Don Strollo’s long-time dream for the future of Albany RV is becoming a reality as the New York-based dealership is finishing up construction of a $7 million-plus corporate headquarters and showroom.
Albany Business Review reported that the store, which is expected to open in October, is visible to tens of thousands of motorists on the west side of the Northway near Exit 6.
The investment is another big step for Strollo, who was 27 years old when he bought the company that was started by his father, Anthony, in 1984.
Since taking over in 2000, Strollo, president and CEO, said he has presided over 14 consecutive years of revenue growth despite considerable turbulence in the RV industry, including gas prices crossing the $3 per gallon mark in the mid-2000s and the national recession of 2007-09.
“In 2007, one-third of RV dealers in the U.S. and Canada went out of business,” Strollo said. “They didn’t adapt.”
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