Lippert Components Inc. acquired substantially all of the business assets of Girard Systems and Girard Products LLC.
Girard manufactures and distributes proprietary awnings and tankless water heaters for OEMs and aftermarket RV customers.
Girard has served the RV industry since 1995. Lippert stated the company is recognized for its high quality and exceptional service.
“We are very excited to welcome the Girard team to the Lippert family,” Lippert CEO Jason Lippert said. “We have admired how Girard’s business has evolved over the years, focusing on a strong commitment to excellent customer service and creating strong brand loyalty among its key consumers. Girard product lines fall nicely into Lippert’s core products and manufacturing competencies.”
Girard created a significant niche in the motorized segment of the market, Lippert stated, with Girard’s patented awnings featured on many Type A motorized units.
“The addition of Girard will allow us to provide a wider range of exceptional products to our customers, especially in the higher-end motorized segment of the RV industry,” said Ryan Smith, Group President of Lippert – North America. “Girard’s great product lines will further bolster our service offerings in categories that we are already strong in, perfectly aligning with our focus on enhancing the customer experience.”
Girard operates facilities in Alabama, California, and Indiana. Lippert stated its geographical diversity makes the supplier well-positioned to serve customers across the U.S. as it continues to grow.
“Our sales and operations teams have big plans to take Girard’s designs and products and expand them into broader customer channels,” Jason Lippert said. “Girard’s sophisticated product offerings for shade and appliances substantially broaden our product portfolio across all classes of RVs, enabling us to drive new content growth and further extend our leadership position in the outdoor recreation space.”
Girard CEO Marcia Girard called Lippert a great partner to carry the company’s legacy forward.
“Through the last 27 years, we have worked to deliver high-quality products to consumers, paying particular attention to service and building lasting customer relationships,” Marcia Girard said. “The entire Girard team is excited to join Lippert and begin working to further position the business for long-term growth.”