Friday, October 10, 2014

Andy Gianino Discusses Ways to Improve the Modular Housing Industry

At last month’s MHBA Conference one of the guest speakers was Andy Gianino, president of The Home Store in Whately, MA. His talk was about encouraging modular home factories and their builders to work more closely to achieve what we all know is possible for modular housing.

Andy Gianino
His best selling book, The Modular Home, is a comprehensive handbook for prospective modular home buyers and a must read for all modular home builders. Now he is stepping up to the plate and taking a giant swing at some of the flaws and problems facing our industry and giving us guidelines to help correct them. (His book can be purchased on the left hand column of this blog)

No longer willing to sit on the sidelines when it comes to shouting the benefits of modular housing, he has developed a series of podcasts, text and audio outlining the steps we, the modular housing industry, need to take to grow our industry beyond the 3% market share we have been stuck at for a decade.

Take the time to listen to him and let us know what you are willing to do when it’s your turn at bat for modular housing.

CLICK HERE to listen to Andy’s thoughts on improving our industry.


Anonymous said...

All I read about how to improve the modular industry pertains to sales, marketing, etc. What needs to improve is the quality of the workforce. Lower level managers have been reduced to working with low paid, under skilled people thanks to upper management, with all their infinite wisdom, to cut costs. How do you produce high quality products with a plant filled with $10/hour people?

Anonymous said...

Would $20 0r $30 an hour mean better quality? Didn't work for the auto industry!
Quality is a mind set commitment from the CEO to the final inspecting staff as they approve the modules for shipment from the yard. Wages are a factor in retaining quality people but in many cases a commitment to and appreciation of a quality job performance by management coupled with tarining programs has been shown of higher value for the retention of trained staff.

Anonymous said...

The second commenter is obviously upper management and has the mindset as described by the first commenter. Sir, you are wrong to believe that you can produce a quality product with a workforce that struggles with poverty. Poor pay = poor attitude = poor performance = poor quality. Well said commenter #1.