The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Tue Feb 13, 2018
National Indoor RV Centers (NIRVC) has announced it is continuing its fast-paced expansion by opening its first location in Las Vegas, Nevada. NIRVC plans to open its Las Vegas location for business in late 2018, with a temporary location for a sales and service center while the company acquires land for a permanent storage facility. The company operates three other locations in the U.S. in Dallas (Lewisville), Atlanta (Lawrenceville) and Phoenix, with plans to grow to ensure all RVers are within five hours of an NIRVC location, no matter where they live or travel.
“NIRVC was founded to take the hassle out of RVing,” says Brett M. Davis, founder and CEO of NIRVC. “Our vision to create a network of service centers in the travel patterns of high-end coach owners led us to expand westward and we are excited to announce Las Vegas as our fourth location. We knew our network must be convenient and accessible to not only the people of Nevada, but also to other areas on the West Coast, including California, where more motorized RVs are sold and registered every year than any other state. Nevada’s business-friendly environment made Las Vegas the perfect place for our next location in the West.”
NIRVC was founded by RV enthusiast Davis in Lewisville, Texas in 2009. Davis bought his first RV in 1985 and soon after became an avid RVer. During that time, he saw the joys and the frustrations of owning an RV. Some of the biggest problems Davis encountered were a lack of adequate and convenient RV storage options and the complicated and lengthy process of getting the RV ready for use again. Being an entrepreneur, he wanted a solution to these constant frustrations. He began extensive market research studies that showed there was a huge opportunity in this underserved market. Soon after, Davis founded NIRVC. From the beginning, NIRVC offered service, storage, paint, wash/detail and valet. The company grew into sales as more of the customer needs became apparent. NIRVC quickly expanded outside of the Dallas area to Atlanta and Phoenix. The concept is simple, they do it all: service, repairs, maintenance, collision, washing—the entire package.
“Service has always been the ‘hub of our wheel’ and now that we’ve established a successful service model, we’re ready to accelerate the rate at which we’re building the remainder of our network,” says Shaun Huxford, COO for NIRVC. “With each new location and expansion, we renew our commitment to deliver a hassle-free ownership experience to our growing family of RV enthusiasts.”
According to Hal Kendrick, co-founder of NIRVC, plans also are underway to expand the storage and service capacity at the flagship location in Lewisville, Texas. The customer base has grown dramatically since the first service center opened there in 2009, and expansion is necessary to keep pace with the growing demand. NIRVC also is expanding its temporary location in Phoenix while the company looks for a permanent site.
“Starting in 2019, we plan to increase our pace toward reaching the ultimate goal of operating a national network of service centers by opening two locations per year,” says Kendrick.
NIRVC’s existing locations are franchised dealerships for high-end brands including Carado, Coachmen, Entegra, Forest River, Jayco, Newmar, Pleasure Way, Roadtrek and Thor Motor Coach. NIRVC currently stocks 35 lines of new coaches with plans to expand the portfolio of new vehicles as new locations open in new markets. Tadd Jenkins, President of NIRVC, says retail sales grew 45 percent in 2017 with growth expected to continue as NIRVC works to expand its network to improve accessibility and convenience for customers. For more information on NIRVC, visit www.salesnirvc.com.