RV Retailer is adding four stores in Texas and Florida. The company has signed an agreement to acquire the Camper Clinic RV business with three RV dealerships in the Austin and Corpus Christi markets in Texas, including Airstream of Austin. Upon closing of the transaction, RV Retailer will operate 14 stores in Texas.
RV Retailer has also completed the acquisition of JD Sanders RV in the Gainesville, Florida, market, which sells Airstream and Forest River Rockwood products. The store was rebranded as RV One Superstores – Gainesville. This is RV Retailer’s sixth location in Florida.
“Our team is excited to kick off 2020 with our expansion to 29 RV stores in 7 states, RV Retailed CEP and President Jon Ferrando said. “We expect significant growth at RV Retailer in 2020. Our portfolio of stores is outstanding. I’m proud that the team accomplished this in just over two years since RV Retailer was formed.
“We continue to focus on the Sun Belt and are pleased to add further scale in our key Texas and Florida markets with a strong brand mix,” Ferrando said. “Texas and Florida are states with excellent demographics and together account for over 16 percent of U.S. industry RV sales.”
President of ExploreUSA in Texas for RV Retailer Larry Hall says, “We welcome the associates of the three Camper Clinic stores to the RV Retailer family in Texas. These are stores that perform well in markets with attractive growth prospects.”
Executive Vice President and CFO of RV Retailer John Rizzo said, “These acquisitions allow us to continue to leverage our scale and financial strength as we enter 2020 with strong growth plans.”
President of the East Region of RV Retailer Don Strollo said, “We welcome our many new associates to RV One Superstores – Gainesville, the 10th overall RV One Superstore. We are pleased to establish a presence in the North Central part of Florida with great products like Airstream and Forest River Rockwood… We are also adding the Airstream brand to our St. Augustine store on the northeast coast of Florida.”
SVP, Corporate Development of RV Retailer Raul Rodriguez added, “We thank the owner groups from both Camper Clinic and JD Sanders for allowing us to acquire the RV businesses that they built for decades. We look forward to continuing to execute on our growth plans through both acquisitions…”