Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit, vice president of support services for Keystone RV Co., has been named Urban Conservationist of the Year by the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District.

According to a release, Pettit and his team are responsible for providing support for Keystone’s more than 42 facilities encompassing over 3.6 million square feet servicing over 5,000 employees in Indiana and Oregon.

“This is a huge and unexpected honor and speaks highly of the culture we have at Keystone” says Pettit. “We live and work in the community and strive to set a good example not only as a great place to work but also as a great neighbor.”

The award was presented at the District’s 75th annual meeting on Feb. 28.

The mission of the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District is to assist and educate citizens, land users and other agencies in the wise use of natural resources in Elkhart County, according to Deb Jimison, conservationist for the organization. “Bob’s helpful spirit and willingness to work with the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership in reducing soil erosion at Keystone properties has immeasurable benefits to our community by protecting our surface water and municipal storm water infrastructure,” she said.

Pettit and his team are currently in the midst of a record-setting number of expansion projects, including the construction of two new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plants at its Goshen, Ind., campus. Noted Pettit, “We have been on an accelerated construction schedule and expect to see production out of the new plants early this spring. Our dealers have been clamoring for more Keystone product and we will deliver.”