Profile: Cavco Industries Inc (CVCO.O)
18 May 2018
Cavco Industries, Inc., incorporated on January 14, 2003, designs and produces factory-built homes. The Company operates through two segments: factory-built housing, which includes wholesale and retail systems-built housing operations, and financial services, which includes manufactured housing consumer finance and insurance. The Company's factory-built homes are primarily distributed through a network of independent and the Company-owned retailers, planned community operators and residential developers. The Company markets its products under the brands, including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes and Chariot Eagle. The Company is also a builder of park model recreational vehicle (RVs), vacation cabins and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand.
The Company's Park model RVs are primarily used as vacation dwellings and seasonal living, and are placed in planned communities, recreational home parks and resorts. The Company produces a range of modular homes, which include single and multi-section/modular ranch-style dwellings, split-level homes, Cape Cod style homes and multi-family units. It also builds commercial modular structures, including apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, workforce housing, schools and housing for the United States military troops. The commercial projects are engineered to the purchaser's specifications. It produces its residential homes in a range of floor plans.
The Company constructs its homes using an assembly line process, in which each module or floor section is assembled in stages. The Company operates over 20 manufacturing facilities in Millersburg and Woodburn, Oregon; Nampa, Idaho; Riverside, California; Phoenix and Goodyear, Arizona; Austin, Fort Worth, Seguin and Waco, Texas; Montevideo, Minnesota; Nappanee, Indiana; Lafayette, Tennessee; Martinsville and Rocky Mount, Virginia; Douglas, Georgia, and Ocala and Plant City, Florida. As of April 2, 2016, the Company had a total of 45 Company-owned retail centers, located in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. The Company has a network of independent distribution points in approximately 40 states, Canada, Japan and Mexico. The principal materials used in the production of its manufactured homes include wood, wood products, steel, aluminum, gypsum wallboard, windows, doors, fiberglass insulation, carpet, vinyl, fasteners, plumbing materials, appliances and electrical items.
The Company provides a source of home buyer financing to its customers. The Company's subsidiary, CountryPlace, is a mortgage-backed securities issuer and offers conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages and chattel loans to purchasers of factory-built and site-built homes. It offers mortgages to the purchasers of factory-built homes sold by the Company-owned retail sales centers and certain independent retailers, builders, communities and developers. CountryPlace originates single-family residential mortgages and chattel loans, and services, for itself and others, conforming mortgages, non-conforming land-home mortgages and manufactured home chattel loans. CountryPlace also provides loan origination and servicing functions for non-affiliated entities under contract. CountryPlace has loan contracts secured by factory-built homes located in approximately 30 states, including Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and Alabama. The Company's insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty Co. (Standard Casualty), provides property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes. Standard Casualty specializes in homeowner property and casualty insurance products for the manufactured housing industry. In addition to writing direct policies, Standard Casualty assumes and cedes reinsurance in the ordinary course of business.
The Company competes with Clayton Homes, Inc., Champion Home Builders, Inc., Skyline Corporation, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Triad Finance Corporation, CU Factory Built Lending, LP, National Lloyds and Columbia Lloyds.
Cavco Industries Inc
1001 N Central Ave Ste 800
PHOENIX AZ 85004-1962