Alabama Manufactured Housing Association Announces Tommy Colley’s Induction into the Alabama Manufactured Housing Industry Hall of Fame.

For Immediate Release
February 13, 2020

Hamilton, AL – The Alabama Manufactured Housing Association announced today the induction of Tommy Colley into the Alabama Manufactured Housing Industry Hall of Fame. A ceremony was held on February 5th to honor the occasion.

Tommy Colley began his career in the manufactured housing industry in 1976 when he was only 14 years old, painting frames in the plant. After graduating, he stayed in in the industry and in 1992 he opened his own installation company, Southern Mobile Home Service.

Five years later, Tommy went to work for the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission, where today he serves as Assistant Administrator. He also serves as the co-chair of the Southern Region Council of State Administrative Agencies and is the Chair of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, and was previously a quality auditor with Housing and Building Technology. He was selected as the 2018 Alabama Manufactured Housing Association Person of the Year. 

He is a life-long resident of Eclectic, Alabama and is a graduate of Troy University, holding both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is also an avid fisherman. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 32 years, and they have two children, Ethan and his wife, Kaela, and Devon and her husband, Sam.

Nominees for the Hall of Fame must have made a significant contribution to the industry, owned, managed, or been a part of a successful business that contributed to the manufactured housing industry. They must have been active in the manufactured housing industry for at least ten years. The Hall of Fame is located at the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association building in Montgomery, Alabama. 


About Alabama Manufactured Housing Association

Since 1968, the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association has led the way for the manufactured housing and modular housing industry. Through determination and pride, manufactured housing and modular housing have earned their place in Alabama’s housing market. The industry provides an innovative, safe, and affordable housing choice for nearly half a million Alabamians. 

About Alabama Manufactured Housing Industry Hall of Fame

The AMHA membership, Hall of Fame Committee, the industry, and the public may nominate persons to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Nominees or their sponsors provide a biographical sketch and complete a questionnaire. The Hall of Fame Committee, which consist of all living member of the Hall of Fame, receives all nominations and information submitted. They submit their scores based on the criteria, and all the scores are combined to determine the nominees to be inducted. 

Five persons were inducted in the Hall of Fame in the first year (2001), and four in 2002. The number of yearly inductees was reduced to three in 2003; then two in 2012 and all subsequent years.