PFS Recognizes James A. Rothman
Pictured from left: Mike Larson, Jim Rothman, Carol Rothman, and Terry Mullen
Corporation recognized James A. Rothman, P.E. for his 40 years of
service at a luncheon on June 26, 2013. Mike Larson and Terry Mullen,
members of PFS Board of Directors presented Jim with a plaque
commemorating his devoted and invaluable service. During his tenure with
PFS, Jim held the positions of Staff Engineer, Technical Director, Vice
President of Quality Control, Senior Vice President of Corporate
Quality Control, Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive
Officer, and member of the PFS Board of Directors. In addition to his
many roles at PFS, Jim continues as a member of the Rules Development
Committee for the Industrialized Building Commission.
Jim’s leadership and guidance, PFS weathered the recent recession and
housing crisis. Jim kept PFS on a sound economic footing, and he
positioned PFS for future growth and success,” stated Jim Husom, Chief
Operating Officer (COO).
have been very fortunate to be in this industry for the past 40 years
and having a very understanding wife, Carol, throughout the years. In
addition, I am very fortunate to work with a dedicated staff and a
committed Board of Directors, making my job easier and our clients’
experiences better,” stated Jim Rothman.
and Carol reside in Deerfield, Wisconsin, and they enjoy spending time
with their children, grandchildren, and many friends. Jim and Carol also
enjoy vacationing in Mesa, Arizona during the cold Wisconsin winter
months. As an avid outdoorsman, Jim spends time hunting, fishing, and
snowmobiling at his cabin in northern Wisconsin, and he enjoys a
“Leines” while golfing anywhere in the USA.
PFS Honors Richard M. “Dick” Reinhard
Pictured from left: Judy Reinhard, Jim Rothman, and Dick Reinhard
Corporation honored Richard M. “Dick” Reinhard, P.E. at its Holiday
luncheon on December 19, 2013 for his 21 years of service. Dick was
PFS’s Manager of Manufactured Housing Operations until November, 2009.
Dick provided his technical expertise on modular and HUD code issues for
manufactured structures; and he provided consultation on DAPIA, IPIA,
and Energy Star Certification services, as well.
possessed a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, and he earned
the respect of co-workers and clients during his tenure with PFS,”
commented Jim Rothman, President of PFS Corporation.
and his wife Judy reside in Middleton, Wisconsin, and they enjoy
spending time with their grandchildren. The PFS Corporate family wishes
Dick and Judy much success during their retirement.
Tom Allred Retires
Pictured from left: Jim Rothman, Tom Allred, Larry Beineke
30 years of outstanding service to PFS, Tom Allred has
retired. Tom was the Area Training Supervisor for the
Southeast Region. He was recognized at a dinner in his honor at
the Angus Barn restaurant in Raleigh, NC. Although “retired,” Tom
will continue to provide modular building inspections as a part-time PFS
employee. Larry Beineke, Vice President of the Southeastern
Region says, “In the 28 years I’ve known Tom, he has been a rock.
He has always been there when we needed him, even postponing his
retirement for six months until we could make a smooth transition to new
staff. I am thankful that he as agreed to stay on in a part-time
role. That way, I won’t have to say, ‘We’ll miss you’ just yet.”
and his wife, Susie, live in Gibsonville, NC. They will be
spending time with family and doing some travelling. We wish Tom
all the best in his retirement.
PFS Welcomes Harold L. Mouser
Corporation proudly welcomes Harold L. Mouser, BCO to its corporate
staff as plans examiner and quality assurance auditor for both HUD Code
and Modular Home clients. Mouser brings to PFS more than 38 years of
experience in the construction industry for both residential and
commercial projects. Prior to joining PFS, he owned a successful
business as a self-employed mobile and modular consultant, providing
services to the manufactured housing industry and consumers in
investigation of complaints.
his background in quality assurance and management, he is well-prepared
to provide quality assessment, training, and engineering and code
consultation for PFS clients in plan evaluation and building inspection
to verify code compliance.
provides a perfect fit for PFS,” says Bob Gorleski, General Manager of
the PFS Manufactured Structures Division. “He is certified through the
International Code Council as a Residential Combination Inspector,
Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, Residential and Commercial
Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner, and he is certified by the states of
North Carolina and Texas as a Plan Examiner and Inspector.”
and his wife Kathy recently moved from Vicksburg, Mississippi.
They now reside in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. We welcome
Harold to the PFS staff and wish him and Kathy much success in their
PFS Welcomes Back Bradley “Brad” Smrcina
Gorleski, General Manager of the PFS Manufactured Structures Division,
is pleased to welcome back Bradley “Brad”Smrcina as a Quality Assurance
Auditor servicing PFS HUD Code and Modular clients in the northern
has more than 20 years of construction industry experience and worked
for PFS previously in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a Quality
Assurance Auditor. During the last ten years, Smrcina owned a successful
business as self-employed home inspection service provider performing
new home inspections of HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural
systems. He also worked for the Village of Mount Sterling,
Wisconsin, enforcing the zoning and building ordinances as a Zoning
is a detail-oriented auditor who provides a common sense approach to
auditing PFS clients and is a good fit for PFS,” stated Bob
Gorleski. He is credentialed as a Residential Combination
Inspector, Residential Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Inspector
through the International Code Council. He is a certified Wisconsin
Uniform Dwelling Code Structural, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical
Inspector, as well. Brad recently attained credentials as a California
Building Inspector, Ohio Non-Residential Industrialized Unit Inspector,
and an Industrialized Building Commission Level I Plans Examiner and
and his wife Debbie reside in Mt. Sterling, Wisconsin and spend much
cherished time with their daughter and two grandsons. He enjoys hunting,
fishing and camping during his spare time.
PFS Corporation northeast office hosted PFS Seminar #89 for Inspectors,
Trainees, and Maintenance of In-Plant Inspectors on Thursday and
Friday, January 9 and 10, 2014, at the Atherton Hotel in State College,
Wenner, P.E., Vice President of the PFS Northeast Region, reports that
thirty-nine manufacturers’ representatives participated in the two day
seminar. An impressive group of talented speakers presented very
important topics relevant to factory built construction manufacturers.
Wenner, P.E., PFS Vice President of the Northeast Region (photo at
right) presented “Residential and Commercial State Code Updates for
Factory-Built Construction Systems.”
Ratings of Horizontal and Vertical Assemblies for the Construction
Type” by Jack Daniels (photo at left) – Building/Fire Code Official from
Built Construction Requirements for New Jersey Coastal Areas” by Norman
Hall (photo at right) – Industry Manager for Factory Built Structures
with Simpson Strong-Tie from Columbus, Ohio
New Jersey Flood Plain Construction by G. Anthony Zarrilli (photo at left) – Zarrilli Homes, LLC from Bricktownship, NJ
Designing a Commercial Accessible Building using ANSI A117.1 – 2009 by Jack A. Boekhout (photo at right) – Barrier Free Consultant from Cranbury, NJ
State Electrical Code Changes based on the 2014 National Electrical
Code by Kirby Smith (photo at left) – Quality Auditor for PFS
Corporation Northeast Region from Bloomsburg, PA
Plan Review Omissions for Manufacturer’s Submitted Plans by Harold Raup
(photo at right) – Plans Examiner for PFS Corporation Northeast Region
from Bloomsburg, PA
Modular Home Builder editor, Gary Fleischer also attended the seminar and wrote a compelling article, “Another Reason Modular Homes are Better than Site Built,” on his daily blog for the modular industry. For the complete article, please click on the following link.
Corporation expresses gratitude to all the manufacturers, speakers, and
staff for attending the seminar, and we look forward to seeing everyone
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