facebook page.

“We were extremely pleased with the quality of entries for this year's competition and proud of all the members who were recognized for MHBA's Home of the Month Competition. We are also pleased that our first ever Home of the Year Award was for a project that helped get victims of Hurricane Sandy back on their feet so quickly. This home exemplifies why we feel that modular construction is the preferred method for building high quality, high efficiency homes in a reduced timeframe,” said Tom Hardiman, CEO of MHBA. “We appreciate all the positive feedback received and will work to make next year's event even bigger and better.”

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About the Modular Home Builders Association

Founded in 1977, the Modular Home Builders Association (MHBA – formerly the Modular Building Systems Association or MBSA) is the only national organization dedicated to serving the modular home builders and manufacturers. MHBA promotes the advantages of modular construction to general public, builders, and government agencies in an effort to improve construction productivity and efficiency and prides itself on recognizing outstanding examples of modular homes. MHBA advocates at the state and federal level to ensure a fair and competitive playing field for the modular home building industry.