Brainerd, Minn.-based Lewie’s RV Center is expected to finalize a sale to Hilltop Trailer Sales at the end of April with new ownership in place on May 1. The Brainerd Daily Dispatch reported that Hilltop, a family owned business since 1951, currently has Minnesota locations in Fridley and Rochester.
Teresa Giese, who owns Lewie’s RV with her sister Andria Rivers, said they didn’t have a next generation with an interest in the business. Giese will stay on as a sales person but said she was ready to hand the ownership reins to another company. Giese said it’s hard to leave the work at the office and she was looking forward to more time to travel and enjoy her own fifth-wheel vehicle.
“I still love this industry,” Giese said. “I truly love to sell RVs. You are selling fun.”
There were a handful of suitors, but Giese said she was glad Hilltop Trailer Sales, another family operation, was the buyer.
“I think it will be good for the community, our employees and our customers,” Giese said.
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