donald c. westphal associates

donald c. westphal associates
landscape architecture & site planning
71 N. Livernois, Suite A
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 651-5518



2017 MHI Chairman’s Award: Don C. Westphal, Principal of Don Westphal Associates

In over fifty years of work designing manufactured home communities, RV resorts, and subdivisions, Don has participated in the planning of more than 400,000 individual lots in nearly 500 communities.  A testament to his work, seven communities that he planned have been recognized with Land-Lease Community of the Year Awards at the MHI National Manufactured Housing Congress & Expo.  In 2006, he was inducted into the Manufacturing Housing and Recreational Vehicle Hall of Fame. 

Don Westphal created the MHI Developer Seminars which resulted in many new developments utilizing HUD-Code and modular homes and would not have been possible without his initiative and participation.  He has co-authored two books for MHI that are sold through MHI’s online bookstore –Navigating the Manufactured Housing Zoning Process and Renewing your Manufactured Home Community.

Don has served on the MHI Board of Directors through his leadership positions as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the MHI Suppliers Division, and Chairman of the Manufactured Housing Educational Institute.  He has represented the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association on the board of governors of the MHI National Communities Council and the Federated States Division, and served as chairman of MHI’s Site Development Committee and co-chaired MHI’s Urban Demonstration Project.

Don has been a member of the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association since 1969.  He has served on the MMHA Board of Directors, the MMHRVCA Executive Board of Directors, numerous committees and task forces for the association, numbering over 20 years of association service.