Tuesday, May 30, 2023


 Cappaert Manufactured Housing shut its Vicksburg doors recently.  The manufactured housing manufacturer opened in 1987.  


The Better Business Bureau reports the company is out of business.  There are a plethora of recent complaints about the company on the BBB website. The company posted this message several times in response to complaints: 

We at Cappaert Manufactured Housing do acknowledge your complaint.  Cappaert is currently up for sale and in negotiations with several investors.  Our field service is currently offline.  We will be getting with you as soon as next steps are made in transition to help resolve the issues you have with your home.  In the meantime, please take necessary actions to protect your property from any further damages.

Cappaert's website is offline.   



PittPanther said...

Somehow this is Jackson's fault.

Anonymous said...

never heard of them

Anonymous said...

Good! Make all the Mobile Home Businesses with leave Pearl.

REO Speedwagon said...

There is a lot of history before 1987.

Start with F.L. Cappert buying M System Inc of Vicksburg shortly after WWII ended. (1949?)

Anonymous said...

Where’s the MDA?

Anonymous said...

Jackson is not that impactful or important Pitt.
Sometimes it not about you.

Anonymous said...

And speaking of manufactured housing - do you know what a tornado and a Rankin County divorce have in common? You're probably gonna lose a double-wide in both.

Anonymous said...


Get a life!

Anonymous said...

It's Chowke's fault. Well, it could be. Right?

Anonymous said...

At one time, his father, FL Cappaert was one of, if not the wealthiest man in Mississippi. Almost bought the Saints. Magnolia Mobile homes and a plethora of other businesses. Don't know what happened to Danny's venture, but he is a good guy. His sister Rae was a great gal too.

Anonymous said...

Who is going to produce those Delta McMansions now?

Anonymous said...

Not Danny Cappaert. It’s Mike and Brent Cappaert.

Anonymous said...

When one of your private aircraft was a Convair 240 in the early 1970s (just like Lynyrd Skynyrd) you were a baller!

Anonymous said...

A tornado magnet factory bites the dust.

Anonymous said...

They can call them “manufactured homes” all they want, but it’ll always be just a damn trailer to me.

Anonymous said...

8:57 Sir, you & I have never had to live in a "trailer", but you shouldn't belittle that a lot of people have to live at that 'station-of-life' to provide a roof over their heads. Stop the judgement... it takes A-to-Z for the world to go round.

Anonymous said...

There’s a country music song in this story somewhere.

WISEOWL said...

Provided jobs and income to a lot of people helping the Vicksburg and Mississippi economy. An ethical business,unlike gambling, that will be missed regardless of their type product.

Anonymous said...

@9:25 PM - Very good points. It's not like they were manufacturing single-wides.

Anonymous said...

Heavens, @9:25 pm, you towering paragon of moral dudgeon, @8:57 is not making any judgment to just call a trailer a trailer. It is what it is. Jeez, some of you-all are sitting on jump and just looking to get your Huggies in a knot.

Anonymous said...

Very disrespectful remarks about a business that actually produced something. What are y'all producing?

Anonymous said...

Cappaert made a lot of good housing for a long time. Sad to see this happen. End of an era.

Anonymous said...

Don't the family personally, but mad respect for any business owner that made it work for that many years.

Anonymous said...

I lived in V'burg from '71 until '75 and 'played' golf down highway 61 at the municipal golf course.

I was learning to play and launched no telling how many balls on top of Cappaert's hanger off to the right of the fairway approaching the first hole.

I must be wrong but could have sworn Mr. Cappaert was in the Mobile Home mfg business back then.

Mr. Cappaert and Mr. LeTourneau were situated not far from each other on that same stretch of road. Both were successful, wealthy businessmen who made a great impact on the community, the state and the region. Both had and piloted their own planes too.

This was back when men were men and didn't wear skinny jeans, drive through Starbucks and get woke.

Anonymous said...

FUN FACT: https://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/member/f-l-cappaert/

Customer said...

A little late on this post. I am a customer of this manufacturer. I bought my double wide in 2018. I was a single mother and I needed a home. The list of issues is too long to post. I had to replace my roof 3 months in. There was water pouring through light fixtures every time it rained. They sent multiple contractors out to handle the issues… put bandages on them anyways. You can see light from one room to the next in the corners. None of the lights are centered in the rooms. The people I dealt with were rude and they did not care that my home had water pouring in. I’m in Arkansas and I purchased from Hawks Homes in Conway. They did not stand behind the product they sold either.
I files a complaint with the BBB of Mississippi and they truly tried to help. I’m thankful this place is closed. I just wish it was closed in 2018 as I purchased a new fixer upper basically and I would not wish this on anyone else.

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