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Tampa, Fla., area mega-dealership Lazydays RV SuperCenter reports its sales revenue increased 23.7% in 2002 to a record $696.5 million.
The 27-year-old dealership, located in Seffner, Fla., had $562.9 million in sales in 2001.
Meanwhile, Lazydays delivered a total of 8,174 RVs to retail buyers in 2002, also a record.
“We made significant progress in 2002 towards achieving our goal of $1 billion in annual sales,” said Don Wallace, founder and CEO.
Wallace sold Lazydays to its employees, through an ESOP, several years ago.
“Our employee partners are the key to our success,” he said. “Each day they focus on our company purpose of making customers for life and searching for ways to add value to the Lazydays experience.”
Separately, Lazydays announced it was named Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.’s No. 1 RV dealer in 2002.
“Lazydays has been one of Fleetwood’s top dealers for over 25 years because they truly understand the importance of the RV experience to their customers,” said John Draheim, Fleetwood’s RV Group vice president of sales and marketing. “Lazydays also earned Fleetwood’s prestigious Customer Satisfaction Award for the seventh time in 2002, another indication that Lazydays knows what customers want.”
When Lazydays opened in 1976, it had only two travel trailers in inventory, one of which was a Fleetwood Prowler, Wallace said.
Lazydays sold its first Class A motorhome in 1981, a Fleetwood Pace Arrow, Wallace added.