Who Cares?When I first got into the Manufactured Housing industry, I really knew nothing about it. So, the first thing I did was went and visited a retailer near me. He had 3 or 4 homes on display and I asked the sales associate to show me around. As we walked in the first home, I attempted to shut the door, but it did not close properly. The salesmen remarked, "that's a manufacturer's defect." Things did not get any better after that point. Inside the home sat some cheap, white plastic patio furniture. The marriage lines were clearly visible and the carpet was unseamed, wrinkled and buckling. Furthermore, the salesperson was unable to answer several of my questions.
As my first experience with Manufactured Housing, I will say it was quite awful.
About a month later, I attended the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show and saw something amazing. These homes were beautiful! They were nicely displayed and well decorated, inside and out. The quality of construction was visible from every angle. I saw what this industry was really capable of doing. I asked a lot of questions that first show, and each salesperson I spoke with answered those questions completely. It was a truly great experience.
Both of those experiences have stuck with me.
I told this story to someone not long ago and he remarked that it was because the manufacturers have so much more money to set up and showcase their homes than some retailers do. But is that the truth? Isn't one key difference between the two experiences was caring, motivation and the desire to give one's best effort? One seemed not to care (or be motivated) at all and the other cared greatly. Doing what's right may take more time, money and effort initially, but it pays off many times over.
Someone once said, "if we define 'good enough' sufficiently low, we'll probably meet our standards."
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The cheap white plastic patio chairs that2007-09-04 12:11:43 by do_that
Are not the same material as architectural vinyl, they are "resin" chairs...look at the literature on any of them and you will never see the word "vinyl" mentioned.
Vinyl will oxidize, but architectural vinyl is formulated to minimize this, and even at its worst vinyl won't break down the same way cheap resin patio furniture will.
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