The Blank Family has been a staple of the Manufactured Housing Industry for 3 generations, all of which have dedicated their careers to the advancement of the industry and the care of their residents. 

Steven Blank


Steven got his start in Manufactured Housing when he was 15 years old, working on a maintenance crew at Franklin Companies. Starting his corporate career in 2011, Steven learned the ins and outs of the business from his family . Learning how to operate during the recession takes a different perspective and mind state. Once the industry consolidation started, Steven branched out and helped grow two of the fastest growing operators in the country where he led the operations of 80 MHC acquisitions/sales.

Ron Blank


Shannon Marshall

Regional Manager

Shannon has extensive experience in Third Party Manufactured Home Management. She has been the lead Account Manager for the country’s largest Third-Party MH Management Company and brings a wealth of experience to the team. She has also operated with two of the most successful family-owned and operated Michigan based operators, where she learned the owner’s mentality. 

Ron Blank is one of the most reputable names in Michigan Manufactured Housing. He was appointed by two Governors to serve on the Michigan Mobile Home Commission acted  as Chairman in his final several years. Mr. Blank is a hands on owner/operator and could be found on construction projects, engaged with community staff and residents. As President, Ron led Franklin Companies for 35 years, maneuvering through multiple economic and industry downturns until the communities sold to private equity in 2018. 

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