It started with a car. A “real nice car,” according to Evan Cunningham. A Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Evan sold it to start his business — Cunningham Campers — in 1983.
The News Tribune reported that at the time, he had no great expectations for his humble venture. But Evan’s modest offices and RV lot located along Highway 62 in Jeffersonville, Ind., kept growing. And growing. And growing. Until, a few years ago, it couldn’t anymore. There was no more room.
On Monday (July 30), the Cunningham family debuted their new, multi-million dollar location off of Interstate 65 in Clarksville Ind. The facility is more than double the size of their old one — from 12,000-square feet on 3 1/2 acres to 30,000-square feet on 19 acres.
The common refrain from the Cunninghams at the ribbon cutting, including from the business’ current leaders and Evan’s sons, Larry and Mury Cunningham, was that they had “never dreamed” of the dealership being as large as it is now.
The new Cunningham Camper’s building’s RV parts, sales and service spaces are all bigger than they were before, and the Cunninghams have added a new customer storage area.
Cunningham Campers will be able to go from selling 120 units at a time on its lot to 150. In a year, Larry plans to grow the business’ workforce from 17 to 25.
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