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Business is booming, so Ted O’Neil will double the size of his repair aftermarket supply business, T&M RV Surplus and Supply, according to The News-Review of Douglas County, Ore.
O’Neil, 62, has invested $250,000 to build a new 9,000-square-foot building in Roseburg, Ore., a community along I-5 about 70 miles south of the Eugene metro area, where several RV manufacturers, including major players Monaco Coach and Nation RV’s Country Coach subsidiary, are located.
O’Neil’s company does not build or sell RVs, but he has three service bays for work such as repairing furniture upholstery, and he plans to manufacturer his own line of holding tanks.
The name T&M stands for “time and material,” he noted.
The company also stocks a variety of replacement items such as RV awnings, windows, entry doors and RV compartment doors.
“How about an RV refrigerator, RV hot water heater, RV air conditioners, RV stove or range?” O’Neil asks on his company’s website, www.tmrvsurplus.com. “Do you have to have a new RV water pump or slideout motor? Or do you need an RV heater, furnace or catalytic heater?
“Hard to find parts, well that’s right up our alley. ”We have RV paneling, molding, siding, RV furniture, fittings, hoses, RV decals, upholstery material, RV lighting, tubs, toilets, shower enclosures and much much more.”
T&M also serves as a wholesale distributor to other RV repair shops in the Northwest, O’Neil also told The News-Review.
In addition to benefitting from a good location along I-5, the main north-south highway from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, O’Neil said, Internet sales fueled his firm’s growth. His customers are from as far away as Australia and Nova Scotia and, he noted, “From our website, we have become a worldwide company from podunk Oregon.”