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Palm Harbor Homes Wins Gold EnergyValue Housing Award

DALLAS (January ##, 2006)-Palm Harbor Homes, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: PHHM) has been recognized by the NAHB Research Center as a leader in energy-efficient construction. As the winner of a 2006 Gold EnergyValue Housing Award (EVHA) in the factory-built home/hot climate, Palm Harbor Homes has demonstrated a commitment to building energy-efficient homes.

The EVHA honors builders who voluntarily integrate energy efficiency into the design, construction and marketing of their new homes. It also educates the home building industry and the public about successful approaches to energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious construction practices.

According to Michael Luzier, president of the NAHB Research Center, "The EVHA presents exciting new opportunities to share the best practices of the innovative companies that are leading the industry's efforts to incorporate energy-efficiency and resource conservation into home building. We are proud to name Palm Harbor Homes as a 2006 EVHA Gold Award winner."

"For nearly 30 years, constructing energy-efficient, healthy and comfortable homes has been an integral part of our overall commitment to deliver value to our homeowners in the affordable housing sector," said Larry Keener, CEO and Chairman of Palm Harbor Homes, Inc. "We believe there is a direct correlation between building energy efficient homes and building high-quality, durable homes. It is gratifying to receive this recognition for providing strong, durable homes that reduce energy usage and utility costs for our customers."

The EVHA is managed by the NAHB Research Center and operated in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Award sponsors include Broan-NuTone, LLC, BuildingGreen, Inc., Honeywell, OG&E, U.S. GreenFiber, and The Vinyl Institute.

For more information on Palm Harbor Homes, contact Bert Kessler at (972) 764-9328. Or visit online at, and For more information on the EVHA program, contact Dr. Kevin Mo, EVHA program manager, at or (800) 638-8556, ext. 6210.

Palm Harbor Homes is one of the nation's leading manufacturers and marketers of multi-section manufactured and modular homes. The Company markets nationwide through vertically integrated operations, encompassing manufacturing, marketing, financing and insurance.

The NAHB Research Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., promotes innovation in housing technology to improve the durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products. Created over 40 years ago as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues. Through its various testing and certification services, the Research Center seal is internationally-recognized as a mark of product quality and an assurance of product performance.


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