WIXOM, Mich. – General RV Center will soon be bringing its world-class, award-winning service to a new community. Today the nation’s largest family-owned RV dealer celebrated the groundbreaking of its 15th Supercenter. The new store is located in South Weber, Utah, approximately 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is the second General RV store to open in the state. City and local leaders joined General RV representatives to celebrate the start of construction.
“We came to the valley in 2009 and our business has continued to grow over the years,” said General RV President Loren Baidas during Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony. “We’ve always talked about what the next step was, and we dreamed of adding a second store to Utah. We were diligent to find a great piece of property and a great city to work with. We’re very excited about the expansion here in South Weber, Utah.”
The new Supercenter will house a 65,000-square-foot facility. The new facility will have 30 service bays, including a body shop, and will have the capacity to hold 450 RVs. The South Weber store is projected to bring 110 jobs to the local economy.
“We are very pleased with General RV coming to town,” said South Weber Mayor Rod Westbroek. “We appreciate it and are looking forward to great things.”
General RV Center currently owns and operates 14 Supercenters across seven states (Michigan, Florida, Utah, Illinois, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania). The company opened its first Utah store, located in Draper, in 2009. Statistical Surveys Inc. named General RV Draper as the leading RV dealer in Utah and the state’s top motorized RV Dealer. Best of SLC, an annual awards program that highlights companies and places in the Salt Lake City area, also recognized the store as the best RV dealer in the region.
“We are excited to expand General RV to more Utah communities,” said Robert Jensen, managing partner of General RV’s Draper location. “It feels like coming home. After getting my start in the RV business with my father at Blaine Jensen & Sons RV, I am excited and proud to return to my roots and continue to bring General RV’s family-business values to northern Utah.”
The South Weber store is expected to open in fall of 2024.