An Award-Winning Client

New Jersey-based UMH Properties, Inc. is deeply familiar with what it means to serve a community—after all, this is what the real estate investment trust has been doing since it was founded in 1968.

UMH is dedicated to providing families with quality affordable housing. They note, “manufactured home communities provide recession-resistant qualities, reliable income streams and the potential for long-term value appreciation.” To help meet this goal, the company owns and operates a robust portfolio of more than 115 manufactured home communities and 6,400 undeveloped acres of land across eight states in the northeast U.S.

UMH has been recognized for its industry-leading innovation and advancement by the Manufactured Housing Institute, receiving both the Land-Lease Community of the Year Award for three consecutive years, as well as the Community Operator of the Year Award.

Award-winning work deserves award-winning service, and that’s what ePromos set out to provide when we began working with UMH.

A Representative Who Keeps Things Moving

When it became time to find a promotional product vendor, UMH’s Director of Public Relations, Kristi McGovern, needed a company—and a point of contact—to match her energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail. She found it in “rock star” account representative Ashley Z. “I handle all of the marketing for UMH and work with many vendors,” McGovern explains. “I also travel for work, so I’m rarely in the office.” This meant she needed to work closely with a company who could not only offer smooth and efficient support, but also be two steps ahead and anticipate needs.

Unmatched Client Commitment

Ashley facilitated a trustworthy partnership with UMH’s site managers, home vendors and executive team. She worked closely with McGovern to guide product fulfillment and helped McGovern and the UMH team make decisions about up-and-coming trade show promo items, gifts, giveaways and a Veteran’s Day event. Some examples include our House Soft Promotional Key Tag and our Custom Screwdriver Mini-Tool.

McGovern shares, “We’re currently in the beginning stages of warehousing our items with ePromos.” She credits this development with ePromos’s commitment to service. “Without Ashley’s hard work, we wouldn’t have gotten to this point.”

The ePromos Difference

Ashley built a steady rapport with UMH, showing up and making it count every time there was an opportunity to help, guide or support. It’s the perfect partnership for both companies. McGovern notes, “Ashley is a dream representative; I wish I could clone her. She’s creative, honest, reliable, trustworthy and, most importantly, she makes my job easier. ePromos is able to give us peace of mind, because we know whatever business we give them will be done in the right way.”

Ashley offers her own perspective on working with McGovern and the UMH team. “Everyone at UMH commented on how much they love the products we provide, and Kristi made it abundantly clear to me and others in conversations with her staff and vendors that ePromos is their only promo partner now and moving forward.”

Looking to plan your next event or find a long-time partner? Call us—the Promo Know-How People—to get started.