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As RV manufacturers sink deeper in debt, a new business is born. Oregon Motorcoach Center (OMC) opened its doors last year in Eugene.
KMTR-TV reported that the company was started by Bob Lee, founder of Country Coach LLC in Junction City. The business, operating in a 26,800-square-foot facility, remodels and repairs coaches from all over the country. The company says business has never been better.
“A lot of people would rather remodel the coach that they love rather than buy a new one,” said Brenda Lee, vice president of Oregon Motorcoach Center.
Instead of buying a newer model, Eileen and Jim Blakemore decided to have their 2002 coach remodeled. “We knew what would work for us in the coach and what we would like to change,” said Eileen Blakemore. “We said, ‘can you do this?’ And they said no problem.”
OMC also created a mobile service fleet to assist customers on the road. The fleet travels a radius of 200 miles from the facility in Eugene and also services Palm Springs and Indio, Calif., motorcoach resort communities in the winter months.
“Everyone is looking for ways to save money these days and RV owners are no exception,” says Brenda Lee. “Whether they want to restore or renovate their vehicles instead of buying new, or simply need to schedule routine maintenance before hitting the road this summer, Oregon Motorcoach Center’s experienced staff is ready to serve them.”
Oregon Motorcoach employs 20 people. They hope to hire more by the end of the year.