Chris Nicely is Named President of

We’re so excited to announce and welcome Chris Nicely as President. Nicely brings a career of creative problem solving to this position. He has held multiple leadership positions throughout his career, including Berkshire Hathaway, Bell & Howell, Wayne Dalton International, Mansfield Plumbing Products, and Rubbermaid. Most recently, Nicely served as CEO of the well-known, national non-profit organization, Next Step Network. He also has experience in the manufactured housing industry, spending 15 years with market leader, Clayton Homes, as Vice President of Marketing.
Nicely received his MBA in Marketing from Case Western Reserve University and an Economics degree from the College of Wooster.

“This is a position required to stimulate and direct efforts in our rapidly growing operations, said Brad Nelms, CEO. “Chris brings more than 25 years of factory-built housing industry experience and a management style, under which I believe our team will flourish. He understands what we do and will leverage our mutual experience to bring benefit to industry participants.”

Nicely will oversee and contribute in the company’s ongoing efforts battling stereotypes, presenting factory-built housing in new markets, and creating technology solutions for its members.
“I am convinced that factory-built housing has a great opportunity to contribute significantly to the affordable housing challenge in this country,” Nicely stated. “My grandfather was a home builder, and much of my career has been in the construction products and the housing industry. I have witnessed the extraordinary efforts to present objective, straightforward information to future homeowners, describing the highest value in housing. I admire the focused energy by teams at and their ability to consistently exceed expectations.”

Join us in welcoming Chris Nicely into the family!

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