Get To Know The “I” in M/I

Here at M/I Homes Indianapolis, we are incredibly proud of who we are and where we came from. A big part of our history has to do with a man who co-founded M/I Homes. Irving Schottenstein began his career at the age of 13, selling furniture at his parents’ store. Years later, in 1976, he co-founded M/I Homes with his cousin Melvin. Together, they were the ‘M’ and the ‘I’ of M/I Homes. Within years, M/I became a leading homebuilder in Ohio. Soon after the company expanded and here we are today, with dozens of locations throughout the U.S.!
 
In late October of this year, Irving was inducted into the Building Industry Award’s Hall of Fame. Individuals in the Hall of Fame are deemed to have shown outstanding lifetime achievement in the residential building industry.
 
Sadly, Irving was not around to see himself inducted into the Hall of Fame, but his memory and influence certainly lives on here at M/I Homes! His contributions to the company’s growth, success and spirit are without equal. Irving served as the Chairman of the Board of M/I from its founding in 1976 until his death. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer until January of 2004.

Years ago, an M/I employee asked Irving what he wanted his legacy to be. He quickly responded with this, “don’t forget to treat my customers right.” It is this philosophy that has shaped M/I Homes as a company. We will always put our customers first and strive to make everyone’s experience with our company top rate. For that, we thank Irving Schottenstein, the ‘I’ of M/I Homes.

White House China

With the Presidential Elections still on our minds, we give you an inside look at the chinaware used within White House.  

via Homesessive

At left, Mrs. Obama discusses the menu for the 2009 Governors Dinner on Feb. 22, 2009 as White House Chef Cristeta Comerford and White House Pastry Chef William Yosses look on in the White House kitchen.
Photo Credit: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images

 

Purchase reproduction Ulysses S. Grant Presidential China at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Store.
Photo Credit: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston

 

The George W. Bush State China Service
Photo Credit: Ron Edmonds, AP

 

The White House Magnolia Residence China Service, chosen by Laura Bush
Photo Credit: Ron Edmonds, AP

 

A plate from the 300-place service costing $240,000 designed in part by Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 200th anniversary celebration of the White House.
Photo Credit: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

 

Soup bowl, fish plate, dessert and dinner plates, ramekin, and fruit bowl from the Ronald Reagan service of 1981, courtesy of The White House Historical Association.
Photo Credit: Will Brown, The White House Historical Association

 

Lyndon B. Johnson Service Plate from 1967, on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Photo Credit: Will Brown, Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower Service Plate circa 1955, on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Photo Credit: Will Brown, Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

Cocktail cup, oatmeal bowl, after-dinner coffee cup, and dinner plate from the Woodrow Wilson service of 1918, courtesy of The White House Historical Association.
Photo Credit: Will Brown, The White House Historical Association

 

Purchase reproduction Benjamin Harrison Presidential China at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Store.
Photo Credit: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston

 

“On Chesapeake Bay” game platter from the Rutherford B. Hayes state service of 1879, courtesy of The White House Historical Association.
Photo Credit: Will Brown, The White House Historical Association

 

Ulysses S. Grant Dinner Plate from 1870, on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Photo Credit: Will Brown, Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

Purchase reproduction Abraham Lincoln Presidential China at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Store.
Photo Credit: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston

 

Purchase reproduction James Buchanan Presidential China at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Store.
Photo Credit: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston

 

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