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A Celebration of Outstanding Achievement

The MHI annual awards program honors those in the manufactured and modular housing industry who continue to pave the way by providing outstanding products, customer service, creative solutions and state of the art homes. Finalists enjoy industry wide recognition and promotion of their work through a special announcement, as well as on MHI’s website, social media, and newsletter.

Awards Timeline

  • Awards submissions open: 1/7/22
  • Submissions process closes: 2/2/22
  • Judging Begins: 2/4/22
  • Judging Closes: 2/14/22
  • Winners Notified: Late February
  • Awards Announcement: Onsite at MHI’s 2022 Congress & Expo in Orlando, FL

About the ProgramGeneral Awards Information

  • All entries require a $100 entry fee in order to be considered.
  • You may make edits on your entry after submitting, up until the entry deadline of February 2.
  • Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details. The information on file is what we will use to notify entrants.
  • You are allowed to enter submissions into more than one category, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria.
  • If you are submitting multiple entries, you can use the ‘copy’ feature to create a copy of your entry. Just make sure to change the category and fields as applicable.
  • Entry fees may be paid by credit card only and must be paid online at time of completing submissions. If your submissions have not been paid for at close of entry they may not be included for judging.
  • For categories with an applicable east/west subcategory, refer to the map below.

Previous Entrants: If you submitted an award in 2021, you do not need to create a new account. You can simply login with the same credentials as last year. If you forget your password, it can easily be reset on at manufacturedhousing.awardsplatform.com. Click the Forgot password link within the ‘Log in’ and follow the prompt.

New Users: Registering for an account is easy! Go to manufacturedhousing.awardsplatform.com, key in the required fields within the ‘Register’ column and click Register.

For questions regarding your submissions or the awards platform, contact our team at events@mfghome.org.

Recognizing Excellence2022 Award Categories

The MHI Leadership in Sustainability Award honors MH company initiatives to reduce energy waste, combat adverse weather conditions, and conserve natural resources. Open to all membership categories. Examples of entry types include manufacturing processes to increase energy efficiency and reduce waste, company policies to conserve energy, manufactured home community initiatives to promote conservation, and industry supplier products that facilitate energy efficiency or strengthen resiliency.

The Community Impact Project of the Year Award recognizes efforts by MH companies to address social challenges or underserved needs at the local level.  Eligible projects include company or branch managed initiatives as well as company collaboration with existing, community-based non-profit organizations. Submissions can include one-time initiatives or evergreen projects, but entries should detail company participation and community impact between January 2021 and the present. Entries which include both employee volunteer time and company financial support will be given extra weight in voting.

Manufacturer of the Year – Two Plants or Less
Manufacturers will be judged on notable achievements in producing manufactured housing during the past year. Please submit photos of your facility, processes, and homes.

Manufacturer of the Year – Three Plants or more
Manufacturers will be judged on notable achievements in producing manufactured housing during the past year. Please submit photos of your facility, processes, and homes.

Retail Sales Center of the Year – East
Tell us why you are the best manufactured home dealer in the country. What programs, processes and improvements did you implement in 2020 to assist manufactured home buyers? Did you expand your inventory, redecorate your lot models and certify your entire team through the PHC program? Quality photos are encouraged. Share all the details so our members can give you the recognition you deserve!

Retail Sales Center of the Year – West
Tell us why you are the best manufactured home dealer in the country. What programs, processes and improvements did you implement in 2020 to assist manufactured home buyers? Did you expand your inventory, redecorate your lot models and certify your entire team through the PHC program? Quality photos are encouraged. Share all the details so our members can give you the recognition you deserve!

Community Operator of the Year
Community operators will be judged on quality rather than quantity so please focus your comments on quality issues (occupancy rates, resident satisfaction scores, low resident turnover, etc.) and share percentages rather than quantity Did you revamp your community tour, change the curb appeal with new landscaping or train your managers through the Accredited Community Manager program?

Land-Lease Community of the Year – East
Communities will be judged on quality rather size. Please focus your comments on quality issues (occupancy rates, resident satisfaction scores, low resident turnover, etc.) and share percentages rather than quantity (number of sites, number of new homes installed, etc.). Photos of your property are highly encouraged.

Land-Lease Community of the Year – West
Communities will be judged on quality rather size. Please focus your comments on quality issues (occupancy rates, resident satisfaction scores, low resident turnover, etc.) and share percentages rather than quantity (number of sites, number of new homes installed, etc.). Photos of your property are highly encouraged.

Suppliers will be judged on quality rather than quantity so please focus your comments on quality issues or innovation rather than quantity (number of locations or product lines, etc.). Photos of your processes, products, location and inventory are encouraged.

Lender of the Year – Floor Plan
Tell us why you are the best floor plan lender in the industry. What programs, processes and improvements did you implement in 2021 to benefit your dealers or homeowners?

Lender of the Year – National
Tell us why you are the best lender in the business! What programs, processes and improvements did you implement in 2020 to benefit manufactured home buyers? Share all the details so our members can give you the recognition you deserve!

Lender of the Year – Regional
Tell us why you are the best lender in the business! What programs, processes and improvements did you implement in 2020 to benefit manufactured home buyers? Share all the details so our members can give you the recognition you deserve!

Community Lender/Broker of the Year
Tell us why you are the best broker in the business! What programs, processes and improvements did you implement in 2021 to help your buyers and sellers? Share all the details so our members can give you the recognition you deserve!

Manufactured Home Design – Multi-Section

A home entered in this category must meet the following criteria:

  • The manufactured home project must have occurred after January 1, 2021.
  • It must be built to the state or local building code.
  • Photos accompanying the description are highly encouraged.

Manufactured Home Design – Single Section

A home entered in this category must meet the following criteria:

  • The manufactured home project must have occurred after January 1, 2021.
  • It must be built to the state or local building code.
  • Photos accompanying the description are highly encouraged.

Modular Housing Design Award

A home entered in this category must meet the following criteria:

  • The modular housing project must have occurred after January 1, 2021.
  • It must be built to the state or local building code.
  • Photos of the home/project are required.

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