RV Retailer LLC announced today (Jan. 13) that it is adding four stores in Texas and Florida with the planned acquisition of Camper Clinic. According to a press release, Camper Clinic operates three RV dealerships in the Austin and Corpus Christi markets in Texas, including Airstream of Austin. Upon the closing of this transaction, RV Retailer will operate 14 stores in Texas.
RV Retailer also announced that is has completed the acquisition of JD Sanders RV in the Gainesville, Fla., market, which sells Airstream and Forest River Rockwood products. The store was rebranded as RV One Superstores – Gainesville and represents RV Retailer’s sixth location in Florida.
RV Retailer President and CEO Jon Ferrando stated, “Our team is excited to kick off 2020 with our expansion to 29 RV stores in seven states. We expect significant growth at RV Retailer in 2020. Our portfolio of stores is outstanding. I’m proud that the team accomplished this in just over two years since RV Retailer was formed.”
“We continue to focus on the Sun Belt and are pleased to add further scale in our key Texas and Florida markets with a strong brand mix,” Ferrando added. “Texas and Florida are states with excellent demographics and together account for over 16% of U.S. RV industry sales.”
“We welcome the associates of the three Camper Clinic stores to the RV Retailer family in Texas,” added Larry Hall, president of ExploreUSA in Texas for RV Retailer. “These are stores that perform well in markets with attractive growth prospects.”
John Rizzo, executive vice President and CFO of RV Retailer, noted, “These acquisitions allow us to continue to leverage our scale and financial strength as we enter 2020 with strong growth plans,” said
“We welcome our many new associates to RV One Superstores – Gainesville, the 10th overall RV One Superstore. We are pleased to establish a presence in the North Central part of Florida with great products like Airstream and Forest River Rockwood. It’s a great area with a lot of RV parks and campgrounds,” added Don Strollo, president of the East Region of RV Retailer. “We are also adding the Airstream brand to our St. Augustine store on the northeast coast of Florida.”
Raul Rodriguez, senior vice president, corporate development for RV Retailer, stated “We thank the owner groups from both Camper Clinic and JD Sanders for allowing us to acquire the RV businesses that they built for decades. We look forward to continuing to execute on our growth plans through both acquisitions and greenfields.”