Nick Haarhues from Carefree of Colorado will be recognized at the RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) inaugural RVX: The RV Experience on March 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a recipient of a “40 Under 40” award. According to a press release, the special award celebrates the achievements of those who exemplify leadership and inspire others to help grow the RV industry.

Haarhues began with Carefree in 2010 as a junior engineering technician. Today, he is Carefree’s eenior engineering technician responsible for supporting and maintaining the manufacturing equipment at the company’s production facility in Colorado, which includes the management of over 100,000 fabric cutting files for the CNC cutting table. Additionally, Haarhues facilitates the implementation of Carefree’s newest products into manufacturing cells.

“His deep knowledge of manufacturing processes and technical skills help him solve the unique requirements of mass producing custom awnings while minimizing down-time,” said Director of Engineering David McMillan. “Nick’s commitment and dedication to the Engineering Team more than qualifies him for this award.”  

“There are few places more beautiful than the outdoors of Colorado,” said Haarhues. “It is a privilege to work in a recreation based industry, and I am honored to receive this award from RVIA and I thank those who nominated me.”

Carefree of Colorado President, Scott Thompson stated, “I personally want to thank Nick for his hard work and congratulate him for this well-deserved award. Loyal and passionate employees like Nick are what Carefree’s reputation has been built upon for nearly 50 years old.”