In a ceremony Nov. 22, Jayco presented its most prestigious dealer honor, The Founders’ Award, to Hilltop Camper and RV.
The Jayco Founders’ Award was established in 2002 and is presented annually. The award honors a dealership whose ownership and management consistently reflect a dedication to outstanding sales and customer support; who, over an extended time period, has demonstrated a loyalty and commitment to Jayco; whose professional operations have brought credit to Jayco and the RV industry; and which embodies the spirit of the founders of Jayco.
Ken Walters, Jayco president, said Hilltop Camper and RV exemplifies the award’s values.
“They have been a great partner for over 30 years,” Walters said, “and we are honored to be able to visit them and present the trophy in-person to their team.”
Hilltop Camper and RV started in 1951 when Roy Pearo opened the first location in Hilltop, Minnesota. In the mid-1960s, his sons, Jerry and Dick, joined Roy to continue growing the business. Dick’s family grew, and his four sons, Dave, Mike, James and Jeffrey, joined the company and took on an ownership role following Jerry’s retirement in 2012. Today the third-generation, family-owned and operated dealership has expanded to four locations.
Mike Pearo, Hilltop Camper and RV co-owner, said the dealership is excited to receive the Jayco award.
“It is an honor and a pleasure to work with a great company like Jayco,” Pearo said, “and feel that the ethics and family culture of Jayco are a perfect match with our dealership’s foundation. We want to thank Jayco for being a great partner and for presenting us the Founders’ Award.”