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Doug Gorman


Doug GormanDoug Gorman has spent the last twenty years of this thirty-six year career in the housing industry as the owner and manager of Home-Mart, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Working in manufactured housing has allowed Gorman the opportunity to create a large base of satisfied customers by providing well built, quality homes marketed in a professional atmosphere. As a result, Gorman has been privileged over the years to receive recognition for his efforts from a variety of sources.

Gorman's work has allowed him to become the recipient of various awards such as the Honor Roll of the Better Business Bureau for Excellence in Customer Service; Industry Person of the Year by his state association; an Excellence Award from Tulsa Mayor Susan Savage; a 1999/2000 Governor's Commendation award; and the Tulsa Small Business Person of the Year award given by the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. Gorman has also ben honored to receive seven Retailer of the Year awards at the industry's national conventions as well as various local awards given by governmental and business institutions located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Home-Mart, Inc. achieves high levels of consumer satisfaction by providing a superior product and outstanding customer service. Gorman trains his staff to offer a friendly, comfortable shopping atmosphere and ensures that each home meets and exceeds industry standards of excellence. All salespeople are PHC certified and dedicated to helping each customer find the right house for their needs. Gorman has worked on various task forces within the industry that review housing regulations, code development and enforcement.

In 2001, then secretary of the department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.), Mel Martinez, named Douglas Gorman as the only retailer in the nation, and one of seven industry members, to serve on the newly created Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee. The Manufactured Housing Improvement Act was passed by congress at the close of the year 2000 and created the 21 member Consensus Committee to process and make recommendations on all proposed changes to H.U.D. building code standards and to develop model installation standards for the nation.

Gorman additionally focuses on service within the community of Tulsa, volunteering his time and support to worthy causes. He serves as a classroom instructor for Junior Achievement and on the board of directors for the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. For over ten years, Gorman has represented his church on the board of directors of Tulsa's oldest ecumenical organization, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries. Gorman also serves as an ecclesiastical leader within his church and has previously been a Boy Scout troup leader.

Industry Involvement of Home-Mart Owner, Doug Gorman

National:

  • Certified representative from Oklahoma to Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).
  • Member of MHI's board of directors and Executive Committee member.
  • Past Chairman of MHI's Federated States Division.
  • Chairman and board member of the Manufactured Housing Education Institute (MHEI).
  • Retailer appointee to National Fire Protector's Association Administration Committee.
  • Certified instructor for MHI's Professional Housing Consultant course.
  • Steering committee member of MHI's Finance Committee.
  • Homestore.com Task Force chairman.
  • Charter member of MHI Pac Fund's Chairman's Club.
  • Retailer appointee to National Fire Protector's Association Technical Committee.
  • Requested by National Retailers Committee Chairman to serve on the new retailer's task force which is to provide installation recommendations to the new Consensus Committee established by the recently passed federal legislation.
  • Propane Education & Research Council-Retailer representative.
  • Member Manufactured Housing Research Alliance's Technologies Committee Task Force.
  • Member Disaster Awareness and Mitigation Task Force.
  • Modern Homes Magazine Advisory Committee.
  • H.U.D. Installation Manual - Served on task force that developed the current manual in use by H.U.D. for installation guidelines.

Completed assignments:

  • Installation Task forces (1996 and 1997).
  • Member Enforcement Regulation Review Task Force.
  • Sales and Lending Task Force.
  • Existing Home Marketing Task Force.

State:

  • Manufactured Housing Association of OklahomaPast president and current multi-term board member of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma.
  • Chairman of Oklahoma's Installation and SAA Legislative Task Force.
  • Past president Tulsa Manufactured Housing Association.

Community Involvement of Home-Mart Owner, Doug Gorman:

About Homemart" border="0" align="left">An additional aspect of Home-Mart's management philosophy is to provide positive community awareness for the company and the manufactured housing industry through volunteer and financial support to worthy causes in the community. Home-Mart's owner serves in several of these capacities.






Junior Achievement.
Junior AchievementAccepted requested to return for second year to serve as a classroom instructor for the Junior Achievement Program. Junior Achievement is dedicated to teaching elementary and high school students the benefits of America's Free Enterprise economic system.

City of Tulsa Continuum of Care Committee.
Invited by the Mayor's office to represent the business community on the committee established by the mayor to oversee the disbursement process to area non-profit organizations seeking federal grant money. The City of Tulsa received a record amount of funds for this year in grants from the federal government.

Board of Directors - Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.
Nonprofit facility caring for Tulsa's homeless population. Produced a series of public service television spots promoting the Day Center. Serve on fund raising and public relations committees.

Board of Directors - Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries (Also serves as chairman of the Building Committee.)
Nonprofit ecumenical organization serving the religious community of greater Tulsa. Additional information on TMM has been enclosed.

Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Small Business Steering Committee.
The division of Tulsa's Chamber of Commerce that focuses on the needs of the small business community.

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 154/76 - Troop Committee - Served as chairman of troop committee. Currently serving as committee member and merit badger counselor.

Church Involvement - Served as an adult leader in the youth organization and on the Public Affairs Committee that serves all the church units in the Northeast Oklahoma area.

Community Speaking Requests:
Has served as guest speaker on behalf of the industry at numerous community functions. In the past these included The Sand Springs Planning Commission and the Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce. After the appearances in Sand Springs, the city of Sand Springs formally acknowledged the need to make provisions to permit HUD code housing within their city limits.

Invited guest speaker at Fast Track classes conducted for local business owners at nearby college campus, and for a group named Entrepreneurs of Tulsa.

Awards and recognition:

Doug Gorman's Awards

  • Recipient of Excellence Award from Tulsa Mayor Susan Savage for contributions to improving home ownership in Tulsa.

  • Named as Tulsa Small Business Person of the Year for the year 2000 by the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce.

  • One of three recipients of awards presented by the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce during Small Business Week to be nominated for state level competition.

  • Recipient of the prestigious President's Award presented by American Modern Insurance Group to it's best performing retailers.

  • Recipient of the Sandy Goodman Award, which is given to honor the outstanding industry person of the year for the state of Oklahoma.

  • Appointed to Oklahoma's Small Business Commission.

  • 1999/2000 Governor's Commendation award received for recognition of work done for the small business community.

  • Featured in the May 24, 2001 edition of the Wall Street Journal.

Retailer of the Year - 6 years
Named 6 Times...
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Retailer of the Year

at industry's national conventions.

Awards

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