GOVERNOR DUCEY DECLARES JANUARY AS MANUFACTURED HOUSING MONTH IN ARIZONA
Governor Ducey declared January 2020 to be Manufactured Housing Month. Download the proclamation.
David Roe Elected As The Chairman Of The Arizona Board Of Manufactured Housing
The Board of Manufactured Housing has a new Chairman. Effective January 15, 2020, David Roe has been appointed to this position and will aid in overseeing the Board’s review of rules and fees with regard to the manufactured housing, mobile home and factory built building industry. Please join the Department in congratulating Dave for his new role on the Board.
Mr. Roe started in the manufactured home industry in 1987, in Colorado. He relocated to Arizona in 1990 and has been involved in all aspects of the manufactured home business including Retail, Transporting and Installing.
Mr. Roe joined the Manufactured Housing Industry of Arizona (MHIA) in 1999 and helped to grow the Northwest Chapter/Division. He was elected by the Northwest Chapter to serve as their representative to the AHA Board of Directors in 2007, again in 2009, and was elected as Vice Chairman of the Board in 2010.
Mr. Roe was appointed to the Arizona Image Committee in 2008 and the Government Relations and Zoning Committee in 2009. In 2010, he was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to represent the industry by serving on the Overdimensional Permit Council (ODPAC).
Mr. Roe served on the AHA Board of Directors in 2003 and 2004, and as the Northwest Chapter Past President; Home Show Chairman; and, Secretary/Treasurer. He was awarded the MHIA’s President’s Award in 2006 - 2007 and the AHA Chairman’s Award in 2009 - 2010. In addition, Mr. Roe received the Distinguished Service Award in 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2010.
Manufactured Housing & Building Division Updates
To maintain the timeliness of installation inspections during the time of high demand, the Manufactured Housing & Building Division has escalated the use of real-time video inspections. This process allows the Department to inspect certain aspects of a mobile home, manufactured home and factory-built building installation from a remote location. The intent is to prevent an inspection backlog, while enabling licensed installers to better serve the consumer.
In October 2019, the Department participated in a roundtable discussion with licensees from the factory-built building industry. The discussion provided an opportunity to discuss best practices among the industry along with desired outcomes as modular construction faces a rise in growth and demand. The Manufactured Housing & Building Division looks forward to future meetings with members of the industry.
Our team is growing!
Due to an increase in manufacturing and community development, our inspection and permitting levels are reaching volumes that haven’t been seen for several years. As a result, the Department is pleased to announce two new employees that have been added to the Manufactured Housing & Building team.
Mark Hellum is responsible for performing installation inspections throughout the Valley. An additional inspector will also aid in covering territory in the outlying areas. Sean Adams will supervise both the installation and plant inspectors and will be a beneficial addition as our team and workload continues to expand. You can learn more about our new team members on the Staffing Updates page of this publication.