Lazydays RV celebrated its 30th anniversary Tuesday (Aug. 30) with a breakfast event at the Seffner, Fla., dealership.
According to a press release, Lazydays’ founder and Chairman Don Wallace spoke before more than 600 employees about the past, present and future of Lazydays.
“This milestone will allow our employees to collectively celebrate the past, while looking ahead to the future,” said Wallace. “We are proud of the contributions Lazydays has been able to make to the Tampa Bay area and we look forward to our continued growth.”
The original Lazydays dealership opened its doors in 1976 and consisted of a mobile home nestled on a 1.75-acre site, two travel trailers in inventory and $500 in capital.
Twenty years later Lazydays moved to its current location and has grown into an RV destination, offering an on-site rally park, 52,000-square-foot CrownClub for owners of high-line motorhomes, a 40,000-square-foot Camping World store, Cracker Barrel restaurant, service pavilion featuring a 6,600-square-foot waiting area with a concierge desk and “The Cafe at Lazydays.”
“The last 30 years make up the fruition of a reality that began as a simple dream – to sell two trailers a month,” said Wallace. “When my brother, father and I started this business we were lucky in picking the right market area. We had no idea that Tampa was such a great place to start an RV dealership. We didn’t realize that so many people came down here in the winter and that the local market had never been touched. We just knew that if we worked hard, we’d be successful.”
During the celebration, Lazydays also noted accomplishments during the past year, including: No. 1 RV dealer award by Monaco Coach Corp.; top Winnebago and Itasca brand dealers by Winnebago Industries Inc.; No. 1 single-site dealer award by Tiffin Motorhomes; No. 1 overall dealer award by Fleetwood RV; and the No. 1 overall dealer award by Carriage Inc.