general rv logoGeneral RV Center, the nation’s largest family-owned RV retailer, will celebrate the grand opening of its new national headquarters in Wixom, Mich., on May 13.

Over the last year, General RV Center redeveloped 34 acres of the former Wixom Ford Assembly Plant. Located a mile from the original General RV Center corporate facility on I-96, the new building is three times the size at 98,000 square feet. In addition to corporate and IT offices, the building includes a stunning showroom featuring hundreds of RVs, a sales center, 40 service bays and a parts store.

“There is nothing like this in the Midwest,” said Rob Baidas, chairman of General RV Center. “We are excited to offer this expanded facility and service center to current General RV Center customers and look forward to meeting new ones.”

The official grand opening begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. with tours of the building and other festivities to follow. RV manufacturer representatives, government officials and industry members will be in attendance. The public is invited.

General RV Center has long been a part of Michigan. Founder Ambrose Baidas decided to go into the RV business after a family trip out West in the mid-1960s and named the business General Trailers. Thirty years later, in the 1990s, with five General Trailer stores established around metro Detroit, the Baidas family changed the business name to General RV Center. The business is currently run by Loren Baidas, grandson of the founder.

“Both my grandfather and father would be so proud to see where their vision, hard work and dedication has taken General RV,” said Loren Baidas, president of General RV Center.

Being in the RV business more than 50 years, General RV Center has generations of satisfied customers all across the country. With its expanded location in Wixom, the privately held company will have 11 RV dealerships in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Utah and Florida and employs nearly 1,000 people nationally.

General RV provides RV parts, same-day service, a large rental fleet, RV insurance and financing, and more. Call 888-436-7578 or visit www.generalrv.com for more information.

The corporate facility address is 25000 Assembly Park Drive, Wixom, MI 48393.