PBA is made up of members from all aspects of the home building industry. Without their support, it would be impossible to construct affordable housing for consumers. But who are these members? We reached out to members across the state to ask them some questions so everyone can get to know them better. Check back each month to meet someone else.

REMEMBER – Support each other and DO BUSINESS WITH A MEMBER!

 

Mary Gaiski, PA Manufactured Housing Association HBA of Metropolitan Harrisburg

What is your business? – The Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association is the state-wide trade association for the manufactured and modular housing industries. Our primary focus is monitoring legislative and regulatory issues which impact all aspects of the factory built housing industry on the federal, state and local levels. In addition to advocacy, we create and deliver resources and training programs for our members keeping them complaint with the countless laws and regulations.

Why do you do what you do? – First it was a job, and soon became a passion. The people I work with in the manufactured housing industry are true underdogs –they are innovators, hard workers, persistently providing homes for all, no matter their socioeconomic status. Homes that are built to codes that demand quality, efficiency, and sustainability. All of this despite federal, state, and local government opposition!

What is one thing you’d like to accomplish in your profession in the next three years? – Manufactured housing is given the same opportunities and advantages as site-built housing. As George Bernard Shaw wisely said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

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Chad Rimmey, S&A Homes

Builders Association of Central PA

What is your business? – S&A Homes

Why do you do what you do? – I’ve always enjoyed building and creating homes that will last a lifetime. Adding to that, the satisfaction of building homes that families will live, grow and create memories in makes what I do tremendously rewarding.

What is one thing you’d like to accomplish in your profession in the next three years? – Gain more knowledge on building products & systems to grow with the ever changing construction industry.