Gary Fleisher

What If You Ran Your Factory Like a Chick-fil-A?

Gary Fleisher

I love stopping at Chick-fil-A, not only for the food but also to see how organized and disciplined every store is. The food isn’t bad either. It occurred to me that there must be a secret to their success that modular home factory management could use to ramp up their sales...

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February 2020
Issue #12247
Page 96
Gary Fleisher

Why Modular Home Factories Need to Expand Right Now!

Gary Fleisher

Just in case you haven’t looked out your window lately, new home construction is happening everywhere, especially on the East and West Coast. Traditional new home site builders are facing labor shortages in not only skilled trades but also in basic framing. This shortage is having a...

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January 2020
Issue #12246
Page 94
Gary Fleisher

Will Automation Always be a Distant Dream for Modular Housing?

Gary Fleisher

Recently I heard, once again, a speaker supporting total automation of the modular production process while comparing modular housing with automobile production lines. Let me put this to rest for hopefully the last time. Modular housing is not anything like the auto industry. There are two...

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December 2019
Issue #11245
Page 84
Gary Fleisher

Meet Modular Construction’s Newest Innovator

Gary Fleisher

One of the people in the modular housing industry I’ve wanted to interview since I met him a few years back is Vaughan Buckley, the owner of Volumetric Building Companies in Philadelphia. He is the rising star more people in our industry should emulate. His vision for what is and could...

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November 2019
Issue #11244
Page 88
Gary Fleisher

Time to Step Up Your Game

Gary Fleisher

When you look out the window at the constantly evolving building industry, not only in the US but around the globe, you see change, innovation, and entirely new ways of marketing and selling your product which have sprouted up like freshly planted corn. Yes, there are plenty of weeds also,...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Page 88
Thom McAnally

Modular Spotlight: Hilton’s Palacio del Rio in San Antonio

When I read about Hilton taking their “first” step into modular, in another publication a few weeks ago, it hit me.  My dad, a commercial modular pioneer, always told me that what was once old is new again — and that was never more true than thinking about this step and...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Gary Fleisher

Top 10 Bookkeeping Mistakes to Avoid

Gary Fleisher

To say I was surprised that almost 80% of all small independent home builders, both site and offsite/modular, build less than 4 homes a year is an understatement. That means that only 20% of all small builders in the US build more than 4. Who knew! If your business falls into the 80%,...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 88
Tom Hardiman

A Success Story from Commercial Modular Construction

Tom Hardiman

The Inspira Oncology Center in Woodbury, Connecticut urgently needed to service cancer patients in the surrounding communities. The decision to develop a new type of facility comprised of modular technologies allowed for a faster construction to more quickly deliver medical treatments to those...

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August 2019
Issue #11241
Page 90
Tom Hardiman

Modular Construction Makes Inroads in Multi-Family Sector

Tom Hardiman

Permanent modular buildings are considered real property, built to the same building codes and requirements as site-built structures, and can be financed, sold, and depreciated in a similar manner. As such, the markets for permanent modular construction are similar to the markets for site-built...

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July 2019
Issue #11240
Page 86

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