The world’s largest single-site RV dealer, Lazydays RV Center Inc., officially announced Friday (April 29, 2011) that it’s entering the Arizona market.
Established in 1972, Beaudry RV had a checkered financial history and customer service record. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2008 before closing its doors in late 2010.
Having closed on the property, Lazydays will now begin obtaining the necessary business permits and do a thorough review and inspection of the property in the process of creating the Lazydays customer experience in southern Arizona.
“This is an exciting day for Lazydays,” John Horton, President and CEO, said in a press release. “We’ve worked very hard to build a reputation and a culture geared toward an unparalleled customer experience, and we’re very enthusiastic about bringing that experience to RVers in a new market.”
“Different than most other RV dealers, Lazydays considers the entire RV ownership process to be part of the customer relationship and focuses on product knowledge and expert service to endear RVers, many of who return repeatedly over the years to purchase multiple times,” stated Lazydays spokesman, Thom VanderKlipp. “Within a few months, Lazydays will create a similar customer experience at its new Tucson location.”
Lazydays is also an active participant in local charities and other organizations that are dedicated to civic improvement and charitable fund-raising and was voted number two among the top 20 places to work in Tampa Bay.
Current plans are to open the campground and service facilities mid-summer and to be ready to sell RVs a short while later, according to VanderKlipp.
Q: Is the Tucson location a different company or a franchise?
A: No. Both locations are 100% Lazydays, and operate under the same ownership. In order to provide the same level of customer experience that made us successful in Tampa, we will create the same culture and work under the same core values in both places.
Q: I bought my RV in Tampa. Can I get it serviced in Tucson?
A: Absolutely. Our technicians in both locations are the most skilled and certified in the industry, so wherever your adventures take you, there’s peace of mind knowing that Lazydays now has two locations to service your RV.
Q: Will you be offering classes and seminars in Tucson that help me enjoy my RV more?
A: Yes, we will. We want you to be safe, comfortable and knowledgeable in your RV no matter where you bought it, so we’ll offer the same Driver’s Confidence Course that has helped over 41,000 RVers feel good behind the wheel, plus a daily schedule of classes, seminars and sessions to help you with everything RVing, just like we do now in Tampa.
Lazydays RV Supercenter
Lazydays® was founded in 1976 with two travel trailers and $500. Today, the company’s continued focus on RV expertise and unparalleled customer service has not only made it the largest single-site RV dealership in North America but also a place that many RVers refer to as their home away from home. Today, RVers from all over the world travel to Lazydays to discover dreams of their own, and 5,000 new journeys begin every year.
Tampa location: Lazydays is located 5 miles east of downtown Tampa off I-4 at exit 10.
Address: 6130 Lazy Days Boulevard, Seffner, Fl 33584-2968
Directions: From the I-75 interchange, take I-4 east one mile to County Road 579 (exit 10). Turn north (left) on 579 and proceed approximately one quarter mile to Sligh Avenue and turn west (left).
If you are traveling westbound on I-4, take County Road 579 – Exit 10 north (right). Proceed to Sligh Avenue and turn west (left). Turn left onto Lazy Days Boulevard (south) and continue. After passing the Cracker Barrel restaurant on your right proceed through the guard gate and the main dealership building will be on your right.
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