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 .
Wed Mar 7, 2018
Bish’s RV recently announced that Tom Fetzer joined its executive team as chief financial officer.
Fetzer will lead the financial and accounting teams in all current and future Bish’s RV locations.
He joins Bish’s from PowerWorks, where, since 2004, he served as chief financial officer. PowerWorks is a privately-held company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of clean, renewable, wind power projects. While at PowerWorks, Fetzer played an essential role in its growth from seven companies in one state to 36 affiliates with sales in multiple states and foreign countries. Prior to PowerWorks, Fetzer worked in the financial industry, where he steadily progressed through numerous corporate and commercial lending positions at national and regional banks.
“I am very excited to welcome Tom to the Bish’s RV executive team,” says Troy Jenkins, president and co-owner. “Tom has experience working with customers and investors in a multiple-state enterprise throughout the western United States and will be invaluable to Bish’s as we develop our growth plan and refine our current operations.”
Fetzer says, “I am thrilled to join the Bish’s RV team. I believe the potential for growth and value creation is exceptional given the intelligent, dedicated, and passionate people that I have already met in the company. … Having played a key leadership role in other businesses that expanded and grew, I am confident that we can leverage Bish’s RV’s dedication, passion and commitment to its customers to develop and execute plans to add locations, increase sales, and grow the business."
Fetzer has a business degree from Westminster College, an accounting degree from Boise State University, and two master’s degrees—an MBA and a master’s in accountancy taxation. He also is working on a third master’s degree in accountancy. Additionally, he is a certified public accountant licensed by the state of Idaho.
Bish’s RV is the largest family-owned RV dealership in Idaho, serving customers in Idaho Falls, Meridian, Pocatello, and Twin Falls. In 2017, the dealer relocated its Nampa facilities in the Treasure Valley (Boise area) to Meridian, opening a new, energy efficient, 53,000-square-foot facility on 17.3 acres.