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A Washington state dealership is building a $2.9 million expansion on a recently purchased 3 1/2-acre tract of land that will house additional service operations, according to a report in the Spokane Journal.
R’nR RV Center, based in Liberty Lake, began work on the new service facility last month and construction is slated to be completed by the end of the year.
Ray Bunney, president of the dealership, said the expansion will feature a 20-bay, 24,000-square-foot service building that’s similar in size and design to the current service facility. Plans also include adding a paved area for additional vehicle storage and employee parking.
Once the expansion is completed, the dealership will have three buildings with a total of about 63,000 square feet of floor space on 15 1/2 acres of land.
R’nR RV currently employs 65 people and expects to add 15 more workers in the next few years. Bunney said the dealership sold about 700 new and used RVs last year and expects to sell closer to 800 vehicles this year.
“The trend is up slightly industrywide” despite high gasoline prices, he said. “Our customers are camping closer to home, but they are still camping.”
R’nR RV started in 1991 after Bunney and partners acquired the former McCollum RV operation. The dealership moved to the Liberty Lake location in 2001 and built its first service building in 2002.