About Pine Grove
Pine Grove Homes produces a full variety of factory-built homes, distributed throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States. Pine Grove has been a trusted source of quality, value, and innovation since 1982.
Skilled carpenters build each home in a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility. Our quality-control team monitors the construction process from start to finish. Pine Grove designed and introduced the original Hearth Wall Kitchen, and has continued a legacy of innovative home designs. As a family organization for over 35 years, Pine Grove enjoys stable leadership, solid financial footing, and unparalleled experience.
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Who We Are
Wayne Fanelli, President & Chief Executive Officer
Wayne brings over forty years of industry experience, beginning his career in the factory-built housing industry in the mid-1970’s and working in sales & management of manufactured home stores in western Pennsylvania. In 1982, he co-founded Pine Grove Manufactured Homes, which became one of the most respected and sought-after producers of HUD-Code single-section and multi-section manufactured homes in the nation. Today, Wayne oversees all aspects of the Pine Grove (manufactured homes), Pleasant Valley (modular homes), and Fork Creek (park model RVs) brands.
Lee Fanelli, Vice President
Also with over forty years of industry experience, Lee oversees all production and quality control operations—including procurement, engineering, all aspects of construction, and quality assurance. In the 1970’s, Lee began his career leading field-installation crews that specialized in the on-site erection and completion of manufactured and modular homes. Over the years, Lee has overseen thousands of projects throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, and he brings the resultant knowledge and experience to work every day in our manufacturing center.
Kevin Nickler, Chief Financial Officer
For more than a decade, Kevin has undertaken the responsibilities of directing all aspects of the firm's financial operations. In addition to all aspects of finance, he oversees all matters concerning human resources, information technology, and general strategic management of the company.
Jason Schach, Director of Engineering
Since 1995, Jason has been an integral part of daily operations. For over 20 years, Jason has directed all of our engineering, code, and quality assurance efforts. Jason and his team work directly with the sales and home production teams to ensure that every home is engineered with precision, compliant with federal, state, and local codes, and built to our high quality standards.
Robert Miller, Manager of Factory Operations
Rob has been a leader of our manufacturing operations for over a decade. Prior to joining Pine Grove, Rob was the Senior Construction Project Manager for a distinguished central Pennsylvania home builder and developer. Rob collaborates with other leaders across product development, supplier relationships, procurement, logistics, and workforce development.
Nick Fanelli, Business Development & General Counsel
Nick has a multi-faceted role, including responsibility for the organization’s business development and marketing efforts as well as overseeing all legal matters on a day-to-day basis.
Jim Miller, Procurement Manager
With thirty plus years of industry experience, Jim has worked on both the manufacturing and supplier sides of our industry. The contacts that he has developed over the years brings superior knowledge to the challenging demands now required for our business. Jim and his dedicated team are a core underlying strength to our organization.
Ted Salamak, an industry veteran, is a Sales Manager who has been with us since the Pleasant Valley brand was founded. Ted's experience includes wholesale and retail operations. Customer-focused, Ted is eager to work with our builders and retailers to deliver the best home-buying solutions to our future home owners.
Jeff Zimmerman is a Sales Manager and has been with the company for over three decades. Jeff brings comprehensive product knowledge, engineering experience, and an extensive understanding of construction codes and standards to serve his builders.
Rodney Updegrave is a Senior Account Representative, specializing in serving land-lease communities--both new development and re-developement of older communities in densely-populated areas. He is an integral part of the product development team, as well. His 20+ years with the company make him an invaluable asset to our retailers and customers.
Joe Heberling is an Account Representative who joined our team in 2002. Joe has extensive knowledge of the product, construction techniques, and building code requirements--delivering outstanding service to builders and developers.
Shannon Williard is the Senior Sales Administrator, working across the entire sales team to assist in serving customers by liaising among the sales, engineering, and production teams. She also plays a key role in our continual product development.
Rich DiBiase is a Sales Administrator with over 15 years of sales and service experience in real estate and finance. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around housing market conditions and assisting clients with their new home needs. In his down time, Rich enjoys spending time at his camper along the Susquehanna River with family and friends.
Our homes are marketed throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the USA through a network of retailers and community developers. See the map for coverage area. The black dot indicates the location of Pine Grove.