RV and outdoor retailer Camping World Inc. today (June 21) announced that it is set to reach a new milestone in the company’s history opening its 100th RV superstore in the next several months.
“More than 46 years ago, Camping World opened its very first storefront location in Bowling Green, Ky., and to announce today’s milestone of projections to open our 100th store testifies to the continued power of our brand, strength of the team and the loyalty of customers, which are all leading forces behind the growth of our business,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam, in a press release.
Camping World, along with its sister company Good Sam, currently employs approximately 5,000 associates representing the largest work force in the outdoor and RV Industries operating locations in 33 states.
“As cliche as this sounds, I feel 100% confident to say that outside of our strong and loyal customer base, we’ve been blessed with the best associates in the industry, and they are the reason for our level of success,” said Lemonis. “Roger Nuttall and Johnny Sirpilla, both 20-plus year industry veterans, have led our charge in the success and growth in our dealership and retail business respectively. These two unit presidents have focused on fundamentals while taking the lead installing progressive processes and products.”
Camping World said new stores coming in the following markets include: Cocoa Beach, Fla. – summer 2012; Nashville, Tenn. – open late summer 2012; Spokane, Wash. – late summer 2012; Fresno, Calif. – January 2013; Spring, Texas (North Houston) – summer 2013; Erie, Pa. – spring 2013; Tucson, Ariz. – spring 2013; Harrisburg, Pa. – summer 2013; Fort Pierce, Fla. – fall 2013; Wentzville, Mo. (St. Louis) – summer 2013; Clearwater, Fla. – fall 2013; Ocala, Fla. – late fall 2012; Denton, Texas – spring 2013.
The company has targeted about a dozen additional markets that will be announced soon and is in the final stages of acquiring the locations.