Stoltzfus RV Leader Discusses Sale Closing

A picture of RVs lined up on the lot outside Stoltzfus RV's and Marine in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

The sale of Stoltzfus Trailer Sales, Inc. doing business as Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine of West Chester, Pennsylvania, to General RV Center, first announced in November, has closed.

Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine was founded in 1967 by Earl Stoltzfus. The dealership operates on nearly 17 acres, with facilities totaling 50,000 square feet. The facility features 23 service bays and 900 solar panels for energy efficiency.

In 2007, Earl Stoltzfus sold the company to an ESOP (Employee Ownership Stock Plan). Earl Stoltzfus served as president for 46 years and was chairman of the board. He received the James B. Summers Award in 2015 for his consistent and outstanding contribution to the RV Dealer Association and its dealer body.

Earl Stoltzfus’ stepson, Bob Cox, served as president until the sale. Cox remains at the dealership as General RV’s operations manager.

Jesse Stopnitzky, co-owner and director of the RV Division for Performance Brokerage Services and Jon Couwenberg, partner, were the exclusive advisors for this transaction.

Cox said, “It was a pleasure working with Jesse Stopnitzky and his family in finding a great home for our company. I am also very excited for the future growth of our company and honored we are now part of the General family.”A picture of the Stoltzfus RV's and Marine sign on the showroom exterior with RVs lined up in front of the building.

Stopnitzky said, “The Stoltzfus name is highly regarded and well-respected in the RV industry, and Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine is among the top dealerships nationwide. It was an honor to have been entrusted with managing the sale of such an iconic and historic dealership. We are proud to have identified the perfect buyer in General RV that will make for a strong cultural fit. This transaction was a true win-win for all parties involved.”

General RV Center employs over 2,000 team members across locations in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia, with a 150,000-square-foot inspection facility in Indiana.

Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine will be renamed General RV Center of West Chester and will remain at its current location at 1335 Wilmington Pike in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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