Alpin Haus, with New York state locations in Amsterdam, Clifton Park and Saratoga, was named RVDA’s 2006 Top Quality Dealer of the Year during the association’s Sept. 28 annual meeting held in conjunction with the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas.
Owner Bud Heck, Vice President Andy Heck and Boat Sales Manager Greg Heck were on hand to accept the award.
A family-owned business, Alpin Haus began as a ski shop in 1964. Founder Bud Heck and his partner generated revenue in the summer months by adding RVs to their product offerings. Now, RVs account for about 85% of all sales at the dealer’s three locations.
In 1992, Bud Heck convinced his sons, Andy and Greg, to buy out the previous investor and become partners in the company.
Andy Heck attributes a lot of his success to his staff, other dealers who have helped him along the way, and his business partners.
“We have an awesome team that truly wants to make a difference in the RV industry,” he said during the annual meeting. “Our vendors, finance partners, and consultants are all key parts to our success. We are honored to join this elite group and proud to receive this award.”
Along with being a contributor to the RVDA Education Foundation Inc.’s RV Learning Center, Andy Heck is an active participant in a Performance 20 Group and REDEX.
The Top Quality Dealer of the Year Award recognizes RV dealerships that, through their professionalism, promote a positive image of RV travel, RV dealers and the RV industry at large.
Any RVDA member full-service RV dealership is eligible for nomination. Judging for the award focuses on customer satisfaction, sales, financial status, facilities, association and community service and responsiveness to adversity.
Past recipients of the award selected this year’s Top Quality Dealer of the Year.