RV/MH Hall of Fame Welcomes ’23 Class

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Paula Reeves of CIS Financial Services receives her hall of fame plaque upon induction.

‘I am truly an ambassador. And that’s all for you. There is no place I’d rather be.’

The new class of RV/MH Hall of Fame inductees has been honored and inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame by family, friends, and colleagues. The late-summer event each year is among the most anticipated gatherings in the manufactured housing industry, with attendees coming from all across the country.

The 2023 event again pulled a large crowd, with hundreds of industry professionals, supporters, and enthusiasts in attendance.

Paula Reeves, president of CIS Financial Services, was among the inductees.

“I am truly an ambassador,” she said, in accepting the hall of fame honor. “And that is for you. There is no place I’d rather be.”

Don Sharp said he grew up in the industry, takes great pride in getting more than 40,000 individuals and family members into homes they love.

“I want to tell all of you, especially my family… thank you,” Sharp said.

The Tin-Can-Tourist Founders Forrest and Jeri Bone were inducted on the RV side of the business and a large contingent of the vintage trailer enthusiasts treated attendees to a spontaneous song letting out “The more we get together, to-gether, to-gether, the happier we’ll be.”

Indiana association leader and national advocate Ron Breymier was lauded by both industries for his hard work on all fronts, most notably the legislative, and was honored not for the first time but for the second with the Sagamore of the Wabash, the state of Indiana’s highest honor.

Finally, the late Rep. Jackie Walorski was honored for her dedication to the Indiana workforce, particularly as a staunch supporter of the RV and MH industries. Her work was appreciated and is an enduring tribute to the area’s passion for people, service, and quality.

The 2023 RV/MH Class of Inductees

  • Ron Breymier – Indiana – RV/MH Associations
  • Forrest and Jeri Bone – Florida – RV Consumers Club (Tin Can Tourists)
  • Knute Chauncey – Georgia – MH Supplier
  • Darlene “Dar” Gardener – Nebraska –  MH Retailer
  • Marc Lifset – New York – MH Supplier/Association
  • Tom Manning Jr. – Michigan – RV Supplier
  • Karen Redfern – Virginia/South Carolina – Association (RVIA/ GoRving)
  • Paula Reeves – Alabama – MH Finance
  • Don Sharp – Indiana – MH Finance
  • Tim Veurink – Michigan – RV Dealer

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